WebEx
2.9 of 5 40 reviews
www.webex.com Santa Clara, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Mar 20, 2014

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WebEx CEO John T. Chambers

John T. Chambers

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42% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great place before Cisco

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I have been working at WebEx full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat people, process, solution oriented

ConsThere was a better sense of collaboration before Cisco acquired.

Advice to Senior ManagementBeing absorbed into Cisco hurt the overall marketshare

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Senior Product Manager

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I worked at WebEx full-time

ProsEnd user focus, passionate, high energy

ConsIn fighting, slow decision making, wrong people in many positions, growing pains

Advice to Senior ManagementCisco WebEx does not come to mind for top talent in mobile, software and cloud. This is not good. The top management is being imported from Symantec of all places, which demonstrates that top talent in mobile, software and cloud don't seek Cisco. Without top talent, the large Cisco bank account is meaningless

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great product bad culture

Network Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at WebEx full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat product
Industry leading brand
Reasonable perks

ConsNo qualification required to be manager
Work life balance is joke.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great place for sales a couple of years ago

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at WebEx

Prosgreat sales team and good place to learn

Consits a commidity market - hard to make same money

Advice to Senior Managementtry to look at career for your folks long term

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Job didn't turn out what the interview promised.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at WebEx

ProsIt was a clean and open environment, following Cisco's policy for an employee friendly company. I appreciated an independence to manage my projects and the pay was excellent going through a recruiting agency.

ConsMany within management are absorbed with politics and arrogance, this was a drain in time and resources.
Promised in my hiring interview was a strategic role as a program manager leading large teams and working within an Agile environment. In reality I was the sole project manager leading tiny projects in a waterfall life cycle. The products my teams were supporting had thousands of users/paying customers, however were of low interest for management in terms of acquiring a budget or 3, 4 resources to complete the project.
I'd found my director a bit of a nag and micro-manager which unnecessarily raised my frustration level and caused confusion with others involved in the projects.
The job was far below my skill-set and expectations. I was surprised how very different WebEx was from the rest of Cisco, a disappointment.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeeds to rethink; train upper management in one methodology (if you say you want Agile) and agree on consistent standards. Have clarity and a comprehensive program portfolio fully committed and funded to before initiation.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great product and great people

Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at WebEx full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery interesting product to work on and a lot of challenges.
If you're willing to stick your nose where you shouldn't, people will be more than happy to give you more responsibility.

ConsThings happen very very slowly like any other large company.
Most of the Eng team is in China which results in a lot of emails and sometimes late night meetings.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake things move faster. It doesn't make sense that customers need to wait months for new features.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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good place to work

Engineer (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

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

ProsLot of challenging technical stuff

ConsAgressive schedule some time impacts work life balance

Advice to Senior Management-

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Un compassionate environment

Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Santa Clara, CA

I worked at WebEx full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThere are no Plus points with this company

ConsVery Unfriendly work environment. If Manager is happy, then your job and salary is cool, else, it sucks. Managers work on Bias basis , favorites get good projects to work. It has kiss - A** culture.

Webex is supposed to encourage tele commute, but at the work place, they don't allow work from home. Well on paper it's allowed, but if you are not on good terms with your manager, it's not allowed.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your team members, and not just protect the So-called leaders you appointed.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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This use to be a fantastic place to work

Regional Territory Sales (Former Employee)
Rancho Cordova, CA

I worked at WebEx full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPeople, opportunity, growth and the product was great

ConsCisco changed the culture of the company.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you are doing

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun and lucrative job

Virtual Sales Specialist (Former Employee)
Boxborough, MA

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

ProsThe product is excellent, and is enjoyable to sell because it actually works and helps companies to perform much more efficiently.
The work atmosphere is also excellent most of the time.
Pays well.

ConsThe product is becoming a commodity and being rolled into Cisco's Unified Communications product line. Therefore its direct Sales roles are being eliminated.
Customer Support is weak

Advice to Senior ManagementIf Webex Sales continue, then treat your people well. They will treat you well in return.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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