Sandvine Employee Reviews about "free food"

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  • "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)

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

  • "They are controlled by Waterloo management and you never know when is your last day at this company(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Things are getting better

      Jun 10, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Great people, free food and beer if that's your thing, fun events going on in the office. Lot's of opportunities to learn and work on innovative things. Things were definitely worse a year ago but the culture has been improving. Seems as though the dust has settled and people are happier.

      Cons

      Communication can be lacking, sometimes there are silos. Would be nice to have RRSPs.

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      3 people found this review helpful

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      Thank you for sharing your valuable review

    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Terrible management, lack of responsibility, broken teams.

      May 30, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      - Salary is okay. - Benefits are okay - Free food pretty often - Free beer anytime you want it if that's your thing.

      Cons

      In my time at Sandvine: - I have been sworn at by managers (technically the one of the VP's) for asking if I could have access to a server for something. - I have heard other people managers throwing racist slurs around, not even behind closed doors. - I have been physically threatened by people managers. - I have received insanely little amounts of training, and then been expected to take on huge responsibilities far beyond my scope, as if I was a master of my craft. - I have been told, "No offense, but maybe Sandvine made a mistake in hiring you." - I have been told "Well, if this new product doesn't sell, who knows where you could end up. Enjoy job security while you have it! (I'm not even part of any sales team...) - I have been told, "You should consider yourself lucky I hired you. Nobody else in this kind of office environment would since you have tattoos." The C-level staff have no idea what is happening below them, and only care about the money being brought it; it's extremely apparent. Human Resources can only do so much to help, when many of the management and above aren't following the company policies. No RRSP.

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      Sandvine

      Sandvine does not tolerate this type of behavior and takes these concerns very serious. The company has several policies that support fair and ethical treatment of all associates. Additionally, the company has an escalation process to address matters such as this. Thank you for your feedback.

    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Senior Software Engineer

      May 6, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
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      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.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall, it's a great place to work.

      Feb 10, 2017 - Manager in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      Great place to learn new technology. Lots of employee perks - Profit sharing, stock purchase plan with 50% match, good benefits, lots of free food. Great people.

      Cons

      There doesn't seem to be a very well defined promotion path. Work-life balance can be a bit difficult at times, but it isn't a constant worry. Company growth(revenues) needs to increase.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Average workplace

      Mar 26, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Free food, drinks, cab for late evening drop home

      Cons

      Crowded and tiny cubicles. Can get noisy.

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    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Not the same sandvine anymore

      Mar 20, 2019 - Principal Engineer in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Few smart people stick around Free food

      Cons

      Out dated technology Heavy pressure, forget ur family

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      18 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Work life Balance is a joke! Don't get influenced by fake good reviews.

      Dec 11, 2018 - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Pay structure is good and free food. Apart from these two things nothing is great here. If you fall in favorite category of your Manager (Or Director) then you can really enjoy big perks like holidays at will, better ratings and hike irrespective of amount of work is done. Plus He will make sure your small amount of work is getting recognized.

      Cons

      This company is good for such people who are willing to work from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Lots of favoritism, Director here points out their favorite ones and using his powers gives all the perks like better ratings and hikes irrespective of work they do. If you are not in his list of favorite one then be ready for very low hike irrespective of your performance. Moreover there are high chance of getting laid off too. Moral of the story is keep licking or never raise voice against anything. If you are working in global team (team which operated or works for all Sandvine products) then be aware and be ready for escalations. People love to escalate things and they will portray you are always culprit for delay in release. HR team operates like an government work; always sleeping. Only thing they do here is writing good reviews on Glassdoor. Management doesn't appreciate or recognize people here. They don't give any awards or no service award either. Once you complete 5 years you will get extra leaves but ironically it will get lapsed as you won't be able to use it due to work. Very pathetic HR policies. There is no communication between management and employees. Recently they conducted a survey and got shock about what employees think about Sandvine. Management played cleverly by asking employees to give solution so that if it doesn't work they are ready to blame each one of you as your suggestion didn't work. Management let away very very talented people due to stupid policy and lost good manager too.

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      25 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Engineers are not a labour

      Aug 30, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
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      Pros

      -Initial package -Good insurance plan -Free food - Cab facility in night after 8 PM

      Cons

      -No Learning lot of context switching between project/team -lot of pressure very tight deadline - Promoting older employee as a manager who worked 4-5 years though they don't know how to manage resource. - Older employee with 8-9 years promoted as a manager and engineers with higher experience 12/13 years reporting to them . and to make people happy in team manager taking out for lunch dinner just to save his job. If experienced engineer asked any question manager not able to answer. -No Wonder if your colleague can be your manager any time - 2 engineers are very close friend out of that one became a manger and second is reporting him. Every one know both are close friend including HR still no action and team can see the clear partiality . Even manager's friend is not working but got the promotions :) . - If you not say daily Hi/Hello to all manager means you are not working and no one know who are you. Got this comment in my appraisal - Sandvine is not a right place for you if you are technically strong and work silently. This is right place for you if you speak unnecessary in meeting/discussion - Manager always ask sale your work sale your work :) I am technical person not a sales man -No Proper channel if engineer want to escalate his manger issue -Manager is GOD in sandvine - If your manager changedin a year no proper communication between two managers for appraisal due to this engineer suffer. -Manager believe only on Numbers Jira/LOC no matter how complex or easy feature you are working. - In jan 2018 officially 15 employee fired after that some silent layoff happened - Very bad severance policy you will get only current month salary - after layoff in Jan lot of people leaving sandvine and this year Hike also delayed 3 month. As lot of people leaving this year to retain employee lot of promotion happened now in sandvine in Some teams number of leads/Principle engineer/Managers more and engineers less :)

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      17 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Worst place to work for

      Sep 22, 2018 - S S E(Senior Software Engineer) in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Smart engineers. Can learn only if you have good repo with your colleagues. Free food.

      Cons

      Most managers ,directors behave like masters and think that engineers are bonded labourers. Worst work culture. I don't even recommend my worst enemy to join here.

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      19 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to work -> People, Technology & Learnings !!

      May 15, 2018 - Technical Lead in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - You get to work with some of the smartest people in space, and learn a lot. - Leader's are approachable - Friendly and open atmosphere, everyone ready to help anytime. - If you capable, there is no boundaries to growth in the organization. - Process oriented organization and latest tools being used. - Good learning curve for everyone. Specially young individuals. - Perks -> Free Food, Drinks, Snacks, Regular Outings/ Team building activities, Flexible work timings, Great health policies, take home salary is higher @given CTC comparing others.

      Cons

      - Because of the size of the company, the priorities keep changing every now and then for engineering. With new management team (post merger with Procera) things seems changing though. - You always have work in Sandvine, not recommended for someone who likes slack periods in work cycle

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