Meraki

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Meraki is a great place to work, fast growing, dynamic. Don't miss the chance to work here!

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Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in San Francisco, CA

Pros

Fast paced, startup environment. Tons of passion in every department, and an amazing growth rate. A fun place to work, full of bright and exciting people.

Cons

There is a lot of work to do, and not enough people doing it. Be ready to work like you've rarely worked before. Seriously, don't apply if you want to slack off, or sleep.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

No more apples in the vending machine, please !!!

Recommends
Positive Outlook

Other reviews for Meraki

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Epitome of a toxic environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Free lunches though majority of the employees are consistently complaining about the food. Free snacks, drinks, alcohol, though it has been admitted that Meraki disguises work/life balance by offering these perks to keep you at your desk with your head down.

    Company paid health insurance, but most start ups offer this now.

    Casual dress code

    The CEO / Founders are smart with a good product.

    Cons

    As an ISR, there's a new training program where the recruiters don't even tell you the details because if you don't pass, you get fired on the spot with no chance to improve - even if you uprooted your entire life and moved from one state to San Francisco, you can get let go in a few weeks with no warning. If you graduate to getting a territory, the better you do, the more your quota gets raised and your territory dramatically cut. Even if you just started, your quota can be $250K+ off the bat so be prepared. Promotion is very limited. Only one ISR has ever been converted to outside sales and with 80+ ISR's wanting to take 1 of just a handful off Manager slots, the odds are slim. As an ADR, you cannot be promoted to an ISR for a year and even after a year, there has not been one ADR who has converted to an ISR. Meraki is known to excessively underpay in most depts, especially sales and they barely give any stock options, which may not be worth it if you are getting a pay cut and barely any options.

    It's very rare that Execs will write you up or give you a warning. They fire on the spot and walk you out like you were nothing to them instead of at the very minimum, treating you with respect and ending the business relationship cordially and HR could care less.

    Young, frat house environment, which leads to a lot of uncomfortable comments for both males and females. You can sense that the moment you come in and get a tour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lots of changes need to be made. Listen to your employees. Several of your top people in different depts have quit in the last few months; what does that tell you? It tells me that Meraki has become a toxic environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Easy to Deploy

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Easy to adjust to. Casual and fun environment. Fast Growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Parking is bad. Would prefer location downtown San Francisco.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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