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  • The software stack of STB is based on very old technology equivalent to that of Windows 3 (in 8 reviews)

  • acquisition by cisco means big company bureaucracy and decision making in silicon valley (could be too america-focused) (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Interesting job content, dynamic workforce"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staines, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Staines, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - cool area of the industry (video, content) that is also growing quickly (B2B/Enterprise solutions) makes for an intellectually stimulating workplace
    - the good kind of culture clash amongst global workforce
    - solid customer base (so competitive positioning is stable)
    - felt like a smaller company than it was (pre-Cisco acquisition); entrepreneurial, new ideas could grow
    - acquisition by cisco has the potential to increase reach, good foothold in silicon valley

    Cons

    - acquisition by cisco means big company bureaucracy and decision making in silicon valley (could be too america-focused)
    - competing for resources now with unrelated businesses in cisco empire


  2. "Great employee caring company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Staines, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Staines, England (UK)

    Pros

    Good managers and overall management, happy and pleasant experience

    Cons

    Very Global and large working teams

  3. "Enjoyable but bureaucratic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lots of good people, both technically and socially.
    Good career opportunities for motivated people.

    Cons

    It's definitely had a bad case of big company-itis when I worked there. Politics and bureaucracy where very prevalent with stupid decisions being stuck with because to admit failure would damage a senior managers ego.

    Advice to Management

    Try and reinvigorate the culture by trimming out the management a bit.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "A growth opportunity & challenge in an important area for the future"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Staines, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technical Leader in Staines, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NDS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you're willing to go beyond "average" you will be well rewarded

    Cons

    Like any mid/large company, you will need to navigate the corporate jungle

    Advice to Management

    Get real about code quality and agile software development


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Standard big company fare"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can build a solid career, a bunch of nice competent engineers to work with.

    Cons

    Bureaucracy and political pettiness pervade all decision making, it can be really frustrating.


  6. "not too bad and not too great"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Staines, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Staines, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NDS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    now it's part of Cisco and possibly more opportunity to learn and to glow in career.

    Cons

    benefiting from capping people cost.

    Advice to Management

    regard people as an asset then the cost.


  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - SSE in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - SSE in London, England (UK)
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NDS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Recognition for hard working and loyal employees.
    Good working environment
    facilities and perks are the best

    Cons

    Factory job
    Keeping good relation always

    Advice to Management

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  8. "great place to work lovely people"

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    Current Employee - Team Assistant in Staines, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Assistant in Staines, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great enviroment and Management..real home feel

    Cons

    An technology based offce environment


  9. "Great place for a career"

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    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at NDS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Team players, strong finances, loads of opportunities

    Cons

    Becoming a large organisation. Creative energy dissipating.

    Advice to Management

    Remember: Process = good. Bureaucracy = bad.


  10. "Great company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Southampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well paid, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes a lot of pressure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing


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