Sandvine Reviews

Updated Jan 15, 2021

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70%
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Sandvine CEO Lyn Cantor
Lyn Cantor
57 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people, free food and beer if that's your thing, fun events going on in the office(in 27 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Work life balance can go for a toss that's obvious due to current situation(in 20 reviews)

  • "Bangalore office is run by bunch of bullies(in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (2)

    "Well organized company"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great work-life balance Great team Free snacks, coffee and beer Great management All team members are super helpful and friendly

    Cons

    It's a bit slow when it comes to development and career progression. Promotion salary is not a lot. No 401k/RRSP matching

  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Support in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -supportive work environment -lots of opportunities to learn and grow -Management team is great to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    It's nice to see women are being promoted into leadership roles in the company and it would be great to see that trend continue.

    Sandvine Response

    January 14, 2021VP Human Resources

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We agree that we have a supportive environment with a lot of opportunities to learn new things. Diversity in our organization, has and continues, to be a focus for us. Best Regards, Ashley Sharp VP of Human Resources


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great and Supportive place to grow and learn (CS Org)"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Technical Support in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Supportive and encouraging leadership within Customer Success Org. Room for learning new tech. Competitive compensation.

    Cons

    As a leader in the network analytics market space, the company needs to improve significantly in terms of benefits offered. Company needs to revisit leadership model.

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  4. Helpful (5)

    "Failing Company: Look Elsewhere"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Sales Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    -The people aside from senior management are great. The in office culture, free beer, social events are great too

    Cons

    -Executive team are a bunch of precious employees of Oracle. Very little ex Sandvine or ex Procera management. Nepotism is strong. No diversity or women in leadership team -shady business dealings with countries like Belarus. Even if claim was not to know what government of Belarus was doing, they should have known better -poor communication from senior leadership to team -no RRSP matching or benefits -cutting costs and budget -no remote work benefits or perks -product roadmap is always changing. Engineering teams don’t know what they are doing. -too many organizational changes -all about profit and no ethics. don’t care about longevity of company or its people -culture is gone. It used to be a great company to work for but that has been lost over the last year and moving to remote work -people getting fired left and right - senior leadership favours their “friends” even if they are not as competent -compensation not as competitive -it is clear HR is posting fake reviews

  5. "Still a top tech employer globally"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible work hours Great health benefits In office perks like beer, ping pong, video games Excellent compensation and opportunity to grow

    Cons

    None as far as I can see

    Sandvine Response

    December 8, 2020VP Human Resources

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! It’s nice to hear that you think we are a top tech employer globally, pleased with our benefits, and that our culture is adaptable to employee’s needs. Best Regards, Ashley Sharp VP of HR

  6. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid at all costs - company being ruined by growing number of Danaher / Oracle execs."

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    VP of HR posts 5 star ratings during first few days.

    Cons

    There is a growing number of C-level executives now (CEO, COO, CTO, CAO, CRO, CPO, CMO, CSO, ....), and most of them are ex-Danaher or ex-Oracle executives with little to no experience in the deep packet inspection space. There are also many ex-Danaher and ex-Oracle middle managers coming into the company by referrals of the C-levels. Our new CPO -chief product officer- from Oracle seems quite inept so far. He fumbles his presentations, and repeats vague statements over and over, while favoring a cost cutting strategy. One of his first acts after joining the company was to completely shut down a Waterloo R and D team and let India take those tasks over. Other worrying facts: - None of the senior positions are ever posted internally - and they only hire external candidates for these. There is literally no way for an internal candidate to be promoted into these positions. They only post junior/lower-senior positions for internal candidates. This means that everyone in senior leadership now is basically new to the company - that is, they are not from the original Sandvine or Procera, and mostly are Danaher or Oracle executives. - A lot of jobs are moving to India, even back office and IT. I see Indian IT team servicing requests for Sweden now! - Swedish senior engineers are being forced to train Indian counterparts, wonder why?

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  7. "Great learning experience"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sandvine is a great place if you are a networking nerd. You get to work on awesome networking products, work with awesome people and delivering solutions to awesome internet companies around the world. At Sandvine, you will get an opportunity to utilize your potential to the fullest. I worked here for six years and got to work with an amazing set of people. I learned a lot in the process. Got to meet customers, learned how they use our products, learned from them how networks are run. Good technical stuff. Life is fun at Sandvine. The social committee keeps organizing interesting events round the year: from ice bucket challenge to chicken wing eating contest.

    Cons

    Some development tools are archaic.

    Sandvine Response

    November 25, 2020VP Human Resources

    Thank you for your feedback! We appreciate your insight and perspective on our products and our people. We are so glad to hear that you enjoy working and growing with us. And, you are right, our people are amazing! Regarding your feedback on our development tools, please feel free to speak directly with me, or any member of the leadership team, if you have suggestions for improvements. We appreciate constructive feedback and ideas that can help improve our employee experience. Best Regards, Ashley Sharp VP, Human Resources

  8. "Great organization, perks and culture"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sandvine full-time

    Pros

    - Hard working colleagues and leadership - Great perks (benefits etc) - Culture is fun and collaborative - Rewarding projects and work

    Cons

    - Lack of communication can be an issue, it has improved over the last year but still room for development in this area

  9. "Great place to work!"

    5.0
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    • 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!

  10. Helpful (16)

    "Disintegrated product strategy, indifferent leadership"

    1.0
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    • 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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