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Meraki Reviews

Updated 7 February 2019
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Pros
  • "Good facilities like gym and free food" (in 35 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance is good, and deadlines are usually very reasonable" (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • "This has created high turnover and middle management who don't know how to manage up or below them" (in 11 reviews)

  • "They've brought in too many new outside consultants and 'process-driven' people to lead the sales reps" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Unequal pay and opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meraki full-time

    Pros

    -Lunch and Snacks
    -Free fitness center
    -Relaxed dress code
    -Pinball/game room
    -Dogs in the office
    -Good product lines
    -Great Benefits from Cisco

    Cons

    -Strict work in office policy
    -Salary is not competitive against tech or SF
    -Lots of engineer-only specific benefits (car credits and fancy offsites)
    -Lack of promotion paths and equal pay - even worse for minorities
    -Lack of mentorship
    -Bro culture in Sales
    -Growing pains that company won't acknowledge
    -Lots of turnover
    -Poor management
    -Lack of learning and development opportunities

    Advice to Management

    -Work on pay discrepancies across roles and minorities - we notice more than you think and people share more than you know
    -Invest in your people and learn how to retain talent
    -Think about pay for long term employees who were hired at a lower market rate
    -Stop talking about diversity initiatives and actually do something
    -Think through bias and how to identify in others and in yourself


  2. "Poor culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meraki full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great perks and some lovely and interesting people in the Sydney office.

    Cons

    I really wanted to love this company. It had all the right ingredients... career progression, amazing benefits like full coverage private health care and lunches everyday but the HQ culture was not for me.

  3. "Salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Meraki full-time

    Pros

    Very good benefits from meraki

    Cons

    nothing I can think off


  4. Helpful (2)

    "The good days are over"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good benefits and perks
    - IC-level employees are generally good people
    - nice office space

    Cons

    - executive team preaches diversity but the major "important" teams like product management are still hugely lacking (no effort to educate these teams either)
    - day-to-day work is driven by bureaucracy, with little attention given to results
    - catty management and a fear of confrontation has led to a lack of transparency
    - no upward trajectory or proper compensation increases for top performers
    - lack of action in removing the bottom performers, resulting in extra work and decreased morale for everyone else

    Advice to Management

    - listen to those few employees who make the effort to tell you the truth; they're usually speaking for more than themselves
    - practice what you preach, especially when it comes to diversity and supporting employees who take risks
    - recognize top contributors, don't scare them away
    - hire better leaders


  5. "ISR"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people
    Great product
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Management has changed for the worse
    Underpaid compared to the rest of the market


  6. "awesome work place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Meraki full-time

    Pros

    great company to work . Amazing culture. Great perks

    Cons

    Nothing really. Salary is not competitive.


  7. "Demand Planner"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free lunch, dinner, game room

    Cons

    Growth rate slowing, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Invest

  8. "Software Engineer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Meraki (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great engineering team
    Great work environment

    Cons

    Slow and very un transparent recruiting


  9. "Great working environment! Highly recommended :)"

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    Current Employee - Recruitment Coordinator in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Coordinator in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive working environment, great benefits and great people :)

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of :)


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Meraki (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture - dog friendly, team bonding activities, etc. Really fun atmosphere to work in - standing desks, people always on the phones bringing energy up - it's an open floor, so you're not chained to a cubicle

    Product - honestly, the best on the market. I don't even work there anymore and I'd still say that.

    Cons

    Salary - Meraki wasn't able to compete with salaries being offered by other tech companies - and they weren't willing to budge. In the 2 years I worked there, Meraki had a lot of trouble keeping employees around because they weren't willing to offer higher OTE's. If you want to keep talent, you have to compete financially.

    Monotony of the job - working through partners can make you feel like you're doing the same thing, day to day...click, approve, collect PO.

    Employee Attrition - not good. Lots of people have left and Meraki hasn't done much to incentivize those to stay.