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Kirkland, WA

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  • great work life balance for everyone (in 49 reviews)

  • Good work environment, nice people, challenging projects (in 28 reviews)

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  1. "Nowhere to go."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Dying company"

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    Former Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Former Employee - Staff Systems Engineer in Kirkland, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ARRIS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Personally I don't recommend working for Arris but it can be good if you are in the HQ at Atlanta.

    Cons

    If you are a SW guy, your skills will atrophy and won't remain current.
    Poor planning means poor work life balance. Slow times give way to crushing workloads to hope to make deliveries. You won't be compensated for that extra work.
    Self-insurance means you can't really trust that you know what is covered or not. They made one of my co-workers pay back benefits a full year after being told they were covered.
    Dying industry without the management to see through piloting toward a vision of what it can deliver in a streaming world.
    Underneath they are a HW company and will always allocate profits toward HW making any SW business within Arris unprofitable and therefore soon to be on the chopping block.

    Advice to Management

    Stop lying to yourself. Stop catering to short term investors. Learn to make hard decisions that will hurt the stock short term while you turn the company in a new direction.


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