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Ikanos Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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Ikanos President and CEO Omid Tahernia
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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. "first review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Red Bank, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    great working environment and nice people

    Cons

    Less opportunities to grow and more issue to solve

    Advice to Management

    Explore different technologies

  3. "Can't recommend"

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    Former Employee - Staff DSP Engineer in Mission Viejo, CA
    Former Employee - Staff DSP Engineer in Mission Viejo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Ikanos (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting projects, good and hard working engineers.

    Cons

    Bad management, laid off employees regularly without announcing public which resulted in creating a fearful and cynical environment. No gender diversity, difficult environment for women. For example some top executives talked inappropriately about women in all-hand meetings.


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "ikanos review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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


  6. "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.


  7. "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

  8. "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


  9. "Start-up vibe without the risk"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Red Bank, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company working towards a common goal, opportunity to wear a lot of different hats in my role, renewed focus on delivering on-time and on-schedule both internally and to our customers generating good buzz in the company. Great opportunity for those who want a bigger role in a smaller company, those who want more visibility in their accomplishments.

    Cons

    Industry has taken a beating in the past few years, our technology is not being as respected / talked-about as it should be.

    Advice to Management

    We need to build a stronger marketing campaign around our technology and our company to get people talking about us again!


  10. 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


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