Sandvine Reviews

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
76 Reviews
3.7
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Sandvine President and CEO Dave Caputo
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free food, beverages, anything you need :) (in 12 reviews)

  • Unbelievingly cutting edge technology (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • India management has no clue about code complexity and only looks into number of lines of code when it comes to effort estimation (in 3 reviews)

  • Working extra hours to finish work (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Surprising 1st Day , with all stuffs set and Training's Lined-up .
    Very friendly Manager'.
    You can excel if you know what you do.
    Superb Development activity

    Cons

    Nothing Much as of now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All good as far as i Know

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Work, Culture and Cutting-edge technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Cool place with best practices seen in HR and Leadership team
    - I was so surprised on my day of joining when I was warmly welcomed with a surprising Desk, amenities, all set-to-go and welcome notes all over.
    - The product development activity is undoubtedly the best coding exp that you gain[.! I bet you, you will be a maestro of "logical thinking"

    Cons

    Yet to see something Negative here. Overall my experience in exciting here till...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You can make the infrastructure more Dashing :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good organization, Should be a Tech-Savvy to get in Here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer (C/C++) Co-op in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer (C/C++) Co-op in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    - The selection process-> they cherry pick the techies
    - Free food, beverages, anything you need :)
    - Frequent Fun events, outings , those adventurous trips ;)
    - Flexi-time and Friendly people

    Cons

    - they need to be more known in India, Bangalore. they should be less interested to be famous :(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do great products, why dont let people know that in India, do some branding :)

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

    Sandvine calture

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

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    You may find a very small pocket of people who try hard to make a difference.

    Cons

    Worst company ever. During the first month, CEO will try get your Drinking the Kool-Aid. He'll tell you that Sandvine is the best company ever. He'll ask you if you know a better company. If you say yes, he'll tell you. Life is too short, you are not happy, you better move on.

    Top executives constantly fight in meetings and use "I cancel you", what about the rest. That reminded me of high school time.

    They don't honour contracts. You can lawyer up all you want. They have bigger pockets.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good technology at a rapid pace

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Founders / CEO are really focused and friendly. Also, they seem to care about the customers and employees.

    Cons

    The development environment is very challenging. I'm not a fan of the code controls and the complexity of the environment. It takes too long to get up to speed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in simplifying and making it easier for new employees to contribute

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

    Good people, loads of work and long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    people make the environment fun
    lots of things to see and do

    Cons

    zero work life balance
    14h work days crammed into 8hours of pay
    there are no spurts of work, just more and more of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    really examine the workload of staff vs clients needs. It would be good to push back on a demanding customer once in a while.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn technologies and can take up the work

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

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

    Pros

    1. Explore to various verticals in end to end core Networking Domain, Can have loads of work if you are really workaholic :)
    2. Work recognition
    3. Challenging and competitive environment, good learning
    4. A hard working and intense workplace. Great brand name to have on your portfolio in view of its extensive successes in international shores. Great cooperation between Chinese and Indians under one roof
    5. You will never feel bored of not getting work
    6. If you really want to learn things from the very beginning ,this is the place to start.Exposure to technologies at the start of your career will put in a good stead to progress in industry. Perks are good.Good place to start if you are keen on network and telecommunication technologies.

    Cons

    Cons – Depending upon team , the work schedule can get hectic . Deadlines are short sometimes, as a result may have to work overtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work. Company is growing at a pace like never before!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Sandvine

    Pros

    Good management and smart people. They treat interns like full-time employees. Great work-life balance. Feeling of being a part of the team.

    Cons

    Cannot come up with any cons. Senior co-workers are sometimes not much helpful because of the intense work. Challenging for junior programmers.

  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Tread with caution -

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Flexible timings and free food

    Cons

    They hire people from wrong domain & render them unemployable in the future.
    Can be fired anytime for whatever the reason. No job security at all.
    Big time & unnecessary micromanagement by aged out seniors sitting outside India.
    Less respect to Indian employees.
    Be expected to work during the weekends for how many ever hours it takes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Open a 360 degree feedback for seniors
    - Be open to ideas coming from all quarters
    - Compensate adequately for the extra slogging hours as per industry standards.

    No opinion of CEO
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Very badly managed company - Technical as well as HR

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sandvine

    Pros

    Good for freshers only. Not a company to work more than 2 years.

    Cons

    Because bad management and unwarranted pressure and scoldings from top level management, lower management tries to hide their backs, and many a times make engineers scapegoats in the process. Not a practical management. Lots of politics in the process in the process. I believe, management is aware of their deeds but succumbs to pressure from higher ups and have no bone to standby their decision. This makes a collapsed state of affairs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For Bangalore team only: be practical and avoid politics. That wont help in long run.

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