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Sandvine Reviews

Updated Nov 28, 2019

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3.5
60%
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71%
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Sandvine CEO Lyn Cantor
Lyn Cantor
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food, drinks, cab for late evening drop home(in 28 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    "Things are getting better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent and communicate downstream.

    Sandvine2019-06-10
  2. "Amazing place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good exposure in terms of work that we do here. - At very early stage of career, people do get responsibility for complete project. - Very good work life balance. - You get recognized for you work. - It doesn't matter if you are fresher or some senior guy, people do listen to you. - No politics.

    Cons

    based on my experience nothing so far.

    Sandvine2019-10-30
  3. "Life at Sandvine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open culture Talented bunch of people to work with Free breakfast, lunch, snacks Work from home and flexibility with time

    Cons

    Sometimes miscommunication happens. Otherwise nothing much to talk about. it is almost in every workplace. Management is flexible enough to address if you take it with them. (Disclaimer: if you prove you are good)

    Advice to Management

    Managers and above, please revisit employee concerns quarterly. It will help address concerns more effectively. When we say its open culture, then it should not only be from bottom to top (example Eng talking to VP directly)... it should also be from top to bottom.

    Sandvine2019-11-28
  4. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best company in Telecom and DPI domain"

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    Current Employee - SSE in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Apart from free food, medical benefits, and late-night cab facilities, 1. Knowledgable employees, from SDE-I -> Managers -> Directors. Everyone has the potential to contribute to technical discussions and debug issues. 2. Patentable ideas get monitory recognization if the idea gets approved by the internal committee 3. Yearly full office outing 4. Family day celebration in 4 or 5-star hotels 5. Active... HR team helps employees to resolve any problems. They listen to employees and work on the issues. 6. India office VP is a gem, one can learn a lot of things from him but unfortunately very fewer people get that opportunity. 7. One of the best companies for telecom domain enthusiasts. 8. Good scope for ML/AI enthusiasts. 9. Sandvine encourages innovative ideas through organizing an internal hackathon. 10. No work-life balance issue, no manager/directors ask employees to work over weekends except there any customer issue. Employees who are passionate about their work, always celebrate and enjoy working here. So who all can survive here: 1. Telecom domain engineers (C/C++, Python) 2. DPI domain engineers 3. Passionate engineers 4. Innovative engineers 5. ML/AI engineers 6. Dynamic engineers Who all may not like/ survive: 1. Non-dynamic engineers, 2. UI or UX designers, 3. 0% Technical and 100% managerial 4. Considers work like 9 to 5 job, not passionate about it

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    Cons

    1. Salary hike is not satisfactory 2. Neither agree nor disagree on favoritism 3. Less overseas travel opportunity Apart from this, there are no much -ve points about the organization from an engineer's point of view. But beware of couple of types of employees in this organization. Their activities frustrate other employees which encourages good engineers to leave the organization. Plagiarism is high in one of... the teams. Few senior employees are noisy, rigid and hardly listen to others during any discussions. Avoid and ignore this kind of employee then Sandvine journey will be memorable.

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    Advice to Management

    1. Try to retain good and knowledgable engineers 2. Focus on innovative and knowledgable employee's compensation 3. Employee exchange program among Sandvine different office 4. Sandvine managers and directors are suffering from a chronic disease, favoritism. It is true and a lot of employees have the same observations. No one can comment about salary hikes but it is clearly seen in career growth and in case of... good opportunities. A lot of deserving employees already proved their potential in Sandvine but still waiting for good career growth and opportunities. They are only getting hopes and stories and Sandvine managers and directors are very good at making stories. 5. If things go like this then Sandvine will be loosing more potential employees and Sandvine has to burn out more money to hire people from outside.

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    Sandvine2019-11-07
  5. Helpful (17)

    "Worst company to work with in Bangalore"

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    Current Employee - Tech Lead in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    "Some" good people, some products.

    Cons

    Worst company to work with in Bangalore. Most ppl leave within first year of joining. 1. Clueless management they don't know how to run a software firm. Will treat you like a human slave and no respect for employee. 2. Top talent is leaving this sinking ship as there is no future. 3. Using agile methodology at cost of product quality and your personal life. 4. Forcing you to write fake review for their fake... #LifeAtSandvine campaign. 5. Micro management at every level no freedom to innovate or learn. 6. If you are working with Sweden team they will make sure your work get blocked forever. Too much politics and job insecurity. 7. HR is useless even if you complain about issues they dont have any power or willingness to help. Don't join this company based on false reviews by HR check 1 or 2 start reviews for real information. Think twice even if this is your only option.

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    Advice to Management

    They dont care about advice.

    Sandvine2019-11-28
  6. "If you work hard, people will recognize you"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Being a small company, people will help you out. It is a rigorous environment, so brings the best out of you. There are tech talks as well which are amazing.

    Cons

    Not much team building activities

    Advice to Management

    organize frequent 1-1 with employees to understand them and work together :)

    Sandvine2019-07-31
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Hopeless HR and finance services in Bangalore"

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    Current Employee - Project Lead in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Technical work is good and some good architects are also present.

    Cons

    HR and Finance services team don't communicate, they are not proactive to help employees. Leaders in this domains are more then 8+ years, they have built groups and play politics. And to this some managers are also joining hands If you are not self-managed guy you will feel ditched If you have tendency to ask questions in open meetings then you will be specially targeted, and even office boys are influenced by... these leaders and you see at times bad response from office support staff also.

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    Advice to Management

    Time to change leaders in both HR and Finance. It's not like you have find a data scientist there are enough accomplished HR and Finance consultancy in market.

    Sandvine2019-05-15
  8. "Great work"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work. You will get to use or implement your knowledge.

    Cons

    Should work on bonus or salary increments

    Sandvine2019-04-06
  9. Helpful (21)

    "Favoritism at its best!"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    * A few experienced, knowledgeable people who you can learn from. * Smaller teams and hence greater responsibilities. Works when you start off your career here.

    Cons

    * Terrible management who don't pay heed to employee's woes. * Manager (at least one) has a few favorites and only they get any help they need or the visibility they may want. It astonishes anyone as to how this is done in broad day light (In some cases, even expensive gifts are circulated in office hours to the favorites.). It's better to leave than point these out because HR turns a blind eye to any negative... feedback. *Not at all recommended for women employees. Manager (at least one )makes sexist remarks openly and expects everyone to be ok with it. * Only slogging works here. Smart work is never appreciated. If you spend all your weekends here, you might get into the manager's good books. *Credit is never given to the one truly deserving it. Rather than appreciating the deserved ones, ridiculous excuses are given during appraisal. *Need to work on better technologies than out dated ones.

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    Advice to Management

    Listen to you employees. Management is not always right. If you let go of few of the undeserving managers/directors, you'll be able to retain talent.

    Sandvine2019-03-20
  10. Helpful (14)

    "Not the same sandvine anymore"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Few smart people stick around Free food

    Cons

    Out dated technology Heavy pressure, forget ur family

    Advice to Management

    People are not ur business

    Sandvine2019-03-20
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