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NIKSUN Reviews

Updated February 10, 2017
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Pros
  • I learned a lot about being an assistant and also managing contracts etc (in 4 reviews)

  • Hired good people willing to make a difference but never trusted them (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management plays games with peoples lives by letting random people go for no reason just to keep everyone on their toes (in 9 reviews)

  • There is no 401k matching which discourages employees from contributing (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Director, Systems Engineering & Product Management"

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

    I worked at NIKSUN full-time

    Pros

    A committed company to Cyber Security driven by the CEO

    Cons

    Requires a 15 hour day commitment to business that is seldom appreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Needs professional management - technology is well covered.


  2. "IT Professional"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at NIKSUN full-time

    Pros

    Good environment & people are nice

    Cons

    poor management and dpt not like share info with each other


  3. Helpful (5)

    "Regional Sales Mgr,"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager, in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager, in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NIKSUN full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Niksun has a decent portfolio of Manged Networks & Security Services, good SE support, Etc...

    Cons

    Branding: Niksun is not well, and there is zero channel relations or partnerships
    Sales & Support: Niksun has no lead generation, Direct MKT programs, no inside sales Etc
    Training: Niksun does not have any onboard or new hire training
    Accts: There is no accts given to new sales people
    Corp culture: Major disconnect here, this place seems like a shell company, you are basically on your own, meaning, very little interaction between other dept employees. The vibe here is drab, bleak..

    Advice to Management

    1. Return phone calls
    2. Acknowledge emails
    3. Acknowledge Mtg requests
    4. Provide some transparency
    5. Develop and hire a channel MGR/Program
    6. No comment


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  5. "Managing Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Ssles
    Former Employee - Ssles
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at NIKSUN full-time

    Pros

    Great people, salaries in line with position.

    Cons

    Needless travel, at times lack of support and inter department communication.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more support for the sales teams. Create better marketing programs, out reach and staff that is better connect to the clients and market place.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Not employee oriented"

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer in Monmouth Junction, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Non to speak of currently

    Cons

    Do not pay. Benefits over priced they short your checks owner thinks all employees are not inteligent.

    Advice to Management

    change your way of thinking


  7. Helpful (1)

    "changes...."

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    Current Employee - Network and Computer Systems Administrator in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Network and Computer Systems Administrator in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We recently had an announcement of two promotions to VP, including one to VP of HR. Well not even a month has passed since the promotion and HR is at it again, giving us a new Health Plan option that reduces our out-of-pocket maximum by almost half. For people with significant medical expenses this is a huge benefit who will immediately taking advantage of this.

    Cons

    Continual improvement of the health plan is great. I wish HR would look into instituting 401k matching as well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive improvements. Keep employees more informed of the state of the company.


  8. Helpful (6)

    "Be wary.. Dysfunctional family owned company with poor execution."

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at NIKSUN (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hired good people willing to make a difference but never trusted them.

    Cons

    CEO is narcissistic, micromanager who doesn't listen to any of his employees who have good ideas. The company has a packet capture technology which is cost prohibitive to scale. It is highly unlikely that this company will ever grow larger than it was several years ago. Employees come and go through the revolving door and fear for their employment typically within the first 2 months. Definitely my worst experience with any employer and I regret ever making that move.

    Advice to Management

    So the company before it shuts down


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Market share loser"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Handful of competent engineers. Opportunities for challenging systems level work.

    Cons

    Reducing market share. Competition has gained massive market share even though Niksun was pretty early player. Family managed company with few employee rewards.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "great experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have recently taken a position at NIKSUN and I couldn’t be happier with the process from application to day one. I was contacted by a recruiter within a day of sending in my resume and brought in for an interview only 3 days later. Then, unlike many other companies, I was given immediate feedback and an offer was made within 2 days. I started a week later and have already gotten to it.

    Cons

    The offer was a couple of thousand dollars less than what I was ideally looking for, but I feel that is more than made up for by NIKSUN’s obvious desire to bring me on board (as evidenced by the swift process) and by the warm and friendly environment I find myself in.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  11. Helpful (8)

    "Lousy company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Fascinating field, very high end equipment and technology. Worked with some great people, in spite of the company stepping on its own feet on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Too many games being played on a consistent basis. For what they charge they should be more concerned with the needs of their clients, especially the biggest ones. Also, the company plays games with the staff. Some people are rewarded to excess, others are barely acknowledged, and it is the latter who keep things actually working.
    Upper management plays games with peoples lives by letting random people go for no reason just to keep everyone on their toes... great co-workers, lousy owners.

    Advice to Management

    Stop thinking you are so perfect, your staff knows exactly how messed up you are, work on fixing your relationships with your team, your reputation depends on it... the industry knows just how screwed up your working conditions are.



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