CableLabs

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at CableLabs

Pros

best reason is to lead cable technology

Cons

Colorado, lack of innovation around

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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Recommends
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good exposure to industry execs, but internal execs lack basic skills...

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at CableLabs

    Pros

    Company is a good place to network with industry execs. You will become the expert in your area. Best bet is to quickly learn, and then leverage it by moving on to a higher paying position some where else.

    Cons

    Be prepared to deal with major internal politics. The departments operate as silos, and are primarily concerned with maintaining their budgets and meeting their team goals. Yelling and cursing is considered acceptible behavior.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Several old timers lack basic management skills. Should be let go so that company can progress past their limitations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good company to improve your skills early in your career

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Louisville, CO

    I have been working at CableLabs full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The starting pay, health insurance, and 401k matching are all excellent. We also have plenty of vacation, holidays and sick days, and we're encouraged to use them.
    Everyone I've met at CableLabs is nice and professional.
    It's easy to get sent to conferences, even as a low-level employee.
    There's a large variety of projects, so you'll almost always have opportunities to keep learning.
    Management isn't stingy about money. If you need expensive equipment to do your job, they'll buy it for you with no hassle.
    My job opportunities have significantly increased since starting here. It's a nice feeling, getting monthly emails from Google asking if you're suuure you don't want to change jobs.

    Cons

    A lot of our work is very cable- or TV-industry specific (DOCSIS, DLNA, MPEG, cable boxes, etc.). Most ex-employees seem to work at cable companies. This isn't necessarily a downside, but it's something you should be aware of.
    The cable industry isn't very open (see: DLNA), and tends to reinvent wheels or come up with overly complex solutions (see: DLNA). This seems to be getting better in some areas (involvement in HTML, for example).
    You'll probably get a decent bonus every year, but raises are worthless. Upper management has expressed a desire to lower pay to the industry average (despite the fact that you don't get above-average talent with average pay).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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