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  1. "A great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone acts like a team and supports each other. Very bright employees who work hard and participate in community events.

    Cons

    Parent company has reduced ability to be as flexible and nimble as they used to be in the marketplace.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in next gen, allow Cequint to be more innovative.


  2. "Could be Great, Sadly not."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Cequint full-time

    Pros

    Pays well. Almost all of the staff are fantastic engineers. Managers in the "trenches" are smart and capable. Decent kitchen and good work environment in terms of office space. Great location.

    Cons

    Health benefits are horrible. 401k is marginal at best. Current management above senior level up has a habit of undoing things that work and inhibiting productivity. Team "leads" are often afforded more consideration than management staff. Recruiting staff regularly oversteps their bounds and behaves inappropriately at times. Company has a long standing tendency of driving off capable and competent people in favor of yes men and people who are marginally capable of driving the business. There was once a fantastic executive management team that was slowly driven out and it's a shell of what it once was.

    Advice to Management

    Let management do their job. Stop micromanaging. Trust in your management team instead of nodding and smiling and doing whatever without consideration for leadership that has proven effective on multiple occasions.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Things are looking up for Cequint!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    People are really nice here
    Great location
    We know how to have fun
    Very smart people that work here
    PTO is very generous
    Company seems to be starting to generate a little more business and products

    Cons

    Very inefficient to have a satellite office in Florida
    From a business standpoint the organization is not set up very well to be efficient
    Bring back the development to Seattle with the right skill sets

    Advice to Management

    We are finally getting on the right track with upper management


  4. "QA"

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    Former Employee - Integration Tester in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Integration Tester in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Cequint (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice location in Downtown Seattle

    Cons

    Product is not very promising


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is competitive, great benefits, the team I am on has some brilliant engineers who I learn from and truly enjoy working with. The culture is very startup, even though Cequint was purchased by a larger company and then that company purchased by an even larger company. The people at Cequint are some of the most fun in the industry that I have had the pleasure of working with.

    Cons

    There is some "big dumb company" stuff that happens that can be a little irritating if you are used to startup culture. There is some startup technology debt here, in that some things were built too fast because of timelines during the startup days. We are making great strides to make the systems and networks more manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate! My main complaint is that Cequint does not seem to be in the innovation business anymore, and seems to be happy just milking the cash cows. Of course there's nothing wrong with a cash cow :)


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Cequint a company that if its product was released 5-7 years ago it would have been great."

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    Current Employee - Handset Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Handset Software Development Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Stress level
    Cool office
    Most employees are Cequint are very nice and friendly
    large amounts of PTO

    Cons

    Few and far between in career opportunities
    Upper management is terrible
    No motivation to do your best work
    Company product isn't one you would buy
    No Bonuses, No stock, no nothing

    Advice to Management

    Learn to motivate your employees to breath life into your company.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Still good and promising company to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Integration Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good, consistent and emerging company. Good culture it has. Good at work & life balance - you can be more flexible than other companies.

    Cons

    No additional compensation at all. Don't expect to much other than salary. Health insurance is not 100% covered by company so you have to pay lots of money.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Casual and challenging work environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cequint full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work Nice people Casual environment

    Cons

    Politics politics there is nothing else really that is a con

    Advice to Management

    Management has been very nice to me


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ruined by TNS"

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

    I worked at Cequint full-time

    Pros

    Nice office buildings and flexible hours. Pets are allowed in the office and you can work from home to avoid the commute frequently

    Cons

    Purchased by Transaction Network Services which then allowed a private equity firm (Siris) to destroy the future of the company. Management was inept prior to the buyout and things have not improved. This has also caused several product launches to be significantly delayed or canceled.

    Advice to Management

    Surrendra should be deported back to India. The rest of Cequint management should seek a way out of TNS and try to rebuild the company that was lost.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Um, wow Cequint puts the FUN in dysfunctional"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer In Test in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    no pros that I can think of. Hm, well, they did get mac computers for everyone.

    Cons

    Where do I start? A bunch of whiny underachievers in Seattle led by a cheerleader CEO who couldn't manage his way out of a paper bag, backed up by a group of backstabbing engineers in Florida. The TNS acquisition was the death of the company. Its just gone down hill from there. Even as a small company, they were more intererested in screwing over other teams than doing their own job. It has just gotten worse since.

    Advice to Management

    It is too late!


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