ArcSight

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ArcSight Reviews

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  1.  

    Great company before HP purchased

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ArcSight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Technology, Great original ArcSight folks

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    Intelligent 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.

    Cons

    After 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very nice Team, Support organization management is very manipulative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Support 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...

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Working life @Arcsight

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

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

    Cons

    a. 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at ArcSight

    Pros

    It 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

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

    None.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fun people

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    Interesting place to learn from

    Cons

    Some process related issues throughout organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement better processes and make inter team communication easier

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    I worked at ArcSight

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    About Pros and Cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ArcSight

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Not much for career growth going up. You are better off developing expertise in whatever you are doing, just learning more about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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