CipherCloud

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CipherCloud Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
40 Reviews
3.2
40 Reviews
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Pravin Kothari
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast growing company, great team!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Role in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Role in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I have been at CipherCloud for nearly 2 years. It is rocket ship company! It has grown over 300% since I joined.
    Great culture and great team
    Awesome technology - enabling enterprises to adopt cloud applications
    Fast moving and opportunity to drive strategy and execution
    Fun Fridays
    Great mix of young and experienced folks
    Paolos
    Ring the Bell when we win new deals

    Cons

    Probably could use some more healthy break room options. I think I have put on 10 lbs since I joined.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep growing the company, keep investing and dominate the market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Horrible Company to work for and buggy software

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    I worked for the company for over a year. It is a startup and they have some perks like free lunches on Fridays and some snacks, but that is it. Most of the non-management team is good and have fun but the management team makes it hard to do your job.

    Cons

    The executive and management team is horrible. They rule by fear and confusion. I had multiple managers at any given time I reported to. I got different direction all the time from the multiple managers/executives which caused confusion for everyone else. The manager/executives didn't trust each other which is what caused a lot of the confusion. The management was horrible in giving employees annual reviews and any guidance. They brought new management in from large companies like Oracle and SFDC which even caused more confusion and lowered the employees morale. I tried to go to HR about my concerns but I was ignored. Many employees were fired for speaking up.

    it is known within the company that the CEO is always looking for replacements for every member of the company and the executive team does not hesitate to use this to scare employees. Instead of trying to replace good employees they should focus on helping the employees grow and work on making the product work.

    No training for new team members, they try and low ball you on salary when you start, and the benefits are just ok.

    With all the awesome startups this company should get their act together since they already see really high turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need a strong leader that can actually lead and help the company and employees flourish instead of employees being in fear of losing their jobs all the time.

    Executives from large companies are not a good fit for startup environments since they have no clue how to grow a new team and new product in a new market. The management team should think about actually looking for talent from high growth startups.

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

    Bad experience - talented programmers beware!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Free Friday lunch and cool non-management team

    Cons

    I've been programming at CipherCloud for a few years now. I came to CipherCloud because I wanted to stay away from large corporations. However, my experience at CipherCloud was a very bad one. Upper management treats employees with zero respect, while my counterparts at the Hyderabad have it way worse! Customers are constantly leaving due to bad customer service and ridiculous fees. All these other positive reviews are fake ones posted by the marketing team. People are quitting left and right, so If you're a talented programmer, you should run and don't look back.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    QUIT.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 7 people found this helpful  

    Awful company with a decent product

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at CipherCloud (more than an year)

    Pros

    Decent security product, free Friday lunch and smart co-workers.

    Cons

    CipherCloud is a company that runs on "Kool-aid." Too often, you hear the term "rocket ship" being thrown around. However, There is far too much drama within the management team for any employee to grow - business and engineering people included. Management refuses to believe competitors offer similar, if not better products. This rocket ship is going nowhere fast.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean house and hire management members that are honest, respectable and experienced.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to make a mark!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    - You get to work on various cool technologies
    - Great internal mobility
    - Excellent work location and awesome office

    Cons

    - Since bar of hiring people is higher, sometimes work-life balance gets a hit

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Better internal communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    CipherCloud is exactly the kind of company I enjoy working for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Architect in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    People are very bright, helpful and supportive. Company does a lot of things that show that it really cares about people. Complete flexibility of schedule and a lot of autonomy. Everything moves at a very fast pace with a focus on accomplishment rather than politics.
    The atmosphere is very positive in part due to the success the company is having with very rapid growth. CipherCloud had to move 3 times in a year due to employee expansion at HQ and last quarters are very nice with lots of natural light and great views from the 11th floor.
    Being at the intersection of two major technology trends (cloud computing and security) means that there is a lot of opportunity for the company.
    Benefits are good. Like most startups there are free snacks, drinks and frozen lunches.

    Cons

    Things move quickly which means many changes of direction and limited processes. If you like to make sure that everything is going to go the way you plan, this isn't the right environment for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    - Great people
    - Very Friendly Environment
    - Great technologies to work on
    - Great Food every week
    - Great view in the spacious new office

    Cons

    - There aren't any, Just keep great attitude and you will do great here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep doing great work, and focus more on hiring great talents

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Unprofessional and rude management team (Hyderabad)

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

    I have been working at CipherCloud full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and some good co-workers

    Cons

    -very unprofessional and rude management team
    -shouts at employees and does not know how to talk and discuss in meetings

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Grow your career at an innovative company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The company's growing rapidly: 1.2 million customers in under 3 years and the business outlook is strong.
    Experienced leadership: CEO & founder, Pravin Kothari, was a co-founder of ArcSight, which HP acquired for $1.6 billion.
    Flat hierarchy, open culture, highly collaborative, open door policy.
    If you enjoy wearing multiple hats in your discipline, you'll thrive on the abundant opportunities to broaden your responsibilities and set stretch goals.
    Friday lunch-and-learns are informative and fun -- the meals are always tasty and provide a welcome break to socialize across divisions.

    Cons

    As typical of companies in fast growth mode, we work long hour and often take work home, including for the weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the open culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fast Paced and Fascinating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at CipherCloud full-time

    Pros

    The people are interesting and creative. The company is growing fast with lots of opportunities. They try very hard to take care of their employees and provide a pleasant work environment.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast, they had to move half the employees into another suite. Meeting space is at a premium.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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