Silver Spring Networks - There are lots of smart, enthusiastic people but they are generally spread very thin across many projects. | Glassdoor
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"There are lots of smart, enthusiastic people but they are generally spread very thin across many projects."

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Silver Spring Networks full-time

Pros

Free lunch four days a week and baristas at headquarters once a week
Great vacation policy

Cons

No 401k matching
Hard to get people at headquarters to work on your requests if you are working remotely

Advice to Management

Hire more people to do work (engineers and operations resources)

Other Employee Reviews for Silver Spring Networks

  1. "A hard charging company trying to change the world"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Lack of Top Down Leadership and Process"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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