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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Systems Engineer
Current Employee - Systems Engineer

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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Experience!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fun, free lunch, lots of booze, lots of outings.

    Cons

    Inexperienced workforce, lack of leadership, "good ole' boys club," no chance for advancement unless you're part of the "in crowd," hiring is bias.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying about your bottom line and finally being cool and start worrying about the long-term future of your company and employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to cut your teeth

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Meraki full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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