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Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
31 Reviews
3.3
31 Reviews
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Vik Verma
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  1.  

    Improved Culture

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

    I worked at 8x8

    Pros

    The new CEO has made a big difference. While not perfect, the company culture has really improved

    Cons

    Too much consensus decision making. Management should be allowed to make their own decisions without getting the input of everyone in the building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your managers manage and hold them accountable for the results.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It was a great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Remote, OR
    Former Employee - Sales in Remote, OR

    I worked at 8x8 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Hopefully the board will see the changes they made are making the talent run for the door and stop the bleeding.

    Cons

    It has become a micromanaged environment with little concern for employees and that is what caused my disappointment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop putting people in management positions that are more concerned with themselves than the good of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Not Worth the Effort

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tier-2 Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Tier-2 Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Learning Environment. Don't work for Support at 8x8 that is where 60% percent of the work is, Sales is 30% percent. So apply for 10%: Engineering, QA, Mid-Management, Senior Management, C-Management.

    Cons

    VOIP is highly competitive environment, the talent at management level lacks in terms of going into new direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Delight the Employees by getting to something new where the Margins are higher than VOIP.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place of work with young vibes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Training and Development in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Training and Development in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is going through a lot of changes and growth. The CEO really cares about employees and is very transparent about giving positive feedback, informing employees of changes in management, etc. There are fun get-togethers a couple times a year. The pay is competitive and the environment is playful. There are bean bags and games to provide a mental break during the work day. Though 8x8 is small-medium now, I could easily see if approaching the prestige of bigger tech companies like Google or Facebook.

    Cons

    The culture, while evolving, still feels a little outdated and stuffy. There have been recent changes (relaxing the dress code, adding more perks, catered lunches) that seek to emulate bigger names in the tech industry, but it is just taking some time for the company and everyone in it to catch up. The new-ish CEO was definitely a good move though. Training is thorough and growing rapidly to be comprehensive. Management is transparent with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, but don't be afraid to relax and allow change to happen.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fast-paced, Growing with Dynamic CEO who is results oriented

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Exceptional collaboration and innovation with co-workers who are phenomenal to work with, competitive pay and benefits. Management team is very accessible. Weekly company wide lunches and on-site fitness instruction speak toward the positive cultural changes happening.

    Cons

    -Sick time is part of PTO/vacation time
    -With so much growth and innovation, it's easy to get caught up in a project and lose a little bit of work-life balance, but that's usually self inflicted

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the values Vik Verma has brought with him to manage the company as a whole:
    -· Meet Commitments
    · Be Passionate - but do your homework
    · Provide solutions, not just problems - own the issue
    · No Surprises - be transparent, factual and over communicate
    · Know your customers - deliver solutions and support what they love
    · Always act with integrity
    · Be bold, creative, and action oriented - be entrepreneurial
    · Results matter - we play to win
    · It's all about people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging, fast-paced work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Manager
    Current Employee - Finance Manager

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The industry is growing and 8x8 is seeming to carve out their niche. Overall, the job provides a challenge and a decent compensation + benefits package.

    Cons

    8x8 has been through several org changes in the past few years so it helps to be aware that your role may change along with it...more than once.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A great learning experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - QA Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at 8x8 as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    8x8 is such an amazing company! I work in a most dynamic team with best of the best Manager. The employees are dedicated and knowledgeable. They are always ready to help their co-workers. There is perfection at every level of management.

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any thing. I will definitely suggest this to a friend. Employees at 8x8 worship their work they are highly motivated and dedicated. The company also hosts fun activities like free picnics, lunch, breakfast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue this legacy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great for sales, OK for other roles

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at 8x8 as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of perks for the sales team when they made quotas or won internal competitions! Sales people won bottles of alcohol, exotic trips, catered lunches. Work-life balance was great. Personal growth was limited within the sales team.

    Cons

    Offices had spider problem. Office culture was becoming more rigid with intelligence testing for new hires and badge systems to track individuals' clock-in and out times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace the silicon valley culture and trust your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great small company for wall street, but not so good for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Executive, Inside Sales in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive, Inside Sales in San Jose, CA

    I worked at 8x8 full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The co-workers are great. The company and product are great.

    Cons

    You don't make quota until you've been there at least a year, so for a sales person, you will be underpaid for at least the first year. Also, you're expected to work 10-12 hours a day as an account executive. Account managers can do 8 hours, so if you join, choose account manager.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. Wall street is happy. Advice to employees. Keep looking, use it while your there and move on. They will certainly use you and get over on you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    8x8

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Exwcutive in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Exwcutive in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time

    Pros

    Good to use as a stepping stone

    Cons

    The OTE keeps going down every year

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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