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Packet Design Reviews

Updated March 2, 2017
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  1. "Great Company/Great Product/Great People"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some people dread Mondays, but we here at Packet Design can't wait to get to work and do what we do best. Not only are all employees carefully handpicked to ensure consistent company culture; our product development and road map is even more carefully designed to keep our current customers happy as well as keep up with the industry's demands. Executive Team encourages open communication and transparency and is very supportive of work/life balance. No doubt you will work hard but you will be awarded every step of the way.

    Cons

    It would be great to provide employees with some "health activity" benefits. Gym membership or access to a gym facility. (There is not a facility on site.)

    Advice to Management

    How about a ping pong table?


  2. Helpful (1)

    "It used to be a good company"

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

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

    Pros

    1) good engineering and support team

    Cons

    1) old technology
    2) favoritism at work


  3. "Best place I've ever worked"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Contractor - Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Packet Design as a contractor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very knowledgeable people, approachable executive team who truly held themselves accountable for software quality (a much rarer quality than it should be), flat management structure. Everyone had their own office, so fewer distractions.

    Cons

    My contract ended a long time ago, so my information may be outdated :)


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Unique product, great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Family environment, relaxed
    -Great management team w/ very little turnover
    -Fair and aggressive compensation
    -Respect for all employees
    -Team orinted

    Cons

    -Nichey space, so growth is slow.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Talent and great team members. Nice environment to work

    Cons

    It is a relative small company


  7. "Awesome company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Motivated team building SDN and next generation network management products. Challenging projects to solve the most interesting industry problems. Enjoyable work atmosphere. Great opportunity to learn new skills and work with some of the most talented developers in the routing space. Culture of transparency and accountability.

    Cons

    Challenging to support the largest networks in the world.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and investing in developers.


  8. "GREAT PEOPLE/GREAT CULTURE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    If you are looking for a company with a great product, great people, flexibility to do what you the best, this is the place for you. With the Executive Management team that has over 100 years combined experience in running successful software companies, you will be part of an organization where people work hard, but like to have fun, where you can thrive in your career, where your opinions matters and where everyone is an equal.

    Cons

    Please Bring the fruit back!

    Advice to Management

    Continue hiring great people!


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Poor planning, underestimating complexity of the product, rush for cheap labor"

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment is good, good office space, snacks

    Cons

    Personal growth is very limited because revenue doesn't grow
    Morale is low, engineers stopped working hard after 03/2013 acquisition, huge turnover
    Management has no loyalty to employees, tries to outsource more and more engineering jobs to India

    Advice to Management

    Make realistic deadlines and product features, be sincerely loyal to employess, give engineers better perks unless you want to completely close San Jose office


  10. "Good Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good culture nice environment flexible times

    Cons

    turnover lots of changing of direction


  11. "Great company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very smart people in the company!

    Cons

    None that I know of.