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NDS Reviews

Updated December 12, 2014
Updated December 12, 2014
209 Reviews
3.4
209 Reviews
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NDS Chairman and CEO, Cisco John Chambers
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good place to work and has good work life balance (in 39 reviews)

  • Good support for creativity and good working environment (in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Work life balance is not good because of extended time frames (in 8 reviews)

  • There is lots of politics been played out on employees faces, and most of the time it demotivates the employees themselves (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NDS

    Pros

    OK company to work for

    Cons

    I wouldn't stay her too long. Good for experience

  2.  

    Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NDS

    Pros

    Excellent customer facing role.

    Involved in the overall strategy of the company

    Cons

    High workload, and pressure can take your week-ends away

  3.  

    Great career development opportunity

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at NDS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global team. Cutting edge technology. At the cusp of accelerating the pay tv related technologies. Result focused and merit based reward systems in place.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. The teaming happens at a global scale rather than local. Which is good for some and bad for others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at NDS full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    competitive pay and benefits...good work life balance...senior management is accessible

    Cons

    limited career growth for US based employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shouldn't have sold it to Cisco

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    For salaried people, it can intefere with your home life

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NDS

    Pros

    interesting work, good supervisors, good compensation, good benefits package, lots of variety

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, things constantly changing, not clear on what they want from you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    organize into products and then customize. that will let you have a starting point to work from. Give more feedback on performance before reviews.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good work life balance and some interesting work but can be a dull at times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I have been working at NDS

    Pros

    Great work life balance and great respect amongst everyone. Very friendly place to work! Strives to follow good process and produce high quality.

    Cons

    Can have a lot of work on legacy platforms -- not very cutting edge work. Sometimes it can be very slow paced environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities to take part in innovation. Create a program to include proactive/innovative type work as fixed percentage of time.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible HR department, old-timers getting a free ride, favoritism

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA

    I worked at NDS

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and better than average pay.

    Cons

    I've never seen such a Macchiavellian HR Department as at NDS. Your concerns and needs are not represented by this department, though they pretend to be on your side. Senior management in the card plant is not interested in advancement of its employees or fairness. There is much favoritism at play and gross salary inequities. A few people do most of the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire your HR director. Find someone else who truly cares about people first instead of protecting their own power base.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to settle down

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at NDS

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, Flexible timings, Free Food, Subsidized cab

    Cons

    Outdated Technology, Difficult to get promoted, No job security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Awesome

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at NDS

    Pros

    Everything, Work Culture, Tech, People

    Cons

    NONE, that i can think off

  11.  

    Challenging work in development of large scale Set Top Boxes software.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jerusalem (Israel)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Jerusalem (Israel)

    I worked at NDS full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, very kind and friendly, most of them smart and you can learn a lot from them.
    Challenging work in development of embedded software.
    Good benefits such as health insurance coverage and good bonuses for employees who deliver.

    Cons

    The company's vision is not clear ever since Cisco acquired NDS which translates to poor job security.
    There is not enough encouragement on self progress.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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