Sandvine Employee Reviews about "smart people"

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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

      Not Just A Networking Company

      Nov 14, 2016 -  in Waterloo, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Become a leader in virtualization (NFV/SDN architecture) ... 1+ Tbps of NFV Performance - Solve complex and impossible problems with machine learning - Choose your programming language (C, C++, go-lang, python, ...) - Extremely smart people around you

      Cons

      - Inefficiencies is hurting the team - Not all the teams within Sandvine resonates on the same wave length with regards to vision and strategy

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    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Crumbling culture. Questionable ethics.

      May 6, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      The company is full of smart people. The technology is interesting and you are faced with new challenges constantly.

      Cons

      Most of the knowledgable people have left. Management is not transparent about company performance, corporate objectives, and how products are used in certain countries.

      20 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Used to be a great company before take over

      Mar 22, 2019 - Software Developer in Waterloo, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Used to be: Great smart people Used to be: Startup like environment High-paced Great benefit

      Cons

      A bit stale technology with opportunities to learn, but not for all Uncertainty if you will be here another week Low margin result driven that results in zero investment in people and tools

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      17 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Look elsewhere

      Dec 21, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
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      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

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      15 people found this review helpful
    5. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Bad culture, too bloated

      Jan 5, 2017 - Senior Software Engineer in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      - There are attempts to engage the employees with paid/subsidized outings and quarterly team lunches. - There are some genuinely smart people here. - Lots of challenging problems to solve. - Some really engaged people trying hard to make a difference. - Flexible work schedule.

      Cons

      - Too many managers/directors and not enough people who actually work. The org chart is laughable. (there is literally an AVP of nothing, with no reports and no official duties) - The place is overrun with ineffective meeting-hoppers, bouncing from meeting to meeting looking for a free lunch (literally). - Don't make new friends, because they won't there tomorrow. Attrition is the highest I've ever seen anywhere. - No work/life balance. - Projects consistently understaffed, without adequate resources, investment and usually come with unreasonable deadlines. - Code quality is low, due to lack of skilled programmers doing the actual work. - Productivity is measured in lines of code (which is great for people who don't know how to program). - Most "lifers" are resistant to change and therefor the company is run on seriously obsolete platforms. - Serious disturbing "Bro culture", bordering on sexism. - No respect for family life, work life balance. - Employees are lobbied to rank the workplace highly so that Sandvine gets on the "Great Places to Work" list. - Not many "Engineers" who actually code/work anymore, and those that do get frustrated or overworked and leave. - Management is completely ineffective with too many opinions being given weight and decisions forever in a stalemate. - Projects are dragged on endlessly to the advantage of those whose job depends on it (i.e. contractors). - Politics are surprising for such a small company.

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      21 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      A great place for engineers to grow. Limited opportunity for others.

      Oct 9, 2015 -  
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      Pros

      Collaborative and fun work environment. Really smart people.

      Cons

      There are very few - if any - opportunities for advancement or even lateral movement for anyone that is non-technical. A great company to work, nice people, awesome CEO. However, not a company where you can stay for the long-term for those that are non-technical, ambitious and want to advance. It is unfortunate because it really is a great place to work.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Startup Culture.Leading edge technology.below par management

      Oct 28, 2014 - Engineering in Waterloo, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      A lot of smart people, good product and some of the management team and product managers are really accessible and great. knowledge sharing is facilitated.

      Cons

      some micro managers ruining things, below par salary and benefits..paltry raises and no scope of promotion considering people have been in their roles for 7+ years

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      5 people found this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Smart people. Leading edge technology.

      Oct 10, 2014 - Developer in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      A lot of smart people work in Engineering (Programmers and QA, most of who are also developers). Unbelievingly cutting edge technology. Literally will be exposed to ideas and tech. that no other company anywhere has tried yet.

      Cons

      Might not be the best environment for people who need a lot of support and guidance (i.e., documentation is something not clear). You are expected to be self starter who can figure things out, investigate when things go wrong, and drive processes without needing to be spoon fed.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      May 20, 2014 -  
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good management and smart people. They treat interns like full-time employees. Great work-life balance. Feeling of being a part of the team.

      Cons

      Cannot come up with any cons. Senior co-workers are sometimes not much helpful because of the intense work. Challenging for junior programmers.

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    10. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Management doesn't care about making money!

      Dec 6, 2012 - Anonymous Employee in Waterloo, ON
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Free drinks, free coffee - Game in the cafeteria - Working with smart people

      Cons

      - Management plays favoritism - No chance of career advancement by merit or contribution - No agenda for getting profitable

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      4 people found this review helpful
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