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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acme Packet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people to work. People are friendly and collaborate. There are lots of projects going.

    Cons

    Acme is changing a lot. Now it is more of corporate culture. If you want to grow in Acme you should play politics. In some teams there is lot of sycophancy is going. Many engineers are experts in their own domains, but some times feeds on other people ideas and claims
    their own. There is not more pure engineering, but more subjective solutions.

    There is not much work and life balance.

    Advice to Management

    I think management has to keep in place a procedure to protect their company intellectual by avoiding sycophancy culture.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great bunch of people, inconsistent pace of work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Acme Packet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people here are top notch in almost all cases, the code base is ok to excellent. Managers are almost all good people (not always ruthlessly competent but generally great people nonetheless)

    People within company make an effort to enjoy life and work.

    Tools and development environment was constantly under improvement and by the end they had some pretty slick build/delivery/test processes.

    Cons

    Oracle acquisition has created some dark clouds on the horizon, eg: attrition of top talent, added bureaucracy. This may result in change of a lot of the pros listed above, hard to say.

    When I was there they were hiring like mad, to the point of excess. There were people hired with literally nothing to do for months. The pace of work also tended to ebb and flow and there were often big slowdowns with little to do. There were never any layoffs to match this so that is a good thing but I wish they were better at project management and hiring.

    Advice to Management

    Sorry to say but in most cases engineering departments are overstaffed or under worked, depending how you look at it. There are two ways to rectify this, the preferred would be to speed up the approval of new features and platforms.


  3. "Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good culture, lots to learn and good bunch of people

    Cons

    Not sure how it will fit into Oracle's big picture


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  5. "Satisfied, great company"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management. Friendly culture. Responsible management.

    Cons

    Very loose hiring and promotion standards

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  6. "Decent company, interesting work, good people"

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I've enjoyed working here, have worked with some excellent people on very interesting projects. Enjoyable workplace community.

    Cons

    Seems that "face time" is the strongest guiding factor for career advancement; which is good if you're young and single. Project priorities get juggled frequently.


  7. "Overall experience has been good."

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineering Manager in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company willing to take on any new avenue as long as revenue is tied to it. Company has been able to gain market leadership with the approach they have taken so far for SBC market.

    Cons

    Company is not entirely open to new approaches, new designs and so on. Company doesnt encourage personal learning, doesnt enable personal growth. They have a set way of doing things and are not willing to explore major avenues.

    Advice to Management

    Review the way things are done and change things around a bit. Bring in fresh perspective for things we are actively pursuing.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Changing place"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High energy, lots of young engineers

    Cons

    Company struggling to transition from a scrappy start-up to medium-sized company

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees more. If management asks for feedback on new chairs for everyone, or the layout of the new cube structure, it behooves the managers to listen to this feedback or at the very least, acknowledge it and respond back as to why you may or may not go in that direction....


  9. "Strong leadership undergoing growing pains"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Focused leadership team and strong long term position and prospects.

    Cons

    Managing rapid growth - missing two quarters in a row is a symptom of this.

    Advice to Management

    Recommit to investing in new employees so they can contribute deeply and broadly


  10. "Review"

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

    Pros

    Excellent Company to work for..

    Cons

    None at this time...No cons at this time


  11. "best job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time

    Pros

    productive environment quality products dedicated employees

    Cons

    not open to new approaches


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