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ArrowStream Reviews

Updated June 23, 2017
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  1. "Not a bad place at all to punch in 9-5"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Reliable schedule
    - Good location downtown
    - Work is "easy"
    - Good team of people
    - Company puts in some effort to provide lunch/drinks somewhat regularly
    - Room to grow

    Cons

    - Ugly office (seems petty, but it's depressing to look at/be in day in and day out)
    - To be honest, there's not much to complain about. This is a great place to work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    I have been working at ArrowStream full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment, good work life balance

    Cons

    Salary is not competitive, workload is spread too thin, long hours

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Look somewhere else"

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    Former Employee - Client Services in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Client Services in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good customer relations teams
    Flexible, work from home options but frowned upon.
    Good corporate culture if you are with the 'cool crowd'

    Cons

    Don't know where the company is headed
    No bonus incentives offered although promised
    Management is not transparent and untrustworthy
    Lots of favoritism

    Advice to Management

    Be honest to employees, give them freedom to shine
    Bring in experienced people with actual management experience rather than promoting from within people who lack some serious leadership skills.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Stay Away"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ArrowStream (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have nothing good to say about working here

    Cons

    Worst company to work for.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Lacking real leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    The people who work there are very devoted to doing the best they can with what they're given.

    Cons

    The leadership has always lacked a balance between vision and pragmatism. Employees are not given the tools/support they need to do their jobs well.

    Advice to Management

    Figure out what exactly it is the company is trying to accomplish.


  6. "Friendly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great people, casual work environment

    Cons

    Pay, volatility of customer base and sales since business was based on a few large customers

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on large customers but expand reach to medium customers to drive sales and diversify risk.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Many smart, dedicated people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    No matter what department you're in, you'll have great coworkers.
    The company is making a concerted effort to develop and promote from within.
    The company's proprietary technology is top notch.

    Cons

    Working for a small company isn't for everybody. It can be a difficult transition for people who are accustomed to the structure and formality of a larger organization.

    It often feels like senior management's assessment of the business and the employees falls into simple narratives. If you or your ideas don't fit the current story, it can be a challenging place to work.

  8. "Opportunistic."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends

    Pros

    ArrowStream is extremely collaborative, very supportive and open-minded regarding innovative practices. This is a team that is inclusive, allowing decision making to be shared across subject-matter experts regardless of seniority or title. Overall, the opportunities ArrowStream supports are endless, which really shows their value and trust of talented employees.

    Cons

    Because ArrowStream is so entrepreneurial, the challenge of this culture is that if you're someone looking for consistency and structure this may not be a likely fit for you. Flexibility and willingness to try new things are the norm at ArrowStream, so be ready to step up to the plate and explore the unknown to identify new best practices. Change is the only constant, but for ArrowStream this works well.

    Advice to Management

    Continue giving feedback-positive and constructive-to your teams. The levels of transparency have really grown over the last few years at ArrowStream, and in turn the trust of employees has also increased. Keep this up.


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    "Not sure where this company is headed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    some fun co-workers and good customers

    Cons

    - Too many cheifs not enough indians
    - Only open to one exit strategy
    - Very poor track record of good executive hires
    - Business model fundamentally broke

    Advice to Management

    AS may not make it as a going concern. Way too many people counting the money versus people out there making it. Logistics doesn't make money and market for the technology application is very small. Not sure how firing the entire board solves anything.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I am proud work at ArrowStream and know that I have the opportunity to continue to grow, develop and advance here."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Collaborative team environment; strong, competent leadership; promotes social corporate responsibility; entrepreneurial environment; fun co-workers; opportunity for career advancement; I am encouraged to "own" my job; located in the loop

    Cons

    Company is continually exploring new ideas and new avenues. Although this creates an environment that changes frequently, it is the environment that any great small business should have.

    Advice to Management

    I would suggest that management should consider revising its dress code policy to allow flip flops during the summer :)