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Silver Spring Networks Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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Pros
  • Free lunch is provided and the taste is good (in 21 reviews)

  • Most positions are very flexible about being able to work from home (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Lots of new senior management joined recently in 2016/2017 meaning the old had to go (in 4 reviews)

  • High turnover - multiple rounds of layoffs (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Don't join"

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

    I worked at Silver Spring Networks full-time

    Pros

    - Opportunity to learn
    - Work remotely (but for extended hours)

    Cons

    - Absolutely NO GROWTH if you don't belong to certain "category"
    - Make you work your a** off. Worked at home in night and weekends most of the times
    - average pay
    - too low stock grants
    - and finally no GROWTH however you work/slog. it feels like its pre-decided.
    - Demotivating and fear inducing culture
    - Make you feel average and they are doing a favor
    - TOO MANY lay offs (any moment)
    - All the good people already left remaining planning to leave

    Advice to Management

    None.


  2. "Great Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silver Spring Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee Thursdays all provided by company. 401K (currently not matched), decent benefits, EV Charging...

    Cons

    None to report, great company

  3. "Superb. Worked on latest tech among terrific people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Silver Spring Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Leading tech company . Market leader in smart grid space. Good pay. No vacation policy. Just work it out with your manager.

    Cons

    No career growth. You are on your own . On boarding process is not great. Corporate is not connected with field staff .

    Advice to Management

    No clear opt strategy and could not yet capitalize on multimillion node deployments in utility space to enter into other industries.


  4. "Smart Grid Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silver Spring Networks full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits
    Flexible work schedule
    Good Exposure

    Cons

    High Work Load
    Working with utility


  5. "Sr.buyer"

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    Former Employee - Operations in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Operations in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Silver Spring Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, flexible hours, onsite gym

    Cons

    too many non doers.

    Advice to Management

    Need people who want to make a difference in the company.


  6. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silver Spring Networks part-time

    Pros

    Great Company, Love it and coworkers nice

    Cons

    No cons, everything in this company is great


  7. "It's worth the annoyances."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silver Spring Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and amazing technology. I've made many friends their that I'm looking forward to keeping in touch with well into my career. Any negatives are well over-shadowed by an amazing team. Oh and free breakfast and lunch.

    Cons

    Silos. You have to show up at someones desk to get something done.

  8. "Great tech, spoilt by nearsighted management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Silver Spring Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful nice remodel campus, luxury, gym and cafeteria
    Good customerbase

    Cons

    Exec management is out of touch
    Engineers not reward for hard works
    Stagnated product design
    Outsource and offshoring

    Advice to Management

    Stop rewarding stagnation
    Cultivate risktaking
    Bring new blood
    Hire topnotch devs to revamp productline


  9. "Sales Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silver Spring Networks full-time

    Pros

    I enjoyed my time at Silver Spring. Great technology, good company.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. SSN has a strong meeting culture.

    Advice to Management

    Sorry to hear about the merger. You hate to see two fiercely competitive companies having to merge.


  10. "Network Compliance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good teams, wonderful workplace, nice coworkers

    Cons

    Job is fantastic so balance work and private life

    Advice to Management

    Reward the ones helping you


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