Compare Aruba Networks vs Meraki BETA

See how Meraki vs. Aruba Networks compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.

Employee Ratings

Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.9
(based on 306 reviews)
3.5
(based on 294 reviews)
Career Opportunities
3.9
3.4
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
3.4
Work-life balance
3.8
3.6
Senior Management
3.5
3.2
Culture & Values
4.0
3.8
CEO Approval
Aruba Networks Ceo Keerti Melkote
93%Keerti Melkote
Meraki Ceo Todd Nightingale
72%Todd Nightingale
% Recommend to a friend
75%
62%
Positive Business Outlook
66%
56%

Salaries

Salaries for similar jobs
Member of Technical Staff30 Salaries
$135,490/yr
Software Engineer39 Salaries
$119,724/yr
Technical Marketing Engineer19 Salaries
$117,030/yr
Network Support Engineer29 Salaries
$80,442/yr
Software Engineer13 Salaries
$127,937/yr
Inside Sales Representative31 Salaries
$62,796/yr

What Employees Say

Pros
"Work life balance"(in 30 reviews)
"Work culture"(in 22 reviews)
"Free food"(in 45 reviews)
"Great people"(in 20 reviews)
Cons
"Hpe"(in 25 reviews)
"Work life balance"(in 16 reviews)
"Middle management"(in 11 reviews)
"Bay area"(in 10 reviews)
Featured Review
"Marketing"Jun 6, 2019

Current Employee - Senior Director Marketing

I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time

Pros

Great work culture that continues within, but outside HPE

Cons

Very fast pace environment that can seem overwhelming

Advice to Management

Keep the Aruba culture alive!

Current Employee - Sales Director

I have been working at Meraki full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Meraki is at an interesting juncture in its 13 year history since being founded out of PHD research project at MIT. The business has scaled over $2B in revenue annually with over 2M customer networks... in a relatively short time frame since Cisco acquired Meraki in Dec 2012. There are over 2K employees globally and we're expanding into new markets. The company has done an excellent job at preserving its unique culture (post-acquisition) and that is infused throughout the regional offices (London, Sydney, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Chicago, and SF). It is a company that values individuality and uniqueness and I've never felt like I could truly bring my full self to work until I started working here. The portfolio has evolved immensely from WiFi to Smart Cameras! all managed through a single cloud-dashboard and Meraki is breaking new ground in the industry and its a privilege to sell such a phenomenal product that gives me pride and genuinely makes a difference in our customers lives. I've been promoted two times since joining and its a testament to the hard work I put into my day-to-day along with the opportunities that exist internally. My career path has not been linear either as I've stepped out of my sales capacity to support more operational and strategic initiatives. I've seen a fair number of people leave the company for more responsibility so in some ways I view Meraki as a springboard for your career but I've also seen very talented people leave and then come back because the grass isn't always greener.

Cons

You'll hear a lot of resistance regarding adopting best practices from Cisco (GMAIL to Outlook, etc) and that's to be expected because Meraki is no longer a startup. We would not had nearly the... level of success that we've had if Cisco had not acquired us. We have the PRIVILEGE of working as a Business Entity within a company ranked #12 on Linkedin best workplaces and #9 for Best Workplaces for Millennials. Is there going to be growing pains - ABSOLUTELY! Are there some office politics - ABSOLUTELY! They exist in EVERY company but "in weak companies politics win, in strong companies best ideas win" and at Meraki the best ideas prevail.

Advice to Management

1. Keep pushing yourself to get better everyday and do not accept mediocrity 2. "Take good care of your employees, and they'll take good care of your customers."

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