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Gigamon Reviews

Updated May 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Good management, great benefits, rock solid product, pay plan plus stock purchase program is awesome (in 11 reviews)

  • 3 days Free lunch and 2 days free breakfast (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is pretty bad (in 8 reviews)

  • Middle Management is a mixed bag (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent opportunity for growth with a phenomenal start-up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Founders are still around, very involved. Know their staff, have an open door policy and actually listen to their employees' suggestions. Generous with company activities, lunches, recognition programs. Lots of opportunities for internal promotions. Company pays for almost the entire cost of the health benefits.

    Cons

    Still a start-up and some times policy is made on the fly. The health plan is horrible, but HR has done a great job at negotiating an entirely new benefits plan for 2012. Hopefully they'll succeed at improving the current plan.

    Advice to Management

    There is a lot of raw talent within Gigamon. Take advantage of it!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Job Environment !!! it is really nice to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good culture!!!it is really nice to work

    Cons

    there is no cons at all..i cant find any problem


  3. "Amazing Startup Experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of engineering problems to solve and an amazing product
    Motivated Employees
    Good salary and stock options
    Pre-IPO

    Cons

    some processes need to be streamlined

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


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  5. "Great company, great culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart and friendly employees, top notch management. Very collaborative environment that lacks the "drama" at other companies I've worked at. Good benefits- free food, 401K match, small gym, health insurance, events for employees and their family. Company is growing like crazy and doing well, lots of positive momentum. Tons of work to do, but the impact one person can have is significant. IPO is coming!

    Cons

    Slowly, policies and procedures are being developed. Still has a ways to go, but getting there!

    Advice to Management

    thank you for making Gigamon a great place to work.


  6. "Great company and leadership team. These guys get it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation, Benefits, environment, fun place to work

    Cons

    Really a busy place to work, requires effort to work here. Fun but challenging

    Advice to Management

    Keep hiring people


  7. "Amazing company, top of class products and awesome people!"

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

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

    Pros

    -Best job in my career so far
    -Awesome sales management
    -Nice to work at a place where there is a real need in the market for what we do and the competition is far behind/irrelevant.
    -Tons of growth opportunities and career advancements
    -Happy clients that really LOVE Gigamon
    -Great to work with smart, capable and helpful colleagues
    -Great benefits, 401k matching, ESPP program

    Cons

    NONE! Seriously this is a great place to work!

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing!


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company. Great Place to Work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge products. Great work environment. Solid leadership team. Good benefits and competitive pay. Looking forward to the new office located in Santa Clara.

    Cons

    Fast paced work environment. Some long tenure employees finding it difficult to transition to life as publicly traded company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate the vision and Gigamon story.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "The possibility for this growing company is endless"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Salary
    - Benefits
    - Perks : Free food, free gym
    - Do you job and no one bothers you, easy to take sick days or personal days off (Management understands we are people too!)

    Cons

    Management isn't investing on growth for individuals.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees looking to move up in the company, some of us aren't there just to do our jobs, but to move up and make an impact with this growing company.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome people to work with and learn from"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast paced and agile work environment;
    Being a small company, you are wholly responsible for your work and can take pride and ownership;
    No skimming on team building activities just because they are small;
    Friendly and Smart folks to work with;
    Fosters growth for self-motivated employees; opportunities available to expand your knowledge about other areas of the business; recognition opportunities
    Regular webinars and training sessions;
    Diverse environment; gives a sense of family
    Established leadership;

    Cons

    Hit the ground running atmosphere;
    New employee training requires some leadership

    Advice to Management

    Put in more effort on new hire training;
    Regular communication


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Really good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    + Great company with a phenomenal opportunity in front of it!
    + Excellent products
    + Company went through a tough 1H in 2014 but has come out stronger-- has made a sincere attempt to foster a collaborative culture across the whole organization that is resonating very well

    Cons

    Hard to think of any ... I have seen some not-so-positive remarks posted on Glassdoor but honestly find it hard to believe they are referring to Gigamon! This is a company where if you have the drive to make an impact, you can do that.


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