Sonus Networks Reviews

Updated July 16, 2015
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Sonus Networks President and CEO Raymond P. Dolan
Raymond P. Dolan
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Pros
  • Good work, Nice team members and good work life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • Good work culture and flexible timing at bangalore center (in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • 10% layoff in Sonus Bangalore-India during Aug-2012 (in 4 reviews)

  • The company is not good if you have exp > 3 years and not in a particualr team(SBC) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Engineer

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    Former Employee - Software Release Engineer in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Release Engineer in Boston, MA

    I worked at Sonus Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Talented Staff. I had a number of great managers. Good culture and environment.

    Cons

    Many layoffs leads to morale issues.


  2. Glory days long past

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    Former Employee - Vice President
    Former Employee - Vice President

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

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

    Pros

    Rank and file folks were genuinely nice to work with and collaborated without silos. Management understood that they needed to pivot away from their current product set to a adjacent technology space that they were not previously in.

    Cons

    Lack of ownership of problems - lots of finger pointing. CEO is not at all engaged with the employees. Huge inertia of being stuck on past successes and technology that is in maintenance mode

    Advice to Management

    CEO needs to be far more engaged with the employees and stop holing away in his office. Stop with illusions that the service provider space is going to save you. That was the past and your present/future is enterprise.


  3. Resident Engineer

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    Former Employee - Resident Engineer in Plano, TX
    Former Employee - Resident Engineer in Plano, TX

    I worked at Sonus Networks (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Amazing company for technology. If you are intellectually sound and can pick up technology quickly, it is the way to open your career up to different technology. I would still be working for them if I didnt have the commute for 3 years.

    Cons

    I cant think of anything that Sonus has done wrong. I think they need to do a better job of competing against some of their competitors like ACME.


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  5. Sales Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Sonus Networks (More than 8 years)

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

    Pros

    Strong SBC portfolio and strong customer service

    Cons

    Sonus has done a poor job of developing channel partners

    Advice to Management

    For Sonus to have success with channel partners, they are going to have to make it very easy for the channel partners to be successful with very little investment. Currently, their onboarding process requires too much training, and does not help the sales people bring any easy pipeline to the channel partners.


  6. Roller-coaster company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonus Networks

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

    Pros

    Small and innovative. Takes chances but mostly out of desperation.

    Cons

    Company is constantly laying people off.


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    Sales

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonus Networks full-time

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

    Pros

    Outstanding products, great people, solid list of customers, a large and growing market space in which I believe the company is well positioned for so long as they're patient.

    Cons

    Lots of headcount changes and organizational changes over the last 6 months makes it difficult to operate, a disconnect between management layers, the dark cloud of cost restructuring looming overhead, limited career advancement given the current state of the business.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately the company took a recent hit which forced cost reductions and has changed the mood from growth to do-more-with-less. While the company will be fine in the long term, it'll be a bumpy road in the short term.


  8. software development.

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Sonus Networks full-time

    Pros

    No big growth. Decent company to work with.

    Cons

    Growth is slow. No exponential growth.

    Advice to Management

    none.


  9. Trying !

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonus Networks

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

    Pros

    Some very smart people. In fairness middle management are aware of the issues and are trying.

    Cons

    Given the waves of layoffs I found the place quite depressing. There a distinct lack of enthusiasm particularly around the legacy products. Processes very dated - if you miss the 1990s ... it's all there for you. The recent troubles and layotfs mean that they are unlikely to hire.anytime soon.

    Advice to Management

    Honestly - look for a takeover.


  10. Challenging technology but unorganized processes and organization.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonus Networks full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    There is some really good technology and a very skilled set of engineers. There is good fluidity between departments.

    Cons

    Management does not know where the technology is going. Management (which is not original) is directed by customers, who also do not necessarily know where the telecommunications market is going, and request loads of useless or soon to be dead anyway features. Management claims its Engineering driven but is in reality Marketing driven and Marketing doesn't know where the market is going.

    Advice to Management

    Build better technology through engineering solutions in house with clear goals rather than respond to dreams/hopes/wishlists of customers. Cut off technical dead ends and focus on the future. Trim the organization and stop relying on inefficient and ineffective worldwide engineering offices that refuse to operate by American Engineering standards.


  11. Recent epic failure would be a blockbuster for Hollywood producers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at Sonus Networks (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    There are some nice and talented people across the organization. Fast paced industry, decent product, decent compensation. Used to be a good work/life balance

    Cons

    Sales, Marketing, Leadership and Vision. Company is sinking fast... Ray Dolan has certainly helped a transformation, but along with a couple of his buddies, he failed big time

    Advice to Management

    First, get rid of most of your sales leaders. Then, most of your sales team who are unable to transform themselves at the pace of the industry / company. Then, keep investing in growth and new opportunities, instead of cutting jobs of people who are investing their future in these areas.



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