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Ruckus Wireless Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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  • Politics at its worst with back stabbing and bullying common (in 4 reviews)

  • Do-nothing and back-stabbing mid-level directors who get credit for other people's work (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Better than ever"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Great people, differentiated technology, culture has evolved and grown up with the company's size. Now stronger with addition of switching business. Leaders care about employees and customers.

    Cons

    Difficult transitions due to acquisitions.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening to employees and customers.


  2. "Consultant Systems Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Agile, Can-do attitude, empowerment, culture, technology, benefits

    Cons

    multiple acquisitions, extra people as result of Brocade acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Don't introduce politics as result of the multiple acquisitions and extra layers of management


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Sales Operations"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technology leaders, strong footprint in the market, consistently profitable

    Cons

    Acquired by Brocade, then divested by Broadcom when Broadcom purchased Brocade. This series of events has created a lot of internal and external confusion and dramatically lowered the internal morale. Any newcomers will be handed a large helping of integration baggage that will likely take multiple quarters to resolve/stabilize


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  5. "Great place to work despite the uncertainty"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place for an engineer. Lot of interesting work. The current uncertainty with potential divestiture sucks but it is expected to settle down soon. The leadership team has been bold with many changes in engineering and most have had a positive impact on quality and results. It is a strong team and definitely the best products in the industry. Hopefully the team stays intact or it would be a shame.

    Cons

    Current uncertainty. Got acquired two times and still uncertain about the future home

    Advice to Management

    On the engineering side, continue the focus on quality first.


  6. "Ignore the fake posts on Glassdoor"

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

    I worked at Ruckus Wireless full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is nothing that I can point as a clear pro over other companies.

    Cons

    I am appalled by the (suspiciously fake) messages on this board claiming that the company turned a corner. "Game of Throne" is how a friend and current employee described the company to me just yesterday. There is really nothing to support that. When I was at Ruckus, top management was incentivizing employees to put fake posts on Glassdoor. Obviously, that's what it is. Sadly, such fake news are just consistent with the overall behavior of top management that does not hesitate to fabricate stories, ignore the top performers in their organization, and promote the politicians. If you are out of a job and need to eat, please consider Ruckus. If you are talented, passionate, and want to actively (and positively) contribute to a growing organization, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    When a company no longer seem to value their employee by the contributions they bring, that's when politics set in. Unfortunately this is what happened when top management ignored widely-recognized top performers (who then massively left), hired mid-level managers who brought zero value, and started promoting individuals based on the time they spent in particular offices rather than on what they had accomplished. My advice to management: stop lying to your employees and prospective hirees, they are smarter than you think. Create an ethics chart and have everyone (from the very TOP to the bottom) stick to it. Enforce that chart with incentives, but also publicly reprimand (to make it clear to all employees), anyone at any level who would not abide by high ethical standards. Start evaluating your employees with clear metrics that are recognized by all. Don't be blackmailed by the negative elements in your organization and dismiss them. You might think it's hard for you to do, since you've already lost almost all the top performers, but you would accomplish two things: 1. send a clear message about what behavior is valued and what is not acceptable, 2. allow you to finally attract great talent.


  7. "good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good exposure and excellent oppurtunity

    Cons

    no cons ...but current uncertainty is not good for employee moral

    Advice to Management

    Find a buyer as soon as possible


  8. "Recruiting Coordinator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiting Coordinator in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Ruckus Wireless (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Staffing team to work with. Human Resources very helpful.

    Cons

    None at this time, with any growing companies there are growing pains. Ruckus did a fine job of addressing many of these pain points.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager CEE in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager CEE in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, good quality products, nice logo

    Cons

    Poor marketing and support, very limited of resources.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Northeast, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Northeast, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Perhaps one of the best jobs I have ever had from a culture and over all quality of life perspective.

    Cons

    Pay is marginally above midpoint.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain culture during time of transition to Brocade if possible.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Staff Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Rarely need to work on weekend

    Cons

    Future is not so promising



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