Overture Networks

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Overture Networks Reviews

Updated December 8, 2014
Updated December 8, 2014
15 Reviews
3.3
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Works on Ensemble Orchestration Platform

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Overture Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Laser focused leader running the development team.
    Very good team communication.
    Learning potential extremely high
    Good Pay and benefits
    No limit to potential

    Cons

    Team is small and needs more staff.
    Corporate and Sales needs to figure out how to sell the technology (Progress continues and getting better)
    Risk is somewhat high given the market for a small company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest a little more on side of cloud technologies
    Push Sales & SEs harder.
    Sales, sales, sales...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good work culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Overture Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Employees are valued. Treated well.

    Cons

    Sales/Revenue on a steady decline

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve training and lunch & learn

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great product design challenges and talent, but not every plan ends in success

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior FPGA Design Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior FPGA Design Engineer in Morrisville, NC

    I worked at Overture Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are a number of talented individuals that are willing to share in their knowledge and experience. The different teams all work well together for the good of the products and company. The company provides great benefits including PTO, health, and 401k.

    Cons

    The competition is tough in this area and a lot of the planning and budget decisions are based on high success rates. While the products are quite capable, not every contract can be won and there isn't much room for failure to produce revenue.

    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Senior Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I worked at Overture Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Overture Networks is a consolidation of several companies, of which I only worked for Overture Networks. During my stay I enjoyed direct management, executive management and the work. Work was challenging but never over exhausted. The office culture was great. I wish Overture all the best for the future.

    Cons

    Compensation was the going rate, with cost of living raises. Training was never an issue. HSA was a great perk, especially if your healthy and I suppose even if you're not. I really didn't have allot of con's other then BoD and executive seemed out of touch with the market space and direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Close unprofitable lines and get back to profitability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ethernet Industry Leader with Exciting Future

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Overture Networks

    Pros

    Top tier engineering team with focused leadership.

    Cons

    Competitive industry leads to challenges in recruiting and retaining the best engineering and management talent.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A favorable experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Overture Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Small company atmosphere, good people in Raleigh, engaged management, success in the market, large customer base both domestic and international

    Cons

    Not clear how to continue growing the company due to competing priorities from large customers. Potential technology obsolescence is always a concern with high tech companies.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Exciting and challenging opportunity to play a role in an ambitious new technological direction.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Overture Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great to work with and learn from a proven team of successful innovators. Never a dull moment. Brand new company vision provides chance to work with best in class technology and be a part of historical new growth and success.

    Cons

    Requires ability to multitask and willingness to work overtime when deadlines approach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Avoid common corporate mistakes which demotivate good employees. Demand high standards while respecting that which created past successes. Open communication is key.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Love my job, just wish I earned a higher salary with some added job stability.

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Overture Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leading edge technology. Always pushing the envelope with design scope and schedules.

    Cons

    Uncertain future. The direction of the company seems to change from one quarter to the next.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Present a clear direction going forward. Provide a product road map that engineering can design to.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unproductive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC

    I have been working at Overture Networks

    Pros

    Happy with pay and work/home balance. Break room snacks and coffee. Have time to dig in and learn new things.

    Cons

    Hard to tell where the company is going. Over the last year, plenty of wasted effort. Decision making process isn't clear. Lots of false starts.

    Product architectures look more like computer science projects than experience-based, realistic approaches. Every new product is a rewrite.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get out of the building for a week. Figure out where you want to be in 3 years. Plot a series of small steps to get there, each of which allow direction changes without starting back at the beginning. Then get into the habit of reviewing it every quarter. Change is OK, but throwing away effort is not.

    While you're finding your direction, keep your engineers active on short term projects. Stop wasting their work. It is very demoralizing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Painful

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC

    I have been working at Overture Networks

    Pros

    You don't have to work too hard, easy to balance work with the rest of your life.

    Cons

    The company has no direction, it can't stay on one path for more than a week. Its like you're whipped back and forth every week in a different direction. The company tries to juggle twenty different things and ends up missing on all of them.

    The average employee is below industry average, which makes it easy to be in the upper echelon here. A lot of people do very little.

    You also feel like you're never getting the real story when Mr Reedy talks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start your search for a new career - I'm looking for mine!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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