ARRIS

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ARRIS Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.1 91 reviews

80% Approve of the CEO

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Robert J. Stanzione

(5 ratings)

51% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • There is a good work life balance at this company which is great and a lot of the employees are great(in 7 reviews)

  • Most of the other contractors are good people and down to earth(in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Demotivation, lack of vision, lack of direction, lack of professional skills handicap the talent in the field(in 3 reviews)

  • Despite the fact of making your own working hours, one is still expected to work long hours(in 3 reviews)

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    Not the Best-and no longer in the area. Doors were closed and business moved to Philly.

    Cusomer Service (Former Employee) State College, PA

    ProsCasual dress code. We did have the ice cream truck come once a month during the summer.

    ConsSupervisor not a "people person" (in their own words). No real room to move up. Management wanted to keep you where you were.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop insulting your employees with a smile on your face. It's still an insult.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Still not out of the 80s.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsRight now, is hard to think of any.

    ConsMoral could not be lower, compensation could not be lower, benefits are on the low compared to other companies on the area and they offer no perks.

    Offices in most locations, are depressing instead of promoting creativity you just want to get out of there, asap.

    Management thinks the west coast employees are spoiled and make too much money they don`t deserve.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLiving in Suwanee, GA does not cost the same as living in the Bay area. IF you care to keep the little smart people that this company has, you will have to revamp your HR/Facilities department.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor company culture in software operation

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Beaverton, OR

    ProsGood vacation/holiday/time-off
    Solid industry-no lay-offs during bad economy
    Strong technical people, but many are there on visas, so no choice, but to stay where they are

    ConsMedical benefits just so-so
    Sweat shop-work you to death-tell you it will change and then same thing again
    Some arrogant managers
    Some nasty/uncivil people
    Management tells you things will change and they don't
    No modern engineering practices
    Requirements are a joke, design is non-existent, just code and we'll try to fix it later
    Schedules set, resources set, and scope always increases and they wonder why the quality of product is poor

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake a hard look at Beaverton. If you care about the products, fund them appropriately and look closely at engineering processes and management. If you don't care, just wait a couple years and all the talent will have left. New people will try to figure out how things work without any documentation. Products will die on their own.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Beware

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Beaverton, OR

    ProsGood vacation time for all employees at Arris. Timings are flexible at Arris. Business is good at Arris. Casual attire.

    ConsIdiosyncratic first line managers that lack accountability.
    Higher mgt - although show respect for employees - are incompetent to manage first line managers which encourages bad behavior and politics

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompany will be be better off replacing first line managers and growing culture of support and mutual respect at all levels.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great technologies and engineers, but poor middle management and compensation.

    Senior Systems Engineer (Current Employee) State College, PA

    ProsARRIS has a broad breadth of technologies it offers to the CATV industry, so there are lots of interesting problems for an engineer to solve (if their manager lets them) and lots of smart technical people to work with.

    ConsMiddle management is criminally incompetent. If the senior management team knew how poorly the groups under them were being run, they'd fire the entire lot. These managers are driving out the best employees and replacing them with more incompetent personnel. These problems, along with below market salaries are leading to a overall decline in the quality of the workforce.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the middle management problem. There are many exciting opportunities within our market that we are totally missing, development times could be drastically shortened and we would end up winning dramatically more business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Yuck

    Tech Support Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsFree drinks and health insurance package is fair

    ConsBad communication and sweat shop

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't sell something that doesn't work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    does not understand how to build software

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)

    Prosvery good at hardware manufacturing. wide range of products which fully support industry standards. getting a big boost from docsis-3 uptake.

    Conscan't manage software development. believes that software can be created just like cable modems, even down to trying to us an ISO 9000 process. individual employees have no idea of what the corporate roadmap is.

    Advice to Senior Managementunderstand hardware and software are different and require different management. create an incentive for sales force to actually sell software products.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Knee-Jerk Management with no one at the helm anymore

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsClose proximity. Flexible work schedule environment.

    ConsARRIS Executive and PLM management has no strategy any more. It is all knee-jerk management with the Senior Directors and Directors jumping into line without raising a word of doubt; then going off to complain to subordinates about the lack of direction. Of course, six months down the road the Executives constantly second-guess their direction and reverse course; losing all of investment in projects made to date. The only thing they seem to be able to follow through on is selling products, at a loss, moving jobs to China, and buying companies losing money a discount; with no plan for how to use them. All this while, quadrupling, Human Resources, Accounting, and IT, while slashing R&D. Sales, Marketing, PLM appear to completely unable to determine which way the company should be going but that doesn't prevent them from providing ever changing lists of what to develop. This is a cyclic process that is often seen as a company swirls down the drain.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerform real analyses and quit make decisions based upon popularity and politics. If you want higher margins, you have to sell products at a profit. The bottom line is that It doesn't matter how many of something you sell, if you sell it at a loss. One of the many accounts that have been hired might be able to explain it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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