Gigamon Reviews

Updated Jan 5, 2021

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4.0
77%
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Gigamon CEO Paul Hooper
Paul Hooper
153 Ratings
Pros
  • "Many of the same perks you see at a start up; free lunch, happy hours, team building and incredibly hard but rewarding work(in 19 reviews)

  • "Benefits and work life balance are great(in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • "Little hickups in work life balance during release periods(in 13 reviews)

  • "They learnt an art of keeping upper management happy without owning and delivering anything on the ground(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Quick Job review"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Positive work environment and benefits

    Cons

    Cumbersome Hierarchy, lack of new employee orientation

  2. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Gigamon full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, One Gigamon culture

    Cons

    Going private was a big change. Needed more diversity at the highest levels.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "No longer a great company"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gigamon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good and helpful engineers. Treats employees fair. CEO is good. Gigamon is a leader in its segment(largely due to no big players in this market).

    Cons

    - Most( may be all) work shifted to Chennai centre. - CEO words inspire but they do not translate into actions. - People are individually good but do not translate into the required help when needed. - If somebody finds a problem, he/she has to solve it on his/her own and no help will be received. VPs/Managers are not leaders and they do not care about employees work under them.

  4. Helpful (6)

    "Very nasty and spiteful senior execs"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Gigamon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Mostly great team of engineers who are good team players

    Cons

    Juniper type culture which is very political and spiteful. You have to suck upto the execs. Very heavy processes and politics for this size of company. The execs say that they care for employees but only those who are their friends and people who suck upto them

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Good product/service, but cliquey and unenviable culture"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gigamon full-time

    Pros

    A solid product/service and some talented employees. Formerly 3 free lunches/week (no longer applicable during work from home).

    Cons

    I can echo many of the critical comments that have already been posted. Gigamon has a very cliquey culture. While some teams function well, others are very disorganized. Opportunities for professional development can be limited. Additionally, while the company regularly talks about its "One Gigamon" culture, it is far more common for teams to push responsibilities/tasks on to others. Many fail to take ownership/responsibility.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "One Gigamon! A people-oriented company that lives up to its' promises"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager - Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Warm people-oriented company where the leadership truly puts people first. Good people lead to good work and lots of growth. The growth being seen at Gigamon shows that/

    Cons

    As the company grows, the silos are growing too. Need to keep an eye out for those.

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  7. Helpful (1)

    "Amazing place to work at"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time

    Pros

    Supportive team , technology growth ,One Gigamon

    Cons

    I cant think of any cons.

  8. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Api Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Gigamon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Respectful talented people. Really you will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Subjected to too many development constraints, coding style preferences, design preferences etc....

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  9. COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Consistent quality and team work on the Fed team"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gigamon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Over team is mature and well versed across the Cyber industry. The One Gigamon culture seemed like a marketings pin but it is really true here. Everyone willing able to help at all times which helped me immensely.

    Cons

    Nothing at the moment especially with the Covid challenge.

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  10. COVID-19
    Helpful (12)

    "Glad to be gone"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gigamon full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Culture was strong 5 years ago; free food (pre-covid)

    Cons

    Highly disorganized organization. Management has no plans and expects people to drop what they're already working on to work on something an executive came up with out of the blue. Culture has dropped significantly. It used to be centered around One Gigamon but now everyone says "that's not my job" or ignores emails/Slack messages. Execs will take credit for all the work the rest of the team does and doesn't give any credit to people on the team that actually did the work. Everything is considered "high priority" but has no real strategy so when you push back they shame you for it. People are very clique-y here and the only ones that get fired are friends of VPs and execs but they have no real experience managing or know how to do the job so it creates a mess for everyone else.

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