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Proofpoint Reviews

69 Reviews
69 Reviews
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Proofpoint CEO Gary L. Steele
Gary L. Steele
62 Ratings

    Riding the security train

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Proofpoint


    The people I work with are the best. Of all the places I have been, this ranks in the very top for quality of people and products. Makes it fun to come to work.


    Some of the financial 'hoops' in place are frustrating. So much process and control over the smallest aspects get in the way of solving problems in a timely fashion. It is being addressed but is embedded in the culture pretty deep. Would have given 5 stars for compensation and benefits but oddly, Proofpoint does not match 401k $$.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work! Senior management is very accessible and down to earth. Mid management is doing a great job. Really like the direction the company is headed.

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Proofpoint Interviews

Updated Dec 12, 2014
Updated Dec 12, 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Proofpoint.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone screen.
    2. Panel of 4 interviewers

    After the panel interview nobody got back to me until I followed up myself in 2 weeks. The answer was that the position I applied for had been repurposed to some other team.

    Given the amount of time I spent on phone screen, driving to their office and stress associated with the interview it was very frustrating to hear that the position was not even available. So I consider my experience as a negative one.

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Proofpoint Awards & Accolades

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Readers Trust Award - Best Email Security Solution, SC Magazine, 2014
Best Security Product for Proofpoint Targeted Attack Protection featuring Predictive Defense, Best of TechEd, 2014
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Headquarters Sunnyvale, CA
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Public (PFPT)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Cisco Systems, Google, Symantec

Proofpoint understands that electronic messaging security has become a priority for corporate enterprises and other organizations. The company provides security for e-mails, instant messages, and other communications. Its Proofpoint Protection Server and Messaging Security Gateway defend against computer viruses, hacker attacks on networks, and spam. Clients come from the health care, financial services, government, education, retail, and technology sectors; customers include easyJet, PETCO, Tyson Foods, and National Instruments. Proofpoint has offices across the US... More

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