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Managing Consultant - Security Assessments

FishNet Security San Jose, CA

• Mentor, develop and evaluate employee performance; Help consultants set and achieve personal goals through mentoring and coaching. • Assist in… Glassdoor

30+ days ago

Network Security Engineer

FishNet Security San Jose, CA

The Network Security Engineer will have many years of practical experience in IT and an undergraduate degree or higher in a related field… Glassdoor

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Rich Fennessy
11 Ratings

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Kansas City, MO

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    Great industry and some great people working at Fishnet. The company has grown quickly base on the openness and family mentality that was established in the early years.


    Since changing ownership to a middle eastern investment company in early 2013 most of the company's original culture has changed. Upper management quickly showed signs of stress and with that began making dramatic changes due to the pressure to maintain a 30% growth rate. However it seemed no one was taking into account increased competition and increased spending to doll up the company and add what seemed like endless desire to hire more and more people, quantity not quality?

    Client value was lost as many cuts were made to simply improve the bottom line for the new investors without proper planning. New employees were hired if they would work for the lower than standard salaries then quickly dismissed as they did not meet the standards. All the while no one addressed the real issue, and that was that you get what you pay for, and yes sometimes you get lucky. Once this strategy failed suddenly groups of people were laid off in 2014.
    In some cases consultants were fired in the middle of a project leaving clients with a poor impression of the company. In the sales group anyone who trailed behind even after only 6 months with the company were threatened with dismissal.

    Recently Fishnet was sold to a new investor that is going to combine the company with their closest competitor, Accuvant. This was rumored to be in the works for a long time and may have been the reason a new CEO was brought in, not to improve the company but simply to make the book look better for sale, all about the bottom line.

    The good news is the new company will no longer have majority ownership by a foreign entity only concerned with profit not people or customers. When the two companies are combined little will remain of the Fishnet legacy I suspect so take a good look at Accuvant and the CEO there who will be running the show. I hear they pay far better and it should be better sailing ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with the merger and I hope you all find a place in the new company. To our new CEO we all know that this is not Noah's ark and they will not likely need two of everyone. Thanks for the gesture that its not about laying off people. No one really believes that operational efficiencies gained by "merging" could mean that they will need two of everyone. After all if they don't need two CEO's so I am sure the rest of us may be moving on with you but without the big payoff.

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