Silver Peak Systems Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Silver Peak Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and for. Accessible from top to bottom. Very talented, egoless folks (for the most part) in Engineering. Exciting technology. Always the possibility to pop.

    Cons

    Management at the top is overloaded with too many tasks. Focus is occasionally lost. Thin at some crucial spots.


  2. desktop support lead

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Desktop Technician *Desktop Support & Migration Lead in Jennings, MO
    Former Employee - Lead Desktop Technician *Desktop Support & Migration Lead in Jennings, MO

    I worked at Silver Peak Systems (More than a year)

    Pros

    very good place to work when they have work

    Cons

    it is still just contract work


  3. Great company - Great Place to Work

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

    I have been working at Silver Peak Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    I've been at Silver Peak for over 6 years and it's a great company to work for. Like any company, they've gone through some leadership changes, but the company continues to focus on delivering quality products that solve real customer problems. Communication within the company is great and Silver Peak treats and compensates it's employees very well.

    Cons

    The only potential con is that the company hasn't invested enough in R&D to allow it to grow into new markets and increase the chances of continued growth.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to keep innovating!


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  5. Excellent

    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Silver Peak Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working environments. Good benefits.

    Cons

    None None None None None


  6. Small company feel, big company results

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

    I have been working at Silver Peak Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    The company culture is amazing, Management and co-workers treat you like family.
    The products are solid, perform extremely well, and are easy to deploy and manage
    The marketing message is disruptive and effective.

    Cons

    The corporate strategy changes often leading to some confusion in the field. Often different field teams take vastly differing approaches due to a lack of corporate led strategy.
    Marketing and Inside sales can be inconsistent in generating interest.
    Employee retention is low, the work level required is intense and many get burnt out quickly.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Analysis paralysis

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

    I have been working at Silver Peak Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Interesting products for WAN optimization

    Cons

    CEO, CFO, High level execs are all in a fraternity that is always changing its mind and can never stay with a decision. Frequent employee turnover because these higher-ups keep changing their minds on what to do, how to layer the company, and how to go to market. The egos of these folks leave something to be desired. I would stay away! They have all made their money at Cisco this is just a hobby to keep them occupied.

    Advice to Management

    Need to take a lesson from Andy Grove.


  8. Dynamic, fast-paced growing company

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

    I have been working at Silver Peak Systems full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Culture, Career opportunities, technology leader, team environment

    Cons

    None. One of the best companies I have worked for.


  9. One of the best place I work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Silver Peak Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Balance between work and family, flexible hours, knowledgeable and helpful peers.

    Provide skill advancement and let engineer to give the best solution for the problem

    Cons

    Some of projects are not followed up enough even though it's a good and potential projects. Need to retain good talents before they leave


  10. Good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Silver Peak Systems

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good people across the board

    Cons

    Start up uncertainty .Late Entry into the WanOp market

    Advice to Management

    NIL


  11. Awesome Talent

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

    I have been working at Silver Peak Systems full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cutting edge SDN (software defined networking), Virtual Appliance, Multiple Hypervisor

    Cons

    Not for people who are looking to relax in a comfy cushy job



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