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Overture Networks Reviews

Updated March 5, 2017
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  1. "Great market vision"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Overture Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Strong management team in place after most recent additions
    Very compelling strategy

    Cons

    Legacy hardware centric culture hard to shake

    Advice to Management

    stay the path to virtualization


  2. "Overture Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer II in Raleigh, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Overture Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people. Start up. Stock options

    Cons

    Do not pay well. Benefits are not great!


  3. "Senior Engineer II"

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer II in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer II in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of design challenges for FPGA design. Pushing the limits of parts and solving complicated design and timing issues.

    Cons

    Smaller company so not much room for growth. Some of the design work seems to be moving overseas. Big picture views for the future, but implementation and meeting customer needs in a timely manner doesn't happen enough.


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  5. "Good work culture"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Employees are valued. Treated well.

    Cons

    Sales/Revenue on a steady decline

    Advice to Management

    Improve training and lunch & learn


  6. "Great product design challenges and talent, but not every plan ends in success"

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    Former Employee - Senior FPGA Design Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Senior FPGA Design Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    There are a number of talented individuals that are willing to share in their knowledge and experience. The different teams all work well together for the good of the products and company. The company provides great benefits including PTO, health, and 401k.

    Cons

    The competition is tough in this area and a lot of the planning and budget decisions are based on high success rates. While the products are quite capable, not every contract can be won and there isn't much room for failure to produce revenue.


  7. "Exciting and challenging opportunity to play a role in an ambitious new technological direction."

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great to work with and learn from a proven team of successful innovators. Never a dull moment. Brand new company vision provides chance to work with best in class technology and be a part of historical new growth and success.

    Cons

    Requires ability to multitask and willingness to work overtime when deadlines approach.

    Advice to Management

    Avoid common corporate mistakes which demotivate good employees. Demand high standards while respecting that which created past successes. Open communication is key.


  8. "Love my job, just wish I earned a higher salary with some added job stability."

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Leading edge technology. Always pushing the envelope with design scope and schedules.

    Cons

    Uncertain future. The direction of the company seems to change from one quarter to the next.

    Advice to Management

    Present a clear direction going forward. Provide a product road map that engineering can design to.


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    "Unproductive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Morrisville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Happy with pay and work/home balance. Break room snacks and coffee. Have time to dig in and learn new things.

    Cons

    Hard to tell where the company is going. Over the last year, plenty of wasted effort. Decision making process isn't clear. Lots of false starts.

    Product architectures look more like computer science projects than experience-based, realistic approaches. Every new product is a rewrite.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the building for a week. Figure out where you want to be in 3 years. Plot a series of small steps to get there, each of which allow direction changes without starting back at the beginning. Then get into the habit of reviewing it every quarter. Change is OK, but throwing away effort is not.

    While you're finding your direction, keep your engineers active on short term projects. Stop wasting their work. It is very demoralizing.


  10. "Painful"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Research Triangle Park, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You don't have to work too hard, easy to balance work with the rest of your life.

    Cons

    The company has no direction, it can't stay on one path for more than a week. Its like you're whipped back and forth every week in a different direction. The company tries to juggle twenty different things and ends up missing on all of them.

    The average employee is below industry average, which makes it easy to be in the upper echelon here. A lot of people do very little.

    You also feel like you're never getting the real story when Mr Reedy talks.

    Advice to Management

    Start your search for a new career - I'm looking for mine!


  11. "Strong technology"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Overture Networks full-time

    Pros

    Smart team develops leading edge products for top network service providers;
    Exposure to new technologies as networks shift to software-defined architecture

    Cons

    Not enough time to implement all the great ideas



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