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

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Was an excellent company to work for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    ConsI 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetain people. And you know how.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Prospeople 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementShould pay more attention to technology not just marketing and sales.

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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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    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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    Hold on for a fast ride!

    Consultant (Current Employee)

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

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company before HP purchased

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Technology, Great original ArcSight folks

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

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

    No, I would not 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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    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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