Aruba Networks

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Aruba Networks Reviews

Updated September 8, 2014
Updated September 8, 2014
83 Reviews
3.3
83 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 6 reviews)

  • Great technology, actual leadership in the market that makes easy to sell (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • no work life balance, too much politics in management (in 4 reviews)

  • Like any other small company, it will burn you if you dont know how to balance work and life (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great Opportunities for Entry Level Candidates

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

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

    Pros

    You meet some great people working here. Being here, you definitely have a lot of opportunities to work on high visibility projects for your career. As an entry level analyst, you have the opportunity to work with VPs and high level directors that you wouldn't get at a bigger company.

    Cons

    - High turnover rate, employees constantly coming in and out of the company
    - No 401k matching
    - Old systems
    - Feels like losing small company mentality, all the fun events seem to be disappearing since everyone is so busy
    - Work/Life balance, manager level expected to be in the office 10-11 hours a day, and be on call
    - Unlimited PTO, sounds great on paper, but when you do go on vacation or take a day off, you are expected to bring your laptop

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Cross train employees, this would be great if a team member decides to take a day off

    - Invest in new systems, seems like the solution for problems at this company is to hire a headcount rather than invest in efficient systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    So much promise

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

    I worked at Aruba Networks full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation. Lots of smart people to work with, although they all seem to be heading for the door these days.

    Cons

    Huge problems with management and their "planning" process. Basically, they can't agree on anything, keep changing directions, budgets, and generally sowing organizational chaos. Communication is very poor. Older management has been at the company for too long, and lack the perspective that comes from working more than one place at a high level. Newer management is all from very large companies and engaging in empire building.

    Recently announced record earnings, celebrated by laying off employees to "optimize". So as others have pointed out, very little job security at all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a plan. Fund your plan. Measure your progress. Repeat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Decent company to work for, but deteriorating with time.

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

    I worked at Aruba Networks

    Pros

    Market leader in wireless networking, stable company (no regular layoff announcements) so that people can focus on work.

    Cons

    New engineering management is from a BIG company and they are changing the BsC (biggest small company) culture. The management is biased, most benefits go to select few, no room for growth just based on good work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Hire and Fire Culture with lots of USA/India friction politics

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

    I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Small company - great benefits
    Salary market competitive though RSU grants have been eliminated for all but at the highest levels.
    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Believes in firing talent randomly. 10% layoff in India in July 2014 and 4% layoff in USA in Aug 2014 ostensibly to move jobs to India.

    Lots of friction between upper management.

    Anyone who hasn't worked with CDO earlier is let go !

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop politics start collaborating

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Aruba has been a great experience, great technology, great customer acceptance

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

    I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Cutting edge mobility technology, smart people supporting sales efforts.

    Cons

    Compensation for field changing as company focuses more on Wall Street.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide opportunities for professional career advancement to all employees and stay ahead of the industry in terms of salary/total compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Fun filled corporate life experience

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

    I worked at Aruba Networks as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Internship is one of the best experience one can have in this company! HRs are always approachable and available and they will organize many intern activities to create a fun filled experience.

    Cons

    Some managers are not professional. Also, individual recognition is pretty less in some teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    former engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Aruba Networks

    Pros

    fast pace work cutting edge

    Cons

    i do nt have any at moment

  9.  

    No chance of growth

    • 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

    I dont see any at present.

    Cons

    Groupism, Nepotism, lack of growth opportunity

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

    Biggest career mistake

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff  in  Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Bangalore (India)

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

    Pros

    Good salary one of the best in the industry and RSUs
    Cash rich company

    Cons

    Everything else
    Highly political workplace
    Nepotism politics group ism favoritism are rampant, describe one role and ask you to do something else upon joining
    Management believes in getting work done by threat
    No value for true innovation and good ideas
    Too many gujarati people vitiating the environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure fair and free transparent work culture, needs to improve a lot in terms of company culture. Provide safe threat free place where employees can show true productivity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aruba Networks

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Good benefits and pay

    Cons

    Very stringent with hiring
    not much room for growth

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