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Gigamon Reviews

Updated May 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Good management, great benefits, rock solid product, pay plan plus stock purchase program is awesome (in 12 reviews)

  • 3 days Free lunch and 2 days free breakfast (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is pretty bad (in 9 reviews)

  • Middle Management is a mixed bag (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to work!!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time

    Pros

    Good product, lots of innovation, good culture. Catered luncheons and Orange Fridays (happy hour).

    Cons

    Personally, it's too long of a commute from the east bay. However, each team has the flexibility to work from home some days that make sense.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to employees and how they are feeling.


  2. "Sales Executive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time

    Pros

    Creative, motivated, One-Team culture.. great people!

    Cons

    Emerging marketplace demands constant marketing and channel initiatives

  3. "Long term outlook required - why I stay"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People are good here - bad apples dont last. Management communicates well, strong vision of company direction, spirit of teamwork and comradery referred to as "One Gigamon".
    Innovation is high here, very smart people and the industry leader, always thinking years ahead.
    Dynamic company - has evolved through numerous challenges, stages and forms
    of ownership and always comes out stronger each time.
    Good benefits including: Health, Dental, Vision, Holiday party, Bi-Annual bonus

    Cons

    Typical SV company challenges including: constant change, striving for efficiencies, systems incompatibility, market changes .. (sorry grass is not any greener elsewhere)

    Advice to Management

    Create more $ incentives for employees to take a long view during current phase


  4. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am working with Gigamon for past 3 years and found an excellent place to work.
    All engineers are very helpful and really work as a team.
    Management is very supportive and if there is any concern they are always open to discuss and take care.
    Good benefits.
    Very good collaboration between each team as well as globally.

    Cons

    I believe VFT/Manager role is not really helping. Managers should take the VFT role.
    It was not a good idea to move QA to each VFT team, It would be better to have a separate QA team, the way it was.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the food quality as the company is already spending too much for the food. I would say, we can get better food with less spending.
    Also should have a more veggie option.
    Too many changes in an organizational structure may not help in going forward. It does not look positive move.


  5. "The Power of One Gigamon!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time

    Pros

    The Gigamon team is about the people, followed closely by innovation. Leadership always makes sure to re-enforce values and truly cares about its people as seen by incredible holiday parties, re-enforcement in leadership development, and regular reviews of priorities and focus.

    From an innovation perspective this company has come a long way from the TAP and Agg market to a true platform. While nothing is perfect, the soundness of the vision in aligned to both customer and future market needs keeps us in the lead in our market.

    I've worked at many companies...this by far is the most fun to work at.

    Cons

    Often there is just too many things to get done. Like many growing companies, the opportunities are endless, and getting balance on what to do, versus what not to do is a challenge.

    Improvement into process, systems, and automation would greatly work to make a more efficient workforce engine.

    Advice to Management

    Key up the great work! Focus on the people, and make sure every initiative is about simplifying the day to day, to make for a brighter tomorrow!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Gigamon-Great leadership / challenging environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top leadership is committed / CEO (Paul H) is very well liked and genuinely cares
    Challenging assignments, makes the day fly
    Best in class Quality; extremely high reliability with practically no DOA/RMA's
    Good benefits
    Any individual can make an impact and contribute significantly
    Operations team is very talented..one of the best I have seen.

    Cons

    The long commute in my case (does not apply to others:)

    Advice to Management

    A kind word, a little recognition, a small promotion goes a long way....


  7. "Great place to work!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    CEO & executive team
    work life balance
    people

    Cons

    morale has been low due to all the changes but that is our industry - we need to learn to adapt & embrace change. move forward.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Not yet"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time

    Pros

    Unstable environment makes for new opportunities

    Cons

    Unstable environment makes for anxiety


  9. "Gigamon - Great Place to work at!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Prin in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Prin in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gigamon full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great company culture
    - Great benefits
    - Free food: Catered lunches Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Plus, drinks and snacks

    Cons

    - Recently acquired and went private


  10. Helpful (12)

    "GIMO is heading in the wrong direction"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time

    Pros

    1. You get paid twice a month.
    2. Work life balance is great, because you don't have to work when you're at work.
    3. Employees are allowed to work from home.

    Cons

    1. Lack of job security.
    2. Buddy-buddy system.
    3. Employees are not held accountable for their action and/or lack of.
    4. Too many bottom feeders.
    5. No clear direction from management.
    6. Turnover is ridiculously high.
    7. Morale is at an all time low.


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