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  1. I am an Intern here and am amazed by the work culture. Everyone are friendly and cooperative.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Intern - Engineering Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Meru Networks as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Will get to work on next generation technology

    Cons

    Don't know as of now

    Advice to Management

    Very active management


  2. Helpful (2)

    bad management

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    none left. company once had many smart people, few they left and remaining left or leaving. new recruits are hardly staying more than a year.

    Cons

    new engg management is real bad, dishonest and disrespectful. due to bad financial conditions, staff is reduced to less than half, engineers are given too much work and firing threats are given openly. new recruits are needed only for first 6 months and then treated like use and throw. and of course, buck stops at top management.

    Advice to Management

    culture in engg is toxic and loser.


  3. Great technology, executing an excellent business turnaround

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Meru Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding Wi-Fi technology, loyal customers, very strong new CEO.

    Cons

    Structure and culture could be more nimble.


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  5. Differentiated technology but lack of marketing

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Technology clearly different (and better in specific apps) than competition Great example of "best of breed" versus going with Juniper or Cisco Good focus on key verticals (healthcare, education, etc.)

    Cons

    Lack of marketing - market does not know how good Meru technology is Need to make WLAN compatible with all devices No one market seems to embrace Meru (maybe focus on just education?) Few partnerships that matter

    Advice to Management

    Build up an ecosystem with strong partners; will help build confidence in solution


  6. Plato and Change

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - G&A in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - G&A in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Meru Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, unique differentiation Easy to have a big impact on results and change efforts Small company, contained sites mostly in 3 locations Senior management can focus well on opex

    Cons

    Lots of new leadership, constant change, lack of stability Can't seem to grow revenue at industry rates Less seasoned management, top heavy Need clarity in direction, which is being addressed

    Advice to Management

    Need synergies across all departments Invest in the management team


  7. Great Technology, Good people ,Bad middle management, Bad benefits

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Marketing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Meru Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people , great spirit within each team, good upper management who is trying to make a difference

    Cons

    Bad mid level management, lack of strong innovators , Benefits are not great.... Been working there for over a year and notice a slow but steady stream of strong people leaving...

    Advice to Management

    when multiple complaints on a manager arrive from different departments please do listen to them


  8. Great Technology, wonderful work ethics

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Meru Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Get to work on a unique and brilliant wireless technology. * Good work culture * Good compensation * Friendly coworkers

    Cons

    Unique technology of Meru is not well understood or rather misunderstood. It is still a small company and needs to stand up to its "Meru"ic potential.

    Advice to Management

    Needs to focus on growing revenues with the wireless boom in number of wireless devices round the corner.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Challenging, but new management coming in and helping company to grow. Of course that has its on set of challenges.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Meru Networks

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Individually, everyone is nice. Its still a small company with a lot of broken processes so making an impact out the gate is easy.

    Cons

    Mgmt is green. Board is VC based and not the strongest. In order for the company to grow, they need a very experienced exec staff and a stronger board to influence change. A cleaning of house of some of the legacy folks who hinder change is necessary as well. Its very hard to get projects off the ground. Communication is lousy. Ignoring processes is the norm, so the clean up and compliance is a challenge.

    Advice to Management

    I like Ihab as a person very much. He is kind. I understand through others that he can be very difficult. However, he is transitioning now. Not sure if the board is able to recruit/attract a strong CEO to bring the company to the next level.



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