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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unproductive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. "Painful"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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!


  3. Helpful (4)

    "India Centre clearly divided on ethnic and lingual lines!!!!!!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Lead Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting JAVA work. Good promising projects in Ensemble, Orchestration and SDN
    Good Salary
    Good benefits
    Timely updates on company strategy

    Cons

    In this company the shrewd Mallu management have ensured that there is one set of rules and expectations for Mallus and another for rest of company ...
    This means you can be assured you are not over burdened by work, u can skip DSM.. you given many leave and no one ask when you come and go .. but others have high expectations to meet and are chucked out of the company for even small lapses
    This company is clearly divided on ethnic & lingual lines and the discrimination is evident though the management thinks it goes unnoticed.
    small company with big dreams and even bigger politics..... not the right place if you believe in hard work, ethics and fairness.

    Advice to Management

    Hope the management @ RTP looks into this un-ethical practice before the current management ruin the life of good engineers


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Work Culture needs complete overhaul badly"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Good benefits
    Timely updates on company strategy

    Cons

    Management and leads in Bangalore, India are very misleading, and highly inept. They hardly do any work except doing meetings and pulling the legs of engineers. The work culture is very bureaucratic, very authoritative, lacks transparency. It is small company culture, people who have been part of big companies please stay away since you will find it very difficult to adjust to it.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up, become technically stronger do some homework. Get more involved with the work rather than call for futile meetings all the time.



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