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"A hard charging company trying to change the world"

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Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Director in Redwood City, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Exciting new technology working to improve a mission-critical industry
Innovation and new development
New technologies
International

Cons

Long hours
Waiting to go public forever!

Advice to Management

Internal promotions are difficult making retaining talent difficult

Other Employee Reviews for Silver Spring Networks

  1. Helpful (6)

    "Lack of Top Down Leadership and Process"

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Silver Spring Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Technology is promising, but can take another decade to bear some real fruits.

    Cons

    Technology takes too long to go through Pilot testing.
    Too Political. Its not what you know, its who you know and who you are willing to kiss up to.
    Obvious conflict of interest all over engineering and middle-management team.
    No process, lack of predictability.
    Lack of trust amongst employees. Everyone is holding on to their own information to protect their job security, rather than sharing and helping with progress for the company. Lack of documentation, so that these unsecured employees can hang onto their tiny knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Put your foot down and start to demand changes. Get rid of middle management, very political. Only feed you what you want to hear, and not necessarily the reality. They are all stale and can't think out of the box. If you want real change, you have to do some real house cleaning... Need to change overall culture for more open communication, rather than all secret meetings, that does not promote trust amongst employees and management team. You have much bigger challenge in the management front than technology. If you think your challenge is technology and customers, you're wrong.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Sink or swim"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great concept, helping the environment, green company

    Cons

    No training or management. Most managers have low EQ and are so rushed and pressured, there is no training or leading within the organization. With our contracts, we agree to more than we can handle.

    Advice to Management

    Don't bite off more than you can chew and hire more resources, not more managers. SSN is too top heavy for a small organization

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