ARRIS Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
103 Reviews
3.3
103 Reviews
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Robert J. Stanzione
10 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The company values are terrific but good work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • free parking, flexible work hours (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Demotivation, lack of vision, lack of direction, lack of professional skills handicap the talent in the field (in 4 reviews)

  • Really no real career path focus (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    A Hidden GEM

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Director, Product Management in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly and easy going culture
    Outstanding benefits
    Job Security is above average - Company is stable and conservative in hiring decisions
    One few tech companies who seems to care about employees
    As long as Bob Stanzione remains in charge, the company will be a family culture - one which cares. I believe that he cares about the well being of every employee.

    Cons

    Despite growth, many new jobs filled from external sources
    Some lingering us versus them from ARRIS and Motorola Home integration
    ARRIS will work you to death - but this seems common in USA with all companies - it is a buyers market
    Too many chiefs and not enough Indians
    Satisfaction depends highly on individual manager - the culture is not engrained

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't kid yourself that there is not a deep and active culture of us versus them in the legacy entities. If you do not actively work hard to break this, it will break the company. You can still stilt he legacy delineations in the organization structure - ARRIS leaders pick ARRIS employees, Mot employees pick Mot. We can not win as a group unless we get beyond this

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    VLSI

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARRIS

    Pros

    good, very good, I like.

    Cons

    none. no bad, like work.,

  3.  

    Good Workplace.

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

    I have been working at ARRIS (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flex hours, good management. Periodic Town Halls

    Cons

    Annual reviews are for namesake.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent work life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Horsham, PA
    Current Employee - Supply Chain Manager in Horsham, PA

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1. Great work life balance
    2. Lot of visibility into how things work because of a medium scale of business. Not a behemoth like Apple where you get to touch a very small part of the business.
    3. Decent managers who respect employees.

    Cons

    1. Its tough to change things. If its not your job, getting a response on something will be slow.
    2. Nothing gets implemented overnight, unless the customer is about to cancel an order.
    3. Difficult to rise in the company without spending more than a decade or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hire a younger generation, instead of hiring people within the industry repeatedly. The company seems like the average age of an employee is 50 years. Need to hire younger people who will become future leaders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Innovation and creativing with a drive to succeed

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

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

    Pros

    Freindly working environment, flexible hours and work space, business casual dress code, hiring managers who care about their employees, desire to improve, lot of opportunity!

    Cons

    Recent merger has resulted in changes that while not monumental, will take time to adjust, because change is difficult no matter what kind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work - your support, honesty, and open door is the key to why I'm here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    Training 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 ManagementAdvice

    Offer more training.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Beaverton, OR
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Beaverton, OR

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    They 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 ManagementAdvice

    Expand the business by selling to telcos like Verizon.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Recruiter in Beaverton, OR
    Former Employee - Contract Recruiter in Beaverton, OR

    I worked at ARRIS as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Senior Executives and Directors...........

    Cons

    I wish my office was bigger?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Congratulations and Good luck in 2013

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great comoraderie

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

    I have been working at ARRIS

    Pros

    The people you work with for and with........

    Cons

    No matching 401k or education benefits

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great move in selling to Arris!!!!!!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place To Work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Suwanee, GA

    I have been working at ARRIS

    Pros

    Fast pace environment and rewarding work environment

    Cons

    I have to work long hours.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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