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Sonus Networks Reviews

Updated January 18, 2019
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  • "Work life balance can be a strugle depending on the manager you work for" (in 6 reviews)

  • "sometimes wont have much work to do" (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Support specialist"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in West Freehold, NJ
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in West Freehold, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sonus Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    gain experience with top vendors

    Cons

    ever changing org chart and management


  2. "System Verification Test Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Sonus Networks full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on the latest technology
    Skilled People in Industry

    Cons

    Minimal appraisal benefits to employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sonus is now Ribbon Communications"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Political takeover of sister company during recent merger.


  4. "Good until merger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sonus Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    currently being phased out


  5. "A great experience in a wonderful team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sonus Networks full-time

    Pros

    A great place if you are beginning your career. Especially if you are into software development. I had a wonderful experience in the platform software team.

    Flexible timings to an extent as long as work is getting done on your end.

    Cons

    Can't think of much now actually. But I think this has mostly got to do with the team I got into.


  6. "Good company with untapped potential"

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

    Pros

    the sbc products are some of the best in the industry.

    Cons

    sbc products are becoming commoditized.


  7. "SVT Engineer"

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    Former Employee - SVT Engineer
    Former Employee - SVT Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Too much management, unable to create new products.

    Advice to Management

    More innovation needed

  8. "It's been an interesting ride"

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    Current Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Principal QA Engineer in Westford, MA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work, a product with somewhat-shaky beginnings that steadily got better and has gotten pretty good, good people to work with, and an Engineering culture with a deeply-ingrained "help when someone asks you" ethos. Crunch time happens sometimes, but usually not too long (at least for the testing people, not sure that's true for Dev), and managers generally realistic about what can and can't get done in what time frames.

    Cons

    First line managers seem to get overloaded with extra jobs, sometimes that means they don't have much time to manage their people. And as far as I could tell, only the testing group ever hired in any managers from outside, there are good points as well to that but it means innovation can be difficult.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Genband has acquired (yes, merger is myth) Sonus and anything that was good with Sonus is evaporating way too fast."

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    Current Employee - Coding in Westford, MA
    Current Employee - Coding in Westford, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sonus Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people. Okayish work. Not challenging, but once in a while product complexity will give you a kick and fun. I have done maybe 3 challenging cool projects in 10years, which is not bad. But it's people with whom you will spend 8hrs that will and has so far kept me here for last 10yrs. Not everyone is a gem, but mostly reasonable folks and few gems in every team.

    Cons

    New benefits are Genband inspired and simply suck. They are so bad, mid level employees are easily down with $10k per year of salary towards avg medical costs. In future they are going to suck more. HR is totally Genbandis and cheaper cost is their only objective.

    Advice to Management

    Ray/Kevin - We don't expect too much from you guys. We know Sonus is not Google or FB. But please don't make it a ultra-cheapo services company. Because of these fellow employees you guys make money and not other way. Show some spine for Sonus folks.


  10. "Good people that need a focus"

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

    I have been working at Sonus Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great people and an open collaborative environment

    Cons

    Top heavy company, too much management and not enough worker bees. Lack of vision, unable to create new products to propel the company forward and distinguish it from the crowd

    Advice to Management

    Trim some of the overhead and focus on future development