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ArcSight Reviews

Updated April 28, 2017
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  1. "Sales Management"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Management in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Management in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Culture
    Great Executive Management team
    Market leading product
    Growing marketspace

    Cons

    More thought leadership and innovation before others in the market

    Advice to Management

    Watch for emerging competitors to erode ASP


  2. "ArcSighter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst/Operator in Fayetteville, AR
    Former Employee - Analyst/Operator in Fayetteville, AR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ArcSight (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Awesome + Training which is very difficult to get out$ide of HP

    Cons

    None that I can think of, I was treated very well

    Advice to Management

    Keep Jesse forever (And Curley)


  3. "Great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits.

    Cons

    Minimal work-life balance due to very lean teams.


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  5. "Employed"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ArcSight full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good product. Good customers. Real life security use cases.

    Cons

    HP slows things down. Arcsight loosing people, knowledge. Spirit is not as it was before.

    Advice to Management

    Retain people. And you know how.


  6. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good company to work for, Friendly and effective working relationship between people and groups. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Merging into HP changed the company's culture to the style of a large corporation. Arcsight has lost some of the its attractiveness but added some other aspects.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "ArcSight - not what it used to be"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ArcSight full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is full of smart people and excellent technology. The benefits are very good and so are the perks (snacks, drinks, happy hour, etc.).

    Cons

    Excessively political. The ability to get something completed is based on who you know in the company. The training program is inadequate to successfully prepare one to be successful. I'm a presales engineer in the east and have been neglected by my management. I am strongly considering working for a competitor.

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on people development and less on politics. Too often people are promoted based on personal relationships and not industry expertise.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Very nice Team, Support organization management is very manipulative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people (smart, nice, fun)
    Open knowledge sharing
    Free lunch on Wednesdays
    Free snacks and sodas
    Mature IT environment

    Cons

    Support organization management
    Lack of career path
    Rampant favoritism
    Unfair promotion standards (or non-existent)
    Support managers try to intimidate employees
    Recent HP retention bonus ($1 Million paid over 2 years) for Support was distributed as follows (roughly): 70% paid to 11 people (management team, back line team and DBA's) and 30% paid to 25 Technical Support Engineers
    Elitist attitude of the people who have been around from day 1 - do it our way or take the highway and don't suggest another way of doing it...


  9. Helpful (6)

    "chained to your desk"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Co-workers
    In today's economy - salary is fair market
    free lunch on wed
    flexibly vacation/time off

    Cons

    Support Management takes the approach that you need to sacrifice your life for the company
    Support Management does not consider the employees need for advancement and growth
    Support Management only sees you as an asset for business needs
    Support management squeezes the most out of you
    Support Management takes an elite approach / favoritism towards promotions
    If you are in a particular division of support - you may have a less stressful job - others are constantly stressed
    Recognition is not about technical merit but on your ability to kiss-ass to management

    Advice to Management

    Hire more headcount to reduce the unneeded stress
    Listen to the needs to the employee - growth - even horizontal moves are ignored
    Do not be in denial - almost everyone is looking to escape, however, the economy is not good - don't abuse the situation and promote growth and in return receive loyalty and excellent work attitudes


  10. "I like it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very flexible work environment
    good management
    food

    Cons

    Benefits could be better
    More vacation time
    Perks

    Advice to Management

    Don't sell


  11. "Working life @Arcsight"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    a. Challenging environment
    b. Close knit group
    c. Good sales management
    d. Quick ability to execute to address market needs

    Cons

    a. Cliquish w/ folks who have been around a while and do things in "their way" or the "highway"
    b. No flexibility or family needs accomodation
    c. Bull pen environment - with no privacy & noisy environment. Can't have quiet time for original thought. Factory environment to churn out code.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the course w / strategic direction
    Make it more conducive for the rank and file to balance work and life.


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