NDS Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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NDS Chairman and CEO, Cisco John Chambers
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Pros
  • good benefits, work life balance (in 39 reviews)

  • Free food, good work culture, less stress (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Could be better with work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • There is lots of politics been played out on employees faces, and most of the time it demotivates the employees themselves (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Test Engineer

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    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Test Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very Professional Environment, Company is very focused to making everyone feel right. Company offers very good benefits, and is focused to maintain a good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Sometimes Repetitive Tasks, no career grow opportunities. Negotiate a good starting salary otherwise you will be stuck with a low salary for the rest of your time at NDS.

    Advice to Management

    Give better bonuses, and salary increases, make salary increases and promotions of the company more transparent. Spend more money on education benefits.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company but, some needed change

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    Current Employee - Director in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Director in San Antonio, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NDS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great hours and great staff to work with.

    Cons

    They are going through some growing pains and are not focused on the clients needs.

    Advice to Management

    None


  3. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    OK company to work for

    Cons

    I wouldn't stay her too long. Good for experience


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  5. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Excellent customer facing role. Involved in the overall strategy of the company

    Cons

    High workload, and pressure can take your week-ends away


  6. Great career development opportunity

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Costa Mesa, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at NDS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Global team. Cutting edge technology. At the cusp of accelerating the pay tv related technologies. Result focused and merit based reward systems in place.

    Cons

    Not much to say here. The teaming happens at a global scale rather than local. Which is good for some and bad for others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  7. Great company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at NDS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    competitive pay and benefits...good work life balance...senior management is accessible

    Cons

    limited career growth for US based employees

    Advice to Management

    shouldn't have sold it to Cisco


  8. For salaried people, it can intefere with your home life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    interesting work, good supervisors, good compensation, good benefits package, lots of variety

    Cons

    unrealistic expectations, things constantly changing, not clear on what they want from you

    Advice to Management

    organize into products and then customize. that will let you have a starting point to work from. Give more feedback on performance before reviews.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Good work life balance and some interesting work but can be a dull at times

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great work life balance and great respect amongst everyone. Very friendly place to work! Strives to follow good process and produce high quality.

    Cons

    Can have a lot of work on legacy platforms -- not very cutting edge work. Sometimes it can be very slow paced environment.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities to take part in innovation. Create a program to include proactive/innovative type work as fixed percentage of time.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Terrible HR department, old-timers getting a free ride, favoritism

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and better than average pay.

    Cons

    I've never seen such a Macchiavellian HR Department as at NDS. Your concerns and needs are not represented by this department, though they pretend to be on your side. Senior management in the card plant is not interested in advancement of its employees or fairness. There is much favoritism at play and gross salary inequities. A few people do most of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Fire your HR director. Find someone else who truly cares about people first instead of protecting their own power base.


  11. Cisco Video Technologies India Pvt Ltd

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NDS (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture and benefits

    Cons

    None that I can think of



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