ArcSight Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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ArcSight President, CEO, COO, and Director Tom Reilly
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  1. Great company

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

    I worked at ArcSight full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Only work with the best - because they only hire the best.

    Cons

    Owned by HP - quality has declined since acquisition.


  2. Well balanced company to work for

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

    I worked at ArcSight full-time (More than 3 years)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Office culture struck a good balance between energetic startup and established tech company.
    Felt management respected my opinion and valued my contributions.
    Fair amount of free food: breakfast foods, afternoon snacks, sodas, and free lunch every Wednesday.

    Cons

    Was bought by HP in 2010 and slowly lost the spirit that made it successful.


  3. Great place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

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

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits.

    Cons

    Minimal work-life balance due to very lean teams.


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  5. Was an excellent company to work for

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

    I worked at ArcSight

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Leadership, product and people were all great and I really enjoyed working there. Would jump on any opportunity to work in the same environment again.

    Cons

    I cannot really think of any cons except for the fact that it might have gotten acquired a bit too soon. Similar companies have twice the market cap as they are still independent.


  6. Employed

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

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

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

    Pros

    Good product. Good customers. Real life security use cases.

    Cons

    HP slows things down. Arcsight loosing people, knowledge. Spirit is not as it was before.

    Advice to Management

    Retain people. And you know how.


  7. Great company before HP purchased

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great Technology, Great original ArcSight folks

    Cons

    HP has gutted the organization and almost all the original folks are gone.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the internal process that drags down the ability to get any real work done and get customers the support they need.


  8. Sr. Software Engineer

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

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    people are usually nice and help each other for work. Also company is pretty successful because technology is leading market. it is also pretty good balancing life and work.

    Cons

    The pay is not good enough, especially the stock option. Company had 1:4 reverse split for stock option. But no reverse split for investor.

    Advice to Management

    Should pay more attention to technology not just marketing and sales.


  9. Good company to work for

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Merging 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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    ArcSight - not what it used to be

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at ArcSight full-time (Less than a year)

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is full of smart people and excellent technology. The benefits are very good and so are the perks (snacks, drinks, happy hour, etc.).

    Cons

    Excessively political. The ability to get something completed is based on who you know in the company. The training program is inadequate to successfully prepare one to be successful. I'm a presales engineer in the east and have been neglected by my management. I am strongly considering working for a competitor.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on people development and less on politics. Too often people are promoted based on personal relationships and not industry expertise.


  11. Helpful (5)

    chained to your desk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Support 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 Management

    Hire 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



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