Aerohive Networks Reviews

Updated April 2, 2015
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  1. Pay attention to this company, great opportunity ahead!

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Aerohive Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have been working here as an embedded engineer for almost 2 and a half years. It has been great experience along the path seeing the company grow and go IPO. Great technology and challenging problems to solve in both Wi-Fi and cloud/big data areas. There are real talents in the engineering team who can solve tough problems and deliver products and platforms which are very competitive in the industry. If you want to learn something cool and build world-class products, here is the place.

    Also the company is still growing fast so there will be many opportunities for career growth and different roles especially in the engineering team.

    Cons

    The company stock has been down since IPO so the moral was hurt a little bit. But right now, the stock price is truly at the bottom as the company has been focusing on long term vision and strategy. So great opportunities are ahead in both personal growth and financially!!

    Advice to Management

    Overall real engineering expert and management to take on the very competitive environment, so please keep on.

  2. Helpful (4)

    Like steering a supertanker

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Aerohive Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get lots of experience making plans. There is always planning to be done at Aerohive because there is always catch-up to follow the competition.

    Cons

    Aerohive assumes things go according to the plan, and also changes the plan regularly. But the plans are so long that it is slow to make changes. Competitors make Aerohive do things by winning sales deals and making it re-plan. But plans always assume that management perfectly predicts the future.

    Advice to Management

    Stop planning and start doing. Have a bias to action, not to sitting around and thinking about what the perfect action would be. It looks like to be promoted you have to either suck up to management or perfectly predict the future.

  3. Helpful (4)

    Very hard to get anything done

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Aerohive Networks full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work place with much understandings of life. Many snacks always, good kitchen. Reformatted office with new layout is nice.

    Cons

    Many employee have low results. There is always planning, but not much doing. We study everything carefully, but decisions made before we know everything stay put. Changing means going to CEO, who asks why plan was bad, so there is too much fear. Engineer must show how every hour is spent every week!

    Advice to Management

    Stop endless planning and be clear about most important tasks. Let me do job instead of time card.

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Hopefully not a sinking ship

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Aerohive Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    This company really does have an incredible product! The kitchen is always stocked with snacks and on occasion breakfast or lunch is provided. HR works to bring in free 15 minute massages and discounted on site car washes about once a month.

    Cons

    The Executive team holds an arrogance that I have never experienced at any other company. There is no consistency with management for the sales teams what so ever. As an example, some teams have the ability to work from home while others absolutely do not have that option. Quotas appear to be set lower for select employees that are very well liked to ensure they hit their numbers.

    Advice to Management

    I strongly recommend you take a step back and make some serious changes OR your sales team will continue to leave for better opportunities. You truly do have a great product but what your doing today is not working.

  6. A Team Focused Environment where everyone is willing to help!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aerohive Networks full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Everyone wants to help each other at Aerohive. You will make lifelong friends. A solid support group that pulls out all the stops to help you succeed. You will be challenged, but you will grow as a person. The pay is good.

    Cons

    Rapid growth yields operational challenges and decision waffling. Success varies widely by region.

    Advice to Management

    Train your people.
    Invest in operational platforms that yield consistency.
    Invest more in digital marketing.

  7. Helpful (3)

    No vision, no respect, no impact, no accountability

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerohive Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance because nobody works hard. Engineers come in late and don't need to stay late.

    Cons

    Company has no idea what it is doing. Aerohive is basically a follower that waits for its competition to define the market and then reacts with unfinished products that work badly. It is never anybody's fault that the product is bad, so it never improves. Decisions are made by committee, and the VPs all overrule their people all the time. With so little respect for the people that work for them, it is not a surprise they don't promote anybody.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a reason to exist. The IPO is done, you all got rich, and now you need to come up with a reason for us to come to work.

  8. Helpful (5)

    Septic environment

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerohive Networks

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

    Pros

    Many employees were able to experience an IPO and therefore understand what is necessary to take a company public.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the IPO has not been as successful as anyone wanted. Stock is now valued at under half of its IPO price and this is after a 2.5-1 reverse split. Company also had to revise publicly issued earnings forecasts downward in Q4. Lots of turnover with top performers from sales team leaving. Also a culture based on politics and not performance.

    Advice to Management

    Get to profitability and hit earnings forecasts instead of revising downward.

  9. Helpful (4)

    Bad sales mgt

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerohive Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product, good product team

    Cons

    Terrible and inexperienced sales management, co still operates as if private with questionable ethics

    Advice to Management

    get rid of sales mgt

  10. Good experience, growth, and product

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Number one is Aerohive makes a great product, the technical and sales staff is great, and access to key folks in various departments is easy. Very low silos across the organization when you need help.

    Cons

    Roadblocks in operations can be problematic with common work tools and systems being unclear or neglected. Leveling of quotas across roles and regions could be more tailored to the employee and territory (there are a number folks who grind out 10-12 hour days and with stronger skill sets getting regularly out performed by folks who clock out at 5 every day).

    Advice to Management

    Treat operations folks better and enable them to improve processes and execution. Great culture of promoting from within for middle-management roles but more experience "managers" may help improve growth and be more consistent as company takes on next stage.

  11. Helpful (5)

    Surprised by the obvious

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aerohive Networks

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you screw up really bad, you get to keep your job. If you are a friend of the CEO, you won't even be demoted.

    Cons

    How can a Wi-Fi company be surprised by a new standard? 802.11ac seems to have come as a shock to Aerohive. New 11ac access points were late with many missing features. If Aerohive misses that obvious a trend, how can they get anything else right?

    Advice to Management

    Hold people accountable doing bad things.

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