Imperva Reviews

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Imperva President and CEO Shlomo Kramer
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Difficult Place to Work.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked at Imperva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Shlomo is a leader in the industry and proves it. Great space in the market and top performer in security. The rank and file employees are dedicated and passionate about what they do. Great collaboration in teams and willing to help. Much pride in what everyone does to help customers. Very committed to the success of customers.

    Cons

    The positive culture in Israel doesn't exist in other locations, especially not in the US. Very long hours, no raises, very short staffed in GA and in services. High turnover in management that leads to a lack of trust overall by the lower level employees and starting over. Work hours are excessive and not recoginized. Travel expectations for field team is unreasonalble due to lack of staff. The corporate office environment is very uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shlomo needs to get in touch with the people, seems to be isolated from the field and the issues at hand that will be a deterrent to desired growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Product Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Support Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Support Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Imperva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's one of the best security companies out there. The CEO is a leader in the security industry and the company is going the right direction.

    Cons

    The services department lacks engineers, there's a lot of work load and you are expected to work a lot, even if they won't say it officially - there's too much work load and there's not enough people.
    In terms of career path they won't invest in their employees, you're are expected to learn about the product and solve cases. They would not send you to other courses and\or certifications. for instance you'd be expected to support auditing on Oracle DBs but they won't send you to an Oracle training (and the list goes on and on).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring the right people for the job, invest in the people you already have, change the management!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    High Turnover - there is a reason - check linkedin - don't let them fool you

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Imperva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There are some really dedicated and talented people there. Great product and strong marketing team. Shlomo is a key security figure. Salaries are ok, but can be on the cheap end - make sure to negotiate, negotiate, negotiate! Be willing to walk away.

    Cons

    Culture, promotions, they don't really invest in their people...only the select few....who stay. I feel kind of shady company/practices. Management definitely has own agenda, best & only interest = themselves. Bad commute location, bad food, dry environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    The people on my team were nice, but the is a lack of professionalism shown towards customers and a void in leadership.

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    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Product Support Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Imperva

    Pros

    Salary is competitive and the work hours are acceptable. There is nice kitchen and the benefits are decent. The office is nice.

    Cons

    There are not enough employees in support. Three quarters of the people there are less than one year. The job is much different than I imagined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to allow for more training for support engineers, have improved portal, better phone system and more organization and distribution of workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stay Away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Imperva

    Pros

    Good compensation package. Most people are friendly. Lots of promises. The CEO is a recognizable security figure. Very good corporate marketing.

    Cons

    Many promises, but none kept. Products are complicated compared to competition. Web and database products do not integrate despite an exciting story. If you're considering working for them, do your homework and get everything in writing and don't give up your good contacts. Very high turn over rate and unprofessional behavior in the field and at corporate events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shlomo needs to get more involved in running the day to day operation. This is a small company which has turned over its senior management many times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Not a best place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I worked at Imperva full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, challenging work, good product

    Cons

    Middle management (team leaders/team managers) have no idea what they are doing or what they should do, put a lot of pressure on team members, as a result of bad management and wrong commitments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in management couching, pay attention to your employees, reward them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst Job I've ever had. Ever.

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Imperva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good CEO and great innovative product, Good technical and marketing support when you can get it. Great Tech staff.

    Cons

    Management maintain a high pressure "boiler room" style environment. Everybody is stressed out even guys who have been there since the early days. Super high staff turnover given the team size. Very much a boys club, Zero investment in staff development or training. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring talentless low level line managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A very political organization

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    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at Imperva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Imperva was able to attract very smart and skillful people in the past. The pace is very fast and it's a great place to learn. The CEO is very strong and has been very successful in advancing the company.

    Cons

    Mistakes are quickly punished, and promotion opportunities seem to be decided more on who you know than what are your skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Delay in HR Contract, Crazy Hours, Middle Management Completely Unprofessional- Targets Increase nearly 100 % YoY

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Imperva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great technology- great CEO.
    Good salary and perks

    Cons

    Lack of support- no annual reviews- no HR reviews-
    Middle management - complete lack of professionalism- sending email alls critisizing staff on several occasions
    Huge hours- weekdays and weekends- 70+ hour weeks
    Targets completely unrealistic- rose by 80 % YoY- when company is only achieving 30 % growth YoY
    Management hiring without any interaction with existing employees where sales teams are very small and getting along is very important- causing much division within teams- shows lack of planning by management
    Management ask for feedback, then critisize if any negative feedback given, and do nothing about it

    I would not work for this company again if I had the choice- small company feel- complete lack of resources- including presales and professional services to complete orders and assist in POCs during sales cycle. Management live month to month- which will severely impact the companies ability to penerate large federal and state government accounts with longer sales cycles- when I was there Imperva had very high attrition in sales team working in US Canada Fed Govt teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now as the company approaches 500 to 600 employees mew policies need to be enforced to ensure professionalism at ALL levels including management- to ensure professional conduct at all times. Management act unto themselves, not addressing staff concerns- firing instead of fixing problems.
    Middle Management must act more professional- or CEO/XO needs to find new middle management who act professional at all times- otherwise staff will continue to leave the organisation for these reasons.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Imperva

    Pros

    CEO well-recognized in InfoSec space. Has taken a company IPO before. CEO is a very forward thinker. Really defined a new area in InfoSec. Nice office, free snacks. Encourage coworkers to mingle via monthly company catered lunches, holiday party, etc.

    Cons

    Too much work, not enough people = LONG HOURS. Boys club, unprofessional work environment. Favoritism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a more professional work environment. Only promote those that not only are top-performers but have the skill set to take on their newly appointed position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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