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"The best job ever!"

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Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Plano, TX
Former Contractor - Network Engineer in Plano, TX
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Positive Outlook

I worked at Oceus Networks as a contractor (Less than a year)

Pros

Having the change to work with all the different technologies including broadband telecommunication, different OS systems, and network equipment best group of people in the business. .

Cons

To much traveling for me. You may spend three to eight week at a time form the office and home.

Advice to Management

Do not changes stick with what you know it works!

Other Employee Reviews for Oceus Networks

  1. "Oceus Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oceus Networks full-time

    Pros

    Lean organization depends on wide band-width of capability. You can learn quickly.

    Cons

    Normal stability issues of a small company.


  2. "Not Your Typical Small Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Oceus Networks is a small company where employees often wear different hats throughout a project and provides opportunity to learn and hone other skills. The engineering office is a challenging and fast paced environment that is a "down to business" environment with the occasional Happy Hour from time to time. From 25+ years of working with/for small companies it is par-for-the-course with the stresses and challenges that engineers and a small company faces. What makes Oceus Networks unique is the products and services produced are far beyond the competition that operates with much larger teams and higher operational budgets. Within Oceus Networks are opportunities to learn and contribute in all areas of the company beyond what most small companies offer. Oceus Networks is primarily a services driven company and arguably second a product company. The product engineering (in general) ranges goes from hardware development to software engineering/development across multiple disciplines. The work environment in the Plano TX office is casual. As long as you stay focused on assigned tasks and the company goals, you don't get much grief from your manager. Great things are being accomplished with the small teams as Oceus Networks has accomplished several advancements and patents in secure 4GLTE cellular communications and mobile device security that no other company has been able to accomplish.

    Cons

    Did I mention this is a small company? Yes, it is small compared to some and this may be a "con" to a few people while being a "pro" to others. With Oceus Networks being a small company it is not a startup company that is blowing money and the employees only actually work 20 hours a week, you are expected to stay focused and deliver on the company’s goals (which may not be the goals of the individual engineer). Everyone is having to do multiple jobs, so you may be asked to do something that is new to you or you will need to go talk with other teams or IT for help, if you are in introvert this will probably kill you. As with any small company, there are "Crunch Times" that will need additional hours beyond the 40 hours a week (this maybe a problem for some, while others it is not an issue). Advancement is very limited as the services and product portfolio is not expanding as fast as fast as larger companies can offer. Stress can be high at times during the final push on a deployment or product release. As an engineer, your job duties will change from time to time and there are times where a requirement changes after engineering/development has started and can cause some heartburn to those who are used to a full waterfall development cycle with very large teams.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to the engineers in the treches and spend time with each team member in the trenches. One of the greatest assets that Oceus Networks engineering office in Plano has is the CTO and his ablity to listen and motivate others. While he does this effort, doing it a bit more one-on-one could help in improving the office and the team as a whole.

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