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Michael Kohlsdorf
2 Ratings

    Challenging to keep a positive attitude sometimes

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WatchGuard Technologies full-time


    The employee base is made up of a lot of wonderful people who work really hard to do the right thing. The main reason why most people say that they stay at WatchGuard is due to their co-workers. When you find such a wonderful group of people, it's hard to leave them behind.


    Unfortunately management can't seem to make the right decisions at the right time for the right reasons to be successful. Consistently making decisions that are short sighted and not for the right reasons. No tenured benefits or employee centric programs that help develop long term employees. No growth potential due to lack of corporate growth.

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    Figure out who your customer is and why they want your products. Create long term product plans and roadmaps before making decisions about products and subscription offerings. Too much time is spent on products or programs that aren't used by the wider audience and that takes resources away from building a strong and stable product line.

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at WatchGuard Technologies.

    Interview Details

    I received a call for an interview which was said to take about 2 hours. When I arrived they told me I would perform a technical interview for 1 hour and then a personal interview the second hour if I passed the technical interview. The questions were pretty simple - DNS, OSI Model, TCP/IP, VPN, Default Gateway, MAC.

    Interview Questions
    • I did fine on the technical questions. The personal interview questions were typical questions which I'm not very good at.

      - What are 3 weaknesses you have?

      - Give us an example of how you are a team player.
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    They contacted me and gave me an offer which I accepted.
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Headquarters Seattle, WA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1996
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

WatchGuard® Technologies, Inc. is a global leader of integrated, multi-function business security solutions that intelligently combine industry standard hardware, best-of-breed security features, and policy-based management tools. WatchGuard provides easy-to-use, but enterprise-powerful protection to hundreds of thousands of businesses worldwide. WatchGuard products are backed by WatchGuard LiveSecurity® Service, an innovative support program. WatchGuard is headquartered in Seattle, Wash. with offices throughout North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. To... More

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