ARRIS

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ARRIS Reviews

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
104 Reviews
3.4
104 Reviews
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Robert J. Stanzione
11 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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

    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. 3 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

    I worked at ARRIS as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    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. 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

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time

    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.

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  5.  

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

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

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

    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.

  6.  

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

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    • 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

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

    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
  7.  

    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

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time

    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
  8.  

    Working at ARRIS

    • 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

    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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Experience, But Frugal Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARRIS

    Pros

    I like the people. Benefits are industry norm.

    Cons

    It is difficult to get a promotion, even when my work and experience should be rewarded with one. Additionally, appreciation and cheerleading for a job well done is lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can't give people money, get them appreciation for their hard work.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • 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

    Pros

    Challenging, Good Managers, Flexibility to work from home

    Cons

    Very bad in promoting, Expect to work long hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great technology company

    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with latest technologies and multiple projects. Travel all over the world and interact with different teams. Ability to chose career paths.

    Cons

    Schedules are always challenging and very place a high demand on personal life. Working weekends and holidays is the norm. Vacations are seldom email free and usually require constant checking of programs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to find a better balance of resourcing projects versus bottom line profits. Teams are pushed to the limits with no room for unplanned surprises or opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    ARRIS Response

    Jul 9, 2014Director of HR, TA

    Thank you for your feedback. We too are extremely optimistic about the future of ARRIS and thanks to you for all you are doing during work hours and your personal time too!

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