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Aruba Networks Reviews

Updated May 16, 2017
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Aruba Networks Chairman, President, and CEO Dominic P. Orr
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Pros
  • Very good management, Well maintained Work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • awesome work environment, people encourage ideas and there is a strong probability that your ideas get recognised,filed or implemented (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Executive in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Aruba Networks (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good product, good engineering, committed worker bees

    Cons

    Dysfunctional executive and sales management


  2. "Disappointed"

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    Current Employee - Member of Marketing Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Member of Marketing Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hard working, collaborative team environment
    Smart individuals working to always give their best
    Work flexibility
    Appreciation of family and family commitments

    Cons

    Integrating with HPE includes constant changes, increased work loads, process/procedure obstacles, and uncertainty.
    Lack of mentoring and career development opportunities
    Very expensive benefits
    Focus on tactics rather than strategy
    Employees viewed as a resource to get things done, but not appreciated or assisted

    Advice to Management

    Look beyond quantitative measurements to define success. If you invest in, and care about, your employees -- your employees will be motivated to make you and the company more successful.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wifi is an interesting domain, Aruba is the only one around other than Cisco

    Cons

    Unfriendly work atmosphere. Low employee morale.


  4. "QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very friendly enjoyable good surrounding

    Cons

    Unable to balance work and family


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Be Careful at Aruba"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Aruba was an excellent company until they were acquired by HP. Had a nice culture and excellent folks.

    Cons

    The culture is falling apart and it's an us against HP. It appears HP will win and the culture that was nice appears to be going away.

    Advice to Management

    Try and hold on to what was an excellent culture!


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Chaos in every level of management. Disconnected from day to day realities, Scaling the current management questionable"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Aruba Networks full-time

    Pros

    great people, still small company feel.

    Cons

    old and stinky office buildings, lack of direction and support for key initiatives. Unjustified and questionable recent lay offs (seems they are chasing good people out). Most likely positioning company for selling.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in people, infrastructure, Customer Support, Better user interface and integration of your product, CEO should question and involve in hiring/firing key positions in the company. Modernize company in technology, people, buildings.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The company needs to find its North. Too many "STOP and GO, then STOP and GO""

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    Former Employee - Finance in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Finance in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Aruba Networks full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great set of productts and technology. Great sales leadership and drive. Good potential for having a fantastic culture since the company leaders have done a great job in making people feel as Part of the whole. Great product gross margins.

    Cons

    Sadly, with so much potential, the leaders of the company have not yet found what the right org structure would look like. People are constantly pushed left and right, and in and out of projects and iniciatives. No one seems to know the diference between important and Urgent, EVERYTHING IS URGENT, even if it will sit on a desk for a few days, which is very disrupting of the work envirionment. WAY too many emails, more than I have seen in larger corporations in the past, which refelcts people's fear to make decisions. After these massive lay-off, the've lost many great talents, so it will take them a while to recover. Very low operating margins driven by a very expensive sales model in detriment of G&A expenses.

    Advice to Management

    Find the NORTH. Define priorioties and STICK WITH THEM. Stop the constant change of directions.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great in the beginning but internal politics and new management put a damper on my experience."

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    Current Employee - Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great product and good benefits .

    Cons

    Long hours and a lazy upper management team that expects you to do the work of two

    Advice to Management

    Hire in key areas, provide cross training and a clear path for advancement within the organization.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place To Work Going Down The Tubes"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Collaborative work environment working with top notch engineers. Commitment to quality. Good work-life balance. Commitment to the best technology for the job.

    Cons

    New management changes are starting to erode the culture. Work-life balance is being tilted away from balance. A great deal of uncertainty about the future of products and technology. The new management seems determined to chase the best engineers out.

    Advice to Management

    Leave well enough alone, but make sure you adequately staff key areas. People start to make serious mistakes when they are doing the work of three or four people.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "So much promise"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Former Employee - Product Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation. Lots of smart people to work with, although they all seem to be heading for the door these days.

    Cons

    Huge problems with management and their "planning" process. Basically, they can't agree on anything, keep changing directions, budgets, and generally sowing organizational chaos. Communication is very poor. Older management has been at the company for too long, and lack the perspective that comes from working more than one place at a high level. Newer management is all from very large companies and engaging in empire building.

    Recently announced record earnings, celebrated by laying off employees to "optimize". So as others have pointed out, very little job security at all.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a plan. Fund your plan. Measure your progress. Repeat.


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