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8x8 Reviews

Updated September 21, 2018
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Vik Verma
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Pros
  • "The company is growing and there is a great Fast Start program to on-board new employees" (in 14 reviews)

  • "Lots of great people to work with at all levels of the organisation" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Horrible work life balance- paid hourly & you need to be there to get the leads so overtime is pretty much required to have a chance at meeting quota" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Can experience some temporary growing pains, but to be expected and nothing out of the norm" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "On The Rise and Picking Up Steam"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I've been with the company less than a year, but I have seen so much positive growth and change in that short amount of time. I personally love an atmosphere that keeps you on your toes. The transparency is refreshing and the culture is great. Everyone is very friendly and will just start of a conversation with you. You can tell there is true passion here.

    Cons

    As a general rule, change and a "fast paced" environment isn't everyone's cup of tea. But that is completely objective. I personally am very happy and no cons.

    Advice to Management

    My only advice to management is to continue to listen to your employees and let us have a say. As a very well-known CEO once said "It doesn't make sense to hire smart people and tell them what to do; we hire smart people so they can tell us what to do. Genius and profound."


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic company on the rise. They are moving into a new building that is twice the size as the HQ. Hiring over 600 people in the next year. TA is killing it!

    Cons

    Not too much of a downside with this company as of right now

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in North Wilmington, MA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in North Wilmington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company has a very positive culture that is supportive and open. Working remotely this is very important to feel connected and visible to the company. Its fast growing with a great compensation structure that includes profit sharing. Its really invested in its employee base.

    Cons

    The company is growing very quickly and needs talent that can be flexible and self empowering.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Phenomenal place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -Open and transparent leadership
    -Internal communications are very strong
    -Competitive Salaries
    -Excellent office environment
    -Amazing leadership / CEO
    -Extraordinary talented people

    Cons

    Growing company that is scaling at a rapid pace. Not ideal for those who want a static pace

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to the way we’re are doing things / keep doing the things that makes this company great


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Leadership with great corporate culture"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time

    Pros

    Leadership is very transparent
    Employee culture is very welcoming
    Lots of innovation and history that gets you inspired
    Focused training and great on-boarding for new hires

    Cons

    Workspaces are dated until move to the new office

    Advice to Management

    Management knows where they want to take the company. Nothing to advise.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Tripling in size in under 2 years"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    HR and IT has on-boarding together. The amount of change allow some to have a big impact on the company

    Cons

    There is a lot of change going on now. This can care some.


  7. "Awesome! People are fantastic and very smart."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Enthusiasm, diverse, culture, talent level, Executive Management Team is focused on success.

    Cons

    Amount of paperwork and systems to access on a daily basis.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at internal workflow and streamline it.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting times w/ Industry Leader"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Recently launched only true unified platform in the market -a $40B industry, only 10% tapped! Unique opportunity with a 30 year old publicly traded company, start-up vibe due to company growth which also allows career growth and chance to make your mark. Total compensation + benefits package very competitive.

    Cons

    Can experience some temporary growing pains, but to be expected and nothing out of the norm

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, stock price has almost doubled since I've been here.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Fun and growing company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to work with and great opportunity to be in this growing company of silicon valley. Management is investing a lot on talented employees in making this place a next boom of silicon valley. PMO team is very talented and hard working including the VP and other folks..
    Lot of opportunity to grow and some great leader to be working with..

    Cons

    Don't come here if you are scared of more work.. (its not weak hearts)

    Advice to Management

    work on right long term strategies.. Internet will replace the voice..


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Big company run like a start up!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 8x8 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company definitely invested in Marketing enough so brand awareness is not an issue. They have a real aggressive comp plan which lures sales people from all backgrounds.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance! 8x8 does not have a good culture for people who want to have a life. Not to mention the sexism of some directors that clearly have the “boys club” and the start up micromanaging mentality. Made good money but wasn’t happy. Spent more time reporting every second of my day than actually building strategic partnerships.

    Advice to Management

    More coaching and empowering, less reporting and sales methodology. Get involved in the opportunities instead of sitting in your home office asking for ridiculous play by play reporting. Trust the sales people you hire, don’t talk down and demotivate them. Fear of being fired never made anyone make quota!


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