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Guavus Reviews

Updated 21 de Aug 2019

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Guavus CEO Faizel Lakhani (no image)
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Customer support engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot in a short period of time. There are some very knowledgeable folks working at the company. In particular it's good to learn about Big Data and related technologies.

    Cons

    For our group, the hours were quite long and the job was very demanding.

    Advice to Management

    More customers are needed. And it would be good to have more down time.

    Guavus2014-06-16
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Burning the candle at both ends..."

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice home office. Great people and some nice technology.

    Cons

    They are falling behind and have not managed their money well. Recently had huge lay offs for support teams. Now people are being asked to do the work of 2 or 3 people. A lot of work and not enough man power to deliver. Slow to make changes and deliver newer cutting edge solutions and competitors are starting to out pace them.

    Advice to Management

    Need less layers of management and more worker bees.

    Guavus2014-06-12
  3. "Great Career Opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hot technology, Large Market share, Room for Career Growth

    Cons

    Hiring Managers lack of Process & motivation to get things done sometimes.

    Advice to Management

    Success Starts at the top, were all following the examples your leading us by...

    Guavus2014-05-25
  4. Helpful (6)

    "Guavus, the vision is faded"

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    Former Employee - Senior Program Manager in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Its a job in Big Data, good place to learn it and then move on to a better company. The field is exploding and opportunities abound, learn it here and move on to a better place.

    Cons

    Moribund culture in conflict with itself between management and those who perform the work as well as between their India 'brain trust' and the USA engineering and architecture groups.

    Advice to Management

    You have too many chiefs and not enough Indians. Cut the management cronies instead of the engineers. Don't chase so many deals and shore up what you have already.

    Guavus2014-05-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus

    Pros

    - Talented and experienced people, grateful to work among them - Friendly and collaborative culture - Flexible working environment, more than compensates for long hours - Exciting projects and new sales prospects - Challenging and interesting initiatives - Management very approachable - Efforts are recognized and rewarded - Great compensation and benefits

    Cons

    - Benefits FAR outweigh the cons - Growing pains are normal for rapidly growing companies

    Guavus2014-05-16
  6. "Great Vision, interesting technology"

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    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus

    Pros

    I've been working at Guavus for 2+ years. Company has great vision, and technology, and a solid thought leadership position in the global telco market. Flexible working environment, very smart people.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast, clearer product strategy would help.

    Guavus2014-04-29
  7. "Pretty Good So Far!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Salary is pretty competitive with larger companies - Working with smart and friendly people - Innovative products, some of which are almost bleeding-edge technology - Work-life balance is decent, people are also very motivated to working hard as well - A lot of collaboration with other folks which contributes to better innovations

    Cons

    - Set more clear goals as a company

    Advice to Management

    Set clearer goals for the company and the company focused.

    Guavus2013-11-07
  8. "great career opportunity & great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - open door policy across all levels - room for growth - ownership of work product - no micro management - company is fast paced & growing rapidly - never a dull moment

    Cons

    - not enough minutes in the work day to get it all done - so busy we don't have the group bonding events we need

    Advice to Management

    - maintain the open door policy and dynamic vibe

    Guavus2012-05-31
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting Technology, Excellent professional growth, Intelligent and fun co-workers"

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     in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus

    Pros

    Exciting technology in the emerging and growing space of Big Data and Analytics. Technology has the ability to solve so many business problems. Opportunity to learn from some of the best thought leaders in the industry Good culture of teamwork, respect for people and balance between work & personal life

    Cons

    Like any successful growth company, there are always growing pains. Everyone has to wear multiple hats, but that is also a fun part of the job.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the key industries segments and continue to focus on solving the client's key business problems.

    Guavus2012-05-18
  10. Helpful (2)

    "An exciting, dynamic place to work!"

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     in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guavus

    Pros

    The company has unlimited potential. We are growing fast and every day is an exciting challenge. The talent here is amazing, but there there is no problem with egos. Everyone has a huge impact on the success of the company. The leaders are very approachable.

    Cons

    This is not a place for someone who wants predictability - you have to be able to shift gears quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the small company atmosphere even as the company grows. Take time to celebrate the successes.

    Guavus2012-05-16
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