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Sandvine Reviews

Updated 5 February, 2019
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Pros
  • "good company, good staff free food" (in 24 reviews)

  • "Sandvine works on cutting edge technologies and have flexible work hours" (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work life balance has got better but there are times when I have to work continuously, it is better than my previous companies" (in 16 reviews)

  • "Too much work to be done in short span of time" (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Office Administrator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Office Administrator in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is the best job I have ever had! I feel valued as an employee every day from the janitorial staff to the Executive team! They listen to my ideas and value my opinions. The people here are hard workers who work hard and play hard.
    We have great company events, and tons of work perks to motivate us! The company offers catered lunches for team meetings and lunch and learn events. There is not one person in this company that is not approachable and willing to help you at any given moment. Sandvine is a great place to be!

    Cons

    No pension plan or RRSP Plans

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward! As difficult as a merge is, the first year is behind us and things will only get better from here!


  2. "Great people and company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of cool projects
    Good social group

    Cons

    Integration with Procera has taken time. Things are getting better though

    Advice to Management

    Keep tearing down the silos and integrating all offices world wide!

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Have a lot of work to do"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great team
    - opportunities to travel

    Cons

    - it's all about the senior leadership team
    - recognition and bonuses go to those at the top
    - very unethical in the way they do business
    - very reactionary in everything they do


  4. Helpful (4)

    "Crumbling culture"

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

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and good product

    Cons

    The culture is in absolute shambles. Leadership only cares about the bottom line but not the employees. It's been a year since merging with Procera and skies are still grey and it's only getting greyer.

    Advice to Management

    Put more value in your employees than your pocket.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Look elsewhere"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of nice, smart people
    Free beer, snacks, company events
    Was good before but since acquisition has been horrible environment and getting worse.

    Cons

    No focus on employees, is all about money and planning to exit investment from Private Equity.
    Limited and uninspired communications
    Disrespectful and unprofessional behaviour is allowed to happen.
    Former positive Sandvine culture is dead and beyond reviving with current Leadership
    Good people continue to leave in big numbers

    Advice to Management

    Admit things haven’t worked putting these companies together and exit investment


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Shadow of its former self"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    They have a plan make the company more successful financially.

    Cons

    Really did not take care of the people and its culture. They think because they are making lots of money everyone should be happy, but if you are working for such heartless people it doent feel like a great place to come everyday. Hearing about a lot of firing which has never happened before. Not the innovative place it was.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to someone who cares


  7. "Good Company Aggressive Schedule Free Food"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Work, Latest Technologies, Automated Tools

    Cons

    Aggressive schedules, Pressure, Some times unrealistic schedules

  8. "Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Engineer in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work environment, I have been working at Sandvine full-time (Less than a year)

    Cons

    Benefits are lacking (mainly rrsp)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Benefits need to match the values of the company


  9. "Startup culture but with job security"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Collaborative team environment
    -Gorgeous office environment
    -Craft Beer on tap (5 of them)
    -Fun team events, outings for company and team
    -Free lunches, fresh fruit tuesdays, BBQ's, free coffee, drinks, snacks on site

    Cons

    -Communication from C-Suite could be better

    -Benefits are lacking (mainly rrsp)

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Benefits need to match the values of the company


  10. "Awesome place to work!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, fun environment, nice people, benefits

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of