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Calix Senior Software Engineer Reviews

Updated 2 Sep 2019

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3.6
52%
Recommend to a Friend
91%
Approve of CEO
Calix CEO Carl Russo
Carl Russo
5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (3)

    "engineering"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calix full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Senior managers are easy to work with

    Cons

    Not enough SEs to cover the number of accounts

    Advice to Management

    Need L3

    Calix2018-05-23
  2. Helpful (3)

    "Senior Software Eningeer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Petaluma, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Calix full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work with flexible hours.

    Cons

    Most of the Software development jobs are being moved to China.

    Calix2018-02-13
  3. Helpful (5)

    "Senior software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Calix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good location to work in San jose

    Cons

    No work life balance. Consultants heavy work culture. There is no proper planning for the projects and people are always struggling to meet deadlines.There is lack of respect among team members and People are quite rude often. There is lot of micromanaging and no trust among the peers.The Calix culture seems to be missing .There is lot of politics among the team,as only the preferred members get the important... projects.

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    Advice to Management

    Their is no transparency among the team.The managers don't know often what the team is doing. There are no one on one meetings with the manager .

    Calix2017-04-27
  4. Helpful (8)

    "Horrible Culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Petaluma, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Calix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    During my first 3 years, the company was great. Awesome co-workers and positive environment.

    Cons

    Now the water is black. The CEO,no longer runs the ship and has left it in the hands of HR. Why would a company do that? When will it be recognized that HR is driving the company and culture aground? HR is not in a support/morale booster role, but rather is controlling the company's overall business.

    Advice to Management

    It is highly discouraging to work in a toxic environment. Up front, things may appear fine, but it doesn't take long for the cancer to become apparent. Advice? Replace HR, starting at the top.

    Calix2014-09-15
  5. "Calix interview"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nanjin, Jiangsu
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Working atmosphere is very easy

    Cons

    Not find any downsides till now

    Calix2019-09-02
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good for the ones with family"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Development Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Calix full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great colleagues and good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The future of the company is uncertain. New products don't ramp up well.

    Calix2019-08-31
  7. "Interviewer is very nice and genial"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Nanjing, Jiangsu
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calix full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    very happy and skill, good person

    Cons

    so nothing found so far,..

    Calix2019-05-15
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Senior Software Engineer in Nanjing, Jiangsu
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Calix

    Pros

    Good environment, free coffee, cola and chance to visit HQ in US (depends on the department). Flexible working time.

    Cons

    Salary is not attractive, comparing to Huawei with the same level. Relationship between CDC and HQ is subtle. IT is not fancy any more. Future is obscure.

    Calix2016-03-06
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