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Acme Packet Reviews

Updated March 18, 2017
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  1. "Experience at Acme packet"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager
    Current Employee - Marketing Program Manager

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

    Pros

    great work culture. Post Oracle acquisition

    Cons

    Highly political and very low communication within departments.


  2. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great bunch of people, inconsistent pace of work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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  5. "Good and Bad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small teams.
    Everyone knows everyone.
    Good opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Poor salaries and stock options

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "good culture, changing as the company got acquired"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good people, flexibility, perks, good facilities

    Cons

    low salary, after oracle acquisition - bad culture

    Advice to Management

    pay people more money


  7. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. "The Golden Years"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Acme Packet full-time

    Pros

    It was great fun working for a company that was on the up and up

    Cons

    Political leadership at times, if you were in the wrong group you had no career moves


  9. "Satisfied, great company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  10. "Great learning experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Bedford, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Bedford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great staff,excellent mentors(in customer support) ,relaxed work environment

    Cons

    No work based incentives,below market pay.There is a big inner circle in this company (People that thrive on others talents and do not deserve to be in the company, let alone the management positions they command.. On the other hand there are lots and lots of talented people who are hardly recognized

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the people that you see in the cafeteria everyday for hours and hours doing nothing


  11. "Best Company I Have Worked For"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good salary, good commission, fun parties, very leniant

    Cons

    Large disconnect between engineering and the customer



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