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Arbor Networks Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great opportunity for programming very interesting tech"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting high perf appliance tech

    Cons

    No longer a startup. Products aren't in a growth industry, but company was still coming to terms with this in 2014.

    Advice to Management

    Transition to a non-growth mindset.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great people."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great set of people that truly go the extra mile on behalf of the customers and the company.

    Cons

    Career paths are too vague.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Exciting and Congenial place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time

    Pros

    A company that does things that really matter to the world. We get to be involved in major security events that people hear about, and ones that they don't. The products people work on have clear real-world value and you can see how what you do makes a difference. The culture is open, informal, and friendly. No one is punished for speaking their mind or disagreeing, as long as it's constructive. A company that really takes care of it's people, with special events, free snacks and drinks, good benefits, and performance-based financial incentives.

    Cons

    Sometimes struggles through growing pains where some teams aren't growing as fast as the rest of the company, and so can't quite keep up with the growing workload they are expected to do. As with many companies, sometimes communication is not as strong as it should be, which can leave some people missing out on understanding what the company is doing.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you provide balanced growth across the company, not just in sales. Preserve the culture where everyone gets listened to -- it's one of Arbor's greatest strengths!


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great Place To Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best corporate personalities ever. Value work-life and customer balance. Supportive.

    Cons

    Speed up product development.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Customer Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time

    Pros

    #Flexible working hours
    # Good teammates

    Cons

    too much influence from the parent company


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time

    Pros

    Nice work environment. Most people are great to work with.

    Company pushes work/life balance.

    Cons

    Mature code base combined with tenured engineers make for limited opportunities to do much exciting work.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Good company but ..."

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Ann Arbor, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong technologies and established leader in some segments. Decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Good work is reserved for the chosen few who get to work on the cool, new, exciting technologies without being encumbered by Agile processes most of the development groups are bound by. This means that few of the many engineers do meaningful work while the other chase agile jellybeans in futile hope.

    Advice to Management

    Grow the careers of all your folks, not just the few whom are seen as industry angels.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Disaster"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time

    Pros

    Many well-meaning initiatives: office parties and initiatives, great Christmas party.

    Cons

    Salaries are decent, but benefits are on the lower end of standard in the area--401k match and tuition reimbursement kick in after a year of employment, if I remember correctly. Two (!) years of service required after tuition reimbursement is paid out. Health insurance, while reasonably priced, was not very good-- high co-pays. The sales team treats the sales support staff very poorly, some of the most unprofessional account managers I have worked with. Internally the culture is a disaster. It's congenial on the surface, but catty and spiteful underneath. Everyone is always looking for someone to throw under the bus; eye-rolls and back-stabbing abound. Toxic office environment.

    Advice to Management

    Look at making changes to the leadership team.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good Company and Culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Strong passion for the product and focus on customer success.

    Cons

    Acquisition with Danaher put additional pressure on management and some employees, who were already stretched with responsibility. Heard they were acquired by Netscout so maybe better now.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Love it here!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time

    Pros

    Brilliant people
    Fun place to work
    Good technology
    Nice perks

    Cons

    Moment of uncertainty with recent acquisition - are they going to let us continue to be brilliant?

    Advice to Management

    Make improvements, but don't change a winning team.


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