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8x8 Reviews

Updated January 27, 2017
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Vik Verma
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Pros
  • Great people to work with, intelligent and hard working (in 7 reviews)

  • Good work environment with lots of opportunity if you're willing to work hard (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Too much politics, no work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Growing pains of global company (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Rapidly Growing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work and an industry leader

    Cons

    Typical growing pains given the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and share wins with employees


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Love 8x8!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great growth opportunity, lots of fun and talented people!

    Cons

    Office could use a makeover. Long work hours but that's expected and welcomed for engineering orgs.

    Advice to Management

    Going in the right direction!


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    "Good Company to work for but need to raise employee Salary"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours
    Free lunch every Wednesday
    Free Breakfast every Friday
    Lot to learn from other team members

    Cons

    No clear product road map.
    Very less salary compared to bay area standard,no Bonus
    No work life balance , people who work 24/7 , during weekends are treated with awards every quarter.
    No salary raise , promotion if you do not work beyond your work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Raise salary of your employees and bring it to bay area standard.
    Encourage employees to go home on time and spend time with family. Hire more people and stop putting more projects on just handful of people.


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  5. "entry level"

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    • 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

    good company with upward movement opportunities

    Cons

    Low starting pay for a bay area tech job

    Advice to Management

    none really, excellent management team. Just higher starting pay based on the cost of living.


  6. "Great company to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment, competitive pay/compensation, training that incorporates fun activities.

    Cons

    No onsite gym or exercise classes


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place of work with young vibes"

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    Current Employee - Training and Development in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Training and Development in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is going through a lot of changes and growth. The CEO really cares about employees and is very transparent about giving positive feedback, informing employees of changes in management, etc. There are fun get-togethers a couple times a year. The pay is competitive and the environment is playful. There are bean bags and games to provide a mental break during the work day. Though 8x8 is small-medium now, I could easily see if approaching the prestige of bigger tech companies like Google or Facebook.

    Cons

    The culture, while evolving, still feels a little outdated and stuffy. There have been recent changes (relaxing the dress code, adding more perks, catered lunches) that seek to emulate bigger names in the tech industry, but it is just taking some time for the company and everyone in it to catch up. The new-ish CEO was definitely a good move though. Training is thorough and growing rapidly to be comprehensive. Management is transparent with employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, but don't be afraid to relax and allow change to happen.


  8. "A great learning experience."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - QA Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - QA Engineer Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    8x8 is such an amazing company! I work in a most dynamic team with best of the best Manager. The employees are dedicated and knowledgeable. They are always ready to help their co-workers. There is perfection at every level of management.

    Cons

    I couldn't think of any thing. I will definitely suggest this to a friend. Employees at 8x8 worship their work they are highly motivated and dedicated. The company also hosts fun activities like free picnics, lunch, breakfast.

    Advice to Management

    Continue this legacy.


  9. "Fast-Paced, High-Growth, Awesome!"

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    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

    Fast-paced environment that allows for rapid changes. If status quo is what you like, this is not the place for you. If you're energetic and want to make a difference the corporate culture is very supportive. Relatively new management team with lots of good industry experience in running larger companies that can bring more ideas, structure, and discipline to 8x8. All levels of management work well together with lots of cross-functional cooperation. There is almost zilch politics in this company and everyone is focused on doing the right things for our customers and employees.

    Cons

    Lack of some formal business processes. But, this is not uncommon for a business of this size. There is a strong push and focus to develop in this area to be able to scale the business and things are progressing at a good pace.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Things have changed!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at 8x8 full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of money to be made, mature product that sells, majority of sales reps are outperforming quota, regular promotions, contests and prizes awarded and a management team that cares.

    New office facility is AWESOME, so much closer to everything (light rail is 1 block away)!

    #1 service provider in industry, boy does that help with sales.

    Some older reviews share a different time at 8x8, that I was there to see and happy they are no more.

    Very friendly benefits and employee costs are more than fair.

    Cons

    Harder to shine now. It has become the norm to hit quota regularly and to be among the best of the best is challenging.

    Cubes are a little tight, but hey I'm making plenty of money.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up, there has been plenty of positive change in the last 18 months. Here's for hoping that it will continue down the same path.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong Market Presence. Competive Compensation package

    Cons

    Sales floor is extremely competitve

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring new sales reps!



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