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Ikanos Fremont Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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Fremont, CA

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  1. "Working at Ikanos"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ikanos full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good location. Good and interesting job. Nice people working at Ikanos. Lots of very competent people.

    Cons

    Tough and cut throat business.


  2. "principal engineer"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good coworkers, good technology and learning

    Cons

    business not good, bad management.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "ikanos review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    good technology and knowledgeable people

    Cons

    it is an underrated company


  4. "Poorly managed company with undifferentiated productline."

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    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Marketing in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no positive words to say.

    Cons

    Single technology company with many large established competitors.

    Advice to Management

    Too late for the management to do anything substantial. Time has passed to acquisition by a bigger player. It is just the matter of time when the company will have to close its doors.


  5. "Normal company but excellent people with work with"

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Engineering team is pretty strong. People are friendly and easygoing.

    Cons

    Not clear about its future

    Advice to Management

    Clearer assignment will result in better results


  6. "Full steam ahead"

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I like working with my team, professional group of engineers. I get the opportunity to work and collaborate with other areas of the business. Company is niche focused in space.

    Cons

    Small company, no 401k match


  7. Helpful (1)

    "So so company w/ unstable management"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Commute is convenient w/o too much traffic

    Cons

    Execution is not smooth and people don't feel exciting

  8. "Good place to work not stable company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer, Product Applications in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer, Product Applications in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    one has opportunity to do multiple things . Learn & contribute.

    Cons

    Company is not stable going through lots of restructuring

    Advice to Management

    Make place stable. Communicate. Follow what you say


  9. "good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Design Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good management, bad product. Need more diversification

    Cons

    bad product, need to explore other markets

    Advice to Management

    Explore other markerts


  10. "Lost its direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Comfortable, stress free environment, spread out organization

    Cons

    Lack of any direction; top mgmt lacks market understanding. No future upside.

    Advice to Management

    Find a buyer and get out of the market.


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