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Ruckus Wireless Reviews

Updated September 18, 2017
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Ruckus Wireless President & CEO Selina Lo
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Pros
  • Great work environment and staff (in 7 reviews)

  • A small but established company, that has a good work culture (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Politics at its worst with back stabbing and bullying common (in 3 reviews)

  • None at this time, with any growing companies there are growing pains (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "GOOD"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Ruckus Wireless (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Place to work
    Nice Benefits
    Good Perks
    I had been there for 4+ years.
    Over all it's good.

    Cons

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  2. "Difficult place to work with all the acquisition disruption"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good technology and good team collaboration across business units

    Cons

    Acquired 3x in a little over a year and has lost it's place and momentum in the market. In need of more experienced executive level leadership to pull itself out... unless Arris plans to integrate the products into their core offering rather than running independently.

  3. "Best culture if you are highly self-motivated and energetic"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome foundational culture from the long time folks who remember what it is to run a startup and continue at the sprinter pace even after becoming a $1b company. Some really great people who are dedicated and believe in the product/brand. Not a single pretentious or self-absorbed person in the mix. Everyone earns what they get.

    Cons

    Recent acquisition changing the culture from run and gun to process and rules. Long period of uncertainty for employees during multiple back to back acquisitions creates stress and anxiety. Not as much transparency or inclusion around decision making process related to acquisition changes.

    Advice to Management

    Unleash the hounds! Dog will hunt. Remember what made us rocket to the success we enjoy today and work to avoid policy for the sake of risk management. Risk = reward. No risk = no rewards.


  4. "Not suggest"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work time. AP Team managers are kind

    Cons

    Salary is lower than market. Company was acquired three times in 2016.


  5. "Regional Sales Manager"

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

    I worked at Ruckus Wireless full-time

    Pros

    Great people and technology. AP's work.

    Cons

    Corporate stability. Who are they now?

    Advice to Management

    Fix turnover


  6. "Better than ever"

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    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.


  7. "Consultant Systems Engineer"

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    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

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    "Sales Operations"

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    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


  9. "Great place to work despite the uncertainty"

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    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.


  10. "Ignore the fake posts on Glassdoor"

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    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.


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