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Ruckus Wireless Reviews

Updated April 17, 2017
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  • 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. "Fast Pase and Innovative Company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Education Team Member in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Education Team Member in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Ruckus, they value your ability to bring something new to the table. They allow you to think freely and come up with new ideas and solution to problems. It is flexible on my schedule and no micromanaging which allows me to do work on my time (most of the time) and deliver a better result. However, that's not to say there is no pressure, work is still expected to be done and on scheduled, they just don't hassle you about it. When to get it done is up to me, but it needs to be done.

    They are innovative and always on top of the latest and greatest wireless tech. Hence why they are the undisputed leader in the WiFi space today and doubt anyone will take that away anytime soon. Love the product, love the management and the opportunities to grow as a company and individual.

    Cons

    Their travel policy is not that great. Benefits could also be better. Hopefully those things will change with the merger to Brocade.

    Advice to Management

    Don't follow the normal corporate behavior. Things like putting the company name and logo first in the signature instead of the employees who should be first and before the company as they make the company should not be happening (minor, but shows the changes coming in the company). Keep things the Ruckus way. There is a reason why the company has been so successful in the last 10 years and it's not because they were working on a very corporate structure.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Changing the world one WiFi hotspot at a time"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Corporate Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Corporate Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ruckus is famous for delivering "wicked fast WiFi" to all corners of the planet. It's exciting to be part of enabling more people to have fast wifi every day - from cricket stadiums in India to schools in the US to free WiFi in NYC. That combined with being NOT politically correct is a ton of fun and very fulfilling.

    Cons

    It's a little bit of chaos, very fast paced and a lot of work. So if you're looking for a 9-5 job where you know what you'll be doing every day, all day before you get to the office it's not for you.

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving the vision.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Senior PCB Designer"

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

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

    Pros

    The real culture is perfect, and people are easy to work with

    Cons

    more and more micro-management


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great WiFi, Poor Management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great antenna designs and products that flat out work. Even with the loss of key individuals, Hardware and Software Engineering remains fairly strong. Products are thoroughly tested from end to end.

    Cons

    Very poor engineering management has led to the departure of key individuals and the hire of poorly skilled replacements. Also lack of recognition has resulted in poor morale.

    Advice to Management

    It's important to reward those employees who do the work rather than the ones who talk about it. Improve the hiring process by listening to the advice of the interview staff. We know who can do the work.


  6. "Senior GL Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior General Ledger Accountant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior General Ledger Accountant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Love the team in Accounting. Also, management is very flexible to accommodate the need for life work balance. Efficient and effective communication through out the company.

    Cons

    Company is not large enough to stand on it own, so got bough by another company in same industry.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  7. "Fun Company, Great technology and products"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun place to work but they take their technology very seriously! It's nice to be at a trade show and have folks come up to you and tell you how much they love their Ruckus wifi!!

    Cons

    Benefits could be better.... lack of 401K match, etc. Communication from HQ to the Field is almost non-existent and the issues surrounding "licensing" continue to plague the renewals team.

    Advice to Management

    Have a better methodology for distributing crucial information in a timely manner. Look into fixing issues with co-terming renewals


  8. "Good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    1. A lot of activities
    2. Easy work environment
    3. Freidnly co-workers
    4. Free drink, snack and dinner

    Cons

    1. Too many products releases
    2. A little bit lower salary level compare with other companies


  9. "Nice place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Ruckus Wireless full-time

    Pros

    A small but established company, that has a good work culture.

    Cons

    Not very organised. HR promises more than what they have to offer.


  10. "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pretty good working environment. Manager opens mind talking to engineer, including career planning.

    Cons

    Ruckus employee grows very quick and management seems unable to tackle such situation very well.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "High turnover and toxic work environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Large open work environment mostly cubical. EV power chargers in the parking lot. Free food at 7 M-T and Pizza at 5 on Friday's.

    Cons

    Over the last year I have watched the company's founders leave followed by the best talent. The remaining management structure is struggling to find and retain new hires. On Friday 3 to 4 emails circulate with the subject "Good-bye". Monday mornings I pass freshly emptied cubical, leaving only names on the outside wall throughout the building of people that did not send out an email blast. The stress level is high. Politics and clicks are like a cancer growing and eating the company from within.



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