Sandvine Incorporated Employee Reviews

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Not the same company take a pass
Engineer (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON24 December 2018
Has changed for the worse, lots of people leaving.
Used to be good but got worse after private equity.
New Sr. leadership not visible, communication is negative and lacking, all about money
Culture has taken a hit.
Teams don’t work well together
Pros
Still some good people, managers; free beer; snacks
Cons
Culture lacking, unsure about future, salary not competitive with other companies
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Software player
HR (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON20 September 2018
Startup environment without the long days and stupid low pay.

Tons of fun work events and opportunities for training growth. Tons of change, tons of opportunity to implement new processes.

5 beer taps, you're not reading that wrong.
Pros
Much beer
Cons
no pension / RRSP
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Great place to work!!!
Electronic Assembler (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON6 April 2018
From what I remember... Was an amazing place to work!!! Everyday I came in was awesome! I enjoyed the people and the management I worked with... The atmosphere at this place was great!!
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Fast Paced Technological Company :)
Senior Engineer (Current Employee) –  Waterloo & Bangalore28 September 2017
Excellent workplace
Free Meals
Very Fast paced workplace
They are the leaders in their domain
Management -> Need to see how it would look like after acquired by Francisco Partners.
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Excellent place to work, with a great culture
Service Desk Support - Intern (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON22 May 2017
Sandvine has a great culture and their motto is "work hard, play hard". They regularly hold team building events and overall it's a great place to work full of great people.
Pros
great culture, comfortable work environment
Cons
none I can think of
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Great Job
Internship (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON6 May 2017
Good place to get a start in IT. Mostly Office environment and conference call setups. The Techs were very helpful and knew there stuff. Could have work there longer but wanted to get more experience in large companys
Pros
Free pops
Cons
None
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A great place to work
Senior Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON5 May 2017
Very much recommended to doers and those who are not 9-to-5 type of employees. A fun place to work. You can extend your responsibilities as much as you want.
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Excellent working environment and culture. Very progressive.
Senior Portfolio Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON5 September 2016
One of the best places to work. has a great work culture and ethos. Salary and benefits are at the lower end of the scale. There are no pension provisions so the overall compensation package is below average.
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Interesting technology, lots of work, poor upper-management
Manager (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON18 February 2015
Company culture tries to make it a good fun place to work. Profit sharing gives a few extra bucks now and then. Small teams so you still can feel important, though of course that means working harder. They promote a work hard play hard philosophy but in reality it`s almost always just work hard and harder, especially for those not in Waterloo.

CTO (Dave Caputo) is awesome, as are all the founding members and very top rung of the leadership.

However, there is something seriously wrong with the rest of upper management (Directors, AVPs, VPs) they seem to do nothing but spin their wheels in place, keep the status-quo, and stifle creativity and progress. If you are top talent you will actually get bored and frustrated here very fast to the point of either having to quit or being let go if you try to hard to disturb them with fresh or useful ideas.

There is also a lot of preferential treatment. You either kiss you-know-what and have it easy no matter how poor of an employee you are, or you don`t and are mistreated, abused, and eventually let go or forced to quit.

Also do not expect fair performance evaluations or salary increases. The two are strangely unrelated.

This could be an absolutely great company, and at some point it was, but it`s being slowly destroyed from within by poor management who is driving away top talent and replacing them with mediocre Yes-Men.
Pros
Culture, profit sharing, technology, Ceo, Cto
Cons
Poor Upper-Management, useless performance evaluations, consistent long and hard working hours, little chance for advancement, creativity stifling
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Fun, productivity and table tennis table.
Project Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON26 January 2014
Conference with customers, follow up with stakeholders and present reports.
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Excellent contract
Senior Technical Writer (Former Employee) –  Waterloo, ON23 January 2014
A great company ion a great small city. The engineers were top notch and the environment was fun but disciplined.
Pros
people
Cons
bad winter
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Great place
Management Systems Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Waterloo, ON14 August 2013
My Typical day is working with materials and assessing audits. I have learned alot through this company eg: Internal Auditing, SAP systems, Receiving, Return materials tracking. Co_workers are the highlight of the day becasue there are so many to get to know.

the most enjoyable part of my job is knowing that I am doing it right. I have great satisfaction knowing that I have satisfied my peers.
Pros
Awesome people
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