Cubic

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Cubic Reviews

Updated February 23, 2015
Updated February 23, 2015
107 Reviews
3.3
107 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good environment but needs to hire more full-time employees.

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

    I have been working at Cubic

    Pros

    9/80 work weeks are pretty nice. It's a fairly laid back work environment.

    Cons

    The CALS art team has more interns than full-time employees. It's kind of ridiculous, it reflects badly on the company, and it makes it seem like they're just hiring all the cheap labor they can get, which is super shady.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more full-timers! Or if not, pay more. The wages aren't competitive at all.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Management Sucks

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cubic

    Pros

    Great co-workers - past and present

    Cons

    Management played favorites, rude and demeaning

  3.  

    Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
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  5.  

    Great Company, dated attitude and systems

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company doesn't care about its employess

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

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

    Pros

    9/80 work week, pretty good medical/dnetal

    Cons

    With appointment of new CEO Brad Feldmann, 401k maching has gone from 3% to 4% of salary, however profit sharing has gone from a standard 8% salary to varying 2%-9% salary based on profits meaning the total of 11% is unrealistic to expect each year. No guideline was given for what the companies bottom line was needed to attain the original 11%. Routinely 20-30 year employees have been laid off in favor of cheaper options or "cost cutting restructuring". Sick time and vacation time were recently combined to Personal Time Off (PTO) but the number of hours given overall were less. Managers do not care about mentoring young talent and as a result younger employees leave after a few years. Initiatives by the CEO to deliver everything on time or early has causes product quality to slip as well as salary employees to routinely work 13-14 hours with no over time pay. Hourly employees are told not to work overtime to keep costs down.

    Employees on travel have been encouraged to stay in the least expensive hotels, and take the least expensive flights to save on travel costs. Meanwhile upper management still flies first class with 5 star accommodations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO Brad Feldmann has made an initiative to "win the customer", however it has come at the cost of winning the employees. As a result Cubic is has become a place of low moral, and an extremely negative environment with no job security. This has caused every employee to constantly search for new employement even if they have not left.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Most unprofessional place I have ever worked.

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay.
    Clean office space.
    Close to Universal Studios.

    Cons

    Promote and preach Agile practices but violate all the most important principles: no active user involvement, no focus or priority on frequent deliveries, do not complete features before moving on to the next, do not apply the 80/20 rule, no testing through iterations (no stable builds after 2+ years), no collaboration or cooperation with stakeholders (in fact stakeholders viewed as 'the enemy').
    Work location in "the hood" between John Young Parkway and Orange Blossom Trail in Orlando FL.
    Bulk of technical staff are Full Sail graduates and EA Sports cast offs - unable to technically execute projects on time or on budget, poor math and engineering skills.
    Peter Principle in full effect - Junior level people promoted to senior levels roles are overwhelmed and constantly overcome by events.
    Open work space concept completely distracting and extremely noisy.
    Upper management completely out of touch and ineffective - inmates running the asylum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent people.
    Hearsay and rumors are not fact.
    Try out the products for yourself.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good benefits but very dated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    A great time of learning and advancement.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10.  

    Great Environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Severe lack of communication and Leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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