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3.0 18 reviews

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ArcSight President, CEO, COO, and Director Tom Reilly

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    Great company before HP purchased

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Technology, Great original ArcSight folks

    ConsHP has gutted the organization and almost all the original folks are gone.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFix the internal process that drags down the ability to get any real work done and get customers the support they need.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Before HP, it was great, however now the opportunites are slipping away

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Cupertino, CA

    ProsIntelligent co-workers, great atmosphere, interesting technology and work. The office is easy to reach and great for folks living near Cupertino. Politics aren't too bad compared to other places I've been at.

    ConsAfter HP acquired ArcSight, it's been going downhill, little by little. First, the benefits suck in general. Second we are now having to do things the "HP way" which means a lot more bureaucracy. Third, there is no IT dept, it's all self-IT which means you now have to spend your time learning how to fix your own computer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep trying to hold on to what made ArcSight great, namely the people, and little social perks that brings the team together, and not letting ArcSight get lost in HP.

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    Very nice Team, Support organization management is very manipulative

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee) Cupertino, CA

    ProsGreat people (smart, nice, fun)
    Open knowledge sharing
    Free lunch on Wednesdays
    Free snacks and sodas
    Mature IT environment

    ConsSupport organization management
    Lack of career path
    Rampant favoritism
    Unfair promotion standards (or non-existent)
    Support managers try to intimidate employees
    Recent HP retention bonus ($1 Million paid over 2 years) for Support was distributed as follows (roughly): 70% paid to 11 people (management team, back line team and DBA's) and 30% paid to 25 Technical Support Engineers
    Elitist attitude of the people who have been around from day 1 - do it our way or take the highway and don't suggest another way of doing it...

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    Working life @Arcsight

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Cupertino, CA

    Prosa. Challenging environment
    b. Close knit group
    c. Good sales management
    d. Quick ability to execute to address market needs

    Consa. Cliquish w/ folks who have been around a while and do things in "their way" or the "highway"
    b. No flexibility or family needs accomodation
    c. Bull pen environment - with no privacy & noisy environment. Can't have quiet time for original thought. Factory environment to churn out code.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the course w / strategic direction
    Make it more conducive for the rank and file to balance work and life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice company

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Cupertino, CA

    ProsIt was a Pre-IPO company when I joined. The space is very hot, since Security and compliance is a big deal these days. The engineers there are of above average quality, and they work very hard and they are very productive. There are some super people there as well. Benefits were fairly good although their 401k did not match

    ConsLow Pay, decent benefits, but not great.. But I really got ripped off in terms of pay when I joined. they low balled me into taking a pay cut, which I later regretted. Basically the biggest drawback is that it is a startup with low pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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    Fun people

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInteresting place to learn from

    ConsSome process related issues throughout organization

    Advice to Senior ManagementImplement better processes and make inter team communication easier

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    Not bad

    Sales Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany events
    Upside for compensation but you'll work for it

    ConsDisorganized startup feel
    Bad work-life balance
    Alot of travel
    Management decisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent

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    About Pros and Cons

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsIt is a fun environment, relaxed and community feeling. Has some processes implemented and good work life balance -- lots of partying.

    ConsNot much for career growth going up. You are better off developing expertise in whatever you are doing, just learning more about it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave employee development program, educational training and tuition reimbursement. How about 401k match and regular stock option grant and ESPP

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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