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Arista Networks: Growth, Innovation Sustainability

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Arista Networks is an innovative software-driven cloud networking company based in Santa Clara, CA. Since the company's inception in 2004, they've grown to be one of the biggest players in their market, and have won the awards to prove it.

But even with the rapid growth over the past few years, Arista hasn't lost sight of what got them here in the first place: awesome communication and desire to innovate.

"It is still easy to make decisions very quickly. We still have a lot of innovation. We are nimble and we like to innovate quickly and keep our own employees excited about the product and the company," Isabelle Bertin-Bailly said. Bertin-Bailly is Arista Networks' Vice President of Global Human Resources.

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Responsible Business Practice, Cutting Edge Mentality

Ethically Sourcing for the Best Product Possible

Arista follows a set of principles they call The Arista Way. This is basically striving for customer success in every aspect of what they do, from the ground up, but doing it responsibly. The Arista Way consists of creating and delivering the highest quality product in the market while doing it in an environmentally and socially sustainable way. These values are something that Arista makes sure to educate every employee on, new or old.

"For every new hire, we go through it in orientation. So everybody is made aware on their first day that this is what we live by. We want to make sure that every employee understands that," Bertin-Bailly said.

The 4 areas of concentration of The Arista Way are:

  • Products: Creating products the link people in positive ways without having negative effects on the planet.
  • Materials: Ensuring that materials are of the highest quality while always remaining environmentally compliant.
  • Packaging: Only using packaging that's sustainable and recyclable.
  • Responsible Supply Chains: Only using material that is sourced in ethical ways, never taking the easy way out. They abide strictly by the Responsible Business Alliances standards regarding their supply chain.
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    The Culture at Arista

    A Growing Company With Plenty of Room for Everyone

    Arista has a very down-to-Earth work-life. It is based on the concept that their employees are real people with real lives, and that they aren't all the same.

    "It's a very flexible environment," Bertin-Bailly said. Arista employees are pretty much free to work in environments that suit them best. There are even a ping pong table and a foosball table in the office, for blowing off some steam. And according to Bertin-Bailly, the tables get quite a bit of action. So much so that they are in the process of getting more.

    "When we think about the work environment, we like to have a good work-life balance. So we have a lot of activities," Bertin-Bailly said.

    Some of those activities include:

  • Framer's Market with Cooking Demonstrations
  • Biometric Screenings for Physical Health
  • Mindfulness Events for Mental Health and Awareness
  • Community Volunteering Events
  • Working With Second Harvest to Help Fight Hunger
  • They always try to keep it fresh, to make sure that everyone is engaged and having a great time. "We try to change what we do to keep the employees engaged in those events," Bertin-Bailly.

    Arista links sustainability with employee engagement with events like a tree planting initiative. They even link their product into this initiative, with employees planting a tree for every one of Arista's customers. Things like this help get employees out of their normal routines to do something good together.

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    The Benefits at Arista

    Rethinking Benefits

    There are so many benefits to being an Arista employee. Of course, there is a great benefits package that includes health care and all that good stuff, but there are also great things such as helping to make your community a better place to live through a wealth of volunteer opportunities. Also, there is an awesome annual picnic every year along with holiday events that employees get to attend.

    The company makes a big point to get its employees interacting outside of regular working time. "We have a Friday snack bash, as we call them, where we get to know everybody and spend time with their colleagues," Bertin-Bailly said.

    A huge benefit for incoming engineers is a highly effective mentor program. Every new engineer has a mentor assigned to them. What is so great about this little perk is that it offers a really easy and organic transition into working for the company. That mentorship is where the new engineers get to learn the software and systems better. "They have somebody that they can go to to ask questions at any time and somebody that they feel very comfortable reaching out to. I've got a lot of feedback from the engineers that this really helps them get up to speed more quickly," Bertin-Bailly said. This also helps with the culture of the company, in getting the new engineers to meet each other and become friends faster.

    Arista makes sure that all of their locations are LEED-certified and rewards its employees for taking steps of their own towards sustainability. For example, their headquarters in Santa Clara includes such environmentally friendly features as:

  • Floor-to-ceiling windows that filter heat and maximize natural light
  • Energy-efficient lighting, heating, cooling and ventilation
  • High-efficiency plumbing fixtures and landscape irrigation to conserve water
  • Alternative commuting with on-site electric vehicle charging stations
  • Priority parking for hybrid vehicles
  • Bike lockers throughout the campus
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    The Organization’s Mission

    Our mission is reinvent the network - from cloud to client.


    Computer Hardware





    Founded in



    Santa Clara, CA



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    The team at Arista Networks

    Key People
    • David Cheriton (founders)
    • Ann Mather (Director)
    • Daniel Scheinman (Director)
    • Andreas Bechtolsheim (Executive Officer, Director)
    • Nikos Theodosopoulos (Director)
    • Marc Taxay (Executive Officer)
    • Charles Giancarlo (Director)
    • Andy Bechtolsheim (founders)
    • Jayshree Ullal (ceo)
    • John McCool (Executive Officer)
    • Anshul Sadana (Executive Officer)
    • Mark Templeton (Director)
    • Kenneth Duda (founders)
    • Ita Brennan (Executive Officer)

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    Arista Networks Rankings

    Arista Networks is ranked #100 on the Best Technology Companies to Work For in California list. Zippia's Best Places to Work lists provide unbiased, data-based evaluations of companies. Rankings are based on government and proprietary data on salaries, company financial health, and employee diversity.

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    Arista Networks Salaries

    How much does Arista Networks pay?
    The national average salary for an Arista Networks employee in the United States is $97,127 per year. Employees in the top 10 percent can make over $118,000 per year, while employees at the bottom 10 percent earn less than $79,000 per year.
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    Arista Networks Salaries By Job Title

    While Arista Networks employees earn an average yearly salary of $97,127, different roles can command different wages. Some of the positions that earn high wages at Arista Networks include Engineering Program Manager, Software Engineer, Hadoop Administrator, and Lead Technician. A typical Engineering Program Manager salary at Arista Networks is $109,016 per year. Some of the other roles at Arista Networks are Interactive Developer and Software Test Engineer. A worker with the title Interactive Developer at Arista Networks earns an average salary of $87,279 per year.

    Arista Networks careers

    On average, employees at Arista Networks stay with the company for 1.1 years. Employees most commonly join Arista Networks after leaving Cisco Systems. When they leave Arista Networks, they most frequently get their next job at PayPal.

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    1.1 years
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    Arista Networks Financial Performance

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    Arista Networks Competitors

    Based on our research, similar companies to Arista Networks are Cisco Systems, VMware, and Futurewei Technologies. The wages at Cisco Systems average higher than the other similar companies, where the median salary is $124,473 per year. The employees at VMware earn an average yearly salary of $121,888 per year, and the salaries at Futurewei Technologies average $114,622 per year.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Arista Networks

    When was Arista Networks founded?

    Arista Networks was founded in 2004.

    How many Employees does Arista Networks have?

    Arista Networks has 1,800 employees.

    How much money does Arista Networks make?

    Arista Networks generates $1.6B in revenue.

    What industry is Arista Networks in?

    Arista Networks is in the computer hardware industry.

    What is Arista Networks's mission?

    Arista Networks's mission statement is "Our mission is reinvent the network - from cloud to client."

    What type of company is Arista Networks?

    Arista Networks is a public company.

    Who are Arista Networks's competitors?

    Arista Networks competitors include F5 Networks, Palo Alto Networks, VMware, Splunk, Proofpoint, Dropbox, Laserfiche, American Megatrends, Cloudera, Panasonic Avionics, Tableau Software, Google, Pinterest, OpenX, Xavient, Cerner, Square, Actuate, Flexera, Trimble.

    Who works at Arista Networks?

    David Cheriton (founders)

    Ann Mather (Director)

    Daniel Scheinman (Director)

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