Overture Networks - Unproductive | Glassdoor

Find your next job here

There are newer employer reviews for Overture Networks
There are newer employer reviews for Overture Networks

See Most Recent

Helpful (1)

"Unproductive"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Happy with pay and work/home balance. Break room snacks and coffee. Have time to dig in and learn new things.

Cons

Hard to tell where the company is going. Over the last year, plenty of wasted effort. Decision making process isn't clear. Lots of false starts.

Product architectures look more like computer science projects than experience-based, realistic approaches. Every new product is a rewrite.

Advice to Management

Get out of the building for a week. Figure out where you want to be in 3 years. Plot a series of small steps to get there, each of which allow direction changes without starting back at the beginning. Then get into the habit of reviewing it every quarter. Change is OK, but throwing away effort is not.

While you're finding your direction, keep your engineers active on short term projects. Stop wasting their work. It is very demoralizing.

Other Employee Reviews for Overture Networks

  1. "Painful"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You don't have to work too hard, easy to balance work with the rest of your life.

    Cons

    The company has no direction, it can't stay on one path for more than a week. Its like you're whipped back and forth every week in a different direction. The company tries to juggle twenty different things and ends up missing on all of them.

    The average employee is below industry average, which makes it easy to be in the upper echelon here. A lot of people do very little.

    You also feel like you're never getting the real story when Mr Reedy talks.

    Advice to Management

    Start your search for a new career - I'm looking for mine!


  2. "Small product based company ruined by leads and some managers"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Overture Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good technical exposure and excellent products portfolio.
    Stands very ahead in market on NFV and sdn.
    Recent Adva acquisitions has further proved the strength of overture.

    Cons

    Worst political place,
    Middle management which consists of leads and some managers do not work at all.
    Credit of engineer's work is given to leads blindly.
    Poor engineers work day and night and do not get their due.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of leads and managers who are not productive.
    Provide visibility to engineers at management level.

There are newer employer reviews for Overture Networks
There are newer employer reviews for Overture Networks

See Most Recent

Work at Overture Networks? Share Your Experiences

Overture Networks
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or