Aruba Networks Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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Aruba Networks Chairman, President, and CEO Dominic P. Orr
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Pros
  • Two gyms, nice 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. Helpful (1)

    Great company!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aruba Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Love the people, the culture and the work

    Cons

    Sometimes there's a lot of back and forth between dev and QA, which can be handled better


  2. Technical Marketing Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aruba Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fun place to work. You can make an impact on the product. If you work hard, you can be visible throughout the management.

    Cons

    While I highly appreciate management team, but still I feel that even if management know some of the issues, they are not addressing them. Also I am not sure about new innovation happening in the company.

    Advice to Management

    You already know what is broken. Please fix it!!!


  3. Very dynamic company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    At the size it is today, it still operates in some ways like a startup company. Very cooperative teamwork who is willing to make it work for customers. Very customer orientated.

    Cons

    Flip side of operating like a startup is being behind on scalable operation.

    Advice to Management

    Need scalable operational business model.


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  5. CSE

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

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

    Pros

    Great focus on success and technology

    Cons

    A bit slower to react to the SP space… but that is changing

    Advice to Management

    Continue to forge ahead in the Carrier/Service Provider Space. The teams at Aruba in this regard are superlative and the product when delivered shows a dedication to continue being the best even when coming from behind.


  6. Technical Marketing Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Marketing Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture, and great products. Still feels like a startup. CIO still knows your name, and say hi.

    Cons

    Dont see any cons yet.


  7. Marketing Team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is family oriented inside and out. Every person I've met across the various departments has been genuinely friendly and very helpful. The company has great appreciation for both team work and autonomy.

    Cons

    Not enough events to socialize with other departments.


  8. Good company to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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


  9. Helpful (1)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Pick a path and stay on it.


  10. Great place to be a software engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Encourage teams to communicate and share tools.


  11. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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



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