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Updated 28 Nov 2019

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3.2
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Sandvine CEO Lyn Cantor
Lyn Cantor
35 Ratings
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  • "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. "Good For Workaholic People"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good Pay 2. Even though it's been 15 years since it started, Sandvine still looks like start up kind of environment that means more work and more learning. 3. Free Breakfast, Lunch, Evening Snacks and Dinner Reimbursement, 4. Pay structure is good. 5. Work life balance is OK. 6. Good Work From Home option. 7. Awesome health policy.

    Cons

    It has more cons than pros however I tired to list it down. 1. Poor, inactive and powerless HR in Bangalore office. 2. Lack of good Fun events. 3. No employee friendly policies. 4. A week spent here feels like spent a month, so much of work. 6. 6months of Probation period is not good. 7. Hires lot of fresher hence no code quality maintained. 8. Poor top management. TOP management doesn't have good vision hence even after 15 years its very very small company. 9. Very Slow growing company. 10. Workaholic people. But still good place to spend a year. If you spend a year here you will be working very fastly. Don't spend more than 2 years here.

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    Advice to Management

    Try to groom good development mangers who has good vision about their product. Have good HR team in Banglore office and change some policies in favour of employees which will help you to retain staff.

    Sandvine2016-08-26
  2. Helpful (23)

    "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
  3. Helpful (18)

    "Horrible company. Never ever choose it even in your dreams."

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

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

    Pros

    1. In-hand salary is good. 2. Some good learning from highly talented people who got locked over there. 3. Good code review pattern 4. Good cosmopolitan culture 5. Free food. 6. Salary on time

    Cons

    There are umpteen to say on this. 1. Fire when they don't require people. They don't care about anything. 2. They hire from reputed colleges and fire them. Bangalore HR is dumb and follows blindly. 3. Company is in complete downfall after massive firing in Bangalore. 4. Dumb managers who don't completely understand tech stuff take tech decisions and play with deadlines. 5. Zero work life balance 6.very low hikes. 7. Not even basic stuff is taught and they expect you to wonders. 8. Don't burn your career by starting at this horrible place. 9. Be good to managers, you will rise. 10.Some tech leads are awesome while some are too too dumb. Still don't understand how they reached over there. 11. Some people just talk, don't do work but still achieve greater heights because of their closeness with managers 12. You have to align to Canada timings. 13. Dumbest ever rules in HR team. 14. People re-signing are actually fired backside and are forced to resign to save persons and companys reputation. You would have been working fine and suddenly they say your skills doesn't match our current requirement. 15. No laptops and outdated tech stuff. Terminal coding no IDEs encouraged. 16. Remember it is a horrible for freshers and people new to networking. 17. Company got acquired by procera and no independent decisions made in India office. No growth here in Bangalore. 18. They promise stuff and incentives later say higher management didn't agree. 19. Still a lot... Can't cover up here :/

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    Advice to Management

    1.Change some horrible managers who don't know anything or deserve nothing. 2.Be brave enough to challenge higher management if you feel it's a right ask. 3. Stop hiring from premium colleges. Don't play with their careers. 4. Give wrk life balance and stop make false promises while doing induction. 5. Remember karma .

    Sandvine2018-02-23
  4. Helpful (24)

    "One of the shaky companies to work for"

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    Former Employee - Senior Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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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    Advice to Management

    After working in Sandvine and getting fired, i realized that human behavior has not advanced yet from the primitive behavioral characteristics that were found in early Neanderthal man. My advice to India HR and Waterloo Managers would be: Be human and treat people with due respect. If you aim to fire someone after clearing the accumulated backlog in projects, please recruit employees on contract. That saves time and emotional distress that the employee goes through while you fire them.

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    Sandvine2016-12-17
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Till now, it looks good, though not exciting"

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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    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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    Advice to Management

    1. Strengthen Bangalore HR Team for making decision, not simply following decisions. 2. Strengthen Bangalore Management team for empowering Bangalore employees. 3. Have good vision and takes the company to that. 4. Dont blame employees when company not performing ( you have very strong roles in making it bad, Employees just followed your strategies. 5. Dont fire people when you dont like them, you only recruited them. Try to retain them, or have very good compensation for them (Again HR is powerless in these)

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    Sandvine2016-10-11
  6. Helpful (8)

    "Improve the management; work culture"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Sandvine full-time for more than 5 years

    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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    Advice to Management

    Everyone works for money but money is not everything. Identify nasty managers and replace such frauds/liers with good people.

    Sandvine2016-08-12
  7. Helpful (9)

    "Pretty Average"

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    Current Employee - Engineer At QA in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    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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    Advice to Management

    Time to know why this is Canada's best workplace but not Bangalore's..

    Sandvine2015-12-31
  8. Helpful (15)

    "Not a place to work if you have career aspirations."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    + Engineering Process + Free lunch/evening snacks/beverages.

    Cons

    Guess the positive reviews down were propaganda posts from someone closer to either HR or the newly promoted AVP. I see lot of false praises in those posts which can't possibly come from neutral employees. - Zero trust on employees. Highlight is that recently they went to an extent of getting 'writing confirmation' from every team member working in a project that "assigned work will be completed on time". They have problem in trusting their own employees. -Management do not take any responsibility/ownership should a project slip time lines. Entire blame would befell on the poor developer for none of his/her fault of wrong estimates or incomplete requirements passed down. -Things follow hierarchical order from top down. No opinions/suggestions are considered from bottom to top. AVPs and Managers in Bangalore are too scared of their Canadian counterparts may be the fear of their jobs. -Lack of product vision. They have started and scrapped lot of projects. -Job insecurity. You may be fired any time for none of your fault but even due to project budgeting reasons or to show up quarterly earnings. And in the subsequent quarter, they will start hiring again and even encouraging employees for referrals. Doubt any saner organisation would do. About four Directors have left the organisation in the last one year and some of these have left or fired within months they joined. -No parity in pay scale and it is not even based on performance. Average hike of 6 or 7 % max.

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    Advice to Management

    -> Empower the employees and trust them. Show a little transparency. -> Keep the upper management accountable for every project that is being scrapped. It is unacceptable for playing with company's R&D fund in scrapping and starting projects. -> Impart training on 'soft skills and human relations' to all AVPs, Managers and HRs. -> Hire experienced guys in project/product management from Industry. -> Run a annual anonymous reverse evaluation(or survey) on every Managers & AVPs from their reportees and evaluate the score. Manager/AVP who has failed to score the minimum must be put on improvement training to improve themselves.

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    Sandvine2013-10-30
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