Certes Networks

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Certes Networks Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
8 Reviews
2.9
8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great experience overall

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Certes Networks

    Pros

    All around a great place to work with great people!

    Cons

    None really any cons that would be worth sharing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    New Strategy, New Management, New CEO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Certes Networks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    New CEO, New Management have turned things around. Everyone is engaged and completely behind the new vision/strategy. We now have one of the best management teams, who have been successful in several other startups.
    The company is now tackling one of the most challenging problems of enterprise encryption in the day of BYOD mobiles and cloud. If executed right, it would change how enterprise thing of security.

    Cons

    Tackling one of the most challenging problems of enterprise encryption in the day of BYOD mobiles and cloud. This is a big challenge and would take some time to get mindshare and marketshare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great job in driving strategy and getting everyone behind it. Keep executing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding Product. Insufficient Management

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC

    I worked at Certes Networks full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The product is excellent, absolutely best in breed. New ideas are supported and fostered.

    Cons

    Senior management team was replaced several years ago by a team from Fore Systems. The new(ish) leadership is ineffective. They systematically chased out their best employees from almost every department in the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm not sure what I would say to the management. I would instead tell the board to wipe out the existing senior management team, and put in a group of high energy, FOCUSED leaders with the passion and ability to execute. From my experience, the senior management team was constantly changing direction, and incapable of nurturing the capabilities of their employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Terrific potential with excellent product but poor execution.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Encryption appliances were best of breed product. Systems Engineers were excellent and well liked by customers.

    Cons

    Sales leadership was non existent. A ship with nobody at the helm, changing direction every month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Aside from CFO, refresh. Focus on govt. sector. This is the natural place for the products. Get 100G encryption in place immediately to hit the next market refresh. Move IP of software to VM/standard server versus appliances.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great development team built....then squandered

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Certes Networks full-time

    Pros

    Technology was interesting and had the ability to completely rebuild product from the ground up and encouraged to do it the right way! Learned a lot about security and had opportunity to significantly contribute.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and any product knowledge in most of sales. CEO seems to have "strategy of the day" syndrome and doesn't hold sales accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cut the non-performers in sales that don't even understand the product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great until the name changed from Cipheroptics to Certes

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I cannot think of a good reason to work for a company in decline

    Cons

    If you are not a male and have Fore Systems on your resume, stay away from this company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Admit your mistakes and, really, get rid of poor performers from the company,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Missing the great potential of it's people

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

    I worked at Certes Networks

    Pros

    Small company, high energy, GREAT Product

    Cons

    Management tends to treat employees like servants. The energy and enthusiasm is gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really nothing to say anymore.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Expérience dans le cryptage Encryption experience

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Responsable Des Ventes in Paris (France)
    Former Employee - Responsable Des Ventes in Paris (France)

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

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    Leader dans la technologie de cryptage et en avance sur son temps.

    Leader in the encryption technology and ahead of its time.

    Cons

    Feuille de route et avenir stimulés par les investisseurs.

    Roadmap and future driven by investors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ne négligez pas les réglementations paneuropéennes.

    Do not neglect Pan-european regulations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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