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NETSCOUT Reviews

Updated November 29, 2018
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NETSCOUT Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board Anil K. Singhal
Anil K. Singhal
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  1. "Company review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NETSCOUT full-time

    Pros

    NETSCOUT has a friendly culture which promotes job flexibility. The salaries are very good

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be difficult to move to other positions in the company, or find new experiences internally.


  2. "Solid direction"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, technology and direction
    Was in lock step with the market with the move into cloud and security
    Huge upside with their partnerships

    Cons

    Took a while to open their technology up to technology partners, but making great moves now. Arbor integration was a little slow.

  3. Helpful (6)

    "A Mangement Nightmare"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westford, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NETSCOUT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid technology and well intentioned people

    Cons

    Closed circle of execs running company to meet their ego and not serve the employees or the shareholders. CEO is full of himself and completely out of tourch with the market. More interested in writing his book than retaining good talent and listening to professionals. Sr. Management is a revolving door. The only Sr. Managers left are butt kissers.

    Advice to Management

    Resign - The place is falling apart. Took a great company like Arbor apart. Lost all of their best people. Marketing which was great is now in shambles and reporting to a total idiot.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "post vsp chaos"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NETSCOUT full-time

    Pros

    challenging product and talented engineering staff

    Cons

    there are two classes of people at NETSCOUT: Management and Individual Contributor. The management layer does not leave, nor get removed. The individual contributor layer churns with high turn-over.

    Advice to Management

    my only advice is to Anil and the board - get some high-energy and proven talent to re-energize the sales and product management effort for starters.


  5. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in American Fork, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people to work with.
    New technologies give opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    End of release cycle is crazy

    Advice to Management

    Try an agile cycle


  6. "Excellent company culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Westford, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NETSCOUT full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    1. High employee retention
    2. High caliber engineering talent
    3. Extremely knowledgeable CEO

    Cons

    High employee retention limits career advancement


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Run"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am not sure if there are any. The people used to be an asset but lately everyone is so negative and ready to stab you in the back.
    The benefits provided is one of the only reasons to stay

    Cons

    Where do I start?
    Terrible raises, terrible attitudes, leaders are either completely oblivious or completely condescending. They are not approachable at all. It's a dictatorship where all crap rolls downhill.

    Advice to Management

    Retire. Get in fresh blood, fresh ideas, and stop thinking you know best and nobody else in the room has a clue.

  8. "Senior Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NETSCOUT full-time

    Pros

    Network test and measurement is always changing

    Cons

    Communications of plans could be better.


  9. "Days at netscout"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at NETSCOUT full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    CEO - original founder of netscout is a strong leader. I was amazed by his one principle - I will not hire willy nilly only to let go of my employees... it's ok if we are growing little slowly but we won't grow at the cost of our employees. I have yet to see a CEO who adheres to such principles.

    Cons

    A lot of old timers are now middle managers and holding the company back in terms of innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Hire smart managers from outside.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place for a stable mid-career job, not ideal for new opportunities/advancement"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NETSCOUT full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Employees are very talented
    -Friendly atmosphere
    -The products are very sophisticated, this is a great place to learn
    -Good work-life balance

    Cons

    -Need more focus on product quality. robustness, & documentation for long-term success
    -Not enough investment in enabling employees (e.g. lab equipment, training, etc.)
    -Low career mobility: company will freeze or reverse plans on raises/promotions and there are constant reorgs