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Accuvant Reviews

Updated November 5, 2014
Updated November 5, 2014
23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Rewarding work and lots of travel

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in El Segundo, CA

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great opportunity to gain experience working with different industries and building solid professional connections.
    - Fun travel opportunities
    - Excellent exposure to different technologies and vendors

    Cons

    - Training can be difficult to come by. You will need to sacrifice weekends to stay on top of technology.
    - Does not include 401k match or education reimbursement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue rewarding exceptional contributors and dedicate two weeks a year for a consultant to attend a training course.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lost its luster

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has a team of people that rock and care about being on the front side of the wave

    Cons

    The labs team was awesome but over the years fell into disarray. Constant reorgs and upper level management meddling ruined the best place to work ever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house in middle management...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director of Security Architecture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director of Security Architecture in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Director of Security Architecture in Louisville, KY

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Growth: A major private equity firm recently acquired a majority stake in Accuvant.
    - Knowledge: Many companies I have worked at in the past had many talented employees however Accuvant blows all of then out of the water with the number of staff with extremely high technical knowledge.
    - Culture: The culture at Accuvant stretching from the senior management team to junior consultants is amazing. The day to day is a relaxed atmosphere where results matter much more than internal appearance, etc. When working with clients we always make sure to put our best foot forward.
    - Equality: I will never forget our yearly company kick off, where employees from all over the country converge on Denver, when the CEO put an emphasis on equality numerous times. I knew at that point that this is a company I could work at for a long time.
    - Senior Management: The guys who founded Accuvant are great people. To this day they still make time for any employee and when they do make/have that time they are sincere.

    Cons

    - Growth: I did list this as a positive as well because of the opportunities available during a companies rapid growth. This type of Growth also brings a lot of work which can make things hectic at times. The beauty of it though is the fact that I love the work that I do.
    - Politics: I do my best to stay away from internal politics though because of Accuvant's rapid growth it is to be expected there will always be people positioning for new titles, positions and larger salaries.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue doing what you are doing. It is amazing what has been accomplished and I look forward to many more years of the same.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Strong security focus.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time

    Pros

    Relationships matter a great deal.

    Cons

    Company is struggling to decide what it wants to be when it grows up.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Denver Office

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO

    I worked at Accuvant full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I worked in the Denver office, which was a lot different than a lot of the reviews on here, which are from consultants and sales people. Of course sales people are going to be upset when a company lets them go because of poor sales. In the corporate office we had good support, great co-workers and the CEO is great. I haven't liked one more at any other place I have worked. They had lunch catered every month but I think that might be gone now. Since they are a technology company, they had top of the line equipment for users.

    Cons

    They don't match 401k. Benefits are mediocre at best. HR talks about world class health care, but monthly cost to employees was high and most doctor visits were expensive. Turnover is VERY high. When I left we had about 500 people, and up to 50 people fired, laid off, or quit per month. I heard they got acquired, which means less frills. The company that bought them is only interested in the bottom line.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I really like the Dans. My advice is to not grow so fast. Consultant turnover is high. Better to slow down a little and get your bearings and become stable and reputable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst customer treatment and most politics I have ever experienced.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Accuvant full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Working for these guys can be easy because they are so busy admiring themselves you can do almost anything as long as your clients are not too upset.

    Cons

    Lots of embarrassing situations with customers where you are trying to salvage something for them while Accuvant is trying to pull fast ones. The politics here are beyond anything. Management promotes really bad back stabbing. On my first assignment I asked someone "What is going on here?". The answer was that my manager wanted me to fail so he could look good by saving me -- standard procedure -- don't worry -- just act grateful when he saves you. After a while they let you alone until you become part of another political war between managers. Accuvant is truly amazing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire your replacements.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company to work for!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing in Denver, CO

    I worked at Accuvant full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Accuvant is a great company that really cares about their employees. Their headquarters is in the heart of downtown Denver with breathtaking views of the mountains. I loved working with everyone on my team and got along with most everyone at the organization. I love that Dan Burns the CEO is so accessible. He treats every employee like they are special, he knows everyone's names no matter how small your role. My direct manager was by far the best I have ever worked for, the kind of manager that makes you want to do a great job. The entire marketing/ communications team is really amazing. For such a large company we had a very small team and were expected to do a lot with a little. Everyone on the team was really good at their jobs and worked hard to get things done. Accuvant really does take care of their employees, the company meeting every year brings everyone together and pumps everyone up, its a really great experience. I left only because I moved across the country but I would work here again if the opportunity came up. Overall I feel very lucky to have worked at Accuvant.

    Cons

    Our team was really not given all of the resources to do our jobs which meant that we worked a lot of long hours to get everything done. The fact that the management would not get a real CRM tool was a huge negative to working there. Accuvant's benefits could be better, they dont do any 401K matching etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When I first started there they would fly everyone new into town for "Accuvant Essentials" a training program. I thought that this was really great since most of our sales team worked remotely and it gave them an opportunity to really get to know the company and connect. At some point due to budget cuts they stopped doing this and started doing it remotely which I think lead to a lot more turn over on the sales team. My advice to management would be to bring back Accuvant Essentials.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time

    Pros

    Accuvant has the culture of putting the client's needs first. This is pervasive in all parts of the business. Working here has allowed me to truly make an impact on my clients security posture.

    Cons

    As the company grows there is a constant need to find talented people, which is hard.
    There is a great deal of information which needs to be learned quickly and the process of teaching new people is not very refined.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst for staff and customers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant
    Former Employee - Consultant

    I worked at Accuvant full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If lots of travel and having fun jacking customers over is for you, this is it.

    Cons

    Customers get screwed.
    They really do not care.
    Forget career growth or training. It is all BS promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care just a little about customers and what they are getting.
    Stop forcing your HR people to write "glowing reviews" here. Face the truth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Extremely Poor

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pre Sales in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Pre Sales in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Accuvant full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I cant think of any pros of working here. Most of my time was on the road or on an airplane going to speak to customers about where to eat lunch.

    Cons

    No direction
    Poor leadership
    Increasingly harsh culture
    Poor quality of life
    Below average compensation
    No Career growth
    Poorly staffed services organization
    Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The entire time I worked at Accuvant I was never once recognized for any of my contributions to the team. My advice would be to put measures in place so this doesn't happen and hard working individuals would be more inclined to stay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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