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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Unstable, lots of ups and downs, hiring and layoffs..."

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    Former Employee - Staff in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Staff in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Arcon full-time

    Pros

    Nice people overall, workplace flexibility, it's ok to be late in the morning everybody does it!

    Cons

    Completely relies on government contracts which are intermittent, no rooms for promotions

    Advice to Management

    Be truthful. You are nice but not realistic!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Full"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Offers great Health plans. Flexible working hours. Helpful coworkers. Get to work on real world problems. Good location. Profit sharing

    Cons

    Top management lacks vision. Totally dependent on government contracts. Old style office with limited equipment . Almost condescending to staff engineers.

    Advice to Management

    Reboot. No one will stick around with this management

  3. "do not go there!"

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good people...there is nothing more...

    Cons

    no career growth, random hiring and random lay-offs, no respect and encouragement for new ideas, etc...

    Advice to Management

    there is no advice...they know that the company is going downhill...


  4. "Do not go to this company if you have any other option"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice employee to work with; good location (10 miles to downtown boston); working and life balance (9am-5pm).

    Cons

    No career growth opportunity; No clear business strategy; Recruitment and layoff are not based on needs and performance (controlled by one single person).

    Advice to Management

    Should have a clear business plan for the next five years and need to maintain a stable engineer team.


  5. "No proper business plan"

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    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Software Consultant in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Nice people and pleasant to work with

    Cons

    Bad management, bad communication, no real strategy

    Advice to Management

    Learn more about how to handle people like people, not like things you use and throw away