Arista Networks

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Arista Networks Reviews

Updated December 10, 2014
Updated December 10, 2014
87 Reviews
3.9
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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.  

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

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Arista Networks as an intern (less than an 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
  2.  

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

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

    I worked at Arista Networks as an intern (less than an 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
  3.  

    Arista is not perfect, BUT!!

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    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 an 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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  5.  

    Exciting, fast growing company with great work culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 an 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
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Best career move I made

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

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

    Pros

    - Great work culture. No BS driven culture.
    - Everyone is very helpful and hardworking.
    - Learnt a lot within few months what I would have learned probably in a year or two.
    - Design cutting edge products
    - Good work life-balance and flexible hours.

    Cons

    Compensation is decent, but its getting better. :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Systems Engineer Intern

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    People are great, work load is manageable, you learn a lot, management is awesome and FREE FOOD!

    Cons

    No Cons, awesome company, everyone is helpful and eager to teach.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Top engineers, great employees, leading edge technology

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    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Arista Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun environment with a great team. Moves fast and great culture, flexible hours. Everyone shares ideas, expert knowledge and overall morale is positive. I get to work on interesting projects with smart people, talented minds. Everyone seems passionate about what they are doing and pushing to get better.

    Cons

    Typical private to public transition challenges...growing pains. Need more infrastructure/tools.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the course, great place to work. Overall I'm satisfied with the direction of Arista and is future potential.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Working at Arista was a great learning experience for anyone who is interested in getting involved in software.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer - Platform in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer - Platform in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    The people here are very smart and helpful, the internship program is well organized, and it pays well.

    Cons

    The traffic getting here can be very bad and the food was not always great. There isn't much else to complain about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 8 people found this helpful  

    Fun company in the beginning,

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great Technology, flexible schedules, really smart people . Fun environment to be part of in the early days.

    Cons

    The top 2 people run every aspect of the company, no decision is delegated. Super technical, even the marketing and sales pitches don't reach a broad audience. Niche-y product, usually relegated to a Top Of Rack vendor. Compensation is far below the market, i tried to bring in many engineers only to have them scoff at the offer letters.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    I joined and left after IPO

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

    I worked at Arista Networks full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Open culture. Smart & nice folks. Good tools & programming style.

    Cons

    Compensation is falling behind once I have vested all my ISOs. That is why I left for another hot startup.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation & promotion for old folks can be done better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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