AlienVault

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AlienVault Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
Updated December 4, 2014
16 Reviews
3.4
16 Reviews
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Barmak Meftah
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  1.  

    Great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlienVault full-time

    Pros

    The leadership team, direction of the company, culture and room for growth are all reasons I love working at AlienVault. It's hard to find solid companies to work for today, and AlienVault is known for being in the top of the security space, which you can see by the hard work every employee produces on a daily basis. The team values their work, its customers, partners and has a great work hard, play hard mentality.

    Cons

    Still in start-up mode in a few ways where communication across departments is lacking, but you can already see improvements by the management team to ensure everyone is on board with the direction of the company.

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    Continue allowing each team player to have individual say in his or her role. The management team is open to everyone's opinions and ideas, which is a great policy and helps keep communication flowing and open at all times.

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    AlienVault Response

    Dec 9, 2014

    Thank you for your feedback. Your feedback is fair and valuable.

  2.  

    Great place to work! Fast moving and challenging.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    We get quite a bit accomplished in any given week and always have a good time doing it.

    Cons

    Information security is not the easiest to grasp if your background is in a different industry..

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    AlienVault Response

    Nov 11, 2014

    We appreciate your feedback.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great culture, awesome positioning

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    Current Employee - Product
    Current Employee - Product

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

    Pros

    - Fantastic company culture. "Work smarter, not harder" culture means that the company values employee's personal time but is focused on actually getting things done.
    - The company hosts a very diverse (age, ethnicity, background) population, lending itself to a refreshingly different style of startup than the ex-Facebook/Google brogrammer environment you see at other successful startups nowadays.
    - Really no competition. AlienVault's job is to teach the market why integrated security makes sense. If there wasn't a good story there this would be a huge negative. But with their product and solutions it's a big positive and lends itself to a "sandbox" environment for their product team.
    - Personable and approachable executive team.

    Cons

    - Despite the company growing beyond its humble startup origins, we're still learning how to instrument things like expense reporting in a scalable way.
    - To accomplish the "work smarter, not harder" mentality the company is populated by some very strong and ambitious personalities. The environment is not contentious or "Game of Thrones-y" by any means, but you will need to be very personally motivated in order to keep up.
    - Security is a hard field to get into unless you're genuinely interested in it. People here care a lot about security, so you should be similarly motivated (or interested enough to learn).

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    - Barmak does an absolutely fantastic job of being approachable and personal with employees at all levels. I know it's going to be hard to do this going forward, but please keep it up.

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  5.  

    AlienVault is a company of very talented people working to solve real world network security issues.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Company is doing some really exciting work and has a clear vision of where it is headed. As a recent addition to the team, I can report that everything from initial contact, interview process, hiring, and on-boarding has been without a single hitch. Management clearly is focused on company goals and people and it shows in the way the team works and supports its customers.

    Cons

    Company is a start-up so not all the perks of a large organization, but they are growing fast.

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  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Outstanding company - truly fanatical about doing something special

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    Current Employee - Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Executive in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at AlienVault full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Talented team with highly professional workplace

    Cons

    None assuming you're prepared to roll-up your sleeves and check complacency at the door.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More of the same.

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  7.  

    Great company to work, recommend it!!

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Tunis (Tunisia)
    Current Employee - Engineer in Tunis (Tunisia)

    I have been working at AlienVault full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Changing too fast, for the good and the bad

    Cons

    No cons, just love it

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    Great Management

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