ARRIS Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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  1. Nice company to work with

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

    I have been working at ARRIS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1) Excellent work environment 2) Flexible timings and options to work remote when needed 3) Nice team 4) Bearable pressure and realistic deadlines

    Cons

    1) Salary package is not competitive to market


  2. Decent work place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Suwannee, FL
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Suwannee, FL

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great place to work depending on the team you're in.

    Cons

    Lots of changes happening. Not sure where the company is heading.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of net surfers, games, and talkers. There are many that can be spotted just by walking down the hall.


  3. Poor middle management

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    work-life balance is good here.

    Cons

    Like other reviewers mentioned, this company doesn't develop employees. This has a lot to do with the poor middle management (ie., Director, Sr. Director, and even VP) who are lack of leadership and direction. You could be told to do one thing and the decision was flipped in the next 20 minutes because another Sr. manager truncates the decision and your manager has no clue what his/her earlier instruction was.. they don't bother to explain you the changes either, because you are just a working bee here while they are not.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to be a leader and care for your employee's career development rather than step up by using your staff's good performance


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Not the same company

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company is good to it's employees. Benefits are far above average.

    Cons

    Culture has changed dramatically with Motorola acquisition. There is an undercurrent of animosity among employees through the entire company.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Managers take no interest in developing your career

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and good pay

    Cons

    Industry is unstable as many changes are happening with cable companies


  7. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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

    I have been working at ARRIS

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to work for

    Cons

    Older generation, not a lot of young people


  8. No career growth

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

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time

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

    Pros

    Arris has been a fairly steady employer. It is a great industry and you can learn and gain some great experience. Management is happy as long as they do not hear of any issues. Keep them happy and you can easily work on other projects during your employment.

    Cons

    Absolutely no career path growth within Arris. I think this may be due to the use of consultants within HR. Management addressed the career path issue by having meetings at all the NA locations recently. The only thing that really stuck out in my mind was the bullet point that said if you are not happy it may be time for you to move on.

    Advice to Management

    Make a list of employees in order of the value they provide to the company. Then list employee salaries and compare the two.


  9. A Hidden GEM

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


  10. It is not what you know, but who you know

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    management team very considerate of family obligations. Disemination of information from the top brass of business performance is frequent.

    Cons

    some organizations are good at giving the upcoming leaders opportunities to grow meanwhile others organizations are only interested in self preservation.

    Advice to Management

    Create more opportunities across the board for employees grow in different areas of the businesses. Need mentorship programs.


  11. Technology Leader - Great Products - Typical Big Corp.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation, average benefits, relaxed work environment. Might be site specific, but flexible work hours, and excellent time off in package. Work environment is friendly. Many senior, autonomous, intelligent, independent and highly qualified individuals working here.

    Cons

    A little rigid in work flow, and as per the Pros, a con is that there are very few junior people. On call lists are shallow, which can lead to multiple consecutive months of on-call. Referring to the Pros again, the plethora of senior people means that senior people also have to do their own grunt work (not always a con). Decision making is help at the highest levels, and with a rigid process for work flow, it can take a great deal of time and effort to get any change done. Consistently understaffed for many teams. Finally, no real mobility, and professional development is left to the individual to try and work out with their manager.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more decision making at a lower level on the less critical areas, and allow teams to design and define a more rapid change control environment for faster implementation and response to clients.



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