Zhone Technologies - OK place to gain different experience | Glassdoor
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"OK place to gain different experience"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Zhone Technologies full-time

Pros

Almost no politics (except probably in higher management); exposed to various access technologies; flexible working hours (even working from home sometimes); free sodas; free lunch every friday; relatively quiet environment;

Cons

Expect only salary as the source of income (plus benefits). No bonus, no 401k match, no raise, rubbish stock price, stagnant IT facilities (imagine using a pentium4 to develop software with the first generation 15" LCD screen in a cubicle shared with another coworker); horrible software engineering process (no design docs, inefficient code commit)

Advice to Management

The upper management needs more active in finding a road map. What, Where and when the company to be in 1,3,5 years and create strategies to achieve that.

Other Employee Reviews for Zhone Technologies

  1. "Great Environment and People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Largo, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has a very great working environment and nice people to work with. Good balance of work and job life.

    Cons

    A bit mundane at times

    Advice to Management

    Get the stocks up!


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Literally depressing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Oakland, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some smart engineers at this company. Management orders in pizza on Fridays.

    Cons

    Worst job I've ever had. Atmosphere is noisy and boisterous. Difficult to concentrate. Employees are arrogant and have open contempt for their customers. I've heard a product manager call his customers "idiots". On Sundays, as I contemplated returning to work at Zhone, I would slide into a depression that would last all week. Friday afternoons it would begin to lift. One of my happiest days was the day I quit this job.

    Advice to Management

    Try to create an atmosphere of cooperation and friendliness instead of a culture of hired guns who hate their customers.

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