Aruba Networks

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Aruba Networks Reviews

Updated February 17, 2015
Updated February 17, 2015
106 Reviews
3.2
106 Reviews
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Aruba Networks Chairman, President, and CEO Dominic P. Orr
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great stock compensation, medical / health benefits, good work / life balance (in 10 reviews)

  • You meet some great people working here (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance is being tilted away from balance (in 6 reviews)

  • New engineering management is from a BIG company and they are changing the BsC (biggest small company) culture (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    good company to work for

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aruba Networks

    Pros

    hands on and people are very nice to work with

    Cons

    senior engineers are also fixing bugs all the time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    management is understanding

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Good company to work

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

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

    Pros

    I have been with Aruba networks for an year now. Really like environment here.

    Cons

    Scheduling could be better to take of work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Biggest Small Company idea means not being a real player in market

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

    I worked at Aruba Networks

    Pros

    Some good legacy products still bring in cash to pay the bills.

    Cons

    Lack of vision (or constantly changing vision) at top leads to many different priorities for everyone - or everything is a priority. Same result - no real chance to take off either in marketplace or with career.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a path and stay on it.

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

    Chaos in every level of management. Disconnected from day to day realities, Scaling the current management questionable

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

    I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time

    Pros

    great people, still small company feel.

    Cons

    old and stinky office buildings, lack of direction and support for key initiatives. Unjustified and questionable recent lay offs (seems they are chasing good people out). Most likely positioning company for selling.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people, infrastructure, Customer Support, Better user interface and integration of your product, CEO should question and involve in hiring/firing key positions in the company. Modernize company in technology, people, buildings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    The company needs to find its North. Too many "STOP and GO, then STOP and GO"

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

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

    Pros

    Great set of productts and technology. Great sales leadership and drive. Good potential for having a fantastic culture since the company leaders have done a great job in making people feel as Part of the whole. Great product gross margins.

    Cons

    Sadly, with so much potential, the leaders of the company have not yet found what the right org structure would look like. People are constantly pushed left and right, and in and out of projects and iniciatives. No one seems to know the diference between important and Urgent, EVERYTHING IS URGENT, even if it will sit on a desk for a few days, which is very disrupting of the work envirionment. WAY too many emails, more than I have seen in larger corporations in the past, which refelcts people's fear to make decisions. After these massive lay-off, the've lost many great talents, so it will take them a while to recover. Very low operating margins driven by a very expensive sales model in detriment of G&A expenses.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find the NORTH. Define priorioties and STICK WITH THEM. Stop the constant change of directions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to be a software engineer

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

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

    Pros

    work on large scale issues; certain teams pair program; teams are small enough that you can really make an impact here; many standard tech company perks; test driven development; lots of developer tools; Being a remote worker is no problem in my team, but you need to be senior.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work with old languages, such as perl. Aruba has done some questionable recent restructuring.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage teams to communicate and share tools.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Still a good place to work

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

    I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time

    Pros

    Solid products, good people, fair pay.

    Cons

    Too many layers of mgmt being put in place. Losing the small company nimble-ness.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember what drives the company- great products designed by top notch engineers and driven/motivated salespeople that need to be able to move fast.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent company, great people and employee-friendly culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aruba Networks

    Pros

    Strong management and excellent opportunities for growth. Good culture and committed to work/life balance. Competitive salaries and emphasis on innovation. Poised to be a market leader for years to come

    Cons

    Has had a few ups and downs along the way including a few RIFS

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great in the beginning but internal politics and new management put a damper on my experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great product and good benefits .

    Cons

    Long hours and a lazy upper management team that expects you to do the work of two

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire in key areas, provide cross training and a clear path for advancement within the organization.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good company in a good space, going through some changes

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

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

    Pros

    Very smart group of people who work hard. Mobile space is growing, and Aruba is the leading player from a technology perspective (Cisco being the behemoth). The culture is fast-paced and invigorating. Employees think of themselves as Arubans and believe in the products and company trajectory.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, and upper management will be challenged with scaling the company to $1B, though it's certainly feasible. Recent restructuring may slow advancement in the near term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that the support organizations (for sales, engineering) are robust enough to support company growth. Beef up communication of key initiatives to front lines, and tie strategic company goals to monthly goals in lower levels of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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