ARRIS
3.1 of 5 62 reviews
www.arrisi.com Suwanee, GA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014

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59% Approve of the CEO

ARRIS Chairman and CEO Bob Stanzione

Bob Stanzione

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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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
  • "Good benefits and working environment"
    in 4 reviews
Cons:
  • "Demotivation, lack of vision, lack of direction, lack of professional skills handicap the talent in the field"
    in 3 reviews
  • "and find someone who has both IT *and* cable industry experience is very difficult"
    in 4 reviews
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Acquired Motorola group but not managed that very well

Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at ARRIS full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPotentially could get you some interesting engineering work

ConsNot a very nimble company, and not very entrepreneurial. Laid off a bunch of very good design teams, and terminated very good projects because they had duplication, instead of leveraging the talent for new exciting projects.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou could have done much better with all the good people you had. You disappointed many, by looking at short term bottom line rather than on long term growth.

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

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at ARRIS full-time

ProsPoor management team. Disconnected from the workforce.

ConsPoor legacy Motorola Management still in place

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

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My experience was good although they are very focused towards acquistions at this time.

Manager Marketing Communications (Former Employee)
Wallingford, CT

I worked at ARRIS full-time for more than 5 years

ProsLarge diverse company, business units offer different business models and different market segments.

ConsCompany is in flux due to large acquisition, jobs are uncertain right now.

Advice to Senior ManagementReally analyze the talent pool rather than cutting jobs based on position.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Growing and growing...

Design Engineer (Current Employee)
State College, PA

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

ProsWith the 2013 merger with Motorola Home, company size has more than doubled. Should be a big player moving forward

ConsLarge merger will eliminate people, sites, and products. Customers may move to other solutions if sales and marketing don't come up big.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake sure that all of the new structures of the company are working as intended. Merging operations of this size can lead to things falling through the cracks.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Enjoyable working atmosphere and working conditions.

Senior RF Design Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at ARRIS as a contractor for more than a year

ProsVery good place in working all kinds of jobs requirements and good working conditions. No pressures and No stress. There are variety of different tasks to handle.

ConsTakes lot of time and research to accomplish a certain task. Too many tasks to complete a project. Not enough time to finish a task.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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If you want a job at arris know someone other then their recruiter

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ARRIS full-time

ProsGreat company when you finally get in . You need to know someone there or a good outside recruiter that works with Arris. Their recruiters left me and several of my peers in the big " internet hole". I had to go in from an agency or I my resume might still be lost in cyberspace.

ConsNot sure where things are going with all of the changes. They had bought several companies and are growing. I left a few months ago because of all the changes.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet a better recruiting team

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent place to work, but that's highly dependent on who your manager is.

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at ARRIS full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood team. Great manager. The work is challenging, and not monotonous. Not everyone knows everything about the same customer issues you have to deal with, so working out technical issues is interesting.

ConsTraining quality for techs isn't good, if you don't have previous cable industry experience... and find someone who has both IT *and* cable industry experience is very difficult.

Advice to Senior ManagementOffer more training.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Positive experience

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Beaverton, OR

I have been working at ARRIS full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe compensation was good well within industry standards.
Company is very understanding of work/life balance. A lot of very smart people in the Beaverton office.
Layoffs were avoided whenever possible.
The company would look to promote from within when a qualified internal candidate was found.

ConsThey are strictly suppliers to the cable TV industry so as the needs of the cable companies surge and wane they are vulnerable to the ups and downs of this one industry.

Advice to Senior ManagementExpand the business by selling to telcos like Verizon.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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A good company to work for

Senior Software Applications Engineer (Current Employee)
Beaverton, OR

I have been working at ARRIS full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefits and working environment.

Conshard to get into the front door.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Outstanding company with a lot of growth in the future.............

Contract Recruiter (Former Employee)
Beaverton, OR

I worked at ARRIS as a contractor for less than a year

ProsGreat Senior Executives and Directors...........

ConsI wish my office was bigger?

Advice to Senior ManagementCongratulations and Good luck in 2013

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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