Accuvant Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Great!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Accuvant

    Pros

    Great place to work; Sorry I had to leave; would recommend this to anyone. Management was great; very tuned in to employees

    Cons

    can't think of anything bad to say about the company; would highly recommend this to any and everyone. Wish I didn't have to leave


  2. Enterprise Named Account Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Named Account Manager in Matawan, NJ
    Current Employee - Named Account Manager in Matawan, NJ

    I have been working at Accuvant (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Optive Security (formerly Accuvant+FishNet Security) has served more than 10,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries, offers an extensive geographic footprint, and has premium partnerships with more than 300 of the leading security product manufacturers

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say about Optiv Security.


  3. Seems the integration is going less than good

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    Former Employee - Security Consultant
    Former Employee - Security Consultant

    I worked at Accuvant full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some great people to work with. Has a great history and story to tell

    Cons

    The leadership team seems more focused on integration (blocking amd tackling ) than on establishing the right culture with the right players in the right seats. A lot of in fighting and creation of silos and power grabs rather than a focus on the customers and those in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be afraid to put the right people in the right roles. You have lost a lot of good talent due to some of those appointed making land grabs. And there are several people that are actively looking.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    The Ultimate Magic Show!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Accuvant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Once a great cocktail of misfit talent and collective determination to be better than the competition....there maybe a sliver of that culture still around to make a few motivated.

    Cons

    PR and hype cannot mask what's really going on here. You drink the kool-aid for the first few months working here, then start to realize it's all just smoke and mirrors. Terrible leadership, some extremely condescending and remarkably inexperienced "leaders" in charge, and people that try too hard to be "innovative". There are of course a handful of people who are fantastic, super smart and well intentioned, but they are probably soon to leave. The majority of the real talent has already jumped over this tilted ship. I have never worked in a place where so many people talked so poorly about their co-workers, vendors, and their customers. There is a complete lack of teamwork and willingness to help each other and work toward a common goal...but there really is not common goal at all, because the company lacks any sense of direction and has no clearly defined goals. Now the customers see how badly they have been treated, though they are not surprised after viewing the toxic culture within.

    Advice to Management

    Stop focusing on polishing your egos. You have enough talent to build great teams, utilize your people and reward them


  6. Helpful (1)

    Awesome Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Accuvant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Company 401K Benefits Paid Internet & Phone Smart group of people

    Cons

    Long Hours Travel Time / Holidays


  7. Helpful (1)

    Not the Best

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer
    Current Employee - Security Engineer

    I have been working at Accuvant full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice Co-Workers Some training Laid Back Good Salary

    Cons

    Very Unorganized to new hires. No real day to day schedule, some days i log on and have NO CLUE what i should be working on first. Expensive Benefits No 401k Match. If you work remote, you feel forgotten. Get ready to work 24/7!

    Advice to Management

    You guys make the big bucks. Figure it out or Sink.


  8. Helpful (7)

    Business Partner Relationships > Clients. Consultants are drone foot soldiers, fodder if you will.

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    Former Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Security Consultant in Denver, CO

    I worked at Accuvant full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel on their dime Fast way to get a resume built Chance to build up people networks

    Cons

    There are plenty....here on the highlights. * Concur is used for expenses and the expense people are lazy. Expenses are often paid weeks after travel. Expense reports are returned for the most trivial reasons. Once I had one returned for $16 in a travel fee. Why didn't the expense people just fix it, send an email, and release the expense? * No per diems. All actuals. No exceptions. Bank on 3 hours of expense report time per engagement. * The most major downside is the managers' bonus is directly tied to the performance of their subordinates. So if you have a manager, sitting in his office and making sure the business relationship is a-ok with the provider of the appliance you are installing, that could care less about the client and they make it obvious. Managers lose bonus money if anyone was on the bench, which happens from time to time. So mine would make us to take PTO if a day of bench time came along. Not cool. * While there is often good relations among the teams, managers and non-managers might as well live on different planets. * Never badmouth IBM, Mcafee, or any other vendor with a "business partner" relationship. That is like smack talking God himself. You'll find yourself unemployed real quick. Business Partner > Client. * Also, you'd THINK there would be a "fast track" for consultants to get ahold of a vendor for support but you'd be wrong. You call the same number and waste lots of hours trying to get support to help you in case of a major problem....and of course, billing the client. * I left a LOT of hours on the floor and never charged the customer for them because of problems above. I could not sleep at night knowing I burned hours on the phone with the vendor trying to get their system up. Of course, Accuvant has no such problems. Check your ethics at the door on this one. * Never exceed the SOW. If you do the client a favor and code something or plug in a CAT5 cable that is not in the SOW, be prepared for 10+ salesmen to email you telling you should have submitted a change order. The customer is a turnip, and the blood squeezed feeds their bonuses. * Some engagements are "remote, which is fine if they can be performed remotely. Piece of advice...webex is for MEETINGS, not carrying out engagements. * The Fishnet merger went bad for the Fishnet side of the house. Most Fishnet salespeople lost their accounts and regardless what was said, people were fired via attrition. In order to keep the holy “business partner” relationships, people with the correct certifications were kept and those without were shown the door. But there was no “layoffs”.

    Advice to Management

    Time to clean house. The worst people who are more interested in Accuvant's business partner relationships end up in management. The client is #3 or #4 on the priority list even though that is where the REVENUE comes from. Sales people sell and do not have to deliver what they sell, nor do they held accountable if an engagement goes wrong when the consultant ends up on site with no equipment or needs to perform work NOT in the SOW. Far too many engagements get delayed by months, if not longer, because the sales people have zero idea what they are selling and it's not in their job description to know so. So when the consultant does arrive on site they often might encounter an angry client. Again...webex is for meetings, not engagements.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Security Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Accuvant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training and communication are srtong points

    Cons

    Travel can be hard when not spread out


  10. Helpful (2)

    Rewarding work and lots of travel

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  11. Helpful (4)

    Lost its luster

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Clean house in middle management...



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