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Questionable Leadership
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Richardson, TXNovember 9, 2017
Leadership in this company is poor; mid and high level managers are given far too much responsibility and can't possibly manage it all. The C-level managers are the worst I've ever seen: they make decisions based on feelings and emotions rather than facts, they do not care about the average employee and don't care to listen to opinions from them, and, in general, are unqualified to lead such a large company.
The poor management has led to several rounds of layoffs at Sonus (now Ribbon Technologies) and there doesn't seem to be an end to the quarterly layoffs in sight. The best thing about Sonus was the very generous benefit packages offered, however, when Sonus merged with GenBand, and became Ribbon Technologies, the generous benefit packages disappeared in favor of high-deductible plans with more out of pocket expenses for the employees.
It is my opinion that the CEO would throw his own mother in front of a train if he would get a promotion or pay raise from it.
Pros
Flexible work schedule/work from home
Cons
Leadership
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lacking technology management
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Westford, MAOctober 30, 2017
.Completing the task and overhead of getting to the requirements.
.Got to dwell into various parts of the product and learn new technologies/frameworks, but no push towards R&D
.Management is weak and in slumber. No direction what so ever
.Workplace culture not active, just get the work done!
.Hardest part is getting to figure out the requirement and other overheads.
.Some fun activities at year end.
Pros
People are nice to work with
Cons
Company stability not in good shape. Management has no set direction
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nothing
Technical Sr. Manager (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXOctober 29, 2017
Nothing to share here as I don't know who may be seen this review, therefore i'll rather no to say anything at this moment, may be later I could post something
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Great team
Marketing Communications Specialist (Current Employee) –  Westford, MAOctober 5, 2017
Great team to work for. Innovative solutions. Very engineering driven. Good people. Availability to progress in your career. Great location right off 495.
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General overview
Product Manager (Former Employee) –  Westford, MASeptember 7, 2017
Strategies are changed at a higher level without considering implementation effects. When hit with a roadblock, strategies are revised again and months of work is undone, time in and time out.
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Nice place to work
Employee (Current Employee) –  SonusMay 30, 2017
Great culture and work/life balance. Organization always evolving which does lead to lay-offs. But in all, great people, team spirit,nice work environment.
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Productive and fun place with ping pong table
Principal SVT Engineer and Test Automation Lead (Former Employee) –  Westford, MAMay 22, 2017
Productive and fun place with ping pong table, has a few company events for family fun, have flexible working hours, provide free drinks, coworkers are collaborative and supportive.
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Excellent people and culture in a quickly changing environment.
Global Business Unit Head - VellOS SDN (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX - Remote - GlobalNovember 1, 2016
Sonus is respected among top tier global service providers, and offers an array of compelling solutions.

Sonus' global footprint has enabled me to expand my horizons and work throughout the world with exceptional clients, prospects, partners and colleagues.

The post-acquisition commercial and technical integration of what was a stand-alone offering has been the most challenging aspect of my role.

Being able to create and implement new global business practices and processes, and have a direct impact on product development have been the most enjoyable parts of my job.
Pros
Generous compensation and benefits, and fair corporate policies.
Cons
Unsure of direction of company.
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not a stable company
Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Schaumburg, ILFebruary 9, 2016
layoffs are common due to financial instability. work not so current - so outsourcing is quite possible. but offlate - there have been no layoffs - so things seem improving.
Pros
None
Cons
Job insecurity
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Great Company to work for, great pier support.
Regulatory, Component, Mfg, and Quality Engineer (Former Employee) –  Fremont, CAAugust 4, 2015
During my time with "Network Equipment Technologies, Inc,/Sonus Networks I had the opportunity to hold several positions within Engineering and Manufacturing. The first 4-5 years the product development was aggressive and well documented. The next 4-5 years development schedules were loosely managed and the last 5 years several development tools were developed that allowed excellent information transfer which enabled more control over schedules.
Pros
great benifits, good work environment, great pier support, good opertunity to cross job boundaries.
Cons
Long hours, very addresive product development schedules.
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Good company with a good culture
Distinguished Technical Writer (Current Employee) –  Fremont, CAFebruary 19, 2014
Good company with a promising future. Still experiencing some growing pains but overall it has a bright future.
Pros
Good culture and work-life balance
Cons
Communication between groups could be better.
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Nice Management
DIRECTOR ACCOUNT MANAGER WIRELESS NETWORK (Former Employee) –  Westford, MADecember 3, 2013
My manager was the best and treat you with professionalism.
Pros
VP was fair with me
Cons
VP does not trust anyone
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Great Company to work for
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TXJune 20, 2013
Getting to know new protocols in telecom.

Great managers

Excellent team work with co-workers
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Great Co-workers
Senior Network Administrator (Former Employee) –  Richardson, TXMarch 13, 2013
Sonus is a good community of friendly, smart engineers that will go out of their way to help you succeed. During my time there, I was really able build a great understanding of VoIP and refine my IP, SIP, Unix skills.
Pros
flexible work schedule, fair compensation, good medical benefits
Cons
questionable executive leadership strategies
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a good tech company , with bad management team
PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Freehold, New JerseyFebruary 16, 2013
Sonus starts from a Tech company with Voip, then move into SBC.
It has good engineering team, but top managment team changes too frequently these years. And the company lost its stratergy.
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Productive and Stressful
Engineer (Former Employee) –  RichardsonDecember 21, 2012
it is a good place to work, if business are going good, otherwise it will be very stressful and insecure
Pros
travel
Cons
work afterhours
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Products the company manufactured were very competitive in the telecommnications industry
Manufacturing Systems Test Technician (Former Employee) –  Littleton, MASeptember 1, 2012
tested communications cards for switching network systems and repairs for customers.
Learned how to test systems, and enter results into company database.
management seemed to be alright, the kept us busy and did what they could to keep up on sales.
people were cooperative, and friendly.
Hardest part of the job was understanding the database inputs.
Having my own work space and appointed area was very enjoyable.
Pros
open cafe with daily free refreshments and food
Cons
sometimes slow downs would be a bit stressfull
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Excellent compensation and Culture, but company is not profitable.
Senior Customer Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Westford, MAAugust 17, 2012
Company pays very good, excellent culture, but it has not made any profit since inception. Company went public in 1999, has its product across the world, but the investors still poring money in it waiting for it to become profitable... Result in poor job security.
Pros
excellent compensation.
Cons
unsuccessful financially, never made any profit. poor job security.
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Wonderful Company
Field Support Engineer (Former Employee) –  Westford, MAAugust 14, 2012
Experience with the company was an absolute joy. Management, co-workers, business environment, and benefits makes Sonus Networks a top notch employer.
Pros
too many to list
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productive and fun place to work
EF&I (Engineer Furnish & Install) (Former Employee) –  richardson texasMarch 29, 2012
best place to start your career and work as a full time. the place is full of fun and a great place to learn and share
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