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Spirent Communications Reviews

Updated May 16, 2018
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  • Work/life balance can be a challenge (in 8 reviews)

  • The upper management doesn't care that much about employees or long term development of the company(even though they always say so) (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great worklife balance
    2. Flexible hours as long as you get your work done
    3. People are friendly and down to earth
    4. Many are super smart and talented
    5 Great industry

    Cons

    1. Some teams may need to work on communication
    2. Sometimes there could be too many meetings
    That’s all. Different business units may have different challenges.


  2. "Employee Friendly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eatontown, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Eatontown, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Employee friendly company. Work life balance and very flexible

    Cons

    No projects to compete in market,

  3. "Program Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time

    Pros

    Close to home, pay is OK.

    Cons

    Not a stable environment. Underperforming BUs are moving jobs overseas.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say, it won't change anything.


  4. "PM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Good people - support you in your work.

    Cons

    Not a lot - good place to work.


  5. "Systems Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great enviornment. Flexibility to be as creative as needed. Excellent leadership,

    Cons

    Highly competitive space in a mature product space.

    Advice to Management

    Continue innovating.


  6. "Company Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Spirent Communications full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic technology
    Limited Competition
    Great Benefits Plan

    Cons

    Executive Leadership struggling with growth strategy

    Advice to Management

    Develop targeted vertical marketing collateral
    Spend on targeted prospecting campaigns


  7. "Systems engineer"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Spirent Communications (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    a hands off management style

    Cons

    hard to move up over the years

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Spirent was at one time a true leader of innovation but in my view lost their way. It was good during that time until they started focusing on Topline growth
     and forgot about the innovation required to deliver the growth. The customers were great to work with.

    Cons

    Job security is lacking even when The numbers are delivered. Many of the divisions within Spirent compete with themselves which drives up their cost and time to market new products.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to cut key work force that were delivering! Spend more time rewarding the doers and not political correctness! The company needs new innovation and the addition of a visionary to take the company forward. Needs more talent on the development side to deliver upon road maps in shorter cycles.


  9. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frederick, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Spirent Communications full-time

    Pros

    * Technically interesting and challenging work. Great team of engineers.
    * HR group schedules "fun" events such as ice cream truck in the summer and other holiday related events.

    Cons

    * Customers and executive management do not understand Agile methods of product development and delivery.
    * Work is poorly managed such that engineers/management are expected to work many hours of overtime.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "peaceful environment"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Spirent Communications full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I can focus on technical stuff, no excessive meeting, no micromanagement.

    Cons

    For someone who prefers talking than doing, this is not the right place.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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