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ArcSight - not what it used to be

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Washington, DC
Approves of CEO

I have been working at ArcSight full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

The company is full of smart people and excellent technology. The benefits are very good and so are the perks (snacks, drinks, happy hour, etc.).

Cons

Excessively political. The ability to get something completed is based on who you know in the company. The training program is inadequate to successfully prepare one to be successful. I'm a presales engineer in the east and have been neglected by my management. I am strongly considering working for a competitor.

Advice to Management

Focus more on people development and less on politics. Too often people are promoted based on personal relationships and not industry expertise.

Other Employee Reviews for ArcSight

  1. Helpful (1)

    Very nice Team, Support organization management is very manipulative

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

    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...


  2. Helpful (6)

    chained to your desk

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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


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