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Sonus Networks Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
69 Reviews

3.3
69 Reviews
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Sonus Networks President and CEO Raymond P. (Ray) Dolan
Raymond P. (Ray) Dolan
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing company for freshers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    -> You get to learn a lot of new technology, protocols etc
    -> Get to work on proven software
    -> You will be given responsibility of modules if you work on them

    Cons

    -> The company needs to think of innovation as most of the times, developers do not get a chance to think out of the box.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -> Sonus has got an amazing past of being an innovative start-up. I think it should work on innovation rather than churning out the same technology in different forms

  2.  

    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

    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
  3.  

    It was OK, but a Sr VP pretty much shot the co. in the foot and they were forced to have two rounds of layoffs.

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    Former Employee - Principal Systems Integration Consultant  in  Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Principal Systems Integration Consultant in Richardson, TX

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits. Decent office in Richardson.

    Cons

    For my particular position, there were 3rd shifts that had to be worked. We were then expected to come in the next day. Sometimes the hours were pretty long and with working odd/mixed shifts, life could be pretty tough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be very careful about what you release to public press. A Sr VP really hurt the company by his general press releases. He released words that virtually anyone with common sense would have known not to do. His words seriously hurt the company and caused the company to have to layoff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    High pay, but quick layoff. Willing to higher someone with plans to dispose of soon after he/she get project done

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer  in  Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Assurance Engineer in Westford, MA

    Pros

    Pays well, good benefits. Excellent product to work on and learn from. Cutting edge of technology.

    Cons

    Expands and shrinks fast, and destroys peoples employments in a hear beat..
    Sonus willing to convince someone to resign from a stable job of other company by offering a large Salary, then as soon as a their project or goal is complete, they layoff that person without any consideration. Very high pay, and highly not a trustworthy company at all. They shipped most of their positions off sure, and might higher people for a short period of time to correct their mistakes as they continue to ship jobs overseas.. This is a company to avoid. Do not get fooled by the high offers/salary,, check their long records of layoff the past two year under the new management, with a single goal; to ship most engineering and support jobs off-shore.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-establish record of employment stability and trustworthy. People's well being and families are not a mat for Sonus to step on and dispose of.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    good

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good place to learn things

    Cons

    nothing to say as of now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep pace with your competitors in india in getting new talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    awesome and it is awesome till now , what else you want to hear,,,,,,,....people are working here very qualified

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    everything is good and no comments

    Cons

    no , iam completely satisfied ..........

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good to start as a fresher

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    1. Good work culture
    2. Helpful senior members
    3. Flexible timings
    4. Freshers also get to work on challenging projects

    Cons

    1. High work load sometimes
    2. Not great increment
    3. Lesser onsite chances

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Better place for freshers to have a good start.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead
    Former Employee - Technical Lead

    Pros

    -Excellent Learning curve for freshers
    -Decent CTC in Market
    -Work-Life Balance is better
    -Flexible working
    -Better exposure to Telecom Field

    Cons

    -if you need a switch of project,not much choice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers heed to employee concerns but seldom take action on that.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Loved the people, the work, the atmosphere.

    Cons

    Constant Layoffs. Affect morale and impact workflow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Moving jobs to outside the US has a cost. Different cultures, different backgrounds, some customers are adverse of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company whose culture has gone bad

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Manager
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Manager

    Pros

    Good technology - strong player in SBCs and VOIP; have made themselves a player in enterprise space through internal transformation and purchasing NET for low-end enterprise SBC with tight MS Lync focus; recently added some new products in the diameter routing space which gives them a play in LTE networks going forward

    Good People - this is mostly true, with some exception in the senior management team

    Good Luck- their #1 competitor, Acme, was bought by Oracle last which was the best thing that could have happened to Sonus and probably saved the executive team; customers are running from Acme/Oracle and are actively looking for an alternative, which almost by default is Sonus.

    Good Numbers - they finally became profitable after many years of losing money; this means the company can sustain itself going forward and eventually should get bought by a larger firm that needs it's customers and/or technology.

    Good Marketing - once a huge weakness, they brought on a team a few years back that has done a great job and made Sonus very visible and, dare I say, a leader in this area.

    Cons

    The Culture!! - once a strong point of the company, it is now a toxic environment, especially in Sales! If you think of joining, make sure you know what you're getting into. You can make money, but you may be miserable doing it.

    Limited career paths - being a relatively small company, this not the best place to pursue a career and grow into new positions. You can do well and make money, but don't expect a lot of opportunities for upward movement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You've done a good job transforming the company and getting into the black. Well done!!! Now you need focus on fixing your culture. If you don't, it will catch up with you in the end.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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