Sandvine Employee Reviews about "waterloo"

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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. 4.0
      Current Employee

      No pressure and lot of new projects/products to workon

      Feb 8, 2011 - Systems Administrator in Waterloo, ON
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      Pros

      Great team to work with! adapting lots of new technology and constantly upgrading infrastructure. If you have any new idea or project in mind it will be appreciated by the management

      Cons

      Sandvine RnD department is only in waterloo campus, they should expand to more cities in Canada like in Toronto/Mississauga etc.

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    2. 2.0
      Former Contractor

      A Good Thing Ruined

      Mar 9, 2018 - Anonymous Contractor 
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      Pros

      - The culture WAS amazing - Leadership WAS dynamic and inspiring - Fun and casual work atmosphere

      Cons

      - Promised job security following the acquisition, and then they proceeded to conduct a mass lay off - Employees don't feel valued anymore - Very low company morale - Major layoffs that were conducted in a very poor way - No clear leadership in Waterloo - Lack of communication and transparency from Dallas leadership, which completely contradicts everything they promised Sandvine following the acquisiton

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      3 people found this review helpful
    3. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Worst Company(Dont ever think to join)

      Aug 30, 2020 - Technical Support Engineer in Bangalore
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      Pros

      The only pros I saw is they speak very well but at the backend there are judging you and will mark you negative. Actually, there is nothing pros in this company, Please don’t risk your career and your family by joining this company.

      Cons

      They are controlled by Waterloo management and you never know when is your last day at this company. They will lay you off anytime (they will just say you either you voluntarily resign or they will terminate you). If you ask for the reason they will say it not new in this company, it usually happens. There is quotation at one corner of the wall of their office which says they do not do human politics but actually they do it.

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      26 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      One of the shaky companies to work for

      Dec 16, 2016 - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Good salary and if you are the manager's pet you can achieve anything in Sandvine. There is much learning of technology and tools as Sandvine uses the latest in these.

      Cons

      No job security; Sandvine's Bangalore HR have full support of Waterloo management to fire (or hire) any person from India office. The HR behave sweet once you join but if the manager from Waterloo gives any negative feedback on the employee, the Bangalore HR team fires the person within half a day. The fired employee is treated very badly and abused by the India manager and HR together. So in effect, you can lose your job anytime for any reason.

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      26 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Till now, it looks good, though not exciting

      Oct 10, 2016 - Senior Engineer in Bangalore
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      Pros

      1. Free Internet monthly 2. Free Breakfast/Lunch/Snacks 3. Work from home options (Though managers wont encourage this in their body language :P ) 4. Good compensation 5. Healthy insurance policy

      Cons

      1. High pressure in the development teams (QA seems to be fine) 2. Senior management does not have a strong vision, ( Company still looks like a startup after 15 years & still senior management crosses fingers to get next quarter to be in profit) 3. Bangalore HR Team does not have a role, unlike other companies, Bangalore HR team just follows the rules created by Waterloo, does not have power to decide employee rules at the center. Even one person fired from Waterloo managers, HR will just takes him to EXIT, rather cant bring policies and ethics at the center. 4. No onsite opportunities, neither good onsite benefits as well. 5. High politics in Waterloo managers (Because higher management is in waterloo, Bangalore managers need

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      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Improve the management; work culture

      Aug 12, 2016 - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Work on latest technology and products; some hardworking people; fast-paced work

      Cons

      Internal politics in Bangalore teams-- only (region/group- specific people are favored and promoted), Nasty managers (for example, some old managers in Waterloo) who survive just by playing politics and giving manipulated performance reports; Articulated performance appraisals so that Waterloo manager's favorites get promotions and benefits in Bangalore; India HR team which do not follow rules and give thumps up to any decision taken by Waterloo management. This HR gives full support for any harsh treatment to the employees by Waterloo managers. They erase records of harassment or bad treatments. Money-oriented work culture is imposed in Bangalore office which prompts the employees to do as much as possible in a workday which leads to burn-out and opportunistic/hostile behavior among employees.

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      10 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Thank God !!! I am out of Sandvine:)

      Jul 26, 2016 -  in Bangalore
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      Pros

      Some good products, Some of the dev/qa people in Bangalore office are very good and extremely helpful.

      Cons

      Poor leadership in India team-- managers have poor management skills and etiquette; Very selfish and egoistic leadership styles are followed at times. Sandvine India HR behaves rude and dances to the tune of managers in Waterloo. Sandvine gives a feeling that it is the best place to work which is just an imagination of the managers who work there. There are great opportunities out there in the industry for networking/ policy control and better places to work (compared to Sandvine).

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      12 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Pretty Average

      Dec 31, 2015 - Engineer At QA in Bangalore
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      Pros

      1. Good pay master. 2. Growing company = assured decent bonus. 3. Lots of fun activities, great for young folks. 4. Catered b'fast and lunch. Probably the highlight for every day of work. 5. Clean workplace and drop off facilities. 6. Good HR/finance departments. 7. No wrath of customers as customer base is still growing.

      Cons

      1. Waterloo headquarter does not send good work to Bangalore. 2. Instances of bad remote management. 3. You get to hear lots of four lettered words in team meets. 4. People brought in without advertising job positions. 5. This is a manger's dream job. Expect micromanagement as managers don't have much to do here. Management does not communicate either. 6. Weird project plans cause varying workload. Company is not suited for people with families. Hang around here if you are young and just want to spend two years with no worries. 7. Not all engineering positions will lead in learning new skils. Company is lot bit slow to adopt. Exciting and new projects stay at Waterloo. 8. Small workplace at Bangalore but you find too competetive coworkers and silos.

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      9 people found this review helpful
    9. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Join with caution

      Oct 4, 2015 - Anonymous in Bangalore
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good salary; opportunity to work with latest technology

      Cons

      False promises and manipulation, especially Sandvine India office: First time when you join, the management says Sandvine is very different and you will have to run a marathon here compared to other companies where you will be doing a jogging ( nice metaphor!!). Actually you will be working almost 16 hours daily for the company, and you will compromise your vacations, weekends, and granted public holidays. The company claims zero politics but there is a huge well established political group which never allows talented people to rise professionally within the company. This group provides daily updates and micromanage people. The time you come in, go out, and breaks are counted. A normal employee is stressed out with manipulative practices from managers (both India and Waterloo offices) like asking to do unreasonable loads of work, credit stealing, disrespectful comments and behaviour, and abuse. Even if you work 16 hours, they will blame you for poor quality of work, not doing work, and much more.

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      17 people found this review helpful
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