Imperva Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Terrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Imperva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    good location outside of san fran and really good technology. The new product release is good and the creation of many hard working, dedicated people.

    Cons

    Leadership is terrible, untrustworthy, and has their own agenda. No one trusts this new CEO; he is plane and simple an attention seeking slime ball. Product management is painfully aware that the best days are gone and it is time to find a new job. Salespeople will leave en masse after quarter, product management looking for better, and engineering gets no direction.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of the deep end of the pool and have some respect for shlomo who built what you are destroying. No one cares about where you traveled or what you did this week….that's your job.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Exit, stage left

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

    I worked at Imperva full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good products but when put to the test performance & scalability become issues. Numerous accounts have performance and upgrade issues. Support is good but as with any company it relies too much on email.

    Cons

    Slave to the machine. Middle management believes company first regardless of hour and/or day. Being an Israel company you are dealing with R&D and others that are 10 hours ahead of you so you're often taxed with early morning calls and late evenings. The work environment also dictates an on-call mentality regardless of the issue at hand.

    Shlomo has brought in a new CEO to replace him and you can see the writing on the wall. The new CEO is bringing in his own team and the long tenured senior mgmt folks are either being shown the door or are looking for the exit signs.

    Advice to Management

    Yes, rip out the middle layer.

  3. Helpful (5)

    Going down........

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

    I have been working at Imperva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    could not think of one!

    Cons

    With a major shareholder civil law suite against the company (Don't believe me, google imperva law suite), CEO out, stocks down , major talents jumping the ship, the company is at down fall and will be sold soon.
    whether company will survive or not , now is not a good time for any body to join the sinking ship.

    Imperva Response

    Nov 7, 2014President & CEO

    Thank you for your note. It is unfortunate that you do not see the company as an exciting organization with a growing future. As you may have noticed from our recently released Q3 Financial ... More

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  5. Helpful (3)

    Awful

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

    I have been working at Imperva full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    None! Paycheck perhaps. Don't believe the four star reviews. All done by internal staff and sales people trying to portray the place as some thing that is not! unless you are desperate for a paycheck stay away from this place.

    Cons

    Too many: poor and incompetent management, high turn over, vital staff located overseas, outdated and old technology. How they get away selling this outdated software full of bugs and problems is beyond me! Can't wait to get out myself.

    Imperva Response

    Oct 22, 2014President & CEO

    Thank you for your comments and criticism. I am sorry that your experience at Imperva has been so negative. It is important that employees are excited and motivated about the company and their own ... More

  6. Helpful (2)

    Terrible Environment

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

    I have been working at Imperva full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not sure there are any except that it's a job at a company. If you need a job and have no other prospects...then ok, work here. I used to believe in the product but we've been having hard times with product sales so maybe a positive is that we'll likely get bought in the future. Who knows.

    Cons

    There are so many cons.... Look elsewhere. Fear-based culture. High turnover. Nasty, micromanaging VPs. CEO is mostly in Israel and this ship is run by VPs that manage by undermining. Makes for a dysfunctional environment.

    Advice to Management

    What goes around comes around. People have long memories in the Valley and you never know when today's direct report will move on to become someone that will return the favor.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Garbage

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

    I have been working at Imperva full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for younger men and women to be used and abused........................

    Cons

    Their product line is a junk with full of bugs, obnoxious staff, lack of communications, directions, no respect and list goes on and on...........

    Advice to Management

    Get a life! learn how to manage people, respect people, work with them, trust them, but then again if you had these values you won't be working for Imperva!

  8. Helpful (1)

    Poor management

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

    I worked at Imperva full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They have some great hardworking people that are experts in their field.

    Cons

    The management is lost with no direction. They hired managers with lots of experience who still manage the way they did 20 years ago. In this culture it is ok for managers to disappear for months and come back to only harass and demean everyone around them while being no actual value to the sales cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Its hard to give advice when the management is the problem. Poor managers only deflect the problems they create on the people below them.

  9. Great technology but a horrible place to work - LOOK ELSEWHERE!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Direct Sales in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Imperva

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Industry Leader in their space.

    Cons

    Imperva is VERY cut throat and regularly terminates top performers for mysterious reasons. Imperva is also, very, very difficult to do business with from a customer's perspective. Succeeding in this very competitive space is tough enough without constantly having to replace departing team personnel and then playing catch-up to make the ground lost by the rediculous termination of top performing employees. It's always "one step forward and two steps back" and has been this way since 2003 / 2004.

    Advice to Management

    Allow your team members sufficient time to complete their projects and quit changing personnel every 3-6 months.

  10. Also the worst job over ever had. Ever.

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

    I worked at Imperva full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The product is really good. That's it.

    Cons

    Everything but the product. Balance, stress, boys club boiler room.

    Advice to Management

    Haven't we learnt yet that 'shareholder value first' is not the way to run a tech company??

    Imperva Response

    Apr 21, 2015Head of HR

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. We are disappointed to hear that you did not have a positive experience. Our goal is to have an exceptional product, great staff, and a wonderful ... More

  11. Hat Potenzial nach oben, braucht wirklich Erneuerung Has potential, needs serious development

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

    I worked at Imperva full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Technologie hat großes Potenzial

    - Die meisten "Big Players" haben das noch nicht auf dem Schirm

    - Einige einzigartige Verkaufsargumente

    - Technology has lots of potential
    - Still under the radar of most big players
    - Some unique selling points

    Cons

    - Noch unreif

    - Arbeitsumgebung ganz anders als alles, was ich in den letzten 15 Jahren erlebt habe

    - Still immature
    - Work environment very different from anything I have seen in the past 15 years

    Advice to Management

    - Unternehmen sollte Fachleute auch Fachleute sein lassen, oder sie eben nicht anstellen!

    - Think big!

    - Zuhören!

    - Allow professionals to be professionals, or don't onboard them!
    - Think big!
    - Listen!

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