Meraki

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Meraki Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
47 Reviews
3.8
47 Reviews
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  1.  

    Looking forward to starting

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    So far my experience with Meraki has been great. They have a great benefits package, an incredible office and passionate people.

    Cons

    No cons yet as I am in training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No longer a start up, post acquisition blues are kicking in. This ship is heading in to unchartered waters

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

    I have been working at Meraki full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cisco looks great on your resume. All the benefits of a well funded Bay Area start up. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    The sales organization had meteoric growth over the past years with quotas that were set low to make over achievement the standard. Now the founders are leaving and Cisco is now putting a lot of pressure on management to over reach. The honeymoon is over and now territories are being split rapidly with larger quotas. Many of my peers are in new waters. In this respect, it is not the same company that it was just a few years ago. Over achievement that you see if early stage startup comp plans are gone. Above the free food and ping pong, this was a key part of the old Meraki culture and it is fading with every quarter. The business outlook is up, but not for a sales rep. You can get the same OTE with a better chance at over achievement almost anywhere else. Sad to say.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management can do nothing. This is a Cisco company now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    High Turnover

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

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

    Pros

    - free food
    - decent pay
    - unlimited sick days
    - never worked evenings or weekends
    - easy work if you're good at what you do

    Cons

    - lots of politics
    - high school style cliques
    - no room for upward mobility
    - high turnover

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Avoid at all costs

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food, Unlimited sick days

    Cons

    High school cliques, Honeymoon is over. Avoid at all costs. You do not want to work here. Territories quickly being divided. etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 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 (more than an 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
  7.  

    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    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 (more than an 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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
  11. 6 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 (less than an 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

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