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Arista Networks Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
Updated February 24, 2015
97 Reviews
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Arista Networks President and CEO Jayshree Ullal
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are also a lot of very smart people working there (in 11 reviews)

  • Company is growing and doing well, so one can be part of it (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Bangalore office is not at par with US counterpart (in 4 reviews)

  • can be a steep learning curve in the beginning (in 4 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Arista Networks

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

    I have been working at Arista Networks full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Work environment is very decent, people are like a family and they are very co-operative. Everyone helps everyone and thus together we form a healthy environment.

    Cons

    Benefits can still be improved. According to the amount of benefits and the efforts required to deliver it may become stressful in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the everyone documents everything, and with as much detail as possible so as to make it easier for others to understand and get going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Software engineer inern

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

    I worked at Arista Networks

    Pros

    People are friendly and you can easily get help.

    Cons

    No obvious cons. Everything went well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not your ideal work-place

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

    I worked at Arista Networks full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a good company to start out in and gives a broad range of experience in different areas since you have to wear multiple hats; free snacks on every floor; Flexible Time Off policy. Friendly employees.

    Cons

    No 401K matching, very low salaries, no on-boarding training (not even for new college grads), out-of-pocket medicare, no team spirit built amongst employees...the only team spirit I see is probably amongst the founders and top-management themselves and it is not communicated throughout the company. No company-sponsored team lunches. No team lunches even if we had to spend our own money. No exciting internship perks. No culture of appreciation and rewards.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Before you try to enforce a rule on your employees, it would be very helpful if you followed it first--it's the basic rule of top down management. Please work on building the culture of the company. It is pretty non-existent and when there is a big somewhat public party, that is the only time there seems to be some culture, which makes it seem like it is all a facade. There are no employee morale-boosting activities that the company does, and I understand this is all in an effort to run "lean" but in my experience, it was a bad company to work for, where no processes are ever set in place, constantly changing every month. The CEO of the company does not back up all of the different Business Units in the company and it definitely shows and that is unfair for the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a fun place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arista Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great products, best data center switches on the market

    Cons

    Culture is difficult and encourages people to do anything to get ahead. You never know how you are going to get paid. Very little in writing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture and encourage people to work together. Document how you will pay people so there is no waffling.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    A company that can become a great company in Bangalore by improving the work culuture

    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Arista Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great Software team. Maybe culture of taking attendance is local to Bangalore and US management can fix it.

    Cons

    Perhaps the only company in Bangalore that takes attendance and records your time of arrival. Even some of services companies which are notorious for bad work culture don't make you sign a register. You are fooling no one by claiming that labour laws in India mandates it. Lot of India specific policies to discourage people from working from home. People are tolerating it since stock benefit is great for the people who joined till around 2012.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management in US needs to be aware of local specific bad culture being built. Fix the culture or fix the accountability. If you don't act, be prepared to loose the initial team that you built.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far it has been great ride!!

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

    I have been working at Arista Networks

    Pros

    Great people, Good technology, Good Roadmap,Good growth.

    Cons

    No bonuses yet, no 401K match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Both External and Internal Communication can improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very good place for interns. A lot of software engineering tools. Advanced development framework.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Arista Networks as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    The TACC framework is very advanced. Developing on the framework is extremely efficient.
    As an intern, your project would be integrated into the system, and you would be assigned tasks from week 1.

    Cons

    Too much relied on the framework, hardly learn new softwares and tools.
    The offer is average, and it is not very generous after its IPO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    You have your freedom and your idea may be put into the real product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Arista Networks as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - great people, they are really smart and experienced, you will always learn from discussing problems with them
    - very flexible schedule, nobody cares when you come as long as you feel good about your progress
    - they put their time into real works, not meetings
    - growing fast, lots of opportunities, confident in competing with Cisco, Juniper Networks etc.

    Cons

    - employee compensation can be better, for real it will be more attractive and obtain more smart people if the signing bonus and salary is comparable to other tech companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting, fast growing company with great work culture

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

    I have been working at Arista Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    - Choose your own schedule
    - No manager's breathing down your back
    - Very smart, motivated co-workers
    - Good infrastructure for writing and testing code
    - Company continues to grow quickly

    Cons

    - Not many perks
    - A bit of a learning curve
    - Work can get a little tedious at times

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Arista is not perfect, BUT!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Arista Networks full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    No organization is perfect. What Arista is accomplishing, few small companies have the nerve to attempt. An analogy that fits is; Arista is building state of the art products, while building a company around it; and interesting enough accomplishing the objective. Rapid growth is fraught with problems. The concept of always pushing the edge of creativity is appealing to the entrepreneurial types. If you enjoy what you do you and look forward to Monday to resume the unknown, you are in the right place. I am in the right place. I am aware of the short comings, but have worked enough to understand perfection takes time, and truly is rarely achieved. If Arista is such a bad place to work, why are individuals around the world fighting to join just to be a part of the next technology wave. Maybe they see what can be, rather what is currently missing from perfection.

    Cons

    We live in a mobile society driven by rewards, i.e, compensation, which is I understand being address but some urgency is needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The area of employee retention needs to be address.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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