NetScout Systems

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    WORST company in the world

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business and Sales
    Current Employee - Business and Sales

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Big Paycheck
    Company stock performs well (not sure how)

    Cons

    The bottom 6 reviews are by the company employees, if you want real reviews, sign into glassdoor and take a look at the next 100 reviews.

    - Most unprofessional
    - unnecessary gossip
    - management doesn't even have a college degree
    -Executive management has no idea what's going on. Also, power revolved around a very few people
    - Product Management doesn't have a roadmap
    In short, this company is going to be a stopping point in your career; these guys are going to humiliate you big time. They will try to pose that everything is mission critical but everything is just meaningless. There is no differentiation between services and sales. Plus you will have to deal with a lot of attitude by a huge group of dumb founded, narcissistic and egotistic people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please resign and go sell girl scout cookies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Software Engineering Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetScout Systems

    Pros

    Was paired with mentor, great flexibility in role, learned a lot from this experience, worked on a project, overall great experience.

    Cons

    Locked into working individually. Wasn't able to contribute to a project on a team, however, individual work was interesting enough to be occupied with role.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job in dealing with interns; however, don't be afraid to challenge their abilities.

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    Senior Software Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I worked at NetScout Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Friendly teams, flexible schedules, telecommuting option for some positions. The employee benefits are exceptional and longer vacations are great and easy to obtain permission for.

    Cons

    Can get locked into a niche position. With offices all over the world communication within a team can become troublesome with different team members starting conference calls at 1:00 AM or later.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA

    I worked at NetScout Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product, culture, and company

    Cons

    not much here either to say

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Technical company, Working with real hands on technology

    Cons

    limited and small customer base

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    A good place for work/life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetScout Systems part-time

    Pros

    Easy access to managers
    Rewarding events after long projects

    Cons

    Some of the employees can be very rude
    no solid plan for the future

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    formulate steps to hit goals and follow through on them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent Potential, Sufficient Excecution

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetScout Systems

    Pros

    High-Paced environment with a large amount of room to improve and drive the industry through innovation and intelligence.

    Cons

    The potential is rarely explored, much less executed on. On one hand, keeping the business running is and should be top priority. On the other hand, refusing to adapt and change with the industry standard will move first-place standing farther and farther away.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't let your backlog prevent your individual contributors from doing their jobs.

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NetScout Systems

    Pros

    Make the most you can be

    Cons

    Not pleasant if you don't make your number

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick with something you start

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent job satisfaction in Sales Engineering, limited opportunity for advancement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Truly stellar work experience (likely team/geography dependent), very interesting and challenging job. It's easy for a motivated, personable engineer to gain enormous independence - produce results and you can truly manage your own time. Every day is a little different, job is roughly 70% technical, 30% business. Pay is a little > than industry average, and benefits are very good. Senior Management loves SE's. Frequent face time with CEO, who is visionary, and capable of detecting, admitting, and correcting his own mistakes. That's important and somewhat rare in top leadership IMHO.

    Cons

    There really isn't much of a career path if you don't want to be an Account Manager, and the company is very tight with stock grants. This may be mostly a reflection of the size (2013 Q2 Market cap of 1B, 350M rev, 1k employees). One employee mentioned politics and I don't disagree, I've seen it. It would be best if a small number of long term managers moved on, but in my role and location I'm largely unaffected.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    two words. stock grants. you don't need to break the bank, but some noticeably increased recognition of this kind to top SE's would likely improve retention, though I admit it's already pretty good and I'm unlikely to leave in the next 3 years.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    I like it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NetScout Systems full-time

    Pros

    The company is growing and buying other companies. The products are mature and interesting. Great benefits and compensation. Best CEO ever!!!

    Cons

    Every company has issues and this one is no different. None of these issues, however, would make me want to go and look for another job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up... and bring in some more new blood!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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