ARRIS Reviews

Updated August 3, 2014
Updated August 3, 2014
95 Reviews

3.3
95 Reviews
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Robert J. Stanzione
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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not terrible nor exciting, just wanted something more.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at ARRIS as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Fairly stable, even when the name on the door changed three times, from Motorola to Google, then to Arris. The worker bees were usually not affected.
    * If you like to stay active, the San Diego campus offers a decent gym with showers and towel service. A good game of basketball, soccer or ultimate frisbee are played throughout the week.
    * On site cafeteria.
    * The treatment of contractors is by far the best I've seen, we were able to use all the facilities, par take in group activities and attend major company events.
    * flex time, most either came in very early or late depending on their traffic conditions.
    * I was a contractor and the rates are pretty good; 70/hr.

    Cons

    * Not a lot of diversity in age, most of the staff were in their late 40's to mid 50s or retiring.
    * There is a plateau that is easily reached within a few years of working on projects, afterwards people become very comfortable in their roles.
    * Lots of middle management.
    * Projects are faily micromanaged, I can't speak for all groups though.
    * There are long periods of drought, literally 2-3 weeks at a time where there is nothing to do or one baby sits a minor bug until something else comes along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * streamline projects, the democratic process of having everyone agree on a change or proposal lingers and adds weeks to a schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid leader in its industry but slowly fading in future technologies.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leader in the industry, long standing relationship with customers, lots of experts in the company willing to share their knowledge and contribute to its success. Solid reputation in the market: ARRIS can deliver and will be around for a while. Lots of trust with customer base.

    Cons

    No top talent retention programs, careers are self-built. A few Sr. leaders make most decisions, mid-level management has little empowerment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go up a notch in innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nowhere to go.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time

    Pros

    1. Hard-working and friendly coworkers.
    2. Decent benefits.
    3. Lots of recognition for work. Regular raises and bonuses.

    Cons

    1. Very little room to move up within the company.
    2. Takes longer to be promoted compared to a much larger company.
    3. The company moves very slowly when making decisions.
    4. Teams are often understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up the decision-making process. Find a balance between quick decisions and recklessness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Working at ARRIS

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARRIS

    Pros

    Good methodology and processes, the benefits are above average, good people

    Cons

    They do not reward high performers, above director level they lack diversity. At the executive level they lack diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the performance review process, it is demotivating. Reward people from diverse background.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Steady Employment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Co-Workers. Most are very knowledgeable in their field. ARRIS has most of the typical Employee Benefits - 401k, Education Reimbursement, Health.

    Cons

    Little chance of advancement. It is a good place to be employed but not a great long term career choice. Most of the management that I have met are skilled negotiators. If you would like to stay for five years you should get what you would expect to be paid in five years going in because chances are you will not get to that point otherwise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider advancements from within the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    so far so good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer  in  Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time

    Pros

    flexible, as far as balancing work/family

    Cons

    Career opportunity, pretty tough to move around

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good place to work but less growth.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARRIS

    Pros

    great work life balance.
    descent salary.

    Cons

    less growth, doesn't encourage new technologies.

  9.  

    Great working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Qualit of work is Hi tech

    Cons

    Compensation may be lower than outside

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK Place

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Suwanee, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Suwanee, GA

    I worked at ARRIS full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    An international Company with many opportunities

    Cons

    Bureaucracy & not a leader, more of a follower

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gid rid of middle management and get visionaries who are able to understand the customer and determine where the video market is going. You are always late to the game, and adding features upon features does not sell the product.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    former employee

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ARRIS full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    very smart people who were willing to help

    Cons

    did not appear to be very organized at the time.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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