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Employee Review

"Great place to work!"

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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 Alarm.com full-time

Pros

Great work space and management really cares about their employees. It is a larger company that still has a start up feel. There's also a lot of growth and exposure to what you want to do. Everyone that works there is a smart and down to earth which makes it that much more enjoyable.

Cons

Traffic in the Tyson's area makes it harder to get to work

Other Employee Reviews

Other Employee Reviews

  1. "Good tech company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Vienna, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Alarm.com full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Has a good work culture and is tech heavy. Area is really nice.

    Cons

    Might not work on too many different technologies.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Nice benefits, frustrating environment"

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Alarm.com full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    * Nice benefits (aside from pay), comfortable office
    * Ability to work with a variety of technologies that improve customers' lives.

    Cons

    * Us vs them mentality between software teams. You will often hear comments putting down the manager and engineers of X, Y, or Z team, their code, and their products, especially on shared projects.
    * "Not my problem" culture where people often race to do the minimum amount of work possible and avoid taking ownership of the projects they are staffed on. This also shows up around the office as people regularly fail to clean up after themselves in common areas.
    * Terrible planning and project management. Lots of product specifications are poorly thought out and often incomplete before they are handed over to software engineers. Projects are often overzealous in scope and timeline.
    * There are often only 2-4 UX people employed at a time (when there are significantly more software engineers) and there is a high turn over rate. This means that projects push forward without a clear, thought out design, resulting in frustrating UI as project managers take on the work instead despite their lack of training in UX or experience.
    * As a Software Engineer your responsibility and workload varies greatly depending on which team you are on.
    * No clear path for advancement. Becoming as Senior Engineer on one team may have arbitrarily higher or lower requirements than another team as it is up to each manager's discretion.
    * Pay is not really competitive with other companies in the area.

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