Ruckus Wireless Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Growing company reaching for new bigger and better opportunities.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some very knowledgable people in the space. Product is excellent.

    Cons

    Based in Europe, benefits may not match an equivalent European based employer.

  2. An awful place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The hardware guys are really nice.

    Cons

    Lousy benefits, HR sucks, no great food in walking distance.

    Advice to Management

    Actually give some kudos to your high performers on occasion.

  3. Creating a RUCKUS, but growing pains persist.

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    Former Employee - Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Ruckus Wireless full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid product, excellent support and hiring field sales team that is very competent. Dedicated to partners, and management team will do what it takes to win business.

    Cons

    There is a bit of the 'old guard' mentality, specifically the people who have been there for a period of time are more 'valuable' than others, and they get treated as such. While dedication to those who got you there is admirable, enabling new additions with an equal amount of trust is needed. Upper management continues to try and drive sales team to find new areas of growth, but mid-level management at times loses focus on growth vs "making the number". Fear is a typical tactic used at quarter end, which results in growing concern that expanding the business is not as important as meeting the 'streets expectations'.

    Advice to Management

    Have the confidence to allow the sales organization to broaden the customer base beyond typical markets, and reward new market growth. Mid-Level managers need training on management 101, as many are first time managers and lack some of the experience of those who work for them.

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  5. Make the best Wi-Fi on the planet. Get it done mentality.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great management team. Great product. Great customers. One of the few Wi-Fi companies growing faster than market.

    Cons

    While the future looks bright for this company, the stock price does not reflect it. May not be a place where you can get rich. Long hours, aggressive undertakings. Internal processes and tools are antiquated and growing pains abound. Not the start-up it was 4 or 5 years ago. No innovation or creative solutions in play. Just grind it out.

  6. Foolish spending, no training, and lack of transparency make for job disatisfaction

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Ruckus Wireless full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great for people who want to get away from their families by working long hours.
    If you're into hero worship, good place to meet some really smart Wi-Fi antenna designers.

    Cons

    No transparency from upper management. Where is the CEO? What is she doing to make the company better? What are her goals and objectives? Good questions that have no answers. And although the stock is in the toilet and has been for quite some time, Ruckus thinks nothing about sending people halfway around the world, spending thousands on customer visits for a customer that buys a dozen access points. Good for the customer I suppose, but bad business for any stock holders. Lastly, as a former employee I found that it was next to impossible to obtain any training. If you go to work for this company, you'd better already be CCIE Wireless or CWNE material. Anything less, and you won't get your questions answered from anyone.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your employees about your plan and goals. Emphasize team building and that helping others to succeed in the company...is also helping yourselves.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Join it if you have passion, leave it when it run out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The enginner team get lots of good experience people. Mostly, everything can be done. When I first join it, everything is very exciting. Management is good in most of the case in Taiwan.The management care about people and can talk to them. Work time is very adjustable. Mostly, 8 hour everything can done.

    Cons

    The increasing political make things worse. Everything start to change, become bad. The communication between teams is bad. The communication was very good at the begining. Salary is normal. The organization is flat. No upper opportunities. The system getting complex, harder and harder to do it right.

    Advice to Management

    Put people in the right position and let them do the things/similar things that they are suppose to do instead of put them in completely wrong position

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Succeed if You Know What you're Doing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Have worked at Ruckus since around 2004 Like every company there's dysfunction but management actually cares about employees, their lives, well-being and job satisfaction. It's definitely a family attitude. But the bottom line is people want to get stuff done and have fun doing it. And they do. A lot of new hires from bigger companies don't adapt well to the culture, bring in politics and this can cause problems. But its one of the few companies I've worked for that, as its grown, has maintained that entrepreneurial and startup spirit. The jerks are few and far between and there are those that only care about their titles and who reports to them. But this is the exception and not the rule. Just look at their Corporate Marketing VP, ultra strange guy but funny and willing to do almost anything to help.

    Cons

    Increasing politics and a creeping layer of middle management emerging. Communications from top down is discombobulated.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees more recognition. That's all they want and it's free! Reward those who do the work not those who take credit for it. Focus and fewer markets and be the best in your focused market.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great bones, but some of the other pieces are unpleasant

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, lots of good "worker" bees.

    Cons

    Everyone is brought in from the outside with big company mentality.

    Advice to Management

    The people that have made the company what it is do not get credit. Pay attention to those making a difference.

  10. Ruckus Wireless best Wifi on the planet

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    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great work environment and staff. Fast paced with the best products in the industry. Managers let you do your job and don't micro manage. You're held accountable and give you are givenall the support and resources needed to achieve your goals. Everyone is willing to help and the culture is like family. They recognize hard work and compensate accordingly.

    Cons

    Don't have any at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep complimenting when they're earned.

  11. In my role, I interact with engineering, marketing, and operations and I love working with all of them!

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

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is a pleasure to work with and works diligently
    Love the collaboration culture between my peers
    No micromanaging, no politics, no drama, no finger pointing
    My day to day efforts have a great deal of impact on the company
    Professionals passionate and enthusiastic about what they do

    Cons

    Aggressive on timelines but we're trying to go up against Goliath! I actually love the challenge!

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for making me apart of the Ruckus Pack!

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