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Sandvine Reviews

Updated 5 October, 2018
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Pros
  • "good company, good staff free food" (in 23 reviews)

  • "Flexible work hours & good amenities" (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. "Startup culture but with job security"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  2. "Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Great experience!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    I am a recent grad and this is my first "real" job. So far, I have been really enjoying my time at Sandvine. The perks are awesome (on-site chiropractor, massage therapist, and medical esthetician , complementary drinks and snacks, benefits and vacation from day one). The hours are really flexible and my manager is very supportive. Everyone works really hard, but plays hard as well.

    Cons

    Communication from leadership could be improved. It would be awesome to see our execs more frequently in the office and interact with them.


  4. "Awesome place to work!"

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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


  5. "Very good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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

    -Feel valued on every project
    -Open environment where you can actively make change from any position
    -Very open and supportive to advancing your career in the direction that you choose
    -Lots of things going on for employees to participate in

    Cons

    -CEO is not the best at public speaking and has said some bad things publically and on company calls
    -After the merger the office had a lower vibe but it seems to be evening out
    -Sometimes the communication between the remote folks and satellite offices can be really frustrating


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    They have developed a good product

    Cons

    -Management folks dont know anything about technical stuffs specially the TAC.
    -training is just a couple of weeks and then they expect you to be the master of their dozen of products.
    -there are really some good folks in the team who try to help each other but some wont. specially managers who are rude and wont offer help.
    -there is a sustaining team which is nice and helpful except the guy who runs it. doesn't know anything.
    -lots of cubicles in the building no open work culture.
    -no proper knowledge base.

    Advice to Management

    If you get some time go and ask some feedback from employees like how their managers are and how dies it feel like to work in Sandvine. After acquisition everything has changed.


  7. "Service Resident Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues help each other and are co-operative

    Cons

    Management has recently changed and they are little cautious on budgeting and funds release, so one can not expect high raise

  8. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of learning opportunities.
    Good Pay.
    Open minded and helpful managers, colleagues
    Free food and transportation.

    Cons

    You would have lots of learning opportunities to learn.
    If you're the kind of person who would like to have minimum/no work pressure.
    This wouldn't be the company for you.
    Managers are kind enough to understand when you aren't able to meet the deadlines. But you would definitely have a push/pressure to compete.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good luck to them... they are going to need it"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Was a great company. Some those great people still work there

    Cons

    No longer is a great

    Advice to Management

    Stop making every decision... you are just not that good at it


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Not recommend it for women in engineering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    Working on very interesting problems

    Cons

    It's a good place to learn technical stuff but not a place to grow.


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