Websense Reviews

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Websense CEO John McCormack
John McCormack
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    Excellent employer, if a bit pigeon-holing

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Websense as an intern for more than 3 years


    It has a great culture, and you always feel welcome and valued. Your input is considered valuable. The management is approachable and willing to listen. There is a great workplace culture, and a great work-life balance.


    There didn't seem to be much room for cross-job collaboration. It felt pigeon-holing, where you had your job description and there was little room to step out and work towards improving your job fit.

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Websense Interviews

Updated May 15, 2014
Updated May 15, 2014

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    Senior Technical Support Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Austin, RI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, RI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Websense.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty straightforward. As with all Vista-owned companies, the first thing I had to do was to take a 30 minute timed aptitude test, and a personality test. After that, I retook the aptitude portion of the test with a proctor. Next was a short phone interview with the recruiter, and finally an in-person interview at the office. None of the questions were very difficult, even though I am a career changer who doesn't have a lot of experience in the industry. The in-person interview consisted of 2 people who interviewed me for about 40 minutes. They asked a lot of behavioral type questions, and a few questions on whether I was able to navigate Linux, what I knew about networking, etc. Overall, it was a good experience.

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    They don't really negotiate on salary, but they did give me a couple of other things I asked for - a title change and the flexible work hours I needed.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

Websense Awards & Accolades

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Service Capability and Performance Certification (SCP), Service Strategies Corporation, 2010
Best Web Support, Association of Support Professionals, 2010
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Additional Info

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Website www.websense.com
Headquarters Austin, TX
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1994
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

Websense, Inc. is a global leader in protecting organizations from the latest cyber attacks and data theft. Websense TRITON comprehensive security solutions unify web security, email security, mobile security and data loss prevention (DLP) at the lowest total cost of ownership. Tens of thousands of enterprises rely on Websense TRITON security intelligence to stop advanced persistent threats, targeted attacks and evolving malware. Websense prevents data breaches, intellectual property theft and enforces security compliance and best practices. A global network of channel... More

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