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"Rewards for those who get the work done, but encourages free riders"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
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Pros

- good colleague to work with;
- fun company culture;
- decent salary and bonus package;
- great projects to work on and wonderful learning opportunities on the job;
- senior management cares and works hard to solve problems at work (for the ones they know of, see cons below).

Cons

- many free riders in middle management layer;
- hiring decisions made too soon;
- strong corporate hierarchy, middle management blocking valuable communications from below to senior management, and so-called "business partner" in HR functions poorly. Many problems cannot be heard by upper management. As an employee reporting three levels down from C-executive, I feel coerced by my manager's manager (VP) to cover for my manager (director) on daily basis.

Advice to Management

Senior management needs a truly anonymous way to gather feedbacks for middle management. The "business partner" and the "advisor day" are good tries, but true voice cannot be heard (A tells business partner B does something inappropriate, business partner goes to tell B please stop doing that without any research into the issue and independent judgment on what's going on).

Give it a try - take an employee reporting three levels down to your peer C-executive's organization (not your own as they will not dare to say anything) out for a 10-min coffee break and get a true understanding of what has been covered by the middle management.

Money cannot buy happiness. RSU is a good way to reward valuable employees, but if you don't solve the people's problem, eventually your valuable hires will leave, leaving you with an empty shell of incompetent middle managers.

Other Employee Reviews for Aruba Networks

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Growing faster than employees"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Fun work environment (parties, events, sports teams, ArubaBar)
    -Entrepreneurial work environment
    -Employees can shape and direct their career

    Cons

    -Don't always hire the best available talent in the industry
    -No brand (know one knows who Aruba is)
    -Growing too fast. What worked when we were small, doesn't work as we get bigger. More processes, training and guidance needs to be put in place if we are ever going to really compete with our big competitors

    Advice to Management

    Listen. Employees have great ideas and ways that Aruba can really grow!


  2. "Aruba Networks has a great work environment, although unclear at times."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people and good environment

    Cons

    Slow career advancement at Aruba Networks

    Advice to Management

    Promotions from within would be better than hiring from the outside

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