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Sandvine Reviews

Updated November 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Lots of employee perks - Profit sharing, stock purchase plan with 50% match, good benefits, lots of free food (in 14 reviews)

  • Sandvine works on cutting edge technologies and have flexible work hours (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be a bit difficult at times, but it isn't a constant worry (in 8 reviews)

  • Too much work to be done in short span of time (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management, positive attitude, supportive of their employees.

    Cons

    Limited market for their products.

    Advice to Management

    Expand product line.


  2. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    Lot of learning for new joinee's

    Cons

    too much work though .

  3. "Know what you want"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with very intelligent, motivated people for the most part.
    Flexible workplace, lots of opportunities to learn things you may not have heard of before.
    Interesting blend of technologies and experiences possible. More learning opportunities than at almost any other workplace.

    Cons

    Only real perk are company shares, who knows what they'll be worth longterm as the company revenues don't really grow.
    Not a really friendly workplace. Those who fit into existing cliques can do well, others are forced to follow sometimes painful processes if other groups involvement is needed and slapped around for even the tiniest mistake in following these.
    Documentation is non-existent or terrible. Longtermers seem proud of this.
    Management can be inconsistent. There are some great people leaders there. There are also others who have become managers from other roles, and it doesn't really suit them. Not for someone who needs a lot of guidance or constructive feedback.

    Advice to Management

    Be humble and honest. If/when things get tough, you'll turn people off by insisting how great you are. It makes people doubt your abilities in the long run. And there are a lot of places that offer more than just iffy shares.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Sandvine"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Fast learning
    2. Good opportunities to grow

    Cons

    1. No work life balance
    2. Micro management

    Advice to Management

    Try to be humble


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Nice Place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Technical Lead in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Co-workers are good no politics there
    2. Flexible work hours & good amenities
    3. Decently ok leave policies
    4. Decently better pay masters in industry

    Cons

    1. Work load is heavy and the work changes constantly based on sudden urgent requirements
    2. Yearly hikes don't have a consistent story.
    3. the organization is pretty flat so you may stagnate in a role for a quite a while

    Advice to Management

    Have some intermediate levels to keep employees happy and please correct your hike story


  6. "Overall, it's a great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn new technology. Lots of employee perks - Profit sharing, stock purchase plan with 50% match, good benefits, lots of free food. Great people.

    Cons

    There doesn't seem to be a very well defined promotion path. Work-life balance can be a bit difficult at times, but it isn't a constant worry. Company growth(revenues) needs to increase.


  7. "Great place to learn and grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great problems to solve at interesting scales
    Great people to work with
    Fun corporate events

    Cons

    Top heavy management
    Disconnect between high level and mid level direction

    Advice to Management

    Flatten the management structure

  8. "software engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the poeple there are very nice and easy to work with
    nice location, no traffic problems
    easy commute

    Cons

    there's very few opportunity
    no bonus at all.
    salary not good

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "technical support eng"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good company, good staff free food

    Cons

    internal politics and power less hr

    Advice to Management

    nothing


  10. "Good For Workaholic People"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good Pay
    2. Even though it's been 15 years since it started, Sandvine still looks like start up kind of environment that means more work and more learning.
    3. Free Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner Reimbursement,
    4. Pay structure is good.
    5. Work life balance is OK.
    6. Good Work From Home option.
    7. Awesome health policy.

    Cons

    It has more cons than pros however I tired to list it down.

    1. Poor, inactive and powerless HR in Bangalore office.
    2. Lack of good Fun events.
    3. No employee friendly policies.
    4. A week spent here feels like spent a month, so much of work.
    6. 6months of Probation period is not good.
    7. Hires lot of fresher hence no code quality maintained.
    8. Poor top management. TOP management doesn't have good vision hence even after 15 years its very very small company.
    9. Very Slow growing company.
    10. Workaholic people.
    But still good place to spend a year. If you spend a year here you will be working very fastly.

    Don't spend more than 2 years here.

    Advice to Management

    Try to groom good development mangers who has good vision about their product.
    Have good HR team in Banglore office and change some policies in favour of employees which will help you to retain staff.


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