Aruba Networks

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Aruba Networks Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
101 Reviews
3.2
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Aruba Networks Chairman, President, and CEO Dominic P. Orr
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74 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company is growing but management is not keeping up!

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity. Employees can really own their career. Small company environment which means employees can really roll up their sleeves and make changes with little red tape!

    Cons

    Communication SUCKS! Sr. Management does not communicate and therefore most information is found out through bits and pieces. Very frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate with individual contributors!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dynamic!

    • 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

    Pros

    Most of the employees are focused and driven.

    Cons

    Change is constant and sometimes distracting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall, just ok.

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

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

    Pros

    Great Wi-Fi networking technology. The base pay and bonus plan is good. Benefits are pretty good and are on par relative to other hi tech companies.

    Cons

    The culture is one where no one is accountable for anything. Another big Con is there is no 401K match. It was understandable when the economy was down, but 80% + of companies have reinstated their 401K plans with the economy on the upswing especially in Silicon Valley. There is a lot of frustration with the company direction/focus changing sometimes weekly and or monthly. No clear direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make all groups accountable for what they are responsible for. How can we grow without accountability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Web developer intern at Aruba Networks

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, very friendly people

    Cons

    conversion to a full time a bit difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More fun loving intern programs to make the internship more lively

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company, a bit hectic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Good money, good people and excellent technology and support.

    Cons

    no work boundaries, you literally work around the clock and focus is always changing. Very hectic environment, constant fire drills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Must be cutting edge innovative

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Can be fun for a while, but eventually wears you down

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

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

    Pros

    People genuinely have a positive attitude and a desire to make great products and make Aruba a great company to work for. There are opportunities to be involved at all levels working on very exciting projects. All executives are extremely approachable even if the outcome may not be what you want. Flexible holidays.

    Cons

    Ever changing company strategy, repeating the same mistakes, no money for critical resources but plenty to waste on other things. Some people with big job titles and very little quality output (not unique to Aruba I know). Limited career growth in my experience, happens by accident rather than by design.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in a new IT organization and the underlying systems. So much valuable time and effort is wasted using legacy technology or due to poor implementation of current technology. Practice what you preach about the biggest small company or abandon the term. Listen to your key employees, reward them for doing things the right way versus always rewarding the people that clean up the mess when things go wrong.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    good

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

    I have been working at Aruba Networks part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    good leadership, good management,good work,good exposure

    Cons

    bad pay,bad work hours,bad enviroment, bad time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay more

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Sr. Business Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work for beginners and senior positions. nice work-life balance. people are friendly. has a small gym facility for health conscious people.

    Cons

    Little politics, which is almost everywhere. Some folks get the bigger share of work, so you need to know how much you can take. Nothing much negative to point out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Collaborative People I've ever worked with

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Aruba Networks

    Pros

    Collaborative People I've ever worked with

    Cons

    Documentation not well done. Needs personal communication.

  11.  

    Great technology and fun people

    • 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

    Pros

    Great technology and fun people

    Cons

    Little work-life balance and internal politics

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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