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Updated September 20, 2017
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  1. "Sales Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3Com full-time

    Pros

    Good People to work with - knowledgeable and good heart

    Cons

    Did not see competitors coming


  2. "IT PC Tech"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 3Com full-time

    Pros

    Nice commute
    I liked my desk

    Cons

    terrible Benefits
    Company culture
    The hours were crazy on weekends

  3. "Company culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3Com full-time

    Pros

    Nice culture, people are very nice to each other.

    Cons

    Relatively difficult to interact with subsidiaries, which sometimes create friction

    Advice to Management

    Focus on people development, as well as process and training to encourage collaboration between Business Units


  4. "3 com"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sturbridge, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sturbridge, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at 3Com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good place work, new products to work on.

    Cons

    constantly changing projects but keeping up with the industry.

    Advice to Management

    no real advice to offer here.


  5. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Sales in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 3Com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company very good fun

    Cons

    Na not much to say here

    Advice to Management

    Na


  6. "Enjoyed my time there"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer III in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at 3Com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Worked in a fast paced development group, very professional talented helpful technical team.

    Cons

    Management indecisive, both projects I was scheduled to work on were canceled a few months into them.


  7. "software engineering"

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

    I worked at 3Com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Software engineer pays well and most software engineers do not have to deal with the customers directly. Not every software engineer can do this, but good programmers can choose to freelance; they work at home, work on projects posted on the Internet, and get paid.

    Cons

    Many jobs require knowledge in very specific technologies, such as programming languages, operating systems, hardware, and databases, among other things.

    Advice to Management

    Here are some characteristics of company cultures that I liked most.
    Mission clarity
    Employee commitment
    High integrity workplace
    Strong trust relationships
    Highly effective leadership
    Performance-based compensation and reward programs
    Customer-focused

  8. "Was a good company; too bad it didn't last"

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    Current Employee - Order Management in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Order Management in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 3Com full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, smart managers, good work life balance, good culture. Nice campus, good facilities. Good advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Marketing had unrealistic announcements that were not fulfilled. Departments did not work well together. Goals were not aligned across departments.

    Advice to Management

    Management was too aggressive. Needed to be more conservative. Long term goals were less important than quarterly earnings.


  9. "Challenging time at a company that has fallen from glory"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at 3Com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    3Com was still recognised as a global provider of networking hardware.
    I learned a lot during my time working there

    Cons

    Lack of direction
    No traces left of the former engineering brilliance the company once displayed

    Advice to Management

    Stop just trying to save your own job and think about the bigger picture


  10. "The leadership was not engaged...looking to sell the company"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great location and exciting work

    Cons

    No information sharing and kept in the dark

    Advice to Management

    Delegate more


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