Sandvine Reviews

Updated Aug 30, 2020

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3.2
56%
Recommend to a Friend
49%
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Sandvine CEO Lyn Cantor
Lyn Cantor
41 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food, drinks, cab for late evening drop home(in 27 reviews)

  • "Smart people, working with new technology, very broad way of working(in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance not always in place(in 18 reviews)

  • "They are controlled by Waterloo management and you never know when is your last day at this company(in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people , lots of perks! Lots of opportunity to collaborate and grow!

    Cons

    No complaints! I loved my job at Sandvine!

  2. Helpful (9)

    "Disintegrated product strategy, indifferent leadership"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - common social events - work from home occasionally - travel opportunity - cool technology

    Cons

    - cross team communication silos - senior management distant, no open door policy - a few incompetent managers defending their jobs - low pay for industry, poor system for rewarding top talent and game changers - new ideas and innovation becomes burdened by excess process and middle management - departure of experienced talent at the company is vividly felt but not spoken of

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  3. Helpful (1)

    "Not that great but still okay"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    can learn new tech.

    Cons

    a bit stress-full and compensation is bit less

  4. Helpful (7)

    "Would Not Recommend"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    Some great employees Decent benefits Happy hours

    Cons

    Senior management Unrealistic workload No work-life balance

  5. Helpful (7)

    "Working Atmosphere"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Full Stack Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Very friendly people - Cozy Working atmosphere

    Cons

    - People don't really engage with new people

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  6. "Operations manager"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Sandvine 

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    Tons of projects and initiatives

    Cons

    Too many managers and not enough work completed

  7. "A lot of learning opportunities"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    Work flow is constant and always changing but allows you to learn and grow with the organization

    Cons

    feel like each department is segregated, would like to see more relationships being built between departments

  8. "Great work environment"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great place to work. Fair compensation. Management recognizes and rewards hard work.

    Cons

    Company was moving away from hardware projects and shrinking the team

  9. Helpful (17)

    "More value on money than people"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My team is very close and we get to work on some neat stuff, but if any one of them left many of us wouldn’t be far behind.

    Cons

    Sandvine is not what it used to be. We don’t really have a culture anymore. The days of being a “Great Place to Work” are so far gone. Executive leadership has moved to the US and it is a very different style than Sandvine 1.0. Very little communication and transparency. Only focus is on making money and if you are not a money maker you can consider yourself at risk at being out of a job. Mindset that anyone is “replaceable”. Very little career development and opportunities.

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  10. Helpful (19)

    "Bad sales leadership contaminate the workplace"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Toronto, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sandvine has great products, marketshare and a go-to-market strategy

    Cons

    Do not take a sales position here. 'Bringing in the numbers' on a 30/60/90 basis with a complete disregard for the customer or sales person has led to 'high turnover'. Very tactical top-down sales push versus strategic selling is the focus. Some senior sales leaders never stop searching for something to over-analyze and micromanage. Under constant surveillance and inspection, this makes the sales team feel discouraged, frustrated and uncomfortable.

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