8x8 Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Friendly company

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

    I have been working at 8x8

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly and easy going group of employees

    Cons

    numerous opportunity to move up


  2. Helpful (2)

    Marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at 8x8 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company with great potential for growth

    Cons

    low to no career growth focus


  3. Great company to be a part of, especially if you like to be immersed in a plethora of hot and emerging technologies.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic, fast-paced environment with nearly limitless opportunity for motivated employees and managers. Market leader in many areas. Despite the current success, management remains open to suggestion and you find that most have an open door policy. Many employees at 8x8 have progressed from entry-level support positions into high-level and Sr. positions without having to job shop. Motivated individuals who produce results are recognized and compensated accordingly.

    Cons

    Despite the success, there are some areas where the company has opportunity for growth and could use an injection of fresh talent from people with an outside perspective. This is not crippling, and presents great opportunity for people who have varying opinions, perspectives, and experience, to shine.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    A Silicon Valley Tech Company that Cares

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Account Manager

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Profitable and stable company. Always seeking to be the leader and an innovator in the industry. Employees do not fee micro-managed. Work smart and play hard culture. Rewards top performers.

    Cons

    Management is not necessarily pro-active in training and coaching employees to go to the next career level.


  6. Support Job

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Support in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Support in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They hired more people to support the growth the company is headed towards.

    Cons

    Not a lot of praise to employees helping the company grow. No growth within the company, no moving up.


  7. Recruiter

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable place to hang my hat. Good technology, and passionate people that care about building a solid company.

    Cons

    Management has some issues with top down communications. Sometimes management will arbitrarily decide and the lower level staff has to clean up after the fact.

    Advice to Management

    Empower your people to make better decisions, instead of penalizing for perceived (and potential) failure.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Worst company to work for

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

    I worked at 8x8 full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very bad people to work with.CEO (Vik) and his Team are the worst in the business.

    Cons

    Low Base/hourly micro managed mis-aligned management/agent goals

    Advice to Management

    After you clean house on the Executive team, step down and bring in some fresh new Board members with creative ideas and the willingness to listen to the employees' feedback. You have done a disservice to the company and the technology by letting the bad habits go on for too long.


  9. Helpful (1)

    As a 20 year tech veteran, this has been a refreshing change. Great energy, products and people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exciting growth, home grown products, management listens and responds, lots of employee feedback is fueling what we do and how we do it.

    Cons

    We push you to excel so if you aren't ready, you need to move on (or you will be helped out). Like most companies, not everything is perfect, but the compny recognizes this and attempts to get better quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep setting the pace. Keep getting ideas from tech industry leading companies. The cultural task force is a great idea.


  10. Room for Improviement

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tier-2 Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Tier-2 Technical Support Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at 8x8 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group of people, great to work with, No after work pressure

    Cons

    No growth, very political even for mid-size company, they like you, you have no skill you get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Grow out of VOIP, surprise the employees, that the talent at management level is there.


  11. Helpful (1)

    QA Engg

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

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good company to learn things

    Cons

    not so good for individual growth



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