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Alarm.com Reviews

Updated August 5, 2018
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Pros
  • "Work/Life balance is there, but you have to take ownership of it" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Progressive company that offers a great work/life balance, positive work environment, and opportunity to grow" (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "Career Path and Opportunities are hard to discern" (in 6 reviews)

  • "It's really up to you to maintain a good work/life balance" (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Device Engineering"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tysons, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alarm.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance is there, but you have to take ownership of it.
    Collaboration across groups is starting to pick up.
    Ability to innovate and bring new ideas to the table no matter your current position.
    Great culture and events.

    Cons

    Pay can be a little low, but made up with bonuses.
    Career Path and Opportunities are hard to discern.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but don't forget to invest in team a bit more.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Alarm.com Pros and Cons"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alarm.com full-time

    Pros

    Alarm.com is an incredibly social and fun place to work. Your co-workers tend to become really great friends that you enjoy hanging out with outside of the office. Inside the office it's a work-hard play-hard kind of atmosphere.

    There are plenty of opportunities to work on cool and challenging projects.

    The benefits are really good and depending on your manager, it can be a personally rewarding/but rarely financially rewarding place to work.

    Cons

    Alarm.com typically pays below the market standards by a minimum of 10% and a maximum of 30%.

    Very slow career growth opportunities and promotions and added responsibilities are not usually met with added pay. I like to think the freedom of Alarm.com allows employees to work on cool projects which are good experience and good for your resume but after a while you've done your time and it's probably good to move on and leverage your new skills somewhere else.

    You could come in and work extremely hard, or come in and work very little, and it's likely no one would know the difference as long as you take care of your core responsibilities.

    Advice to Management

    Alarm.com's strategy is to consistent underpay regardless of department and accept the high turnover. It might be worth trying to get some workers to stay around a little longer as the internal tools become more complex and you can't afford to lose tribal knowledge.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Breath of fresh air"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Tysons, VA
    Current Employee - Human Resources in Tysons, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alarm.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location, close to metro. On site cafe, close to many other places to eat.

    Very intelligent people, everyone seems to care about their job as well as Alarm.com

    Cons

    I have nothing bad to say about working here

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Software Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alarm.com full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    It is public company and not startup, also great work/family life balance.

    Cons

    Too much politics and under paid salaries for except management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing (for Building 36)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Alarm.com full-time

    Pros

    Friendly environment and great colleagues to work with

    Cons

    No transparency or a standard protocol!


  6. "Quality Engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alarm.com full-time

    Pros

    - One of the best places to work. Generally everyone is friendly. QE/SE/PM relationships is better than other companies.
    - Work life balance is great. You just do what you are capable of and no one grinds you to work more. Might be easy to slack off, but this will affect your promotion and raise.
    - Lot of opportunities and clear career/promotion path.
    - Great looking office and amenities.
    - Flexible schedule. Varies by managers, but most managers have no issues with working whenever you want as long as you do your job properly.

    Cons

    - Base pay is below average by 10-15%. However, there is an annual stock compensation for SOME employees who perform well and that makes up for it. Amount varies and this is not for everyone.
    - Horrible traffic but you can avoid by shifting your work schedule

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work.


  7. "NOC Support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - NOC Support Shift Lead in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Former Employee - NOC Support Shift Lead in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Alarm.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great department for introducing new IT professionals to learn about the industry
    -Work environment and amenities
    -Night shift has downtime for self-learning

    Cons

    -Transitioning from NOC Support to any other department seems unlikely, but I wouldn't call it discouraged. In the past, a couple people made the leap out of the department, but it seemed like they were only being trained in what we do for a brief period of time before being moved out of the department. Most likely, other arrangements were discussed in those interviews.

    Advice to Management

    -Incorporate ITIL practices.
    -Trust the system when it's working.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Work Enviroment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alarm.com full-time

    Pros

    -good work life balance
    -fun work environment
    -casual dress environment
    -supportive management
    -good office amenities
    -metro accessible

    Cons

    glassdoor requires five words minimum for this section :)


  9. Helpful (3)

    "ADC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alarm.com full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture
    Technology
    Innovative
    Rapid Growth of company and products

    Cons

    Career Paths
    Salaries
    Some establishments haven't grown with company


  10. "Great environment!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Alarm.com full-time

    Pros

    Work with awesome people who are passionate about their job. Relaxed culture where you can explore new ideas.

    Cons

    None really, loved my time there

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing


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