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Aricent Overview

Santa Clara, CA
10000+ employees
1991
Company - Private
Telecommunications
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Aricent is a global design and engineering company innovating for customers in the digital era. We help our clients lead into the future by solving their most complex and mission critical issues through customized solutions. For decades, we have helped companies do new things ... Read more

Mission: Aricent is committed to leverage its global talent pool, rich innovation history and R&D expertise to deliver high quality, low cost and timely solutions and services to all its clients.

Company Updates

  • It's an exciting time at Aricent! This week we inaugurated our new headquarters at 3979 Freedom Circle in Santa Clara, California. The space reflects our world-class standards, and is a true reflection of Aricent values. It's fully state of the art and was designed by our creative colleagues at frog. GREAT time to be at Aricent.

  • Aricent Opens New HQ in Santa Clara

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Aricent – Why Work For Us?


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Join a forward-thinking team that is driven to innovate. Work with high-performing teams and develop industry-leading skills. Collaborate on breakthrough engineering solutions for some of the world’s greatest companies. Come take on exciting challenges and make a positive impact on millions.

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Legacy of Innovation

Founded in 1991 as Hughes Software Systems, a research and development subsidiary of Hughes Networks Systems, Aricent has transformed industries. In 1992, we pioneered the first ground-to-air phone call. We designed, developed and delivered the first ever commercial mobile high-definition solution in 2008. Our engineers created some of the world’s first Femtocell, WiMAX and LTE solutions. Working across domains and technologies gives our employees the flexibility needed to visualize new possibilities and transform concepts from ideas into everyday technology.

World Class Opportunities 

Aricent works to solve the world’s biggest challenges and push the limits of what’s possible. Our engineers work with best-in-class technology and collaborate on the systems of tomorrow. We’ve created more than 125 licensable intellectual property rights and software frameworks, and our software innovations perform on more than 500 million mobile phones. Our clients include: 

  • 9 of the top 10 network equipment manufacturers
  • 8 of the top 10 device makers 
  • 7 of the top 10 service providers
  • 6 of the top 10 semiconductor chip manufacturers

We have some of the most extensive product engineering skills and expertise on the planet. We’re always seeking better approaches, ideas and outcomes to improve the world through technology. 

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Aricent is a global company, but we pride ourselves in maintaining a cohesive culture across all of our locations. Our culture begins with five core values:

  • Forward-looking
  • Constantly learning
  • Unified in diversity
  • Passionate about excellence
  • Integrity in everything we do

We’ve created an organizational culture that is transparent and fair, where employees have the freedom to innovate and take risks. Aricent engineers address global challenges—transforming the way humans and machines communicate while building a safer, more convenient and connected world. 

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Our work environment encourages open communication, a flat hierarchy and respect for new ideas. We take a flexible approach to support the highly collaborative nature of our work and the personal needs of our employees. We recognize that our employees have lives beyond work, and supporting a healthy work–life balance builds a more sustainable workplace. Our people are our strongest assets, and our comprehensive compensation and benefits packages reflect that conviction. We recognize employees with competitive rewards based on contribution to our clients, our business and our people. 

Aricent is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate by race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, gender or any other biases as prohibited by law. We evaluate all applicants and employees only on the basis of merit and performance.

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    I have been working at Aricent (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Strong on Ethics, Work Culture, People, Technology Capability
    - Niche in the Product Engineering Services Space, no real competiton

    Cons

    - Less Branding for people to really know Aricent

    Advice to Management

    - Along with Bottom Line, Needs to be aggressive on the Top Line Too

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Aricent Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Aricent (Portland, OR) in January 2015.

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    Classic questions on sv ovm uvm and few on projects. Verfication concpets and other details.
    Questions on ethernet, processor concepts, PCIe controller, USB, SATA etc
    Questions on SV OVM UVM specman C, C++

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Aricent Awards & Accolades

  • Partner of the Year, Cisco Channel Partner Program, 2015
  • Supplier Excellence in Quality, CISCO, 2012
  • Global L&D Team of the Year(Silver), TISS-LeapVault CLO Awards, 2012
  • Top 500 Technology Innovators, InformationWeek 500, 2012
  • Continuing Professional Education Provider of the Year Award, The Project Management Institute, 2011
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