ArcSight
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www.arcsight.com Cupertino, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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ArcSight President, CEO, COO, and Director Tom Reilly

Tom Reilly

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50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    Prosgood company to work for, Friendly and effective working relationship between people and groups. Good work life balance.

    ConsMerging into HP changed the company's culture to the style of a large corporation. Arcsight has lost some of the its attractiveness but added some other aspects.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Before HP, it was great, however now the opportunites are slipping away

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsIntelligent co-workers, great atmosphere, interesting technology and work. The office is easy to reach and great for folks living near Cupertino. Politics aren't too bad compared to other places I've been at.

    ConsAfter HP acquired ArcSight, it's been going downhill, little by little. First, the benefits suck in general. Second we are now having to do things the "HP way" which means a lot more bureaucracy. Third, there is no IT dept, it's all self-IT which means you now have to spend your time learning how to fix your own computer.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep trying to hold on to what made ArcSight great, namely the people, and little social perks that brings the team together, and not letting ArcSight get lost in HP.

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    Very nice Team, Support organization management is very manipulative

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsGreat people (smart, nice, fun)
    Open knowledge sharing
    Free lunch on Wednesdays
    Free snacks and sodas
    Mature IT environment

    ConsSupport organization management
    Lack of career path
    Rampant favoritism
    Unfair promotion standards (or non-existent)
    Support managers try to intimidate employees
    Recent HP retention bonus ($1 Million paid over 2 years) for Support was distributed as follows (roughly): 70% paid to 11 people (management team, back line team and DBA's) and 30% paid to 25 Technical Support Engineers
    Elitist attitude of the people who have been around from day 1 - do it our way or take the highway and don't suggest another way of doing it...

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    chained to your desk

    Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsNice Co-workers
    In today's economy - salary is fair market
    free lunch on wed
    flexibly vacation/time off

    ConsSupport Management takes the approach that you need to sacrifice your life for the company
    Support Management does not consider the employees need for advancement and growth
    Support Management only sees you as an asset for business needs
    Support management squeezes the most out of you
    Support Management takes an elite approach / favoritism towards promotions
    If you are in a particular division of support - you may have a less stressful job - others are constantly stressed
    Recognition is not about technical merit but on your ability to kiss-ass to management

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more headcount to reduce the unneeded stress
    Listen to the needs to the employee - growth - even horizontal moves are ignored
    Do not be in denial - almost everyone is looking to escape, however, the economy is not good - don't abuse the situation and promote growth and in return receive loyalty and excellent work attitudes

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Working life @Arcsight

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    Prosa. Challenging environment
    b. Close knit group
    c. Good sales management
    d. Quick ability to execute to address market needs

    Consa. Cliquish w/ folks who have been around a while and do things in "their way" or the "highway"
    b. No flexibility or family needs accomodation
    c. Bull pen environment - with no privacy & noisy environment. Can't have quiet time for original thought. Factory environment to churn out code.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the course w / strategic direction
    Make it more conducive for the rank and file to balance work and life.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I like it

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    Prosvery flexible work environment
    good management
    food

    ConsBenefits could be better
    More vacation time
    Perks

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't sell

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Best positions have "VP" in the title.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsThe Company has catered lunch on Wednesdays. The workers are friendly.

    ConsDirector's like to yell, unpleasant and unprofessional.
    Workers are warned not to approach other Department Manager's because they might have a temper tantram.
    Some staff members lack very basic computer skills.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat both consultants and employee's with respect. It is unproductive to have "Director" or "Managers" that are preceived to have so much power and control that everyone else needs to walk on egg shells in order to get their work done. This is a small company with to many back stabbing and unhealthy management. They should clean house starting with the Director's. They should offer free training to their all staff on how to use MS Office Suite.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    LowBall Salaries R US at ArcSight.

    Peon (Former Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsTo better appreciate your former employer after joining ArcSight.
    You will become a cynical demoralized candidate after the first interview.

    ConsHave to work 1 year before you can quit otherwise employers perceive a 'job hopper'.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop offering bread crumbs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice company

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Cupertino, CA

    ProsIt was a Pre-IPO company when I joined. The space is very hot, since Security and compliance is a big deal these days. The engineers there are of above average quality, and they work very hard and they are very productive. There are some super people there as well. Benefits were fairly good although their 401k did not match

    ConsLow Pay, decent benefits, but not great.. But I really got ripped off in terms of pay when I joined. they low balled me into taking a pay cut, which I later regretted. Basically the biggest drawback is that it is a startup with low pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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