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Allot Communications Reviews

Updated April 4, 2017
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Allot Communications President, CEO, and Director Rami Hadar
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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Sales Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Allot Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    You are given flexible hours, very good with giving family time after travel. Challenging technical environment. Good product and technology.

    Cons

    The career paths are not clear, technology future is not clear. Workarounds for product are considered solutions.


  2. "Senior Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Woburn, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Woburn, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Allot Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some very good products, technology and many great people.

    Cons

    Centralized control in Israel and no trust or distribution of autonomy or authority for even the smallest decision making capabilities. No trust of the people in the field to make proper business decisions and no support for them with technology or resources. Very much a blame culture, not supportive. Run by bean counters who are overly focused on short term quarterly numbers and not long term success, lacking true focus on the customer and long term true solution development. Product Management is horrible, ill conceived ideas that are released before they are ready and are unsupportable in the field. There is no way for a field engineer to open a feature request via a ticket system, you have to call the product manager (how does that scale or how do you track it? Basically you can't and most field requests are suppressed by PM).

    Advice to Management

    Revisit your executive team and your organizations core value systems. Are they conducive to growth and retention of strong people with high ethical standards and the standard needs for autonomy, mastery and purpose. I don't think so. Look at Daniel Pink's book "Drive", you need to modernize the way you motivate people.


  3. "Some good, some not so good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Allot Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Reasonably good income opportunity, benefits are better than average, flexibility for working anywhere reasonably accommodated, a few very good people in the organization who really want to see everyone succeed.

    Cons

    My way or the highway attitude from higher ups, unwillingness to adapt strategy to match different regions in the world, lack of focus on market needs for under-served constituents, actions don't always match rhetoric. Practically no path to advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people on the front line who see customers every day. Be willing to consider a different opinion or approach to a problem.


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  5. "Software Architect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allot Communications full-time

    Pros

    Advanced technology, friendly co-workers, flexible environment to challenge different areas

    Cons

    Business plan keeps changing, coordination between R&D and in-field support is not efficient


  6. "Great Technology but organization is lacking"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Allot Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome Technology. Very complex and challenging

    Cons

    Organization and lack of focus is an issue


  7. "Lot of work , unclear perspective"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Allot Communications full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for start and network / telecom environment understanding

    Cons

    Lot of work , unclear perspective

    Advice to Management

    Very centralized management , micromanagement


  8. "Allot communications Regional sales SEA"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Allot Communications full-time

    Pros

    Young team, Working Independently according to VP guidlines

    Cons

    Many of the decisions are happening in HQ - far from the customer

    Advice to Management

    There is a great potential to do more - let the regions to be more independent.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Was amazing experience, but recent events makes future vague"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Allot Communications full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    New technologies
    Interesting products
    Nice office with rooms and working conditions

    Cons

    Company lost its main source of income, shifts to security. Not sure what the future holds, it might be bought by other company. Managment seems lost in this mess.
    No real bonuses (restricted stocks are problematic)

    Advice to Management

    Keep your valuable employees close (by salaries or bonuses), because they are leaving in increasing numbers. There's just too much of uncertainty.


  10. "Working at Allot"

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

    I have been working at Allot Communications full-time

    Pros

    Good people and a dynamic company

    Cons

    Frequent strategy and direction changes

    Advice to Management

    Manage by a clear and transparent methodology


  11. "Solutions Engineer Mexico and LATAM"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent working environment and friendship.

    Cons

    From my side any cons.


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