ArcSight Reviews

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  1.  

    Was an excellent company to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ArcSight

    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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Employed

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

    I have been working at ArcSight full-time for more than 5 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Retain people. And you know how.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Sr. Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ArcSight full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company to work for

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

    I worked at ArcSight full-time for more than a year

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    I like it

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    very flexible work environment
    good management
    food

    Cons

    Benefits could be better
    More vacation time
    Perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't sell

    Recommends
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  7.  

    Hold on for a fast ride!

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    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work with a strong and professional sales team and with bleeding edge products with incredible grow opportunities. Excellent executive management team.

    Cons

    Poor communication within the company to remote workers. Management does not communicate well or create career growth opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work harder to communicate from SVP level down to their respective teams. Communication is non-existant for the remote teams.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company before HP purchased

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ArcSight full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great Technology, Great original ArcSight folks

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

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

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    Intelligent 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.

    Cons

    After 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Approves of CEO
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    Very nice Team, Support organization management is very manipulative

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Support 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...

    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Working life @Arcsight

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

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

    Cons

    a. 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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