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Cyril Brignone
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  1. "Family amosphere both good and bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Arrayent full-time

    Pros

    It's a small company. Management is mostly open about what is going on, including regular companywide meetings. There's a family style atmosphere, with both the good and the bad connotations. Some people like this, some people don't. There was a management change in 2015, new management has different focus but similar style. Flexible work hours, reasonable vacation time. Small team means you get to do/learn many things. Management are good people, dealing with a difficult market. Good level of promotions to higher positions vs import external management.

    Cons

    Open plan office makes the team closer, but is hard to concentrate. Get some good headphones.
    The company is very customer focused, which is good and bad. Large customers make demands that cause disorder in schedules. Pay is a bit low compared to industry average, offset by understanding/flexible management. Small team means the amount of work feels overwhelming.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get more customers, so no one customer has a chokehold on the company's revenue.


  2. "Great company, Tough Market"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Honest, smart and dedicated people
    - Hard working management
    - Honors work/life balance

    Cons

    - Pursuit of robust roadmap limits investment in activities to support growth (market expansion will solve this)
    - Market growth remains slow (but starting to ramp up)

    Advice to Management

    Double-down on gaining investment to continue roadmap and support growth, when the market ‘pops’ Arrayent is ready to scale and be the next SV unicorn.

  3. "Arrayent, Inc."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrayent full-time

    Pros

    Working with the strongest consumer brands moving into the IoT world. Repeatedly helps customers get to market in 6 to 9 months. The new CEO was not afraid to bite the bullet and modernize its software and software development process (DevOps) starting early 2016. Major initiative to enable cloud-to-cloud interoperabiilty between customer's products and ecosystems is unique and compelling.

    Cons

    Office location is good (downtown Redwood City next to the train station and good food), but the physical office is below ground, no view.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on the important few things, and not get distracted with the small stuff.


  4. "Director Product Management"

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

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

    Pros

    The team is the best I ever worked with. Really smart and dedicated individuals

    Cons

    The market is slow to take off ... but it will

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused and you'll succeed


  5. "Good changes to management and fun place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrayent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cyril is a good CEO and management team keeps the employees informed.
    Company is much more focused and has DevOps solidly in hand.
    Lots of fun working on new technology with clearly defined goals

    Cons

    Need more product management and client requirements.

    Advice to Management

    Include Engineering more in meetings with clients. It's always good to hear what clients have to say.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Ignore Earlier Negative Reviews, Arrayent is Totally Focused Different Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bright people, interesting problems to solve, Internet of Things is fun, integration with Nest, big data, super-scalablity, all Amazon Cloud going forward, lots of free food, lots of funding now, more high profile closed deals, rising revenue. Management respects good healthy life and work balance. The basement work location is beautiful and has huge skylights with plenty of sunlight coming on to a central atrium of beautiful and professionally presented plants, water fountain, and tile floor.

    CEO is now Cyril Brignone (not Shane Dyer) who is very focused, closed major deals when he was ahead of sales, and treats everyone professionally. The CEO rating below is for Cyril Brignone.

    Cons

    The earlier negative reviews. These were clearly inserted by upset employees who were let go when the company got new CEO which began to properly focus the company.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the determined focus you now have on IoT Cloud Services and integration with 3rd party Ecosystems like Nest


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Run Away - Pathologically tellers of un-truths"

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

    I worked at Arrayent full-time

    Pros

    It never felt so good, being told such great stories that once investigated are not true.

    Cons

    Clients - are not clients - call them. Maytag/Whirlpool are looking to change, First Alert has thrown them out and changed, Pentair is looking to change for all new products, Chamerlain/Liftmaster hates them and is looking to change.

    Advice to Management

    Fire you CEO the guy has convinced himself that what he is saying is true. 2 VPS of Sales gone. Well respected X-CTO quit. And now you want another chance?

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work, more positive then negative!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great people, everyone is very nice and you are not bothered or micro managed.
    -Very flexible if you have kids or just need time off for personal appts (we all have a life outside of our job!).
    -Company gives each employee thousands of dollars a year to your HSA bank account to offset high deductible, unheard of in the Valley.
    -Weekly lunch and unlimited supplies of drinks and snacks.
    -New leader made/making changes and moving company in the right direction.
    -It's a start-up! There will be ups and downs, if you want roses and fairy tales go work for an amusement park.

    Cons

    -It is a start-up, things are fast paced and constantly changing. If you don't like that then don't work for a start-up!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting Space"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrayent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Great Market
    * Top not customers
    * Good management

    Cons

    like many growing startups, very busy.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Challenging problems, rewarding experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Arrayent full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the things I really like about Arrayent is that it's not just solving e-commerce/social/advertising problems with nice websites, but rather building an infrastructure for appliances and other kinds of devices to connect and talk to the cloud infrastructure. As such, it's not your typical full-stack web development job and counts as a very rewarding experience. It's an opportunity to solve challenging problems in a rapidly growing market space (IoT). Arrayent also has a top-notch list of customers, and I've had the chance to work with very bright developers here. We can also request snacks that we're interested in, and there's catered lunches every Friday.

    Cons

    Office is in the basement, so you don't get much sunlight on a daily basis. There was a reorganization that happened a couple of months back, so things were a bit messy, but we have balanced the teams, and the situation's starting to stabilize. Employee review process is completely undefined.

    Advice to Management

    Don't be afraid of newer technology stacks.


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