Meraki Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
46 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work life balance

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

    I have been working at Meraki full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The OTE is probably considered a little below par, but the amount of over achievement quickly and easily makes up for this and more. You add on the amazing environment and the strong amount of driven like minded people around you and this place is knock it out of the park type place to work.

    Cons

    Again, the OTE is slightly lower then avg, but if you hustle, you can easily make more in accelerators. Only thing I wish for is a chance to work remotely a few days out of the week.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Meraki full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great product, great people, attainable quotas, great perks, great office.

    Cons

    Lack of ability to work from home despite having a cloud based product. Territories are being split more and more (naturally).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your Senior executives the ability to work from home. This will help with retention and give people something to strive for if there are not management or field roles available.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at Meraki is fun

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

    I have been working at Meraki full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment, free lunches and snacks make working for Meraki a lot of fun. Everyone at Meraki is extremely smart which pushes you to think smarter.

    Cons

    Sometimes you might get spread too thin but thats not really a con for me - I love challenges.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great startup

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meraki full-time

    Pros

    Good people great product good environment

    Cons

    Lower compensation and no equity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to grow the channel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I have really enjoyed my time at the company

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    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer

    I worked at Meraki full-time

    Pros

    Very smart people, if you like firmware or web programming there is interesting infrastructure work.

    Cons

    There is a lot of stuff going on, and change in terms of what you are working on can happen more than once a year, but that is life at a fast moving company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible internship experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Meraki as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with technologies I hadn't worked with before.
    Some interesting products (depending on the team they put you on)

    Cons

    Interns are treated very poorly and also not given meaningful work. Terrible management and communication. I would definitely recommend going with another company for an internship- not sure about full-time work but I would imagine the same underlying problems.

    Doesn't Recommend
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
  9. 6 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Experience!

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

    I have been working at Meraki full-time for more than a 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to cut your teeth

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

    I worked at Meraki full-time for 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 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
  11. 6 people found this helpful  

    Should've taken any other offer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Meraki for 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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