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Xtera Reviews

Updated January 9, 2017
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  1. "XTERA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allen, TX
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get people and technology. Really enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    Cash flow is very tight.


  2. "Some good, some bad"

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

    I have been working at Xtera full-time

    Pros

    Everyone has a chance to be involved in many parts of the business. Management trusts employees to get the job done since there is no time to micromanage.

    Cons

    Executive management has lacked a clear and singular direction which has led to several rounds of layoffs and instability in the future of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Please communicate a clear path forward for employees to follow so we can help the company move forward.


  3. "Great technology"

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

    Pros

    Strong talent pool
    Small company feel but global operations

    Cons

    No direction
    Need to finance additional development

    Advice to Management

    Need new strategy/ideas from the very top


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  5. "Warehouse"

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    Former Employee - Texas in Allen, TX
    Former Employee - Texas in Allen, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, decent work-life balance, good benefits

    Cons

    Management is disorganized. Too top heavy here.


  6. "Sales Director, North America"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Xtera (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent technology. Great name in the space/marketplace

    Cons

    Most wins have been overseas. Company lean on sales engineers so projects that I am bidding on gets overlooked.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more sales engineers


  7. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment, nice people to work with, stable job, no layoff at hard times.

    Cons

    low pay, no bonus, no overtime. The company needs to cut some of the fat!!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Consider bonuses and commission


  8. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Hard Work
    - Fun
    - Good Coworkers
    - Relaxed Enviorment

    Cons

    - Lot of solo work
    - Need alot of outside knowledge


  9. "Regional Sales Director-IP Networking Division"

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Director in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xtera (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The IP Networking Division Team was very helpful for the International Sales Team.

    Cons

    The IP Networking Division was sold and closed down.


  10. "Small Company that has its perks."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Garland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Small company vibe with nice casual atmosphere. People were nice and felt appreciated there. Overall good environment if you're just trying to focus on getting work done.

    Cons

    The company doesn't have much prospects as far as customers and/or growth. I was always confused as to why the headquarters was in Allen, TX but they don't have a single US customer. I think it was a big idea 5 years ago but never really panned out. The CEO laid off 20-30 people (myself included) saying "We did not collect a single dime in all of 2013". They promised booming growth due to their industry, but all the customers are somewhere in the Caribbean jungle and from and from my perspective they didn't really seem like reliable customers.

    Advice to Management

    Do everything possible to spark revenue and profitable growth. Seems like relying on huge million dollar contracts here and there is a terrible business model.


  11. "Good Company and Nice people"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Allen, TX
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Allen, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great learning environment to work with very smart people.

    Cons

    because it's a start-up there are some financial roller coasters.

    Advice to Management

    give raises to your employees more often to improve satisfaction



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