Cubic Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
80 Reviews
3.3
80 Reviews
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Bradley H. Feldmann
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • 9/80 work schedule is the best part when you are able to take advantage of it (in 7 reviews)

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


Cons
  • 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for 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
  2.  

    Good Company

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    Current Employee - DTS Analyst  in  Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - DTS Analyst in Tampa, FL

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

    Pros

    Benefits are decent, time off is based on how many hours you put in

    Cons

    no growth in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    A mixed bag

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

    I worked at Cubic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great location, some very pleasant people to work with.

    Cons

    Strange management practices, culture was very flawed, but rumor has it things have improved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be professional, be open-minded.

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  5.  

    A place to call home

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    Current Employee - Network Engineer
    Current Employee - Network Engineer

    I have been working at Cubic full-time

    Pros

    Office Culture, personal growth with training. This is truly a place to call home, a company who cares about their staff and value our opinions. I couldn't work for a better company doing what I love

    Cons

    work-life balance, one downfall is that I am married to my job, I see my co-workers more than my family, I can say though this is mostly of my own doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Work Life balance was poor

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cubic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    free bagels and coffee at the end of the week
    decent pay
    lots of job movement gaining great experience

    Cons

    lost of job movement which never lets you get grounded
    illusion that there's work life balance but if you don't work 10+ hours per day you will get an underperforming review

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    High Tech, technology driven research and development

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    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Mechanical Designer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Cubic full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Exposure to cutting edge technology and the opportunity to work with leading professionals. When supported, the abilities of the company as a whole in the defense and commercial industry can be a fast paced, exciting and very challenging environment to work in.

    Cons

    The company has lost direction since the demise of it's owner and founder, Walter J. Zable. The management has not recently been supportive of the R&D design teams it has tried so hard to organize. The current bottom line economics has either eliminated or lost the brain trust of 50 years of leading the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find someone who is more in tune with the ways and means of pioneering the R&D Military market.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  9.  

    Satisfactory

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cubic full-time for 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
  10.  

    Excellent

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    Current Employee - CREW Maintainer  in  Fort Irwin, CA
    Current Employee - CREW Maintainer in Fort Irwin, CA

    I have been working at Cubic as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Upper management is very employee friendly. They definitely have the employee's best interest in mind. I am happy to be employed by Cubic.

    Cons

    The time accrual rate is a bit low for employees who are not with the company for at least seven years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep taking care of your employees and they will take care of you.

    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working with CUBIC was a great experience. Enjoyed working at Fort Lee, VA.

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    Former Employee - Operations Specialist  in  Fort Lee, VA
    Former Employee - Operations Specialist in Fort Lee, VA

    I worked at Cubic full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I enjoyed working with all the employees at Fort Lee, Va. The assignment their was a great way to meet new people. Learn on the job. Improve my job skills. Show my experience and achievement.

    Cons

    Not being able to be promoted. The job pay was different every year due to the gov't regulating the contracting. Benefits weren't very good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Only consider contracting as a temporary job not a long term investment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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