Sonus Networks Reviews

Updated March 24, 2015
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Sonus Networks President and CEO Raymond P. (Ray) Dolan
Raymond P. (Ray) Dolan
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Pros
  • work-life balance: you can take Work from home, no strict timings (in 10 reviews)

  • Good work culture and lot to learn and explore things (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • If you get into SBC, its like Golden jackpot (learning wise as it is pure R&D) (in 3 reviews)

  • Weak senior management makes decisions that are short-sighted or reversed later at great expense (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Solution architect

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    Current Employee - Architect in Freehold, NJ
    Current Employee - Architect in Freehold, NJ

    I have been working at Sonus Networks

    Pros

    good work culture. you could maintain work life balance. Company is continuously trying to make entry into new domain and areas. So, there are opportunity in different domains at least for the technologists and solution architect.

    Cons

    Half hearted efforts have not yielded much success.so, most of the company developers and test teams are not very excited about the work and future prospects of the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sharper Focus on certain technologies areas and sustained effort in that direction will be good.training and time-off policies are at par with indsutry.,

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Sonus Financial Performance

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Wall, SD
    Current Employee - Engineering in Wall, SD

    I have been working at Sonus Networks

    Pros

    The work life balance is good

    Cons

    Sonus just announced an EPIC miss (its public) on both their Q1 and FY 2015 guidance. At this writing, the stock is down just under 30%. The organization just underwent a restructure and is now talking about another restructure which obviously means a loss of jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO's are responsible for any organizations financial performance from top to bottom. How Sonus' CEO provided 2015 guidance to the financial markets in late 2014 and then guided down over 30% a few months later is inexcusable and has put the entire organization in harms way. Ray Dolan should do the right thing and resign. He shouldn't place blame anywhere else, yes there are lots of factors as to why this happened, there always are, but I am of the opinion that as CEO, he needs to take responsibility and leave the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Once great, now not so great

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Sonus Networks full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, good health benefits

    Cons

    Loss of morale, loss of some benefits, loss of key workforce.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the culture, empower your people through instilling a sense of pride again. Stop taking away benefits to meet the bottom line, and making everyone feel afraid that if they don't work 100 hours a week that they will lose their jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. This company is not so ok for Finance and Accounting function, others are fine

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Westford, MA

    I have been working at Sonus Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    15 days of vacation after joining, sometimes flexible at work from home.

    Cons

    Long hours, no appreciation for hard work, Incompetent managers in some function in accounting and finance. little to no raise/promotion. low motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change some Controllers, build some better team environment, recognize employee with raise and promotion at par with industry

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Good to bad

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonus Networks

    Pros

    The people working at the company were the most talented people I have ever worked with

    Cons

    Management did not seem to understand the elements that created a good or great company. They talked the talk but when it come to the actions they always did the opposite.

  7. 1 person found this helpful

    A team of very talented and nice people

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    Former Intern - Quality Assurance RD in Westford, MA
    Former Intern - Quality Assurance RD in Westford, MA

    I worked at Sonus Networks as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    I worked there as an intern. Learnt many new things. Team has many Good, smart and talented people.

    Cons

    Number of fun events and activities organised are less.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. Employee oriented company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sonus Networks

    Pros

    good company value and nice compensation

    Cons

    better work-life balance and potentials for personal growth

  9. Trying hard to be a good employer.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Westford, MA

    I have been working at Sonus Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great technology and collaborative environment. Current senior management team listens to employees and is fixing the missteps of the prior teams. Flexible work hours with remote access. Excellent medical benefits. Cash bonus plan. No matching on 401k.

    Cons

    Limited career path in small company. Slow to provide necessary training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate career tracks into the culture with training for the various tracks - management and technical. Very uneven capabilities across teams.

  10. Good use of distributed workforce.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonus Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Sonus makes good use of technology to manage a distributed workforce, allowing many job functions to work from remote locations. The company culture is focused, the IT tool set available to the worker top notch, upper and middle management in my area of responsibility are responsive, seasoned professionals.

    Cons

    Managed for Wall Street. Quarterly focus, manage to the numbers culture. Acquisitive, and the job of integrating acquisitions is layered on top of the day to day responsibility of the individual contributor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some positions seem to have very narrow purview, which leads to duplication of effort as various individuals get involved in the same issue from very slightly different angles of attack.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. State they are a startup but they are not

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richardson, TX

    I worked at Sonus Networks full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel and lean departments allows you to take ownership

    Cons

    Disorganized and silos with new product launches. You will always be in the weeds and never able to catch up on new tasks

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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