Aruba Networks

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1 person found this helpful  

Good company to work for.

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

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

Pros

Good Work, Helpful People, Easy to understand infrastructure.

Cons

Too much uncertainty, Lack of Focus, Unclear Communication from Top Management

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great potential but reactive and sales driven

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

    I worked at Aruba Networks full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Executive management has their finger on the pulse of the industry and know where the company should be going
    Wireless and mobile are hot spaces ready for innovation and growth
    Financials of the company are strong
    Top employees are highly rewarded.

    Cons

    Innovation is stifled by a never-ending parade of fire drills to add new features to make one potential customer happy.
    Engineering management lacks the ability to realistically plan
    Workload is very high and recognition for success is only financial

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire experienced engineering managers at all levels to realistically plan and execute on release cycles. Develop programs to publicly recognize success and innovation in addition to financial rewards. Explicitly and publicly assign roles and responsibilities so everyone know their job and how it fits into the entire company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Rewards for those who get the work done, but encourages free riders

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

    I have been working at Aruba Networks

    Pros

    - good colleague to work with;
    - fun company culture;
    - decent salary and bonus package;
    - great projects to work on and wonderful learning opportunities on the job;
    - senior management cares and works hard to solve problems at work (for the ones they know of, see cons below).

    Cons

    - many free riders in middle management layer;
    - hiring decisions made too soon;
    - strong corporate hierarchy, middle management blocking valuable communications from below to senior management, and so-called "business partner" in HR functions poorly. Many problems cannot be heard by upper management. As an employee reporting three levels down from C-executive, I feel coerced by my manager's manager (VP) to cover for my manager (director) on daily basis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management needs a truly anonymous way to gather feedbacks for middle management. The "business partner" and the "advisor day" are good tries, but true voice cannot be heard (A tells business partner B does something inappropriate, business partner goes to tell B please stop doing that without any research into the issue and independent judgment on what's going on).

    Give it a try - take an employee reporting three levels down to your peer C-executive's organization (not your own as they will not dare to say anything) out for a 10-min coffee break and get a true understanding of what has been covered by the middle management.

    Money cannot buy happiness. RSU is a good way to reward valuable employees, but if you don't solve the people's problem, eventually your valuable hires will leave, leaving you with an empty shell of incompetent middle managers.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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