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Updated February 19, 2015
Updated February 19, 2015
12 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting technology play, but in need of strong business acumen.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Arrayent (less than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting technology. Brand name customers. Rapid growth. Salaries offered are low for the current market. Office location in downtown Redwood City is nice.

    Cons

    Management style is very "on the fly". Lack of strategic planning leads to a very chaotic work environment. Information is not shared across departments and employees are not tapped for their full potential and experience. Office space is in a basement with no windows except an atrium in the lobby. There's also no parking close by. No privacy. Paper thin walls. Engineering is in a bullpen. Salaries offered are low for the current market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Move to a real office space. Utilize the knowledge base you've employed. Tear down the silo management approach. A start up that needs to grow up into a real business now. Get a CEO who can lead a larger company.

    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lost in Transition!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arrayent

    Pros

    IoT Space, There are some bright people.

    Cons

    Engineering leadership lacks experience and very much into micro management. New leadership tore down the structure without a plan for rebuild. Company is in disarray. Engineering leadership is good at alienating smart people. Lot of old school technology thinking at the top. It is sad that company in in silicon valley, and yet does not see the sunlight. There are more executives than developers in the company. Zero team building efforts. Situation has become hostile. if you want to make a career in politics, this is the place to be. Customer brands depend on technology supported by this company. God save them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Team Building, Hire more capable Engineering leadership. Have inclusiveness, Empower engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company is spiraling down rapidly, help!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrayent full-time

    Pros

    Company is in the IoT space

    Cons

    Application software provider disguised as SaaS company
    Product quality is poor and not getting better
    Customers don't like the product but are stuck because they don't have other choices
    Incompetent executive management, frequent re-orgs with no positive outcome

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get someone to buy this company ASAP, for whatever pennies that can be had, in case another round of funding does not come by.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Meteros Fall - Dinosaurs Die

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    Current Employee - Technical in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Technical in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Dedicated technical staff slaving in a basement office bullpen. All the power bars you can eat.

    Cons

    Business & technical model is no longer viable. Single use custom software "platform" for each customer, non multi-tenet. Solution doesn't scale across customers and is therefore extremely expensive. No value-add business applications. Per device charges expensive. Mobile application libraries are expensive and take forever to implement. Additional VC funding is not coming. No new customers, existing customers are leaving or looking for alternatives. Key employees leaving. Customers and investment community does not believe in this company nor its ability to survive. Model might have worked in the past, but not now, and not in the future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire yourselves. New management raise $MM, rewrite software, rebrand, and try to reemerge. Or just cut your losses now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    There are better alternatives

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    Former Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Engaged in cool technology and discussions with prospects. Interesting technology with customers really trying to change their businesses.

    Cons

    It tough to tell if their technology lives up to their stories. Company is having trouble raising funding and the office politics are difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider changing senior management or selling the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is in turmoil, stay away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arrayent full-time

    Pros

    _ Free snacks
    _ Some nice people working there. It is very fun to work with them.

    Cons

    Company has no clear direction, they love to bring in bunch of executives and highly paid program managers when the company is doing well but when the company starts doing not so well, they will lay off all the employees regardless of whether you are a good performer or not. Company has no cash reserve so they can easily turn from good to bad over a short course as little as 1-2 months.

    I was laid off recently after they shut down my project. I learned that there were also a bunch of high profile exits and firing after my exits. All the good people I have known have left this company or plan to leave the company. The company is in a power struggle mode where the upper management purge all the people who disagree with them and their failing direction.

    Company has very abysmal pay/compensation and very bad health insurance coverage during the time I was there. The plan has very high deductible and out-of-pocket limit.

    If you get a call from this company for an interview, just hang up the phone then run away. There's no guarantee that you or the company will last in the next six months or so.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just quit and hire more capable people from outside to rescue this company from bankruptcy or pray to your Gods and hope that some big companies will buy this company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Arrayent

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arrayent full-time

    Pros

    Not many at this time

    Cons

    CEO isn't the right person to be representing the company publicly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    People are stuck in a pidgin hole

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Free snacks good benefits , some good managers

    Cons

    What training? No growth,, Parking is bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Might want to get a CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun, Smart Group

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arrayent

    Pros

    The company is working on exciting problems,and seems to be growing quite quickly; people are generally friendly and really know their stuff, technically.

    Cons

    people are very busy, so getting support or feedback can be challenging at times. Not much else besides that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A Cool Place to Work

    Current Employee - Technical Support in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Exciting technology with a group of smart dedicated employees headed by the coolest CEO in the Silicon Valley

    Cons

    Cool location leads to some issues with parking. However, Caltrain is in Arrayent's backyard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the team tightly coupled with your vision of where you need Arrayent to go. Don't grow too fast or too slowly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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