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Jasper Reviews

Updated October 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Different company sponsored events are held throughout the year that serve as a great opportunity to meet outside of the work environment (in 4 reviews)

  • That said, it is a very fast paced and results driven environment- not suitable for the faint-hearted (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolutely no work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Terrible political culture stall the best performer (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great Employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Super talented team
    Great feedback loop from management
    Productive work environment

    Cons

    Coffee needs a major do over.

    Advice to Management

    Start a better training and learning process so employees have a way to acquire and extend their technical learning.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Dead end with lackluster management"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Jasper full-time

    Pros

    In the expanding field of internet of things.

    Backed up by Cisco, a tech giant.

    Nice new campus and revised benefits.

    Cons

    The management here is terrible. Folks who have been around for long have become managers with no proven management skills. They don't care about good technical or interpersonal management, hence making it a dead end for career growth of many. They often act based on racial preferences and personal rapport over performance.

    The management asked employees to write positive reviews to improve the Glassdoor rating. This itself demonstrated to me that ethics and professionalism have been completely lost here.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the old, sloppy management and bring in some professionalism from the other successful companies in the valley. Listen to the regular employees who do the hardest work, not some manager who once fired will not find employment outside because they have done nothing to become a good leader while climbing up the ladder at jasper based on favoritism.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "terrible managment"

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

    Pros

    n/a .. It's a job

    Cons

    So many to list.

    24/7/2 on call

    Advice to Management

    Take a good look at your manager to director level employees and replace them.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Not worth it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free Lunch one day a week. Snacks cost a quarter. Free coffee. Nice patio to sit outside on. Located close to Cisco HQ.

    Cons

    Very strange environment to work in. All of the comments that are Cons are absolutely true. Comments you see with high ratings, are just people filling in to make the company seem like a place you want to work at. I would not recommend this to a friend. No culture. Not much innovation or growth happening.

    Advice to Management

    Cisco can help out a lot.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Innovation at Jasper!"

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

    Pros

    The company is innovative in terms of development. In the past, it featured prominently in M2M technology. Today, it readily diversified into other areas such as the Wireless technology, Mobility (connected car) technology, and Internet-of-Things (following its recent acquisition by Cisco).

    Cons

    However, I did not see a great deal of effort put into providing employees with an internal e-training on its innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Create a culture of team work by training those in the management position.


  6. Helpful (9)

    "Acquired but nothing has changed"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Jasper full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Hot space. Smart people. CTO's in particular are incredibly intelligent, extremely humble and friendly. Consistent business model over the years.

    Cons

    Political mess of management that has been there too long. No focus. Fire drills created constantly due to poor operation and poor planning, then a lot of patting themselves on the back when they resolve their own self inflicted issues. Whiny, pass the buck management style. Hired a bunch of young folks who think they know it all but are being ignored, so they have chips on their shoulder about it. Makes for a rather flat and discontented culture. Lack of product innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Realize that if you want to be the leader in an evolving space, you need to evolve, learn and develop quickly. Leadership is also about instilling confidence that you can lead - note: when you look stressed and in constant battle, it wears out the team under you and makes them feel like leadership is wavering or poor. Manage yourselves better. Focus priorities and make people accountable. INTERACT with others. The only VP that actually talks to and smiles at anyone lives on the east coast and is in Finance of all departments. When the Finance person is the most friendly and energetic out of all the exec group, it says a lot about the culture of the exec team. At least she tries and she has been here a long time. The rest have stopped trying a long time ago. The company needs some new energy.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Engineering"

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

    I worked at Jasper full-time

    Pros

    The money and if you like playing office politics...this is the place for you.

    Cons

    Management was horrible. Absolutely no work/life balance. EEOC complaint waiting to happen.

  8. Helpful (8)

    "Terrible Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay if you add the cisco perks. Opportunity to grow and capture a big IoT market. Jasper is the leader in IoT software and it will continue to grow for more years. Customer seems to like control center much more then other softwares.

    Cons

    Terrible Executives, really biased and political culture , acquisition to cisco has not changed anything. No respect to young talent, its being run by couple of old executives and managers. Zero work life balance for some people (specially young engineers ).
    I would rather join other BUs of Cisco then this one.

    Advice to Management

    Last minutes escalations and last min projects needs to stop.
    Customer Support needs to strengthen up big time.


  9. Helpful (10)

    "Some good people, terrible culture"

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    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Frisco, TX
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in Frisco, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are some really smart and cool people working at Jasper. Some of the brightest folks you'll ever be around.

    Cons

    Political culture leaves non-performers in their roles. Not a fun overall environment - work hard, play hard, without the play.


  10. Helpful (11)

    "Terrible political culture and management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    some good and smart colleagues

    Cons

    like many others already said in the posts, terrible political culture and many high end managers are disqualified in their positions. Some of them don't even have strong technical background and management skill to lead a team and don't appreciate the hard work employees put in

    Advice to Management

    It is time for Cisco to reorganize the management structure and bring some good people who can lead a team and care more about the time and effort employees put in


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