WebEx Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
46 Reviews
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  1.  

    Sales Rep Perspective: Cisco is an awesome company. You have to work hard, but the pay is solid.

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    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager  in  Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Commercial Account Manager in Boxborough, MA

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

    Pros

    Benefits are awesome, comp is fair and maybe even above grade, support from the company is good

    Cons

    Boxborough, MA office culture for the Webex team was pretty awful. Stemming mainly from 1 Director and 1 Manager who were brothers (and allowed to report to each other - hello nepotism). They are since gone, so the culture is more friendly. Work/life balance not great within the Webex team. Not allowed to work remote. This might have changed since working there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open your eyes and enforce rules. Be fair to all.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Used to be a GREAT place to work

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Rancho Cordova, CA

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

    Pros

    Pre Cisco, WebEx was a great company to work for. The culture was great, the team was energized and the market was ours to lose.

    Cons

    Zero investment in the platform. Marketing was COMPLETELY sleeping at the wheel. They let MASSIVE amounts of market share just walk right out the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you acquire a company - your first goal shouldn't be to rework the entire business and change EVERYTHING that made the company an attractive acquisition target to begin with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good for the person who is working only for pay check

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    Current Employee - UI Designer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - UI Designer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at WebEx full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    flexible work hours, good benefits, indoor parkings

    Cons

    no communication between internal teams, too many reorgs,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They have to sit down to count their resources before doing/planning anything.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Senior Product Manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WebEx full-time

    Pros

    End user focus, passionate, high energy

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cisco 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great place before Cisco

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, process, solution oriented

    Cons

    There was a better sense of collaboration before Cisco acquired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Being absorbed into Cisco hurt the overall marketshare

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great product bad culture

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    Former Employee - Network Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great product
    Industry leading brand
    Reasonable perks

    Cons

    No qualification required to be manager
    Work life balance is joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    great place for sales a couple of years ago

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WebEx

    Pros

    great sales team and good place to learn

    Cons

    its a commidity market - hard to make same money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    try to look at career for your folks long term

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Job didn't turn out what the interview promised.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at WebEx

    Pros

    It 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.

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    Needs 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great product and great people

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Very 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.

    Cons

    Things 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    good place to work

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Lot of challenging technical stuff

    Cons

    Agressive schedule some time impacts work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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