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Arbor Networks Reviews

Updated April 1, 2019
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Pros
  • "A lovely company that understand the necessity of work-life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Great colleagues, fun environment with many opportunities to learn new things" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "too much influence from the parent company" (in 5 reviews)

  • "Sales commissions are way down and weak due to poor product innovation and poor product management" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ann Arbor, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of little perks with a very relaxed atmosphere. Great coworkers

    Cons

    They were acquired by Netscout


  2. "Autonomy and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Product training is integrated with customers.
    Ethical and trustworthy management team.
    Great benefits.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

  3. "Another review"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Really care about people and want to improve retention and work experience

    Cons

    Slow to recognize industry trends in development and solution architecture

    Advice to Management

    You have to continually update how you design and build solutions. Monolithic code base is gone.


  4. "Great Company (Before NetScout)"

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    Former Employee - Director in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company and culture! One of my favorite places to work.

    Cons

    NetScout has crushed its soul.

    Advice to Management

    Let Arbor succeed without destroying it.


  5. "Used to be the best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Arbor truly cared about it's people and in making us happy employees, created productive employees.

    Cons

    Netscout purchased Arbor and the culture is gone.

    Advice to Management

    Senior executives at Netscout do seem to care, but are so far out of touch.


  6. "Great Company, relaxed atmosphere"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Arbor Networks (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment and friendly employees. Free snacks and a wide selection of coffee, tea, and fresh fruit

    Cons

    Can be slow at times, but picks up at the end of quarters for a healthy balance. Need to motivate yourself through some days.


  7. "Company is Treading, but taking on Water Fast!"

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    Current Employee - Consulting (Pre-sales) Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Consulting (Pre-sales) Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy going nice people. Dated but strong principals.

    Cons

    Sales commissions are way down and weak due to poor product innovation and poor product management.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a correct direction and commit 100%. Changing product direction every 12 months is making it worse.

  8. "Network Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Arbor Networks full-time

    Pros

    Great technology in a great market

    Cons

    Competition is tough....need to focus on it.

    Advice to Management

    Innovate


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Declining ever since NETSCOUT acquisition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wakefield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Casual work environment, flexible hours

    Cons

    Micromanagement from NetScout has driven away dozens of great people. Arbor employees’ formerly positive and enthusiastic attitudes dissolved to resignation and resentment. No room to grow. No bonuses, low raises due to poor parent company performance. Parent company upper management say one thing and do another and cannot be trusted to keep their word. No unified front in any department. No one knows what anyone else does after restructuring, very difficult to get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Treat Arbor’s employees better and maybe some of them will find a reason not to jump this sinking ship.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Arbor Networks is a Dinosaur"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Arbor Networks full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dinosaurs were pretty cool when I was 6 years old

    Cons

    Senior management is too busy resting on their laurels to effect any real change and improvement in the culture or products that are desperately needed to not fade into obscurity in the space. Haphazard approach to entering new product markets, fear of promoting good people that aren't yes men, putting an incompetent sales engineer in charge of the security team and promoting an average sales engineer as CTO (AFTER forcing out a CTO who brought a fresh perspective and ideas to a stale business) to avoid hiring qualified person(s) that would expose the mismanagement and cluelessness present are just a few of the numerous systemic problems present.

    Steadily driving all talent out of the engineering and security teams to avoid admitting mistakes made by senior management or giving deserved promotions that would mean fewer yes men in positions of power.

    Three years of minimal- to no-raises company-wide due to poor NETSCOUT performance, despite record Arbor performance is disheartening and unfair to all employees - tock that has a 5-6 yr maturity rate and is constantly declining in value is not an acceptable substitute.

    Advice to Management

    Clean house and rebuild from the ground up, your current path is unsustainable if you want to continue to be relevant.