ArcSight

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ArcSight Reviews

Updated 17 October 2014
Updated 17 October 2014
19 Reviews
3.1
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I worked at ArcSight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people and good benefits.

    Cons

    Minimal work-life balance due to very lean teams.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Was an excellent company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ArcSight

    Pros

    Leadership, product and people were all great and I really enjoyed working there. Would jump on any opportunity to work in the same environment again.

    Cons

    I cannot really think of any cons except for the fact that it might have gotten acquired a bit too soon. Similar companies have twice the market cap as they are still independent.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Employed

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA (US)

    I have been working at ArcSight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good product. Good customers. Real life security use cases.

    Cons

    HP slows things down. Arcsight loosing people, knowledge. Spirit is not as it was before.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain people. And you know how.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company before HP purchased

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at ArcSight full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Technology, Great original ArcSight folks

    Cons

    HP has gutted the organization and almost all the original folks are gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the internal process that drags down the ability to get any real work done and get customers the support they need.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Sr. Software Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ArcSight full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    people are usually nice and help each other for work. Also company is pretty successful because technology is leading market. it is also pretty good balancing life and work.

    Cons

    The pay is not good enough, especially the stock option. Company had 1:4 reverse split for stock option. But no reverse split for investor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should pay more attention to technology not just marketing and sales.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I worked at ArcSight full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good company to work for, Friendly and effective working relationship between people and groups. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Merging into HP changed the company's culture to the style of a large corporation. Arcsight has lost some of the its attractiveness but added some other aspects.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    ArcSight - not what it used to be

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Presales Engineer in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at ArcSight full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The company is full of smart people and excellent technology. The benefits are very good and so are the perks (snacks, drinks, happy hour, etc.).

    Cons

    Excessively political. The ability to get something completed is based on who you know in the company. The training program is inadequate to successfully prepare one to be successful. I'm a presales engineer in the east and have been neglected by my management. I am strongly considering working for a competitor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on people development and less on politics. Too often people are promoted based on personal relationships and not industry expertise.

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Before HP, it was great, however now the opportunites are slipping away

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers, great atmosphere, interesting technology and work. The office is easy to reach and great for folks living near Cupertino. Politics aren't too bad compared to other places I've been at.

    Cons

    After HP acquired ArcSight, it's been going downhill, little by little. First, the benefits suck in general. Second we are now having to do things the "HP way" which means a lot more bureaucracy. Third, there is no IT dept, it's all self-IT which means you now have to spend your time learning how to fix your own computer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep trying to hold on to what made ArcSight great, namely the people, and little social perks that brings the team together, and not letting ArcSight get lost in HP.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 5 people found this helpful  

    chained to your desk

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    Nice Co-workers
    In today's economy - salary is fair market
    free lunch on wed
    flexibly vacation/time off

    Cons

    Support Management takes the approach that you need to sacrifice your life for the company
    Support Management does not consider the employees need for advancement and growth
    Support Management only sees you as an asset for business needs
    Support management squeezes the most out of you
    Support Management takes an elite approach / favoritism towards promotions
    If you are in a particular division of support - you may have a less stressful job - others are constantly stressed
    Recognition is not about technical merit but on your ability to kiss-ass to management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more headcount to reduce the unneeded stress
    Listen to the needs to the employee - growth - even horizontal moves are ignored
    Do not be in denial - almost everyone is looking to escape, however, the economy is not good - don't abuse the situation and promote growth and in return receive loyalty and excellent work attitudes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very nice Team, Support organization management is very manipulative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Cupertino, CA (US)

    I have been working at ArcSight

    Pros

    Great people (smart, nice, fun)
    Open knowledge sharing
    Free lunch on Wednesdays
    Free snacks and sodas
    Mature IT environment

    Cons

    Support organization management
    Lack of career path
    Rampant favoritism
    Unfair promotion standards (or non-existent)
    Support managers try to intimidate employees
    Recent HP retention bonus ($1 Million paid over 2 years) for Support was distributed as follows (roughly): 70% paid to 11 people (management team, back line team and DBA's) and 30% paid to 25 Technical Support Engineers
    Elitist attitude of the people who have been around from day 1 - do it our way or take the highway and don't suggest another way of doing it...

    Approves of CEO

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