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ARRIS Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
95 Reviews

3.3
95 Reviews
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Robert J. Stanzione
8 Ratings

Review Highlights

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)

  • Most of the other contractors are good people and down to earth (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Demotivation, lack of vision, lack of direction, lack of professional skills handicap the talent in the field (in 3 reviews)

  • Despite the fact of making your own working hours, one is still expected to work long hours (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Probably one of the best companies to work for but dependent on who your manager is and what business unit you work for.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager Director  in  Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Product Manager Director in Suwanee, GA

    Pros

    Great benefits and decent compensation for the workload. The company values are terrific but good work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of direction. Way too many chiefs and not enough Indians. They need to really define proper strategy and stick to that strategy. Really no real career path focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great overall Executive Management Team. Simple wonderful and really a true employee rich company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not terrible nor exciting, just wanted something more.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    Pros

    * Fairly stable, even when the name on the door changed three times, from Motorola to Google, then to Arris. The worker bees were usually not affected.
    * If you like to stay active, the San Diego campus offers a decent gym with showers and towel service. A good game of basketball, soccer or ultimate frisbee are played throughout the week.
    * On site cafeteria.
    * The treatment of contractors is by far the best I've seen, we were able to use all the facilities, par take in group activities and attend major company events.
    * flex time, most either came in very early or late depending on their traffic conditions.
    * I was a contractor and the rates are pretty good; 70/hr.

    Cons

    * Not a lot of diversity in age, most of the staff were in their late 40's to mid 50s or retiring.
    * There is a plateau that is easily reached within a few years of working on projects, afterwards people become very comfortable in their roles.
    * Lots of middle management.
    * Projects are faily micromanaged, I can't speak for all groups though.
    * There are long periods of drought, literally 2-3 weeks at a time where there is nothing to do or one baby sits a minor bug until something else comes along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * streamline projects, the democratic process of having everyone agree on a change or proposal lingers and adds weeks to a schedule.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer  in  Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in Mexico, Distrito Federal (Mexico)

    Pros

    Very good benefits, nice people, excellent people, everybody is always compromised with business goals

    Cons

    Promotions delays more than expected; even-though if your year's reviews are excellent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Setup box teams are good but other software teams( better to avoid)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    Flexible timing depending upon manager.
    Initial Package may be good.
    One will get good domain knowledge in Setup-Box team.

    Cons

    Horrible politics in manager level.
    Some managers are really unethical and incompetent.They can go to any extent to get there work done.
    One cannot survive without becoming managers tool.
    Most of the seniors are money minded .There is no culture as such.
    Not a place if u want to innovate as well as excel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop behaving like GODS.People are aware of managers technical knowledge s do not pretend.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid leader in its industry but slowly fading in future technologies.

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

    Pros

    Leader in the industry, long standing relationship with customers, lots of experts in the company willing to share their knowledge and contribute to its success. Solid reputation in the market: ARRIS can deliver and will be around for a while. Lots of trust with customer base.

    Cons

    No top talent retention programs, careers are self-built. A few Sr. leaders make most decisions, mid-level management has little empowerment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go up a notch in innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Not the Best-and no longer in the area. Doors were closed and business moved to Philly.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Cusomer Service  in  State College, PA
    Former Employee - Cusomer Service in State College, PA

    Pros

    Casual dress code. We did have the ice cream truck come once a month during the summer.

    Cons

    Supervisor not a "people person" (in their own words). No real room to move up. Management wanted to keep you where you were.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop insulting your employees with a smile on your face. It's still an insult.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good , could be better

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

    Pros

    Interesting technical challenges, helpful people, smart developers and QA engineers

    Cons

    Understaffed, head count expansion occurs overseas most of the time, where as issues are worked on in the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add resources where needed, a total headcount never paints the whole picture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    ARRIS Response

    Jul 9, 2014Director of HR, TA

    Thank you for your candid feedback we appreciate it. We appreciate your optimism and are always looking for ways to improve.

  9.  

    Nowhere to go.

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

    Pros

    1. Hard-working and friendly coworkers.
    2. Decent benefits.
    3. Lots of recognition for work. Regular raises and bonuses.

    Cons

    1. Very little room to move up within the company.
    2. Takes longer to be promoted compared to a much larger company.
    3. The company moves very slowly when making decisions.
    4. Teams are often understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up the decision-making process. Find a balance between quick decisions and recklessness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Working at ARRIS

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

    Pros

    Good methodology and processes, the benefits are above average, good people

    Cons

    They do not reward high performers, above director level they lack diversity. At the executive level they lack diversity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the performance review process, it is demotivating. Reward people from diverse background.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Relax, laid-back work environment. good benefits for full-time employment

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

    Pros

    flex hours, nice people. result-oriented

    Cons

    Innovation on Technology, but not so innovated on management and marketing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    as one of the biggest company in industry, Arris should put more efforts on marketing and advertisement.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ARRIS Response

    Jul 9, 2014Director of HR, TA

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are always looking for ways to improve and we value your honest comments.

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