Sophos Reviews

Updated June 24, 2015
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Pros
  • Healthy work/life balance - although it's hard to shut off sometimes (in 14 reviews)

  • Excellent work environment, good management (in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • Pay rises are usually pitiful, not keeping up with inflation and bonuses are 5% of salary (if targets have been met) (in 7 reviews)

  • One last thing that I believe is a con is that there is no training or continuing education program for sales people at Sophos (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Marketing Consulting

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sophos

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I had the pleasure of working with a great group of people who had the confidence in me to plan, coordinate and co-host field events with key partners. The team support helped make it a success

    Cons

    I was disappointed they wrapped up my contract and offered me a lesser full time role.


  2. Helpful (4)

    Sophos is a great company on the rise.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer

    I have been working at Sophos full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits with a great work environment, reasonable productivity expectations and work life balance.

    Cons

    Compensation below market, limited equity opportunity, limited personal growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Promote from within instead of hiring external candidates for entry level management positions. Bringing in external people destroys direct contributor morale. Compensation has improved but is not quite at market yet, many direct competitors are recruiting from the same talent pool offering stronger comp packages including equity.


  3. Helpful (3)

    Small company with a big, positive personality.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Account Executive (CAE) in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Channel Account Executive (CAE) in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Sophos full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smaller company so my efforts make a big impact and I feel my opinion is heard loud and clear by every level of the company.

    Cons

    Private company and based out of UK...insurance and short term benefits are a little strange going through third party but still not bad!

    Advice to Management

    Please continue to keep that open mind and open door policy; best executive team I have ever worked with and for!


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Active leadership invested in success

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Sophos full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The new(ish) leadership has done a great job of honing the corporate focus, and making meaningful investments to keep the business competitive. While compensation for tenured employees needs to be adjusted, the benefits are quite good (holiday, 401k, work from home). Open communication and an energetic work pace are the norm.

    Cons

    Current employees need more visibility and a clear path for career progression; the C-suite recognizes this, so the hope is it will be addressed near-term and on-going. Working as a global company has it's own challenges; however, considerable investments are being made to optimize IT and enable better day-to-day communications amongst peers in other countries / regions.

    Advice to Management

    * Adjust / align pay for tenured employees to match current competitive market rates * Address and identify career paths and requirements * Consider offering sabbatical benefits to long-term employees


  6. Helpful (7)

    I enjoy the company and the people

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    Current Employee - Management Within Cloud Engineering in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Management Within Cloud Engineering in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at Sophos full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. With the exception of one or two people world wide, I have had nothing but positive interactions with my coworkers here at Sophos. Within my BU, Sophos Cloud, I can see the impact my role is having, and I love the upper management support. Can upper management say yes to every idea? Of course not, but when it counts my management team has pushed and done the right thing. We've been able to build out a team and we have been able to define our own SDLC (Agile). While not perfect, we have been able to tweak the process and it just seems to be getting better with each release. I've been able to bring on some great talent. And Sr. management stepped up and knew what it would take to bring on top talent. Our team has been built to succeed! Both salary and bonus payout (this year) are fine. And "we" have had no issues getting increases for the deserving people on our teams. I've had several opportunities to leave Sophos for other good positions within some good companies, but I choose to stay here at Sophos.

    Cons

    OK, I like more space. The little cubes used in this office space are new to me, and I'm not a huge fan. That said, and having private offices for the last 14 years of my career, the pros here far outweigh my desire for another private office. This may be only the second place I've worked where soda is not offered for free. Maybe I've just been lucky. That said, Sophos does offer a great array of FREE healthy foods, including cereal, bagels, yogurt, coffee, and lots of other healthy alternatives. ...but I still like soda! The Burlington space could use more conference rooms with the ability to do video conferencing with the other EU based sites.

    Advice to Management

    - Invest in our ability to communicate between sites (more video conference rooms). - While I think my BU is fine with respect to compensation I can't ignore the other remarks on GlassDoor. This must be addressed, if accurate. - Continue to push UP the ideas and plans that are being fed to you by your teams. This is working within Cloud, and I would imagine it could work in other areas as well. - Continue to set "realistic" goals. If the goals become unattainable, morale will suffer (and so will bonuses). - Continue to respect peoples time off. - More US vacation time would be nice. The EU gets loads of holiday and vacation time, and this does not go unnoticed by the teams here in the US. No need to match the EU time, just bump it up a bit in the US, or be more aggressive with adding more time based on service.


  7. Rewarding

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Burlington, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product and great people

    Cons

    Turnover is a bit concerning


  8. Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sophos

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, good product, good place to get feet wet in IT security world

    Cons

    Not equal recognition of employees in all departments

    Advice to Management

    More open communication with all departments


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great, until they closed our office.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frontline Support E-mail Queue Manager in Dublin, OH
    Current Employee - Frontline Support E-mail Queue Manager in Dublin, OH

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great pay, benefits rocked, and we got to drink on fridays after 1630.

    Cons

    Dealing with angry customers is never fun, in any environment, but at least they were all professionals.


  10. Sophos business analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Burlington, MA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Dedicated employees, cooperative helpful attitude

    Cons

    Management does not respond quickly to changing markets, therefore the company lags the competition in many areas


  11. IT

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sophos

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great atmosphere great people and working environment

    Cons

    Career development needs development to allow employees retention and career path and goals achievement



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