Alarm.com Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2022

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  • "Work life balance is a major plus(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Excellent benefits

      Aug 3, 2022 - Expert Software Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Excellent benefits and flexible work.

      Cons

      Nothing as of now and all good.

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Company is alright

      Aug 10, 2022 - Quality Engineer in Tysons Corner, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Management is fine. Work life balance is good.

      Cons

      Career opportunities are lacking. Pay is underwhelming.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good for new grads, don't stay too long

      Aug 3, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great people and culture. You'll probably love your co-workers and make good friends. - Great work-life balance. With the exception of some teams (video) and the archaic deployment processes (wee-hours of every Monday morning), you can develop your skills and coast in a low pressure environment. - Good comp for entry-level software engineers. - Good job security. - The HQ office has some neat amenities if you're into that.

      Cons

      - Largely mandated return to office (currently 3x a week, 1 of which is to be Monday or Friday). - Weak compensation starting at mid-level. Capital One in the area or any remote tech company will give significantly better comp. - Deal with a lot of internal politics starting at mid-level. - Good performance doesn't get you promoted faster. - Outdated and poorly built tech stack. Pumping out features is almost always a priority over maintenance and planning. You likely won't learn good software practices here and introducing them can be difficult. Different teams may follow vastly different style and design practices. Hotfixes are common and something is on fire pretty often. - Executive level is cashing out with constant stock sales. Look up ALRM insider activity, executives regularly sell hundreds to thousands of shares (note that employee comp packages will typically grant ~1000 RSUs over a 5 year period). It doesn't inspire confidence. - The entire company has a bus factor of 2. - Bleeding engineering talent. There are a lot of people leaving, likely due to some of the above.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great work environment

      Jul 20, 2022 - Senior Quality Engineer 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      People actually enjoy hanging out

      Cons

      Workload can be demanding, but it's all depending on the season

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great place to start...

      Jul 12, 2022 - Anonymous Employee in Tysons Corner, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Alarm is a great place to start your career, and build experience. I made several lifetime friends working there. -Medical being 100% covered for the employee is great -Flat org means not a lot of middle management to get in the way, decisions can be made quickly in relation to other companies of this size

      Cons

      -Mid/senior career salaries are well below average -Former microstrategy in all leadership. If you get a new person on your team that is from microstrategy, they will most likely get promoted ahead of you. -Flat org also means not a whole lot of room to grow in your career -Forcing people to come back to the office 3 days a week even though productivity didnt suffer.

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good

      Jul 18, 2022 - Intern in Tysons Corner, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun cool people good WLB cool hq

      Cons

      I don't think there are any cons

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

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      Jul 12, 2022 - Program Manager in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good benefits, salary, culture, time-off

      Cons

      could be better in DEI initiatives and employee wellness.

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good place to start, bad place to stay

      Jul 12, 2022 - Software Engineer in Tysons Corner, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Fantastic WLB, hard deadlines are extremely rare - People are pleasant and easy to work with - Good place for a first job. The company is good at onboarding fresh graduates and the pay for a new grad is competitive - Office has a cool / fun design - Products are pretty cool with home automation devices - Business model is stable - Job security is very high

      Cons

      - Execs are forcing return to office (RTO). Mandatory 3 days/week. Talent is leaving rapidly due to this. - Engineering can't hold on to senior employees due to compensation and RTO - Compensation becomes extremely uncompetitive after you reach mid level - Technologies used are often outdated and/or niche. I don't know any serious tech company that uses Ember.js as their primary frontend - No real incentive to work hard or pursue upward trajectory. Promotions seem to be mostly based on seniority. You'll get a better return on your effort by studying for interviews and leaving rather than working for a promo

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      7 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good company who cares about their employees

      Jul 6, 2022 - Software Engineer in Tysons Corner, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people with a passion for what they do.

      Cons

      Sometimes falls prey to the downsides of working for a larger company and use some dated technology

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    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good mission, poor leadership

      Jun 15, 2022 - Senior Engineer in Tysons Corner, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The mission of the company is definitely good. Security, monitoring, and access solutions for homes and businesses gives peace of mind during uncertain times.

      Cons

      Leadership is petty and power hungry. They create fiefdoms and jealously guard them. Anyone who threatens that power gets attacked, undermined, and tossed aside.

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    Alarm.com has an overall rating of 4.0 out of 5, based on over 327 reviews left anonymously by employees. 75% of employees would recommend working at Alarm.com to a friend and 76% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -3% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Alarm.com employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.4 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Alarm.com. This rating has decreased by -5% over the last 12 months.

    75% of Alarm.com employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Alarm.com 4.1 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.1 for culture and values and 3.7 for career opportunities.

    According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Alarm.com to be benefits, career development, culture and the cons to be management, compensation.

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