ArcSight
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www.arcsight.com Cupertino, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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ArcSight President, CEO, COO, and Director Tom Reilly

Tom Reilly

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Was an excellent company to work for

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I worked at ArcSight

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

ConsI 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Sunnyvale, CA (US)

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementRetain people. And you know how.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great company before HP purchased

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at ArcSight full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat Technology, Great original ArcSight folks

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

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

Prospeople 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementShould pay more attention to technology not just marketing and sales.

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Good company to work for

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

I worked at ArcSight full-time for more than a year

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

ConsMerging 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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ArcSight - not what it used to be

Presales Engineer (Current Employee)
Washington, DC (US)

I have been working at ArcSight full-time for less than a year

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

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

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

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Cupertino, CA (US)

I have been working at ArcSight

ProsIntelligent 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.

ConsAfter 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 Senior ManagementKeep 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.

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Very nice Team, Support organization management is very manipulative

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Cupertino, CA (US)

I have been working at ArcSight

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

ConsSupport 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...

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chained to your desk

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Cupertino, CA (US)

I have been working at ArcSight

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

ConsSupport 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 Senior ManagementHire 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Hold on for a fast ride!

Consultant (Current Employee)

I have been working at ArcSight

ProsGreat opportunity to work with a strong and professional sales team and with bleeding edge products with incredible grow opportunities. Excellent executive management team.

ConsPoor communication within the company to remote workers. Management does not communicate well or create career growth opportunities.

Advice to Senior ManagementWork harder to communicate from SVP level down to their respective teams. Communication is non-existant for the remote teams.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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