Alert Logic Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
27 Reviews
3.5
27 Reviews
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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    A fun, challenging, "target rich" environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Alert Logic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I love that I can take ownership of so many aspects essential to succeeding in my job. This is a place where individualism, being a socially awkward geek is socially embraced. The company still believes it is a start-up and in many respects it is - but is transitioning to being a more responsible operating company. What some do not understand with tempered experience is that transitions of culture, business, applications, operations and sales is tough. Much tougher than some at glassdoor give credit for. This place is stacked to the ceiling with crazy intelligent, great people of great character. As a social experiment a $5 bill was left in the open in a common use area for 12 days and no one moved it. Can many companies say that? Gray Hall the CEO is amazing, personable and always razor sharp on his "A" game and will happily ask you penetrating questions that keep you on your "A" game. Seriously, Gray is a rock solid, great man and leader.

    I enjoy working long hours, so for me the opportunities are positive. Many would move this comment to a Con.

    Cons

    Alert Logic is almost a lifestyle choice more than a job, so be prepared to do a lot of work and at a lot of off hours. Some of the Executive Management has limited experience with senior management, let alone at the executive level and it can sometimes show. There are too many mandate projects that must be supported without sufficient staffing support - many of these have nothing to do with supporting new/existing products or future growth. Somewhat of a military "FIGMO" attitude.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Gray, please breakup the boys club and transition some with far more executive experience into those positions. Move those folks (the pretty princesses) to more strategic roles without any personnel management responsibilities or the ability to throw others under a bus that they are ignoring.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    I worked at Alert Logic

    Pros

    Alert Logic has a diverse technology stack - Big data, NoSQL, SQL, Grid computing, Virtualization, Expert system , Erlang. It is a great place to go to be exposed to a lot of different technologies. The company is full of bright hard-working people that really care.

    Cons

    Management at the VP level and above is way out of their league - People who are good technicians but poor managers - People who are probably good managers but way out of their technical depth - People who are both poor managers and poor technicians. There is no work-life balance at Alert Logic. As someone mentioned previously it is not a job but a lifestyle. The products are held together with chewing gum and bailing wire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start caring about the people that work at Alert Logic they are your biggest asset. Take a hard look at senior management - The people who got you here, will not get you there. Fix the products and the infrastructure. Putting new lipstick on an old pig is not fixing the problem.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to start and get experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Alert Logic

    Pros

    Nice people, good location, free starbucks

    Cons

    Can be stressful, not family orientes

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Place to Work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Network Security Analyst in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Network Security Analyst in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    A culture of promoting Geeks. They really don't stand in your way and if you think you can for work they will let you work.

    Cons

    A good starter company for anyone who wants to progress and then leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the good work running.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    The time has come; everyone is jumping ship

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Service and Support in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Service and Support in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with bleeding-edge technology.

    Cons

    Too many chiefs out of touch with the abundant problems built into the products. I've never seen so many vice presidents at such a small company. None of them really understand their business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The decision to dedicate the same group of people to develop new products who developed the problems of today meets with the definition of insanity. Are you really expecting different results. This company is run by the Sales team, motivated by daily gossip. Poor model.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Selfish Senior Management - Good starter company ONLY if you are fresh out of college.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    They do hire smart people, who leave for greener pastures shortly after they realize what they have signed up for is not worth it. A good starter company to get your feet wet and get some industry experience in IT security.

    Cons

    Self centered senior management, High attrition among engineering and other divisions. No bonus. Closed knit senior management team are buddies from past gigs, who have been handed responsibilities with no relevant experience or skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incentivise engineers & other staff to stay-on; besides senior management, other should also get stock grants, options or at least some bonus if the company & sales are doing well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    best company for geeks

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

    I worked at Alert Logic (more than an year)

    Pros

    everybody is very passionate when it comes to ppl working in the operations.

    Cons

    working with dev guy slow progreee nothing gets done. all promises no output.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great Place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Marketing in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Emerging company, growing quickly. Good people and they take care of the team. Poised for exciting next couple of years.

    Cons

    Houston is not the best place to attract talent.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keeping on hiring great people and taking care of them. Keep hiring outside of Houston.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mixed Bag at Alert Logic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Customer Care in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, and overall good culture as far as co-workers go. Senior Management and Directors are a different story.

     An added bonus is that they promote from within. However, I think this is often done because it is cheaper to do so. It shows.

    Cons

    On the low end of compensation comparatively speaking. Senior Management is lacking in creativity, flexibility, and vision. This fault has been pointed out by many. The company is way too focused on their Sales division with Sales Execs having way too much power in a Service -Oriented business. The inner workings of the company are adversely impacted by this. Finally, this company goes through drastic Re-Orgs every year. By the time you get used to the new structure, and very often your new job functions, it's time for another Re-Org.

    While on a personal level the CEO seems like a nice enough guy, overall I disapprove of his handling of what is an obvious problem in Senior Management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    So many reviews have knocked the quality of management. I think it is time you do something about this deficiency.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    System Security Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Security Analyst in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Systems Security Analyst in Houston, TX

    I worked at Alert Logic full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of resources with plenty of well versed staff. The company looked poised to boom in the coming years. There a countless opportunities for advancements and is great for a prospecting analyst.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough to work with for some SOC teams. Software on the employee end is definitely needing of a makeover, as it struggles under growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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