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Allot Communications Reviews

Updated October 11, 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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    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. "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.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Systems Engineer"

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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.


  4. "Software Architect"

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    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


  5. "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


  6. "SW Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    That job left enough time to share with family

    Cons

    Documentation is missing, Lead engineers are hard to get


  7. "Very good company"

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

    I have been working at Allot Communications full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, company really cares about workers, nice environment.

    Cons

    not updated technologies, at least at NMS part, a lot of legacy.

  8. "Company with no future"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is now a new CEO that may be will succeed to move the company

    Cons

    Week management, that eventually was replaced in full.
    The market changed. There is no more DPI market.
    Huge amount of politics.
    Their Security solution is a joke.

    Advice to Management

    Work to reduce the internal politics that killed the company


  9. "Allot"

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    Former Employee - Country Manager
    Former Employee - Country Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good portfolio of solutions to Service Providers and Large Enterprises;

    Cons

    Main solution (traffic optimization) may be blocked by regulators in some countries due to net neutrality;
    Lack of engineering resources in the region impacts on customer satisfaction;


  10. "Work in Allot R&D"

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    Current Employee - Software Manager in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Software Manager in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I have been working at Allot Communications full-time

    Pros

    the tech is very complex and bring new challenges every day.

    Cons

    roadmap is not clear and there is a feel the management not wiling to decide, creating a big one mess in R&D.


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