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2 people found this helpful  

Not terrible nor exciting, just wanted something more.

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Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

I worked at ARRIS as a contractor for more than 3 years

Pros

* Fairly stable, even when the name on the door changed three times, from Motorola to Google, then to Arris. The worker bees were usually not affected.
* If you like to stay active, the San Diego campus offers a decent gym with showers and towel service. A good game of basketball, soccer or ultimate frisbee are played throughout the week.
* On site cafeteria.
* The treatment of contractors is by far the best I've seen, we were able to use all the facilities, par take in group activities and attend major company events.
* flex time, most either came in very early or late depending on their traffic conditions.
* I was a contractor and the rates are pretty good; 70/hr.

Cons

* Not a lot of diversity in age, most of the staff were in their late 40's to mid 50s or retiring.
* There is a plateau that is easily reached within a few years of working on projects, afterwards people become very comfortable in their roles.
* Lots of middle management.
* Projects are faily micromanaged, I can't speak for all groups though.
* There are long periods of drought, literally 2-3 weeks at a time where there is nothing to do or one baby sits a minor bug until something else comes along.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

* streamline projects, the democratic process of having everyone agree on a change or proposal lingers and adds weeks to a schedule.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good , could be better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time

    Pros

    Interesting technical challenges, helpful people, smart developers and QA engineers

    Cons

    Understaffed, head count expansion occurs overseas most of the time, where as issues are worked on in the US.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Add resources where needed, a total headcount never paints the whole picture

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    ARRIS Response

    Jul 9, 2014Director of HR, TA

    Thank you for your candid feedback we appreciate it. We appreciate your optimism and are always looking for ways to improve.

  2.  

    Nowhere to go.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA

    I have been working at ARRIS full-time

    Pros

    1. Hard-working and friendly coworkers.
    2. Decent benefits.
    3. Lots of recognition for work. Regular raises and bonuses.

    Cons

    1. Very little room to move up within the company.
    2. Takes longer to be promoted compared to a much larger company.
    3. The company moves very slowly when making decisions.
    4. Teams are often understaffed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Speed up the decision-making process. Find a balance between quick decisions and recklessness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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