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I have been working at Zhone Technologies full-time
Pros – Almost no politics (except probably in higher management); exposed to various access technologies; flexible working hours (even working from home sometimes); free sodas; free lunch every friday; relatively quiet environment;
Cons – Expect only salary as the source of income (plus benefits). No bonus, no 401k match, no raise, rubbish stock price, stagnant IT facilities (imagine using a pentium4 to develop software with the first generation 15" LCD screen in a cubicle shared with another coworker); horrible software engineering process (no design docs, inefficient code commit)
Advice to Senior Management – The upper management needs more active in finding a road map. What, Where and when the company to be in 1,3,5 years and create strategies to achieve that.
2013-01-14 17:48 PST
I worked at Zhone Technologies full-time for more than a year
Pros – There are some smart engineers at this company. Management orders in pizza on Fridays.
Cons – Worst job I've ever had. Atmosphere is noisy and boisterous. Difficult to concentrate. Employees are arrogant and have open contempt for their customers. I've heard a product manager call his customers "idiots". On Sundays, as I contemplated returning to work at Zhone, I would slide into a depression that would last all week. Friday afternoons it would begin to lift. One of my happiest days was the day I quit this job.
Advice to Senior Management – Try to create an atmosphere of cooperation and friendliness instead of a culture of hired guns who hate their customers.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company
2012-06-04 09:01 PDT
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I have been working at Zhone Technologies
Pros – Some of the smartest people I've ever worked with are employed here
Cons – Absolutely the most oppressive environment I have ever worked. The stock grants are a joke since they are continuously reverse split into nothing.
No, I would not recommend this company to a friend
2012-02-22 10:36 PST
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