Imperva Reviews

Updated June 2, 2015
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Imperva President & CEO Anthony Bettencourt
Anthony Bettencourt
4 Ratings

Pros
  • very hard working team with smart engineers who make a good product that the market doesn't understand (in 3 reviews)

  • Employees can maintain work-life balance (if they turn off their smartphones when they leave the office) (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • The work environment also dictates an on-call mentality regardless of the issue at hand (in 4 reviews)

  • Middle management believes company first regardless of hour and/or day (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Leadership/ Management Problems

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

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

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

    Pros

    Imperva is the best when it comes to Data Security. It is a pleasure working with a great team.

    Cons

    The morale of the team is pretty low mainly because management especially the Dir of Inside Sales all the way down to the sales managers have know idea how to inspire, motivate and coach the team.

    Advice to Management

    Attend Leadership and Management classes. You cant lead a team if all you do is stay in your room.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Run from this sales management team!

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

    I have been working at Imperva full-time

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

    Pros

    Technology is great
    Vision is good
    Execution is good
    Marketing is good

    Cons

    Corporate management is arrogant and ruthless to employees and clients alike
    Incapsula team support organization are arrogant and condescending
    Sales management under Mike Mooney is draconian and manages personnel to the lowest common denominator

    Advice to Management

    It's not "all about the numbers," it takes good people to make a company work well as a team - saying that you've made a management transition without substantive turnover is hugely premature given that those stakeholders with options are now (May 2015) cashing out and leaving.

    Don't hire failed yes men as second level and first level sales managers who have no other skills than to be prescriptive (wheres the numbers, whats the plan to get there) vs. positive, supportive coaches.


  3. Helpful (10)

    From Fabulous to FLOP

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Management in Redwood Shores, CA

    I worked 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

    Great space, good product. Fair compensation and work-life balance in my role (not engineering). Those coming into Imperva now will be fine so long as they are brought in by or through the extended network of new CEO. The stock price will continue to rise for the next couple quarters. Some of the issues resulting from poor IT leadership, finance and legal are likely to be cleared up by new management.

    Cons

    Most concerning, the CEO and new executive staff lack integrity. To say Anthony Bettencourt is disingenuous is being generous. My advice, don't listen to what they say, their ACTIONS speak louder than their words. Sales employees are poorly compensated (I am not in sales), HR is a mess-poor decisions, short sighted, lack experience. IT, legal and others make doing business difficult.

    Advice to Management

    I don';t believe management is open to or will seriously consider advice, so I won't waste my breath.


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  5. Helpful (6)

    Timberrrrrrrrr

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

    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

    Great food in the break room on a daily basis. very hard working team with smart engineers who make a good product that the market doesn't understand.

    Cons

    New management team replacing Kramir are complete tools and every senior engineer is looking for a job. the ceo conference calls are a comedy show meant to inspire but have most wondering how this was the best we could do. Every senior product engineer in the company is interviewing and leaving the company for another Valley opportunity. I work in office everyday, and its septic. People smile, go back to cubes, and continue their paid job search on company time.

    Advice to Management

    CEO over his head, sell now and save yourself another failure of being forced to sell cause you are proven incompetent again. my friend worked with ceo at nother company and says this cat tries and is nice but not talented enough to deliver.

    Imperva Response

    Nov 5, 2014Head of HR

    Thank you for taking your time to provide input. I agree that we have great employees who are producing a world class product. Our number one goal is to retain our top talent and to add more of the ... More


  6. Helpful (2)

    Difficult Place to Work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA

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

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

    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 Management

    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.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Senior Product Support Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  8. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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.


  9. Helpful (1)

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

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

    I have been working at Imperva

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Stay Away

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Imperva

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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. Not a best place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I worked at Imperva full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

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



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