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Sandvine Reviews

Updated November 14, 2016
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Pros
  • Lots of employee perks - Profit sharing, stock purchase plan with 50% match, good benefits, lots of free food (in 13 reviews)

  • There are some genuinely smart people here (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance can be a bit tricky, but that can be compensated with extended vacation (in 6 reviews)

  • Too much work to be done in short span of time (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Not Just A Networking Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    - Become a leader in virtualization (NFV/SDN architecture) ... 1+ Tbps of NFV Performance
    - Solve complex and impossible problems with machine learning
    - Choose your programming language (C, C++, go-lang, python, ...)
    - Extremely smart people around you

    Cons

    - Inefficiencies is hurting the team
    - Not all the teams within Sandvine resonates on the same wave length with regards to vision and strategy

    Advice to Management

    Advice:

    - Solve the inffiencies - once this is solved, you bought
    time (and $) to be innovative
    - Ensure technical leaders in Sandvine "stay" plugged into the solution all the way to the end (not just at requirement gathering)


  2. "Great place to work !!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Lot to learn.
    Great opportunities.
    Good food.
    Great mentoring.

    Cons

    Long working hours.
    Rest everything is really good.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work , learn , innovate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    1.Great Encouragement from management to bring up new ideas , innovations to make the product better
    2.You have freedom to explore and innovate new things
    3.Friendly Management and timely recognition given to deserved one
    4.Flexible work timings

    Cons

    Nothing as of now . There were few earlier though :)


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "QA Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Highly automated environment. Sandvine's QA team tries to automate as much of its tasks as possible. Lots of brilliant people work in the QA team too (which was unexpected when I joined). Generally medium to low stress environment with an above average family-like atmosphere.

    Cons

    Documentation could be less than perfect. You might have to talk to several people to fill in knowledge gaps while getting up to speed up on a team or new tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Better docs.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Happy Sandviner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - passionate leaders and culture
    - quick advancement
    - collaborative environment
    - flexible work hours
    - work hard play hard

    Cons

    - some of the leadership is in process of revamping their management style
    - fast paced / busy work environment; at times long hours are required
    - high expectations so someone looking to coast may not be a good fit


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great people & great vision"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Lots of long time loyalty here speaks volumes. Good work is rewarded and there are lots of perks. Management continues to make efforts to keep the team motivated, informed and happy. As workplaces go, it's tough to find better.

    Cons

    Some silos are difficult to get out of in terms of opportunities. Not sure there's much to be done about hitting a career wall anywhere though.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome places to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bengaluru (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you love challenges and programming, then this is the place to be!
    Good recognition and open culture, ability to work with some of the best minds in the planet.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a bit tricky, but that can be compensated with extended vacation.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Really a best place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work culture.
    Liberty in working.
    Flexible timings.

    Cons

    Bit of more work load. I actually enjoy it.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "A Great Place To Work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been at Sandvine for the past 6 years of my 14 year professional career, and I have no intention of leaving. At Sandvine I get to work with an extremely talented group of people, on a variety of interesting projects. People are friendly, helpful, and appreciative of your efforts here.

    I have worked at a variety of different companies from startups to one that dwarfs Sandvine, and after a while you can get a sense or feel for how a company is performing, both in terms of the market, and towards their employees. In the six years I have been here at Sandvine, things have been getting better and better. These days, this place feels like all cylinders are firing and we've got great momentum. There is a palpable energy here that is only present at a company that is on a winning streak, and it feels good.

    I decided to write this review because yesterday I was walking down the hall at Sandvine, and I spontaneously found myself thinking, "Man, I love my job." I'm feel lucky to be here during this exciting time.

    Cons

    We work hard at Sandvine, and sometimes you have to suck it up and put in the hours to get the job done. This may mean sacrificing personal/family time on occasion. If this is something you are uncomfortable with, this probably isn't the place for you.

    I personally don't consider this a significant con though. You're going to have to work hard at some point during your tenure at any company. It's no different at Sandvine - what is different from many places, however, is that we celebrate our successes, effort is recognized, and employees are rewarded. If you are driven, Sandvine is a great place to show off your effort.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. The future at Sandvine looks very exciting, with the course you've put us on.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Smart people. Leading edge technology."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Developer in Waterloo, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of smart people work in Engineering (Programmers and QA, most of who are also developers).
    Unbelievingly cutting edge technology. Literally will be exposed to ideas and tech. that no other company anywhere has tried yet.

    Cons

    Might not be the best environment for people who need a lot of support and guidance (i.e., documentation is something not clear).
    You are expected to be self starter who can figure things out, investigate when things go wrong, and drive processes without needing to be spoon fed.

    Advice to Management

    Refresh internal docs.



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