Redback Networks
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Redback Networks CEO and Head of Packet Network Product Area (PA) Georges Antoun

Georges Antoun

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Created a wonderful learning environment

Operations Intern (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Redback Networks full-time for more than a year

ProsExposed me to many functions of the business. As a intern, this was very valuable.

ConsAt times I got the work no ones else wanted. Although that's the nature of being an Intern, not so much about Redback.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Redback Networks full-time for more than 8 years

ProsIt is a great team of great people. The projects are excellent and mostly customer centric. Dynamic environment that keeps you busy always.

ConsThe management is in kind of a flux at the moment. Soon, things should start rolling hopefully. None

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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flexible work culture

Systems Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Redback Networks as a contractor for less than a year

Prosflexible work culture and environment

Consnot so good marketing & sales

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Redback is waddling along not really making any breakthroughs in the market

Technical Leader (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Redback Networks

ProsWork practices are good. Technology is good. Environment is good.

ConsManagement and sales team is weak.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet some inspiration and start becoming go getters.

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OK place to work, great benefits but not much opportunity to grow

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Redback Networks

Pros-- Competitive salary & benefits
-- Backed By Ericsson
-- Stable

Cons-- Not much opportunity to grow
-- Not much mentoring - know it all old-timers
-- Not too friendly atmosphere, people don't even say "Hi"

Advice to Senior ManagementUpper management should have interactions with staff to get the feel of workplace.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Check the pros and cons

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Redback Networks

ProsCan move easily between tech verticals
very friendly atmosphere at work
work is interesting in patches

Consreviews and promotions are not very clear
management of projects is bad
very political for such a small place

Advice to Senior ManagementInnovation is not being promoted

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Great people, but beware the Ericsson transition

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Redback Networks

ProsTerrific, smart, friendly, capable people. Teams and individuals work well together, and communication across organizations is for the most part excellent. There is a strong positive energy, a commitment to making things happen.

ConsRedback is now part of Ericsson, a large Swedish company. All corporate takeovers involve integration pains, but this one has been bizarre. Walls are coming up, obstacles put into place. (Example: IT support outsourced, with local experts terminated. Simple "check this server" requests now take days). There is a big cultural disconnect.

Advice to Senior ManagementProcess is important; so is standardization; but it's people who create value. Steamrollering is one approach to assimilation, but you might gain much by stepping back, observing, listening, and learning how things work in the Valley.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Good overall place to work, some internal challenges that impact personal development

Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Redback Networks

ProsRedback has a recognized name in the telecom / data networking industry. An early pioneer and leader in the subscriber management space, still carries weight in having been associated with the company. Ericsson acquisition was a good thing overall for the broader company while there is still some near term reshuffling. Company is growing at a healthy clip in terms of staffing up and hiring, scaling the organization to meet Ericsson's plans, but it will mostly be a technology resource to feed the broader Ericsson machine. As a stand-alone entity, will have limited success in the marketplace selling point products.

Consmore political than usual for company size, different now with ericsson in the mix

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open with communications

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Not so great company. OK if you have worked in similar conditions (cube sharing, poor infrastructure)

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Redback Networks

ProsGood home grown network processor work, money

ConsPoor infrastructure, below average employees

Advice to Senior ManagementStop cube sharing
 Provide proper office equipments(such as laptop to employees)

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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software engineering for the self-sufficient

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Redback Networks

ProsThe salaries are generally pretty high. Work roles and responsibilities are somewhat flexible; if you want to learn something new and you have time for it, nobody prevents you from digging into it. The patent program is rewarding. You can develop your skills here if you don't need much hand-holding.

ConsManagement is very reactive and has a hard time doing anything new. The company does not encourage innovation except in some superficial ways. Managers do not understand the product very well and only a few are technical. Some groups are swamped in work while some groups are quite overstaffed. I've seen both sides.

Advice to Senior ManagementEmpower product groups to innovate, and also coordinate their actions. The sort of people that could innovate *despite* management are gone. Management now needs to put in some work to ensure that the product has a future. Do not assume that the "innovation" will happen spontaneously... you have to create the environment for it to grow.

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