Packeteer Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
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  1. Great Company, but no longer available

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Packeteer (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great management and people in this company

    Cons

    Company sold in 2008 and no longer around.

  2. Great Startup to Maturity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Packeteer

    Pros

    needed technology, first in the space, defined the space, compelling product, sold itself, workforce highly motivated to make the company succeed

    Cons

    there was shift from the start up mode to the more mature company mode. The company suffered decrease flexibility in product inovation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to motivate, energize, rerecruit personnel in order to take advantage of knowledge base focus on all the criteria to build market value

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3. Sad to see it go

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Packeteer

    Pros

    Packeteer was a company that excelled with work/life balance. The job always got done, but there was flexibility in terms of when and where that work was accomplished.

    Cons

    The company did not have it's act together in terms of acquisitions -- they continued to be run almost as separate organizations with too many different products, technologies and approaches that should have been harmonized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's all in hindsight, but please try to avoid having things get back enough that we're acquired. (Packeteer was acquired by Blue Coat in June 2008.)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Packeteer has a good working environment, but there are poor long term prospects for the survival of the company.

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Packeteer

    Pros

    Employees treat each other with respect; this is a very professional environment, but still a fun place to work. The company promotes a good work/life balance. Compensation is competitive, although health benefits can get expensive.

    Cons

    Senior management has made poor decisions, leading to a declining stock price and lackluster sales. The company has taken on too many projects and spread itself thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your engineering team when setting direction of the company. Learn from past mistakes and don't make hasty decisions.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Lacks strong leadership.

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    Current Employee - Marketing in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Packeteer

    Pros

    Very good work life balance.

    Cons

    Lack of good leadership. Unable to make tough decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To have a clear focus and stick to it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Good product but slow mover to market

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great product of PacketShaper (still is) in QoS

    Cons

    Development has been slow to cater to current market requirement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More resource needed in the R&D dept for these products

    Positive Outlook
  8. It was fun while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Packeteer

    Pros

    -Good team
    -Good direct manager and next level
    -Opportunity to grow skills

    Cons

    -Departments did not work as well together as they could have

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Focus on hiring good team players

    Recommends
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