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Updated September 27, 2018
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  1. "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Redknee full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Remote working, High contractor pay

    Cons

    No benefits, Weak vision, Strict monitoring


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed Bag"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast paced environment, large number of large telco customers provide excellent challenges. Contributions are usually recognized and plenty of room to grow.

    There is a lot of discussion on Culture & Values however (see con)

    Cons

    Growth coming from acquisitions and management is struggling to integrate new technologies and talent. This is leading to confusion in Sales and increased costs in R&D/Support. If this doesn't change there may be a limited future.

    Culture and Values seems to be mostly lip service. Not much emphasis on developing talent and retention of key individuals is reactionary.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Product Management which should be addressing the "Con" and providing leadership to the customer facing teams.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "this company sucks because it doesn't respect employee"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Poland, ME
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Poland, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Redknee full-time

    Pros

    it was ok to work for a while since we were bought by them from another company

    Cons

    they laid us off just after a year

    Advice to Management

    top managements never care employees


  4. "BSS Support engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Redknee full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work from home, Flexible hours, Compencation

    Cons

    No career delopment
    Long hours of work


  5. "Redknee --> Optiva"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Redknee full-time

    Pros

    Redknee tried to keep the start-up mindset.
    The domain is multi-disciplinary requiring both new technologies but also legacy stuff which makes it interesting both for beginners as well as for seasoned engineers.

    Cons

    As of now Redknee/Optiva does their internal works only using outsourcing companies


  6. "Application Support Engineer L2"

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    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer L2 in Pune (India)
    Former Employee - Applications Support Engineer L2 in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Redknee full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    work life balance used to be good

    Cons

    stability is not there now, there are only call outs weekly and ruin all weekends

    Advice to Management

    Stability and resource management


  7. "Redknee or Optiva"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Redknee (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Redknee tried to keep the start-up mindset.
    The domain is multi-disciplinary requiring both new technologies but also legacy stuff which makes it interesting both for beginners as well as for seasoned engineers.
    If you can get pass the hiring companies used like DevFactory they will pay you good and actually the environment is so much chaotic you just keep calm and get lots of money (if you are in a 3rd world country) otherwise see below.

    Cons

    Too much politics due to leadership constellations after each acquisition from Nokia Siemens and Orga GmbH and this in a very harsh competitive market... yield Redknee to nearly bankruptcy and (hostile) takeover from ESW group.

    As of now Redknee/Optiva does their internal works only using outsourcing companies. If you work for one of these companies and you are junior you have no time/chance to step in and learn/solve your work. If you are seasoned you are confronted continuously by delivery "continuous nonsense" due to metrics/KPI'S of these companies which eventually has nothing to do with the core business and finally you are in a limbo situation.
    There is an illusion of work being done especially in innovation but it is nothing more than achieving the internal KPI's of the engineering managers and marketing mock-ups or MVP's as finished products.

    Advice to Management

    Is there any?

  8. "Once an excellent paymaster.. suffocated now"

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

    I worked at Redknee full-time

    Pros

    No longer exists. Was renamed to Optiva.
    Wedges in dollers but huge discrepancy for local market

    Cons

    A few bad decisions caused the fall
    Use and throw culture
    They dont hire permanent employees now
    Management removed the whole knowledge base and they rely on contractors only who have no knowledge about the domain and products
    Wont survive for long as telecom market is cut-throat

    Advice to Management

    Nothing.. as they dont care..


  9. "The worst place to work you could choose"

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    Former Employee - Integration Engineer
    Former Employee - Integration Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The worst company I ever worked, bad management, bad environment, very bad products, bad planning, unsatisfied customers and no commitment with employees.

    Cons

    Nothing to add. No cons.


  10. "Was good but not now"

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    Current Employee - Senior Technical Leader in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Leader in Bengaluru (India)

    I have been working at Redknee full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - company was on work life balance and other facilities.

    Cons

    - But everything changed after moved to ESW(Xover).
    - New management want to work everybody as contract employee on hourly basis.
    - They don't believe on working from office.
    - They always project fault data to stack holders.
    - etc.....

    Advice to Management

    - Management first should understand the domain before going for any changes.


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