Cubic

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Cubic Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
102 Reviews
3.4
102 Reviews
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Bradley H. Feldmann
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Review

    • 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.  

    Good benefits but very dated

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    9/80 workweek and competitive pay. Having that one Friday off is really a pleasure. Since Cubic has a global presence you also have the ability to gain international experience.

    Cons

    Everything about this company is extremely dated, from the technology systems they use to the office buildings and decor. Feels like an old person's gentleman club without anything nice. Lack's in benefits such as corporate events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being cheap and invest in your people and systems.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A great time of learning and advancement.

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    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Quality Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Leading edge of technology. Continue product development. and engineering expertise.

    Cons

    Constantly working to improve the business. Changing working environments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your best workers and senior work force.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Environment

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Casual atmosphere, interesting work, great teammates, free snacks and drinks, open office/no cubicles, working hard to get new work

    Cons

    could be better organized, very young/new staff, need more leadership

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Severe lack of communication and Leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cubic full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people working in the trenches. Flexible schedules, average pay

    Cons

    No one at the helm, all upper leadership tend to cover their own, and way too many chiefs trying to drive the same bus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let the professionals you hire do the job they are hired to do without tying their hands with politics and intimidation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Software Engineering Intern

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Cubic has great team along side with great managment. Cool projects to work in R&D department.

    Cons

    I didn't like how the company didn't push towards more SE projects in the R&D department.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Employment Oportunities

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    Former Employee - Instructor Trainer in Fort Lee, VA
    Former Employee - Instructor Trainer in Fort Lee, VA

    I worked at Cubic full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Easy application process, assistance is offered.

    Cons

    Job ends when contract ends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you say the job will last, at least one full year, then I think the job should last at least one year. Not one month before.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Contracting job, low pay, cheap equipment

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Leavenworth, KS
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Leavenworth, KS

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

    Pros

    Good retirement benefits. Lots of good old boys, no women, not many people of any diversity. Hired by the project, so if you like change this is a good place, however, very rarely will they hire you again once your contract is up, almost always a one and done employer. Lots of managers, no one doing much of any work. Usually in a government facility, so those vary depending on the contract. No reason to be loyal because each contract is different and they usually churn and burn employees. Not much opportunity here, they just seem like a shell of the company they once were. Diversified locations and projects require quick learning in what seems like small dictatorships.

    Cons

    Bad health insurance, weird management structure. Lots of problems. Too much yelling, too much drama. Cheap, bad equipment. Not given proper technology to do the job. Fearful culture, stupid decision-making by leadership impacting everyone. People in charge of local office are never the same, they have a rotating door of old white men doing HR. Not very well educated people doing payroll, lots of local problems. Nosey, strange, intrusive environment. Old white dudes don't always work hard or do things right. Group think is an understatement. Sickening gossip and politics. Show up, do your job and leave. Don't worry too much, this is a one and done type employer. Trust me, if you do go back, you won't get paid more and they don't care about seniority. Don't buy anything major while working for cubic, because your job will be gone in a year anyway, so just sit tight. Don't go buy a fancy car, this is contracting, and your paycheck is not stable. Your contract will not get renewed and you will be out of job soon anyway, so don't get too excited about this place. Watch your back, old men gossip like crazy. No one really likes each other, they fight and gossip and make trouble behind people's backs in an insane way, like junior high. Don't expect these people to care about you or your co-workers, they just want deliverables. All the old men hang out together and rip people apart.... the most hateful miserable group of people in the building. The government workers are lame too, but they hate you because you are a contractor. An overall very unpleasant place to be.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut out so many levels of management. Just because someone was an officer in the military doesn't mean they know what they are doing outside of the military. Lots of managers with no one doing much of anything. So much could be fixed with this company if they were actually interested in turning on a computer and could actually do what they are hired to do. Old officers make bad managers and are killing this firms growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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