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  1. "Both Illuminating and frustrating"

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    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sunrise Telecom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Variety of technologies, great legacy

    Cons

    Misguided management, lost markets, insecure environmnet

    Advice to Management

    Understand customers, learn technology


  2. "A wonderful place to grow professionally"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sunrise Telecom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I was able to go out of my way to help the customers without having to beg for permission. I was able to set my own schedule within my work day.

    Cons

    The company doesn't exist anymore. It was purchased by Veex Inc, who basically took the products, changed the labels resell them under their own name. As for us employees - they wished us good luck.

    Advice to Management

    I really don't think you needed to sell the company


  3. "SRTI review"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Norcross, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sunrise Telecom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    freedom to inivate and explore new ideas

    Cons

    Company closed due to losses in Telecom business unit

    Advice to Management

    Leaders need to understand the market


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  5. "Company addressed ongoing issues by replacing upper management about every 2 years.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sunrise commonly ran on 'skeleton' crews, which allowed some to learn related responsibilities by wearing different hats.

    Cons

    Since operating with skeleton crews, it wasn't uncommon to continually encounter bottle-necked work processes, resulting in stressed workloads, schedules and employees.

    Advice to Management

    Sunrise has great employees but seems to be in a catch 22 situation. It needs an outside business consultant to study the entire company's operation but seemly no budget for such expertise.


  6. "Fun place to work but unstable."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly managers, competitive perks . I enjoyed working here.

    Cons

    Laid off a lot of people


  7. "Sunrise Telecom Great Working Place"

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    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Wu-ku (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Project Engineer in Wu-ku (Taiwan)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sunrise Telecom full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are friendly and helpful. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Company Merged, Management decision needs to be more careful.

    Advice to Management

    No. Great Job.


  8. "Company was in the middle of a reorganization"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Meritrocratic environment, each employee r&r are clearly defined and assessed

    Cons

    Ambiguity derived by the reorganization. Compensation and benefits are lower than Swisscom

    Advice to Management

    Foster talents inside the company otherwise good pellet may leave easily


  9. "Opportunities for new things, but unstable leadership"

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer
    Former Employee - Technical Writer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can try new things without resistance. You can communicate directly with senior management if necessary. Flexible with time off (at least with most managers). Communication between teams is pretty good now. The people remaining are all very good at their jobs.

    Cons

    Hard to trust the follow-through of management; it's better now but for a long time it was a new direction a year. Pay was low for long-term employees. The company has had several layoffs; the company is very understaffed right now, so everyone is doing unexpected tasks.


  10. "Pleasant place to work for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team dynamics, friendly environment

    Cons

    Under-staff at times, create better reward system


  11. "Could have been better if senior management really had some vision."

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    Former Employee - Test Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Test Technician in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good team spirit between lower management and coworkers at the former Montreal plant.

    Cons

    No vision from senior management, they basically killed the cash cow by closing the montreal plan while losing important technological knowledge and know how, making many customers unhappy in the process.
    Horrible project management (no control of scope, budget and schedule leading to the closure of the montreal plant)

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you personally know what's going on in a given location before making major strategic changes. Beware of internal politics...



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