ArcSight Reviews

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    Working life @Arcsight

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best positions have "VP" in the title.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Director'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 ManagementAdvice

    Treat 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    LowBall Salaries R US at ArcSight.

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    Former Employee - Peon  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Peon in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at ArcSight

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop offering bread crumbs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice company

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at ArcSight

    Pros

    It 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

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

    None.

    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hold on for a fast ride!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  7.  

    Fun people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    Interesting place to learn from

    Cons

    Some process related issues throughout organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement better processes and make inter team communication easier

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    I worked at ArcSight

    Pros

    Company events
    Upside for compensation but you'll work for it

    Cons

    Disorganized startup feel
    Bad work-life balance
    Alot of travel
    Management decisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent

    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    About Pros and Cons

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

    I worked at ArcSight

    Pros

    It is a fun environment, relaxed and community feeling. Has some processes implemented and good work life balance -- lots of partying.

    Cons

    Not much for career growth going up. You are better off developing expertise in whatever you are doing, just learning more about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have employee development program, educational training and tuition reimbursement. How about 401k match and regular stock option grant and ESPP

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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