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2.6 5 reviews

33% Approve of the CEO

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Justin Miller

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Fantastic people stuck on a dying product

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros- smart, fun people
    - great environment
    - strong support of work/life balance
    - free cable
    - startup-esque environment with big company backing
    - truly open-door management team

    Cons- 5+ year old product (and therefore codebase) makes up core offering
    - incredibly negative consumer reviews of product make even NEW releases an uphill battle
    - interfacing with Comcast, when required, can be difficult
    - upper management team relatively inexperienced; flip strategic direction often based on incomplete information
    - general lack of accountability for poor performers

    Advice to Senior Management- choose a strategy to execute and stick with it long enough to see results
    - hold employees accountable to commitments

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Startup inside a big company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsPlaxo has a startup culture inside a big company. People like to build products quickly that get used by lots of people.

    Consnot a true startup, so no more promises of millions to be made when the company goes IPO or gets acquired

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Small company with big company culture

    Software Developer (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsNice people and free lunch.

    ConsNo career path for non-management position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus less on big title.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Don't bother

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsGenerally nice people, made some good friends

    ConsCan't figure out what their strategy is, management style is very process and approval heavy. Don't believe in enpowering their staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust the people you hire and don't over manage. Too much process over there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    an 'ok' company to be in

    (Current Employee)

    Pros- few fun people at work
    - free cable/internet/phone service

    Cons- The entire "process" has been really messed up. They don't know what to do and how to do. Bunch of jokers are being hired and they run the process show. They also do too much of favoritism and they layoff good people once in a while. Oh btw, the new VP will be behind emp shoulder 24/7 since s/he does not have faith and this feels like being under dictator

    Advice to Senior Management- ready to see massive amount of people leaving
    - Give space to emp's
    - try to be competitive with respect to salary hikes - it really sucks

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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