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8x8 Reviews

Updated October 12, 2017
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Vik Verma
21 Ratings

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Pros
  • Company is growing quickly and leadership is approachable (in 10 reviews)

  • 8x8 is growing at a terrific rate and we have been busy all year recruiters some great people for this organisation (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Time difference with US makes work/life balance hard (in 8 reviews)

  • Typical growing pains of a organisation but plenty of opportunity with this too (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Awesome Company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Implementation Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Implementation Consultant in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at 8x8 (More than a year)

    Pros

    There's room to move up.

    Cons

    Not many cons about this company.


  2. "Growing and interesting"

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

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

    Pros

    Very interesting, complicated distributed technology.
    Lots of non trivial problems to solve.
    Great group of people in UK/RO.
    SJ is rapidly changing.

    Cons

    Some low performers that still didn't get the message.
    Stock didnt go up this year.

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate low performers faster.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Great Products, People and Executive Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Executive Management is very visible and accessible.
    Company poised for high growth.
    Management trusts and empowers employees to effect change.
    It's fun to work at a company where the product is Best in Class!

    Cons

    With growth comes change, so lots of changes. Not necessarily a bad thing but be prepared to work quickly and creatively. You cannot wait for someone to figure it out for you if you want to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    The products that the people here create are amazing! So are the people. Whenever you look at your strategic planning, keep in mind corporate culture and work environment. Don't just settle for this being a great place to work... strive to make it the best place to work.

    8x8 Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – Chief Executive Officer

    Thank you for your input. I agree, we do have amazing people who share common values! Thanks to them, I believe we can continue to grow our business while maintaining a close knit, collaborative... More


  4. "New Engineering SVP Making Waves"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Growth phase bringing new innovation.

    Cons

    There are processes being implemented which requires patience as we roll out the wrinkles. People are sometimes late to meetings and meetings run over.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the transparency and be open to innovative ideas from new blood coming in. Thanks for making it a fun place to work.

    8x8 Response

    Jul 10, 2017 – Chief Executive Officer

    Good point! Innovation requires using a broad spectrum of talents and experience to create the best market solution. 8x8 is a mosaic of diversity. This is what makes us so successful. In addition... More


  5. "Huge Market Potential"

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    Current Employee - Operations Leader in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Leader in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Very Transparent from CEO Down
    - The Cloud Communications market it huge and 8x8 has the potential to be the clear leader
    - Company stays focused on corporate objectives that are clearly communicated across the teams
    - Profitable for 20+ Quarters and growing 20%+ YoY

    Cons

    - Lot's of work, wish more time in the day.

    8x8 Response

    Jun 28, 2017 – Chief Financial Officer

    Thank you very much for your input. One of our core values as a Company is transparency. We thrive to keep each other informed to avoid surprises, and it starts at the top. Vik has done an amazing... More


  6. "Fantastic experience!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great on-boarding experience; open communication and collaboration within the teams; diverse and inclusive culture; and genuinely nice people.

    Cons

    SJ employees not in same office building


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great and growing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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

    Great fun company that is growing quickly and trying to figure out the future of communications. The global nature and 24x7 nature of the company forces us to solve cool, highly scalable, interesting and very (VERY) challenging problems.
    New leadership seems to know what he is doing.
    Upgrading processes and people underway.

    Cons

    Salary could be higher and free food should be more often available.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going. Keep cleaning up, keep growing.

  8. "Account Exec"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at 8x8 full-time

    Pros

    Great Company to work for

    Cons

    No presidents club, need to have more incentive for employees

    Advice to Management

    Do more for your employees selling the VCC PRO or VO


  9. "Account executive"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Solid earning posibility. Good work place allows you to manage your own growth and success. The product is by far the best in the industry. Easy to sell necause it works.

    Cons

    Lack of marketing and advertising

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up


  10. Helpful (1)

    "8x8 = Awesome"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment, departments work well between each other, cool people to work with.

    Cons

    Did not experience any cons working


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