Spirent Communications
3.2 of 5 74 reviews
www.spirentcom.com Calabasas, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Spirent Communications Reviews

Updated Apr 4, 2014
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3.2 74 reviews

                             

29% Approve of the CEO

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Eric Hutchinson

(7 ratings)

56% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "They allow you to telecommute and they have a good work-life balance"
    in 6 reviews
  • "Competitive work environment, good career path"
    in 7 reviews
Cons:
  • "Politics and lack of management"
    in 2 reviews
  • "Most of the local managers have little or no experience outside of Spirent and thus are trained to think just Spirent way"
    in 2 reviews
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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Honolulu, HI

I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time for more than a year

ProsGood work environment. Great team work

ConsNo accommodation available. Could be larger team.

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good experience in spirent

Product Verification Intern (Current Employee)
Calabasas, CA

I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time for less than a year

Proslearn python, tcl and GUI testing tools called eggplant there. People there are friendly. We had barbecue sometimes

ConsDidn't get enough training, people are busy, didn't feel like learning a lot

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Dont need smart people.

Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time for more than a year

Proswork life balance is good.

Consno cutting edge technologies to work. very old fashioned / archaic technoloies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Poor management

Software Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spirent Communications

ProsGreat work/life balance and good people. Easy to commute due to close to VTA station.

ConsPolitics and lack of management. If you are not in meeting, you are not recognized even though you have done lots of actual work at your desk. It is behind of most current technology in the market.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould take care and consider who is the person really working not just attending meeting.

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Great Place to Work

Program Manager (Current Employee)
Germantown, MD

I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time for less than a year

ProsGood work environment and challenging.

ConsFast Paced demanding of time and tallent

Advice to Senior ManagementAllow more input from employees on the direction of the company and look into a better stock option plan for employees.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Spirent has potential, but tends to spread itself too thin

Manager (Former Employee)
Eatontown, NJ

I worked at Spirent Communications full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSpirent is involved in a lot of innovative projects and involved with the latest wireless and ethernet technology. Emphasis is on new development for growth. Benefits are good.

ConsToo many top-priority projects. Engineering will sign up (or be asked to sign up) to unrealistic schedules.

Advice to Senior ManagementDo not spread the focus too wide and set up a system where Engineering can work at a sustainable pace.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intern (Former Employee)
Raleigh, NC

I worked at Spirent Communications as an intern for less than a year

ProsVery Good, ambient and well knit team. Good work and good projects.

ConsNothing, no complaints. They moved to a new office, Senior VP of HR and Engineering Director visited Raleigh office. Its good.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou guys are awesome

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company for those who want life/work balanced

Software Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time for more than 10 years

ProsLife/work balanced, great people to work with

ConsNot much incentives other than salary

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poor Management

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Spirent Communications

ProsGreat people to work with. This can be a fun place to work. They continue to have parties and other group activities even when revenue is down.

ConsThe company has lost its leadership position and most of the senior managers because of poor upper management. They have had at least 3 reorgs in the past 2 years.
No career path. Management is top heavy so there is no room for advancement.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Overall a decent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA

I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time for more than 5 years

ProsFlexible Schedule. Training opportunities in technologies are there if you ask. Friendly atmosphere.

ConsCompany product training is sorely lacking. It's all this self paced online materials that don't go nearly as far as it needs to in order to develop the necessary skill-sets to perform in the role. Company seems unstable at times, constantly acquiring other companies and bringing them into the fold, with the results not being what they expected.

Advice to Senior ManagementInstead of continuously looking for that next new feature, lets work on making what we have bullet-proof. Our customers expect our products to simply work. Improve internal training...get our training department in the business of training our employees instead of always looking for revenue. The online self-paced materials simply don't cut it. And finally, STOP with the outsourcing...our customers want to work with the experienced support staff in the US based Backline Teams. We are already getting complaints from customer about this so called "Global Backline Team". You cannot replace years of experience with a group of green Network Engineers in India.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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