Xirrus Reviews

Updated May 17, 2015
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  1. Dedicated People -- A Great Place To Work -- Great Products

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Xirrus

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

    Pros

    Xirrus is full of dedicated employees who work really hard and care a lot about their customers. The products are the best in class and just work. The CEO works tirelessly and cares about the business. Sales and Marketing leaders also top notch.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge.


  2. cool technology - poorly managed

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xirrus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    unparalleled Wi-Fi capacity, range and coverage for large user communities

    Cons

    incompetent management - surprising given the significant but single-success-legacy of its founder. Highly leveraged and blow through money way too fast.


  3. Great products and great company

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    Current Employee - Director of Channel Development, Americas in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Channel Development, Americas in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Xirrus is an exciting, fast paced high-tech company with great products. The executive team is solid with real passion to grow the company and take marketshare.

    Cons

    None. Xirrus is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    None. Xirrus has a great CEO, Founder/Chairman, CMO and VP of Sales.


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    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager

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

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

    Pros

    Great products and disruptive technology that's different by superior engineering.

    Cons

    Weak brand recognition, and technology differentiation is not enough verses the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Being very different in a ultra competitive environment against the big boys is a hard sell


  6. It's products truly reflect the management behind them.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at Xirrus full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Got to work with leading-edge WiFi technology. This company illustrates how a great product truly requires great management.

    Cons

    XMS V.P. and Director of Engineering came in as a pair. Very pleasant to work with but they had a difficult start as most of the better engineers were soon removed. Fortunately the pair had contractors from their previous, out-of-business company they brought in. Not as good, but extremely loyal. A lack of transparency in performance evaluations was simply due to the fact that neither had the capability to do so, having no degrees or real experience in their fields.

    Advice to Management

    Discrimination based on sexual orientation is illegal. The appearance of firing someone within three weeks of registering a complaint shows fundamentally bad judgement and casts a suspicion of incompetence across all areas of a company and its products.


  7. Great company with a product you believe in and valuable learning experience

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

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

    Pros

    A great place for a new graduate to start a job. The company culture and environment is great for learning and management is fairly flexible with work/life balance. Working from home can be done understand necessary circumstances and time off is normal. Benefits are great and salary is about average. Great learning opportunity for someone getting into industry and wanting to understand how a company is run.

    -great communication
    -great structured organization
    -friendly working environment
    -lots of new things to learn
    -great benefits

    Cons

    -not as competitive salary
    -not great location

    Advice to Management

    -expand to other offices
    -offer more competitive compensation


  8. Good While It Lasted

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    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Current Employee - Applications Engineer in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I have been working at Xirrus part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    This was a great company and I loved being a part of its growth from a start-up who handled its own sales and service to being a larger player in the market that utilized channel partners to handle the sales.

    Cons

    Difficult to gauge where you stood in the eyes of management.

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Inconsistent direction and management + good products = a sadly missed opportunity

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Xirrus full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Working with some great technology (although this has being diluted into a "me to" product)
    Free food in the kitchen
    Some of the finest technology minds in the RF field
    Relatively good office location

    Cons

    Lack luster management now consistently change direction and priorities
    Far too much office politics - very frustrating in such a small company
    The opportunity in RF and wireless is not what it was 5 years ago - Xirrus did not make the change into a leader fast enough and now have no USP over any other vendor; little focus on the end game for the longer standing staff...
    No career progression unless you are a total "yes man"

    Advice to Management

    Check the ego at the door. Listen to the technologist in the company. Stop forcing out people who challenge your thinking - focus on strengthening the team outside of the US; stop changing the team...doing the same thing over and over again and getting the same results suggests a fundamental problem with management strategy; perhaps look inwardly at yourselves rather than consistently playing the blame card.


  10. Good for experience person not for beginners

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xirrus

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    XMS team is great and fantastic.
    Small team and helpful
    Director of Engineer and VP for XMS are great. It is fun working with them.
    Great place to work with them.

    Cons

    Management says they believe in transparacy but management says one thing and happens another.
    As they are working on only one project so there is very less opportunity to learn new things.

    Advice to Management

    Try to value all your employee as assets. Group of employee makes team and a happy team can perform better task. So keep you team together and make more profits


  11. lack of transparency in perf evaluations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xirrus

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    management cares about work and life balance.
    able to work on cutting edge wireless technology
    reasonable compensation in terms of salary and stock options.

    Cons

    ceo get in the way of technical decisions/execution, highly technical engineer's recommendations sometimes overlooked.
    lack of transparency in evaluating an employee's performance and potential.

    Advice to Management

    treat all employees with respect.
    let technical experts do their job of executing sr. management's vision, instead of getting in the way of the execution.



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