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NETSCOUT Reviews

Updated April 27, 2017
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NETSCOUT Founder, President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board Anil K. Singhal
Anil K. Singhal
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Pros
  • Good work culture and proper work life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Employees are given the chance to voice their opinion and work culture is very good (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is poor as a result of these two factors (in 5 reviews)

  • The company wants to grow but there is no growth path for support employees (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "smoke and mirrors"

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at NETSCOUT full-time

    Pros

    Like most other companies that suck, the only pro next to maybe a handsome salary would be the personal relationships you are able to build with your teammates through (unrecognized) hard work.

    Cons

    Awful leadership starting with the CEO. Heavy politics and I mean, disturbingly unethical. A company that bandaid fixes. Limited growth opportunities based on who in leadership you are able to schmooze. Lack of accountability is in NetScout leadership's DNA. Those who have positive things to say about NetScout on Glassdoor are the ones who are part of the NetScout players club.

    Advice to Management

    Value your people and you will have happy customers and better stock prices.


  2. "Positive reviews are laughable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They won't fire you.

    Cons

    Stagnant solution being peddled by unempowered product teams while pompous CEO over indulged his ego through creative history lessons and made up roadmaps that will not be realized

    Advice to Management

    Innovate, empower, and don't BS. Get another CEO and empower product owners. Listen to the market. Hire stronger sales leaders. Set a direction. Stop over representing yourselves!


  3. "No Planning"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits. good lunch and brunch offering.

    Cons

    stick to legacy code base and doesn't want to move or make any changes or plan for that.
    no employee growth plan and training.

    Advice to Management

    either change your lower management or make them adaptable to any future changes. get new skills in your team, encourage people to make changes.
    don't think that unless we have perfect perfect solution we won't do anything and wait for perfect to come.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Run as fast as you can"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There really are no pros to working here

    Cons

    Good ole boys club, too much middle management, All C level management have no clue, treat employees horribly


  6. Helpful (8)

    "WORST company in the world"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business and Sales
    Current Employee - Business and Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big Paycheck
    Company stock performs well (not sure how)

    Cons

    The bottom 6 reviews are by the company employees, if you want real reviews, sign into glassdoor and take a look at the next 100 reviews.

    - Most unprofessional
    - unnecessary gossip
    - management doesn't even have a college degree
    -Executive management has no idea what's going on. Also, power revolved around a very few people
    - Product Management doesn't have a roadmap
    In short, this company is going to be a stopping point in your career; these guys are going to humiliate you big time. They will try to pose that everything is mission critical but everything is just meaningless. There is no differentiation between services and sales. Plus you will have to deal with a lot of attitude by a huge group of dumb founded, narcissistic and egotistic people.

    Advice to Management

    Please resign and go sell girl scout cookies


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Worse experience ever"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, company products are really good.

    Cons

    Lots of micromanagement, the management team always want to control you, no mentoring, no real team-work, just the old culture of: "I command, you obey". They will fool you in thinking you will do post-sales activities, but in fact you will end up doing everything but that. Rude behavior, bullying... worst professional experience ever.

    The account team works very disperse, no focus on anything. No leadership, you will even be called at 10:00 p.m. just to review a sizing! And that is just an example.

    Advice to Management

    Resign, take an interpersonal skills training, even psychological therapy. Value your employees, treat them like persons, not robots.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Working remotely is not embraced by Netscout"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance
    Former Employee - Finance
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great pay, great benefits and great co-workers.

    Cons

    No trust placed in employees that work remotely. Supervisors like to micromanage. No recognition for a job well done, but quick to point out mistakes that are made. No chance for remote employees to advance in the company. When you get to the top tier of your salary level, they terminate you.

    Advice to Management

    Place trust in your employees, no matter if they work in the corporate office or remotely. Don't ask your employees to do something you yourself would not be willing to do. It doesn't instill confidence in your employees about your ability to manage. Just because you have "manager" in your title doesn't mean you are one.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Was very good until new manager came on board"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits, good people to work with.

    Cons

    No growth, boring projects, a young high tech company with an 99 yrs old man's mentality.

    Advice to Management

    open mind for all the ideas.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "In the beginning, before the 'new' Manager, things were good."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    At the time, NetScout had a really GOOD full line of products and offered solutions that were reliable and had good 'up' time.

    Cons

    MANAGEMENT. Upper Management did not take an interest in the 'do-ers'. They were only interested in 'numbers' and what Mid-Management reported back to them, which was NOT always acccurate. If Mid-Management did not like you for some reason or another, you were doomed.

    Advice to Management

    Become more involved/aware of what your appointed Mid-Levl Managers are about...especially, thei true views and feelings on diversity. NetScout on the outside appears to have happy employees...they do not!


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