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A10 Networks Reviews

Updated June 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great Place to learn for Beginners" (in 6 reviews)

  • "Great people, free health care for employee, healthy snacks/dinner, unlimited vacation, productive hiring process," (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance can be an issue depending on the team you are with" (in 8 reviews)

  • "executive team has no future vision or product strategy" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Scrappy up-and-comer in the application security delivery market"

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at A10 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Superb engineering talents with down-to-earth hands-on engineering cultures across the entire organization. Excellent career growth opportunities for motivated individuals. You can expect to have real impact on the company product offerings, and if you do, your effort is well appreciated.

    Cons

    The opportunities for taking on real responsibilities could also be challenging if one is not motivated. There is no place for the slackers to hide.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold, and take risks. Maintain the startup culture as the company matures.


  2. "Software Engineer at A10 Networks"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Full Stack Developer in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Software Engineer/Full Stack Developer in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I've thoroughly enjoyed one year of working at A10 networks. Pros are the challenges and growth opportunities, the FTO is a great benefit to keeping stress down and avoiding burn out, and the management seems to have a great direction.

    Cons

    The bonuses are tough because they can be based on elements you can't control. Management is actively trying different methods.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Hope is not a strategy or wait and see will not fix issues"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at A10 Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good base salary, standard holidays, HR
    Company culture, people, good ideas (product and future)

    Cons

    Management, Marketing, Product Development, Global „readiness“
    - ability to hit / overachieve your sales goal! Not to much „thinking“ behind the numbers given to field sales people and to many „low performer“
    Company don’t understand the need to become more professional if they really want to play a bigger role in the security space.
    Company do have good ideas but no one in the marketing team is able to deliver the message to the most important market outside the U.S. Maybe the marketing head do not have enough experience or need more help?

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the market and understand the importance of a good marketing and sales engine!
    Also look into the comp plans to make your sales teams feel good and keep them staying! That is key for success


  4. "Why A10 instead of some other tech company?"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A10 has a strong technical foundation and it is well recognized in the market. It also takes care of its people, I have been in other companies where this is also said but I have found it to be real at A10. It is one of the reasons why I am still here after many years. Great culture and you are provided with all support you need to be successful, the rest is up to you, obviously hard work pays-off.

    Cons

    Cons: OK, it is taking me several minutes trying to figure this out, so I would say I cannot think of any personally, but there must be something!

    Advice to Management

    My only advice to Management, which I am sure they know already, would be to keep-up with the industry as it regards to talent retention. There is an awful lot of competition out there and it gets to you via LinkedIn or former co-workers.


  5. "Excited about the direction with new management team!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, good teamwork, smart people and lots of opportunity to make an impact on the future of the company.

    Cons

    None that I see this year with the new marketing and sales teams!

    Advice to Management

    Need more communication between teams/departments.


  6. "High growth + Passionate staff + Good tech solutions = Great opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Security and cloud focused
    Nice that there is opportunity to influence change and growth
    No shortage of engineering genius
    Everyone is helpful

    Cons

    Onboarding experience needs to mature
    Dealing with growing pains (but that is where the opportunity is at)

    Advice to Management

    None yet.


  7. "Good time to join A10Networks"

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    Current Employee - Finance in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Finance in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, free health care for employee, healthy snacks/dinner, unlimited vacation, productive hiring process,

    Cons

    Low 401K match, stock is undervalued,

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your people. They are your critical assets. Encourage promotion within. Invest more in security - need to increase A10 brand awareness. Be flexible with remote employees. Should do more team building events and more opportunities to empower Women.

  8. "A Fine Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time

    Pros

    Transparent Organization - The engineering leadership have good experiences, and all keep very open door policy. If you are little experienced, this place provides diverse opportunities. As you mature as a developer, you earn responsibility and respect. If you struggle, there are many highly qualified peers very willing to support you. At the end of the day, you will learn new skills, and become experienced at high performance embedded systems, and security products.

    Dinner is served nightly, and is a great way to talk shop or just get to know your neighbor.

    Contrary to other reviews, I think the life balance is pretty good.

    As for pay, you get out what you put in. Work hard, and you are rewarded.

    Cons

    - There are some pet projects where truly great developers are spending time. But this maybe a longer term pro, as they are researching and pushing boundaries of the current code base.
    - Mgt sets high expectations with release schedules, which are to frequent
    - No Beer with the rib dinner. Come on A10, you can do better.

    Advice to Management

    I believe A10 could do better at product release management. Sometimes, it is too much effort to meet the demanding schedule.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work is fast paced which is interesting to take on. People have good knowledge about the product who are developing

    Cons

    Fast paced doesn't help to achieve all the goals in a timely manner


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great Marketing Team"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at A10 Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people - smart and fun. Flexibility to shape your career.

    Ballet dancers hinge every move and gesture on the musical score's rhythm and emotion and the choreographer's instruction. To do otherwise would result in failure. To use the choreographer and dancer analogy -- it's a team effort. They are invested in helping each other perform to their fullest potential. One role helps the other and together they make a great team. This defines the A10 marketing team -- we motivate each other, inspire new ideas and together with our leader we strive to innovate and win. The team is comprised of great people who are smart and hardworking, but fun and have good values. I'm proud to be part of this winning team. We tend to forget how much we can learn by simply paying attention to others’ concepts and expert guidance, particularly in these tech-driven times when so much is competing for our attention.

    Cons

    Sometimes slow moving. Can be difficult to execute on ideas.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the brilliant minds and talented people.


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