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Helpful (3)

Great culture, great technology - now backed by a $50B company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Meraki full-time

Pros

-Fun, energetic and passionate culture that exemplifies an aggressive never-quit attitude. -Fast growing company that rewards its high performing employees. -Talented coworkers who promote teamwork. -As SE, you get to wow customers everyday with highly innovative game changing technology. -Never have seen so many random customers mob the booth at conferences raving about the products. A rare sight in the networking world, but absolutely a joy to be part of. -Embraced and given autonomy by Cisco. Cisco paid a premium for Meraki and does not want to screw it up.

Cons

-Some growing pains as the company expands and integrates into Cisco. -Being quick and nimble means that there isn't a formal process for everything. You must embrace a do-it-yourself approach. -Changes are constant. Can't get complacent.

Advice to Management

-Keep innovating on all fronts. Don't let Cisco change the Meraki way.

Other Employee Reviews for Meraki

  1. Helpful (3)

    Great place to cut your teeth

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meraki full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * The people (across all departments) are dynamite. * VP's and C-Level's extend generous company perks, for example: each employee was able to select a Public bike or Brooks Brothers overnight bag (neither were inexpensive) for the 2012 winter holiday, Marc Jacobs laptop bags for the ladies and Rickshaw Bags for the gents in 2011, lots of company shirts and they are well designed unlike like most other company t-shirts, catered lunch every day - every day, Whole Foods style snacks, monthly birthdays are celebrated with everything from cakepops to mochi ice cream, boathouse trip each summer and Tahoe homes in the winter, etc... * Most, if not all holidays are celebrated. Meraki spares no expense when it comes to fun. * Younger Sales team, great place to cut your teeth and make some friends * Promote from within

    Cons

    * Sales comp plans could use a scrubbing. Ramp quotas and ramp awards are too easily attained and at the expense of the senior sales team who has to work hard that much harder to hit their own quota and the quota that should have been assigned to the newer rep. This model creates unrealistic expectations that quota is easily achieved and creates problems when the newer rep is kicked out of the nest. * Lots of turnover * Inexperienced Sales Management team - first Sales Management position for most which is a result from internal promotions (see Pro bullet point above).

    Advice to Management

    Sales professionals are a different breed, You've got to understand how they think in order to best motivate them while keeping them aligned with company strategy. If you don’t do it correctly, don’t blame the sales rep for doing things that put the most money in their pocket. Establishing appropriate quota out of the gates isn't important, it's essential.


  2. Helpful (7)

    Should've taken any other offer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meraki (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some smart coworkers (some arrogant). Management isn't that bad. Free snacks. Definitely would not recommend if you can find somewhere else, but not terrible.

    Cons

    If you want to work at an exciting start-up where you can make a real impact and reap the benefits... this is not it anymore. If you want to work at a top tech company where your work will reach the most people... this is (clearly) not it.


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