ArcSight

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3.0 18 reviews

86% Approve of the CEO

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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    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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    Sr. Software Engineer

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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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    ArcSight - not what it used to be

    Presales Engineer (Current Employee) Washington, DC

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

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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