Cubic

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Cubic Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
101 Reviews
3.4
101 Reviews
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Bradley H. Feldmann
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Pros
  • 9 80 work schedule only good thing (in 8 reviews)

  • Great people to work with, and the work ethic was also vey good (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • illusion that there's work life balance but if you don't work 10 (in 3 reviews)

  • It is a very political environment, and long-term employess who have strong relationships (personal relationships) with top execs tend to fare better (in 3 reviews)

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubic

    Pros

    Good place to work....now that focus on future technology

    Cons

    Was focused on past performance rather than looking forward

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in new technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, dated attitude and systems

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubic

    Pros

    This company provides great opportunities and possible international exposure. The 9/80 work schedule is very nice and benefits and salaries are comparable.

    Cons

    The building, management and systems are all very dated. There is a big focus on the VPs and executives, but the thick working level seems to be forgotten at times. Systems are very, very old and cause many manual work arounds and inefficiencies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add more middle management and training.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Software Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cubic as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Environment, people are welcoming and helpful. Have free fruits and coffee, gym and gameroom.

    Cons

    Need to provide more opportunities for interns to stay on board

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good workplace culture

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    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Tullahoma, TN
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineering in Tullahoma, TN

    I worked at Cubic as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    No benefits as an intern, but flexible work hours and friendly, competent coworkers who welcome you into all aspects of the job.

    Cons

    At times there was a lack of work to be done, but demand goes through different seasons at Cubic, with varying workloads.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company to work for - very innovative and forward thinking in their Transportation Systems Division.

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    Former Employee - Agile/Scrum Coach in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Agile/Scrum Coach in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cubic as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very challenging and rewarding work, innovative company willing to try new ways of managing projects and willing to invest in training project teams to maximize success.

    Cons

    Wages a bit below the average but overall a very good company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep looking at new and innovative ways of delivering company projects and keep training your staff to keep your competitive edge in the marketplace over you competitors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A well rooted company that functions like a small community in the old days

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cubic

    Pros

    Work-life balance correlates with the Southern California atmosphere. Relaxed and flexible when it counts, if you show up and dig in when it's time to work. Enthusiasm placed on empowering employees to better themselves both within the company and outside.

    Cons

    Cubic has been around for quite a while, so accepting new ways of doing business aren't easily entertained. San Diego is expensive. Compensation could use a cost of living adjustment.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Satisfactory

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubic full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    9x80 schedule, relatively stable working environment

    Cons

    limited growth, arcane systems, old mentality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve sales and marketing functions

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cubic culture is evolving to be more innovative and results oriented, but politics persists.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL

    I have been working at Cubic full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Cubic has some great employees, has offices around the world, has a fairly broad mix of competencies, and is relatively stable financially. Cubic strives to be a results oriented company, and to that end, the culture is changing. A recent example is the use of social media both for soliciting ideas from employees internally and for external communications. Cubic is a pretty good place to work for most employees much of the time.

    Cons

    Some in top positions are contributing to a political environment as others have noted. This results, at times, in pockets of employee trust and morale issues since fairness can be a hit or miss proposition. Also there is a culture of 24/7 availability for work which can be problematic for some employees. But these are fairly common problems, Cubic certainly not the worst, and there is some evidence of improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A "no jerks or bullies allowed" policy that is followed top to bottom would be a refreshing change!
    Also realization needs to occur that work-life balance doesn't equate to letting employees work from home while on vacation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work for when separating from the military.

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    Current Employee - Administrative Tech in Macdill AFB, FL
    Current Employee - Administrative Tech in Macdill AFB, FL

    I have been working at Cubic full-time

    Pros

    Flexible with your schedule and pay is better than other companies. Great for service members who retired and are looking for a job.

    Cons

    No growing room, once your in a position it's hard to move up...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company to work for with opportunities for advancement.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubic full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The company is trustworthy. The pay is good. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Lower management may show favoritism

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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