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ProsPockets of good, interesting and challenging work. Nice gym, cafes are healthy.

ConsCertainly not better than other companies in the valley in terms stability, morale, compensation, or benefits. Not a bad company for 3-5 years...if you are there longer than that you are under paid and they would rather let you walk. Politics has an impact on day-to-day work. Managers are hit and miss, and with all the turnover, mostly

Advice to Senior ManagementTime for a bold investment in your human capital.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Pros: Cutting edge technology, great teammates, involved management, and opportunities to advance in career. You can get as much out of… Cons: The company tries to measure everything, and I mean everything that you do. Some things are not quantifiable but that… Advice to Senior Management: Continue to be agile, continue to identify and reward top contributors, try… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great people, some execs marking time, others trying to make a difference

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    Pros: Flexible work environment, Good bonus program at mid- to senior levels, really smart people. … Cons: Strategy drifting a bit, promos based on relationships vs. competence, acquisition process, competitive response (including SDN). Solutions… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of some very senior execs, allow for next wave to move up and inject new energy, new ideas.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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