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  1. "Never Able to Build Momentum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Highlands Ranch, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    Above average benefits
    Start-up, new venture (in North America) mentality, very motivated & energetic people
    Great product (network gear), robust features
    Building a strong presence in Scandinavia, Middle East, some Asia

    Cons

    Lack of realistic, disciplined senior management
    "All eggs in one basket" approach assumed fiscal, capital, cash flow problems would be solved once an IPO was done - no "plan B" was ready
    Product line that was best in industry was not updated regularly or quickly enough for company to maintain technological leadership position
    Cash, capital shortfall, recession, and loss of sales led to severe cutbacks, closure of North American division

    Advice to Management

    Bring in experienced and motivated senior management
    Be realistic in planning, strategy, and forecasts - but set high standards for product r&d, technology development and upgrades, customer support, and marketing


  2. "Packetfront - a mini version of Cisco"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orem, UT
    Recommends

    Pros

    Job market is exciting.
    Salary is competitive.
    Benefits are great, included health, dental, life, short and long term disability ins., 401k with 6% match.
    Had a good goal oriented bonus program.
    International feel and opportunities.
    Travel if desire.
    Good products and services.
    Budgets were adequate.
    Group activities were well thought out.
    Reimbursements were prompt.
    Offices were excellent.
    Policies and procedures were defined but not rigid.
    Coworkers were well chosen and easy to work with in general.
    Helped employees balance both work and family lives.
    Were forward thinking in their future business research, development and acquisitions.

    Cons

    Management communication is lacking.
    Market is volatile.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that it is an international company and communicate accordingly to all branches of the company. Don't forget outlying offices/personnel.

  3. "PacketFront - a Swedish network equipment vendor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Packetfront full-time

    Pros

    Competitive salaries, good benefits, and talented people. An inspiring place to work with nice and friendly people and open communication.

    Cons

    The company was unable to deliver on its ambitious sales budget and because of a too large cost structure, the company had to go through a number of reorganizations.

    Advice to Management

    Be more realistic in sales budgeting. Follow up more closely on all sales channels and geographies, and act more quickly when targets are not met.


  4. "Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Stockholm, Stockholm (Sweden)
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company had a very flat hierarchy, and the company had some very bright people. People in the company are very nice to each other and it had flexible hours as most Swedish companies.

    Cons

    The company was small, and its sales were not good, so the budget was tight. The company also went through several rounds of reorganisation, so there were a lot of changes.

    Advice to Management

    It is too late since the company has ceased to exist. At the time, the strategy mistake was to become a one-stop-shop - given its size, it was too ambitious.


  5. "Nice Sweden company worth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Small and efficient, many engineers work more than 5 years, good team culture and nice environment

    Cons

    due to small, the benefits could not compete with large company