Spirent Communications

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Spirent Communications Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
95 Reviews
2.8
95 Reviews
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Eric Hutchinson
17 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Cutting edge technologies; Good work-life balance; (in 10 reviews)

  • There are opportunities to learn and to advance (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Work / life balance can be WAY out of whack in some business units (in 3 reviews)

  • Lack of resources; rush to ship new products resulting in customer complaints, Lack of management commitment to fix problems (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Bad for a few years but looking up

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

    I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies; Good work-life balance;

    Cons

    No bonus for many years; Too many layers, waste of talents;

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company is in a funk

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Product Manager

    I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is competitive if not a bit on the high side.
    There are opportunities to learn and to advance.

    Cons

    Work / life balance can be WAY out of whack in some business units.
    Bad communication permeates the entire company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't try to boil the ocean with product offerings. Quality over quantity.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor Top Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirent Communications full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good products; good people to work with in the engineer, hourly and lower management levels

    Cons

    Lack of resources; rush to ship new products resulting in customer complaints, Lack of management commitment to fix problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have realistic gate reviews that identify and fix problems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Program Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work autonomously on a many different creative projects
    Smart people to work with
    Good work/life balance

    Cons

    Lack of clear growth and marketing strategy across business units
    Lack of priority for projects and initiatives

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop and communicate a clear strategy for the company and Business Units.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    work life balance, new technologies involvement, lack of long term visions

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirent Communications full-time

    Pros

    work life balance, involvement in new technologies

    Cons

    pay not as competitive, lack of corporate long term vision and competitiveness

  7.  

    Worked with Spirent for years

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

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

    Pros

    Small company environment. challenging products and Projects. Good benefits.

    Cons

    Middle management heavy. Lack training and resources.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look into trimming down some of the dead wood. Work to empower your performers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    RF Field Engineer

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirent Communications as a contractor

    Pros

    .It was a great experience, learn more of testing tools

    Cons

    Work life was great thou

  9.  

    Staff engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineering in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Engineering in Eatontown, NJ

    I worked at Spirent Communications as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    At times the traffic in Monmouth County is not horrendous. The air conditioning never broke down in the summer.

    Cons

    I was hired to perform FPGA design. When I got there I was told, :"No. You are going to support production of a product that was being transferred from an Italian contract manufacturer to be manufactured in-house and there is no documentation".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I was unaware they had people working in that capacity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A good work environment with a great team that I was a part of.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirent Communications

    Pros

    Challenging new technology work that allowed me to grow professionally.

    Cons

    At times politics brought down morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look for ways to show that you value your team and employees.

  11.  

    Very good work life balance but pathetic work culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Spirent Communications full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    * You can never get fired unless you do something like federal crime
    * Best work life balance you can ever get

    Cons

    * Not at all challenging environment
    * HR hardly makes any effort to make place competitive/fun compared to other companies in bay area
    * Compensation is nothing compared to other companies
    * Hiring top talent is impossible because of the reasons above

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please don't Save a Penny, Loose a Dollar
    Spirent has everything to be a market leader but lacks on manpower and right talented/dedicated people to execute plan in right direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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