Aruba Networks Employee Reviews

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Not the same
Marketing (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CANovember 28, 2018
Place where indivdual contribution is only appreciated if it achieves the goals of senior management which changes regularly. Volatile and irrational decision making that creates a lot of uncertainty and anxiety. A lot of senior management changes has led to the erosion of the Aruba culture prior to HPE acquisition.
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Learning and growth opportunities with informal, start-up culture
Senior Program/Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 23, 2018
Learning and growth opportunities. Informal, start-up culture. Decentralized PMO environment. Good internship opportunities. Inconsistent and non-transparent leadership.
Pros
Learning and growth opportunities with informal, start-up culture
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3.0
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Solid Company
Senior Channel Sales Specialist (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 20, 2018
Ok place to work but things changed when they were purchased by HPE. Good technology, but management can create a straitjacket. Wasnt too sad to leave.
Pros
Good Technology, well liked in the channel
Cons
remote employees are on an island with little development opps
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4.0
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Cool place to work
Finance Intern (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJuly 16, 2018
It was a nice place to work in. Their filing needed to be taken care of and that was what I did. I was helped with check runs which were very efficient each week.
Pros
Nice people
Cons
commute
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Director, Customer Support
Senior Director, Customer Support Marketing (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAApril 25, 2018
Enjoyed working at this small company. If I was not asked to move out of the bayarea, i would not have left the company. There was a lot of opportunity to grow at the company.
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4.0
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Great Technology
Solutions Architect/Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 31, 2018
Great Technology Company. Very process intensive. I would recommend this position to anyone who has a desire to be w/ a cutting edge company in the IT world.
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Great technology, great people
Sales Engineering (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJanuary 11, 2018
Working at Aruba was a lot of fun, very entrepeneurial, a lot of autonomy and freedom given tot the employees. Great communication, and a very supportive culture throughout. Always open to ideas, always improving processes and reducing breauracracy getting things done!
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Aruba Networks
HPE - Systems Engineer (Current Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 5, 2018
Aruba is an up and coming player in Enterprise Networking and will rival Cisco at some point in time. This thriving division of HPE is however funding other parts of HPE which are sinking such as Servers. As such the profits are reinvested into Aruba and there is little growth or opportunity for advancement with the division.
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Wonderful work environment with engaging staff
Recruiter (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CADecember 4, 2017
I loved my time at Aruba Networks as a Human Resources Coordinator. I learned a lot about the business world and had very helpful and knowledgable staff to work alongside with.
Pros
Supportive environment for learning, great cafeteria, super upper managment
Cons
Like all valley jobs, the commute
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Fun
Inventory Clerk (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 23, 2017
Everyone there is patient and fun to be around. Everyone is there to help you, so dont be afraid to ask questions. Work is done on time always, but they arent afriad to take their time to make sure the job is done right.
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3.0
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Lame environment bottom of the Barrel Job.
RMA Receiver/Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 10, 2017
Best part of my Job is my manager is awesome. 5 stars best manager ever.

The job is fun and exciting, love the people, HPE bought the company.

All fun has come to an end corporate environment, no regard for employee satisfaction.
Pros
Manager is the best
Cons
all work no play
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Great products, great culture, lots to learn about integrating with other organizations
SYSTEMS ENGINEER (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAAugust 8, 2017
A typical day at work is going on sales calls, giving networking product portfolio overview presentations, demonstrating products, creating Bills of Material (BOMs), etc. All the things that a typical PreSales Engineer does in support of retiring quota.

I learned that there's a reason Aruba Networks consistently takes market share away from Cisco. They listen to their customers and consistently invest in bringing the best networking products in the industry to market.

Line management is spread too thin and very "tribal." If they didn't hire you, they don't look after you and you're pretty much on your own. I think this was because they were totally overwhelmed with their responsibilities.

The culture is excellent. "We're the best. We kick butt and take names." The rank and file are always learning from each other and always willing to jump in and help.

The hardest part of the job was navigating all of the unspoken rules about the dos and don'ts, and the correct way to do PreSales without feedback or guidance from management. You're just expected to know how.

The most enjoyable part of the job was winning way more often than not and working with absolutely top-shelf true professionals.
Pros
Great internal technical training opportunities
Cons
Line management spread way too thin, completely overwhelmed, and very distracted so almost entirely "hands off"
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Good
Software Engineer (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJuly 28, 2016
Good Environment !!

Nice to work there with latest technologies..

Good work life balance ....

Good work culture ...

Good product road map
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Productive
BACKLOG CLERK (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMarch 30, 2016
Constantly working, good enviroment for a workplace, and very professional. Co-workers are very polite and helpful.
Pros
Gym
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3.0
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Great products, not so good working environment
Director of Finance, WW Field Sales and Operations (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAMarch 17, 2016
Great products, not so good working environment.
Very long hours, at least in finance. Disparate systems and tools, and crazy deadlines.
Pros
Great products and most people
Cons
working environment, pressure, deadlines are crazy
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Hard core but great technology!
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Pittsburgh, PAFebruary 29, 2016
Fast pace, and an almost "Boiler Room" mentality when it comes to sales execution. Not sure what the acquisition by HP will bring - ultimately the product will likely continue to be superb.
Pros
Technology
Cons
Culture
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Good company, inconsistant leadership at Portland office
Inside Sales (Former Employee) –  Portland, ORAugust 18, 2015
Overall a good company. Sales Management at the Portland, Or office was poor. Micromanaged while providing little guidance.
Pros
Overall good company
Cons
Inconsistant communication and leadership
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Great if you work at corporate, avoid like the plague if your in the field
Systems Engineer (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJuly 31, 2015
One glance through the reviews on most sites and you'll quickly pick up on the culture of this company - if you work at corporate it sounds great. The problem is the corporate office has the attitude like the field sales is there to support them, rather than the other way around. If you're considering a field role here, I wouldn't touch this company. The mid level and most of the upper management were promoted internally as the company grew and came here because they couldn't hack it at places like Cisco. What you have now are a lot of first time managers that feel like they built the company so it's there way or no way. A lot of the current job openings are the result of departures or the back stab that happened when they were sold to HP - who cares about the partnerships and relationships with Dell, Juniper, Brocade and Alcatel-Lucent. If your buddies with management than it's all good and you'll probably do just fine, otherwise your just another tool to help them get further along. Cheapest company I've ever worked for when it comes to travel and any type of marketing material or resources. They would rather spend the money on free massages for employees at corporate.

Work life balance is significantly tilted towards work.

Basically, whatever they tell you about this company in any interview - go 180 degrees away from that and you'll have how it really is.

Approach the CEO or any of the managers (if you actually could because they all have an entitlement attitude) and see how they are as people. Biggest set of me first people I've ever met anywhere ever.
Pros
Great product
Cons
Work life balance, cheapest company I've ever worked for
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Fun job
Server Farm Setup Consultant (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJune 20, 2015
I just helped with putting in newer networks that could provide internet to a class somewhere else. just unboxing them and assembly
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Great Place to work
Software Engineer (Current Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAJune 8, 2015
Easy going culture. Able to learn new things fastly and people are willing to teach you new stuff. Management is good and feedback is constructive and good.
Pros
Great practical experience
Cons
Typically you are on call on weekends
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