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Big Switch Networks Reviews

Updated May 21, 2019

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4.6
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Big Switch Networks CEO Douglas Murray
Douglas Murray
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great company culture, exciting place to work(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "With every start up there are growing pains(in 5 reviews)

  • "BSN is making a serious impact on SDN technology(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Company With Amazing Product & Exciting Future!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Switch Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Culture Driven Employee First based Flexible Working Hours Unlimited PTO Free Food Friendly Environment Motivated Team and Willing to lend a hand

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Big Switch Networks2019-03-28
  2. "Could be a fun place"

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    Current Employee - RSM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Switch Networks full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Unlimited time off, passionate peers, product management welcomes feedback

    Cons

    A lot of pressure on sales to hit their number. If you do hit your number, you are punished with an insane quota next half. Unrealistic metrics pushed onto sales by people behind computers with no idea how the field team actually operates. And scale back on the number of meetings all the reps are required to attend weekly.

    Advice to Management

    Accountability across all departments, not just sales. Don't micromanage people who are out there hitting the pavement every day. Let them do what they need to do to close a sale instead of pushing ridiculous activity metrics/5X pipeline requirements.

    Big Switch Networks2019-05-22
  3. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - RSM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Big Switch Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Many engineers to help with customers

    Cons

    No accountability other than sales, no market branding, go to market is a struggle

    Advice to Management

    Accountability for all

    Big Switch Networks2019-03-21
  4. "great culture and technology opprtinuty"

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      Current Employee - Engineer 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook

      I have been working at Big Switch Networks full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      great culture , great opportunity to win the market

      Cons

      being in startup there will be always ups and downs

      Big Switch Networks2019-03-02
    • "senior technical staff"

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      Current Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Big Switch Networks full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Great company. people are friendly and willing to help. the company's culture is open and transparent.

      Cons

      I am happy so far

      Big Switch Networks2018-12-28
    • "BigSwitch Networks"

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      Current Employee - Network Consulting Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Big Switch Networks full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      BSN has the best Fabric & Monitoring technology for the DC customers. The team and work culture is great. Definitely one of the best of startup in bay area.

      Cons

      Need to come up with more new products to diversify revenues

      Big Switch Networks2018-06-13

      Big Switch Networks Response

      June 21, 2018Talent Acquisition Lead

      Hello - Thank you for the review of Big Switch Networks, we all agree the best start-up in the bay area! The leadership team welcomes all ideas on new products, please feel free to speak with any of the leaders or bring up your ideas up at the next all hands meeting! Thanks Paul in ...

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    • Helpful (2)

      "Love the culture, love the "why""

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      Current Employee - Sales 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Big Switch Networks full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Customer driven, commitment to the mission of "disrupting the status quo of legacy networking", transparency at all levels, happy customers, innovative, fast-paced, growing, smart people, great leadership.... list goes on

      Cons

      No significant 401 K matching, but improving

      Advice to Management

      As you add layers of management with growth, stay agile and not too heavy handed on process

      Big Switch Networks2018-06-05

      Big Switch Networks Response

      June 21, 2018Talent Acquisition Lead

      We are so glad you love the culture here at Big Switch Networks, we pride ourselves on "being awesome. Thanks for your advise, we are working hard to maintain our agility while we grow the company. As to 401k and benefits, your new HR team is reviewing all benefits to ensure we offer ...

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    • "MTS"

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      Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Big Switch Networks full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      flexible work hours and places. Unlimited PTO

      Cons

      Still, have the startup growing pain.

      Big Switch Networks2018-06-01

      Big Switch Networks Response

      June 4, 2018Talent Acquisition Lead

      Dear MTS - thanks for the review! We do still have some growing pains but we are working through them. Feel free to come by HR anytime to discuss any concerns or just to say HI Paul Henneke Talent Acquistion

    • "Just Okay"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Big Switch Networks full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Location and product possibilities.

      Cons

      Growing pains, too many rounds of funding, and micro management.

      Big Switch Networks2018-04-26

      Big Switch Networks Response

      April 30, 2018Talent Acquisition Lead

      HI! Every start up experiences growing pain and we are not the exception but with the pain comes great progress. Please feel free to come to HR, myself, Paul Henneke or our interim head of HR Leon Bezdikian to discuss any concerns, we are here to listen and will do all we can to assist

    • "Member of Technical Staff"

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      • Senior Management
      Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Santa Clara, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Big Switch Networks full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      A very friendly environment. Extremely smart people to work with. Free lunch most of the days and a well stocked kitchen.

      Cons

      Nothing really. Being a startup you might not have access to perks offered by big companies. Eg free public transport.

      Big Switch Networks2018-04-10

      Big Switch Networks Response

      April 11, 2018Talent Acquisition Lead

      Hi - We are glad you are enjoying the environment at Big Swtich Networks as well as your team and our entire staff. Free food is always good. As we are growing we are looking at our current perks and what new perks we can offer. More to come! As free public transportation, which ...

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