Sonus Networks Reviews

Updated Sep 26, 2021

To filter reviews, or .

Found 301 of over 330 reviews

4.4
93%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
Approve of CEO
Sonus Networks President and CEO Raymond P. Dolan
Raymond P. Dolan
143 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance and work culture(in 40 reviews)

  • "Good work culture , good employees, good management , hikes are good(in 24 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "sbc products are becoming commoditized(in 9 reviews)

  • "For a few projects, work-life balance can be hard to maintain but can be managed(in 7 reviews)

  • More Pros and Cons
    Pros & Cons are excerpts from user reviews. They are not authored by Glassdoor.
    1. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Fun place to start a career

      Apr 25, 2019 - Software Designer I in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      As the title suggests, it is a fun place to start for new graduates. The senior engineering and R&D talent that is working here is phenomenal, and the group of people you will work with and interact with are very friendly. The entire office as a whole is "tightly knit" as over 80% are ex nortel staff. - Ping pong table allows for a lot of fun during the week. - coffee machine is nice to have - company does have some fun events that anyone can get involved in and participate in - RRSP matching is nice - benefits are on par with industry - opportunities within the company to move to a different team. - Culture is good As a starting developer or coop, you'll learn a lot here and a lot of it depends on you, and definitely to an extent your manager in terms of career growth. You can ask for more work (or more challenging work) if you need it and you'll be given meaningful work. You will get the mentorship you are looking for here. Morale here has been on the rise since late 2017 as financially the company is more sound since the merger, and hiring has been on the rise as well. Innovation has been well received by the market as well.

      Cons

      - Salary is not that competitive, however there is a bonus which when factored in will help you to get closer to the industry standard. But since it is a publicly traded company, a bad quarter or bad year can mean no bonus! Doesn't matter how hard you worked that year. - Up until recently the attitude from upper management has been more along the lines of "be happy you have a job", another reason some employees can get frustrated, especially senior staff, many of which have not seen raises in a long time. - The team i was working in had a total lack of coordination, everyone is "doing their own thing", offshore team in bangalore are good but they never seem to document their code and it can be hard to get a hold of them when you need an explanation for something. - Company loves to add headcount to the offshore workforce (Bangalore, India), the only growing area (in terms of headcount) in north america is at the Ottawa facillity from the looks of it. - Processes are still not completely streamlined and keep changing

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Good company

      Jul 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      This company had a good culture.

      Cons

      The product needs to be more competitive.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 10 years

      Merger is a big question mark

      Apr 11, 2018 - Program Manager in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - Many people who have been there a long time and are experts at their jobs. - Since the bulk of the company business was for the Tier 1 carriers, things had to be done right, and generally were. - Free and good coffee

      Cons

      - The merger has resulted in significant cost cutting, and expertise cutting. - There appears to be a Sonus bias, where the GENBAND assets are being ignored, and the Sonus people are favored over the GENBAND people.

      Continue reading
      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Sonus Networks Inc in Ottawa

      Feb 25, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Some good technical work being done.

      Cons

      No career advancement. Lack of sales.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good working environment

      Nov 29, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good working environment. managers are technically good.

      Cons

      The corporation has no long term investment in employees.

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Review

      Mar 10, 2016 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      There area some decent bonuses and stock benefits that add to overall annual income. Salaries themselves are probably below average.

      Cons

      Limited to 4 weeks vacation, no overtime pay, no possible sabbatical leave, salaries have been frozen for several years now

      Continue reading
      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      sonus is not too bad

      Mar 25, 2009 - Associate Software Developer in Ottawa, ON
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good company, promotions available for driven people.

      Cons

      computers are locked and monitored so nothing private can be done

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Best company for career growth

      Sep 26, 2021 - Accountants 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Career growth , good pay

      Cons

      Heavy load of works everyday

      Continue reading
      Be the first to find this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Review

      Aug 25, 2021 - Software Developer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Best place to work in environment

      Cons

      Nothing... The best place to work

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work

      Jul 16, 2021 - Software Verification Engineer in Bangalore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      great team work, support, work life balance

      Cons

      I Have not experienced any

      Be the first to find this review helpful
    Viewing 1 - 10 of 301 Reviews

    Popular Careers with Sonus Networks Job Seekers

    JobsSalariesInterviews

    Work at Sonus Networks? Share Your Experiences

    Sonus Networks logo
    or