ArcSight

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Before HP, it was great, however now the opportunites are slipping away

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

I have been working at ArcSight

Pros

Intelligent co-workers, great atmosphere, interesting technology and work. The office is easy to reach and great for folks living near Cupertino. Politics aren't too bad compared to other places I've been at.

Cons

After HP acquired ArcSight, it's been going downhill, little by little. First, the benefits suck in general. Second we are now having to do things the "HP way" which means a lot more bureaucracy. Third, there is no IT dept, it's all self-IT which means you now have to spend your time learning how to fix your own computer.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep trying to hold on to what made ArcSight great, namely the people, and little social perks that brings the team together, and not letting ArcSight get lost in HP.

Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very nice Team, Support organization management is very manipulative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    Great people (smart, nice, fun)
    Open knowledge sharing
    Free lunch on Wednesdays
    Free snacks and sodas
    Mature IT environment

    Cons

    Support organization management
    Lack of career path
    Rampant favoritism
    Unfair promotion standards (or non-existent)
    Support managers try to intimidate employees
    Recent HP retention bonus ($1 Million paid over 2 years) for Support was distributed as follows (roughly): 70% paid to 11 people (management team, back line team and DBA's) and 30% paid to 25 Technical Support Engineers
    Elitist attitude of the people who have been around from day 1 - do it our way or take the highway and don't suggest another way of doing it...

    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    chained to your desk

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    Nice Co-workers
    In today's economy - salary is fair market
    free lunch on wed
    flexibly vacation/time off

    Cons

    Support Management takes the approach that you need to sacrifice your life for the company
    Support Management does not consider the employees need for advancement and growth
    Support Management only sees you as an asset for business needs
    Support management squeezes the most out of you
    Support Management takes an elite approach / favoritism towards promotions
    If you are in a particular division of support - you may have a less stressful job - others are constantly stressed
    Recognition is not about technical merit but on your ability to kiss-ass to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more headcount to reduce the unneeded stress
    Listen to the needs to the employee - growth - even horizontal moves are ignored
    Do not be in denial - almost everyone is looking to escape, however, the economy is not good - don't abuse the situation and promote growth and in return receive loyalty and excellent work attitudes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
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