IOActive Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
Updated May 27, 2014
15 Reviews
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15 Reviews
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  1.  

    Huge alcohol and party culture. Nepotism is strong with this company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IOActive full-time

    Pros

    Engagements can be fun. You get to travel the world. Coworkers are fun to be around and very motivating. Being immersed in the industry is as career building as working in it.

    Their legal department is spot on, always.

    Cons

    Huge alcohol and party culture. If you don't follow the "norm" in that regard, you will be treated differently and your opportunities will be less.

    Operations team does little to nothing for most of the employees. It seems like they just don't know what they are doing and they don't particularly care about you unless you are in their "top 5 consultants" list.

    I've seen many employees get the boot or get demoted in favor of friends of management. Often times, those friends don't have the relative experience necessary to fulfill those positions. There is a lack of respect between supervising directors and their charges.

    There is no HR department, which makes it very hard to be heard when you do have a problem with another employee. Usually it's just brushed under the rug.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reorganize your management. Hire individuals who know how to communicate. Let go of anyone who didn't pass a standard interview process.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Dysfunctional Personified

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IOActive

    Pros

    Some very talented people working here, so the chance to be part of a very skilled group of people is always a plus

    Cons

    CEO short on strategy and strong on micro management, so you end up with a constant churn of employees, just a few of the employees stay for any substantial amount of time. You can see this but looking at Linkedin. It;s a revolving door for a reason, they hire skilled people, who don't need to stay in a bad situation, so they leave in short order.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring in a professional CEO, move the current one to VP of sales, which is much better skill set match

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Starts out great, things change quick.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IOActive

    Pros

    Fun events, happy hours often, good benefits, friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    Minimal training, some practices feel unethical.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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