Aruba Networks

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Aruba Networks Reviews

Updated October 14, 2014
Updated October 14, 2014
88 Reviews
3.2
88 Reviews
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Aruba Networks Chairman, President, and CEO Dominic P. Orr
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great stock compensation, medical / health benefits, good work / life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Great technology, actual leadership in the market that makes easy to sell (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is being tilted away from balance (in 6 reviews)

  • New engineering management is from a BIG company and they are changing the BsC (biggest small company) culture (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Frustrating

    Current Employee - Territory Manager
    Current Employee - Territory Manager

    I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Awesome products and feature set.
    Exciting to get on board with the solutions and sell it.
    Very competitive compensation package
    Overall, good brand awareness in the market

    Cons

    Micromanagement like I've never seen
    Treat sales veterans like grade schoolers
    Lack of understanding and patience for large account management and development - sales management is all about selling more widgets vs selling solutions (very used car salesman like)
    Sales management is almost exclusively done by SFDC and expense reports - complete disregard of feedback or strategy planning from the field
    No feeling of team or interest in our lives as people (just the numbers) - after almost 2yrs, my manager still pronounces my name incorrectly

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop a 360 system, or some other way for the front line employees to provide honest feedback on management.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    No chance of growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time

    Pros

    I dont see any at present.

    Cons

    Groupism, Nepotism, lack of growth opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not a fun place to work - a real grind ....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Solid technology; diversified global customer install base.

    Cons

    Very poor Executive leadership; lack of vision - what does being "... the biggest small company mean?"

    Overall poor employee moral due to lack of incentives and especially lacking in career growth opportunities.

    There's an internal 'expectation' of working almost 24x7 - very difficult to balance work-life with home-life. Hi employee turn-over is common as a result.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider a change in leadership at some high-end levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great Performing company, horrible internal structure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great performing company. Pays well but comes with a cost

    Cons

    Long hours and over worked. Company is hiring one too many "Directors" who delegate the work. Horrible internal structure. Was a great company a few years back but new management is destroying the internal vibe. Too many big headed folks coming in. The company praises "smallest biggest company" but is anything but that. Basically one big mess

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think twice before hiring upper management. Help out the employees who are doing the grunt work. Create a better atmosphere within.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Aruba is an absolute mess and disappointment.

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

    I worked at Aruba Networks

    Pros

    Good product, good food in the cafeteria, decent location, but not a lot of real talent doing anything productive.

    Cons

    Executive management is oblivious to how things actually are at lover levels withing the organization. Lower level managers are lazy, unproductive, uncreative, and just hanging out to enjoy the "free ride". Sales operations team is completely clueless, internal systems, tools, and processes are antiquated & outdated. Nobody wants to own up and make things better. People are more concerned with politics and double talk than really trying to make a difference. They hire unqualified people and promote them based on how well they can kiss up as opposed to the quality of their work. Low integrity, no morals, a complete and utterly ridiculous bait and switch... at least the product is good. Don't get me wrong there are a lot of great people there too (the worker ants) but most of the ones with power below director level are absolutely clueless. Its like a very bad episode of Beverly Hills 90210.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take your heads out of the sand and really take a long hard look at the people in your organization. Figure out which ones add value and which ones are just along for the ride. People who deliver results and actually care are more important than all of the fakers blowing smoke and trying to pretend that they are actually working while fluffing up the numbers and affecting your ability to forecast properly. Laziness and faking it and pretending to work are a disease and it is terribly sad to see a company with such great products employ such worthless people who are just happy to milk it and get by rather than actually make a positive difference.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Biggest career mistake

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Aruba Networks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good salary one of the best in the industry and RSUs
    Cash rich company

    Cons

    Everything else
    Highly political workplace
    Nepotism politics group ism favoritism are rampant, describe one role and ask you to do something else upon joining
    Management believes in getting work done by threat
    No value for true innovation and good ideas
    Too many gujarati people vitiating the environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure fair and free transparent work culture, needs to improve a lot in terms of company culture. Provide safe threat free place where employees can show true productivity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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