Aruba Networks
3.4 of 5 73 reviews
www.arubanetworks.com Sunnyvale, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Aruba Networks Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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3.4 73 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

Aruba Networks Chairman, President, and CEO Dominic P. Orr

Dominic P. Orr

(58 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Biggest Career Mistake

    Member of Technical Staff (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood Salary
    Good benefits
    Cash rich company

    ConsEverything else, highly political environment leaving very early shortest stint of my career
    Favoritism / Nepotism benefits and growth for select few who are expert sycophants
    Scary environment to work for always under pressure and threat of being laid off
    Dominance of existing aruba employees newbies are very badly treated/ looked down upon even if you have very good experience
    Management believes you should agree to anything and everything they say, no inputs are taken from your end everything is dictated by the management and few people who have achieved expertise in sycophancy
    Interviews are fixed and only people dear to the management are selected

    Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop proper vision, roadmap and create a healthy environment for people to work in. Stop favoring selective people look for people with talent and support them.

    Create a conducive environment for everyone's growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Enterprise centric employer

    Director (Current Employee)
    Atlanta, GA

    ProsMarket leader in WiFi technology

    ConsNo patience for service provider market place

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe opportunity for service providers takes more commitment and patience than you all have shown you are capable of.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor middle management is a historical problem that never gets resolved.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGenerous equity compensation; flexible work schedule

    ConsFrequent change of management and company direction/strategy. In terms of hiring and promotion, this company swings from one extreme to another. I've witnessed a bunch of director level employees let go because of complaints that they don't do enough work. Then those positions are filled with the most hardworking individual who has zero management skills and don't know how to build a team, how to delegate, how to scale the work, commanding every work details to their personal taste at the sacrifice of their direct reports happiness without real improvements in the quality of work products. The end result is that the company is still suffering talent retention issue.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrain the people you want to promote to management role before you actually promote them; part of the reviews for people managers need to come from his/her direct reports.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Everything except technology

    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsI have to really think about it so I guess there is nothing outstanding anymore. On second thought, work from home is acceptable to extreme limits where fortunate ones need to show up once a week.

    ConsToo much of work but the rewards depends on the personal equation with management. Lots of talk can take you place. Good place if you can talk well.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Disorganized Young Company

    Intern (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGet to work with some interesting stuff and the employee perks are not too bad

    ConsSome of the supervisors are limited in their knowledge and the don't have great teams.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAllow people (new and senior) to add input to new products. Also, hire people for particular jobs and stop trusting other companies with the projects (stop outsourcing projects, aka pcb layout and design).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great potential but reactive and sales driven

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsExecutive management has their finger on the pulse of the industry and know where the company should be going
    Wireless and mobile are hot spaces ready for innovation and growth
    Financials of the company are strong
    Top employees are highly rewarded.

    ConsInnovation is stifled by a never-ending parade of fire drills to add new features to make one potential customer happy.
    Engineering management lacks the ability to realistically plan
    Workload is very high and recognition for success is only financial

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire experienced engineering managers at all levels to realistically plan and execute on release cycles. Develop programs to publicly recognize success and innovation in addition to financial rewards. Explicitly and publicly assign roles and responsibilities so everyone know their job and how it fits into the entire company.

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

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    Member of Technical Staff II (Former Employee)
    Bangalore (India)

    Pros40% hike is given to outside guys but not to inside guys. importance is given to each employee.

    Conspolitics in a small company. Specially Bengali people are lots of .... Hires wipro people mostly with cheap price. Politiics is too much..........

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not hire based upon salary ...hire think based upon knowledge........... plus decision dont take wtever u like.......think a lot......all are selfish for their performance upper level.

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

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