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Core Security Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
10 Reviews
3.3
10 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best Job I ever had!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Everything!
    Managers are flexible and easy to work with.
    Great work environment (Positive, uplifting and encouraging)
    Good work/life balance
    Pay is good
    Good amount of time off
    good company values
    CEO is willing to help you out

    Cons

    None that I can think of.
    Being extremely critical, training could be slightly better, however if you ask for help, someone will find the answer for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company, Weak Senior Management Team. The company has been in steady decline for the past two years.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

    I worked at Core Security full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technology, Employees are the key to this fledgling organization. Their desktop product is unparalleled. Their enterprise product, however, does not solve any particular problem or have enough value for its cost. The product does not really work and does not provide much value for the dollar.

    Cons

    There is so much turnover. The people left have no idea what the technology does, or the overall ecosystem of vulnerability management. It appears the long slide is just about complete and all of the brain power in the company is now gone.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to add. They won't accept their shortcomings.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great Company Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    This is a great place to work! The people are fantastic, we have many corporate events, a Foosball table, President's Club and a work hard play hard mentality.
    Core pays 90% of health insurance benefits.
    We have recently gone through a re-org with a new VP of sales and a new VP of marketing, they are taking this company to a whole new level. They have promoted over 10 people within in since October 2013.

    Cons

    Gone through some management changes mid 2013, which caused some turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep with the vision of people first! Continue to bring Core to the next level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great opportunity for those willing to put in the work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Core Security

    Pros

    Great culture/people
    Exciting products
    High potential for success

    Cons

    High turnover
    Many low energy employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great technical place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great software area to be in.
    Strong technical team in Boston

    Cons

    Slow decision making in senior management
    A lot of baggage from the past

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Company in transitional phase

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    I worked at Core Security full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    There are some good people here mainly on the technical sales engineering side. The Impact product has been around for years and is very solid.

    Cons

    The company is going through leadership and product management changes and really needs to figure out the sales model for the US . The company hired numerous individuals in 2012 based upon VC but did a poor job of forecasting sales pipeline. Numerous individuals have left. The Insight product is buggy and needs further work before it becomes a mature product. There are also internal company politics between product engineering and other parts of the company. .

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the Insight product, figure out the sale model for the US, forecast pipeline better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    Cool Industry, faltering leadership...

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Core Security

    Pros

    Very sociable and open door policy; plenty of people to bounce ideas off. People do their work and the department is close knit.

    Cons

    If you're not that sociable it's hard to find a solid footing here. Upper management is way out of touch with the product and seems to be covering up for more mistakes make than reinforcing the progress made.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Obviously your investors are important and you want to look good in front of them, but before you make decisions, check with those involved in your promises and intentions. In war you might get a medal for "just doing it", but at work it's just a decision made that goes against the grainand further alienates you from your supportive staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Not the right place for me to work in.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

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

    Pros

    Great Technology Vision. They have a great experience and understanding of the security market.

    Cons

    The culture is really hard to deal with for new employees, especially with "traditional corporation" cultural background.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Learn a lot, become poor.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Developer in Buenos Aires (Argentina)

    I have been working at Core Security

    Pros

    You learn a lot from senior employees, at least while they were here, as many have left for greener pastures. Flexible hours. Result-oriented. Very friendly coworkers.

    Cons

    The salary is low. The specialization is very very high. You soon become unemployable if you stay very long. We are cheap outsourcing of the USA Core Security office. Upper management in Buenos Aires don't have the faintest idea of what we do. Restrictive 1-year non-compete contract that you'll sign without thinking and will be your bane. Low general morale, zero career advancement. You will retire with the same position you entered. Terrible human resources performance, specializing on hiring very young and cheap people instead of keeping senior employees, exactly like an outsourcing business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary. Stop hiring useless kids.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting industry to work within, although tech sales is tech sales...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Core Security

    Pros

    -Good people.
    -Good benefits.
    -Good product.
    -Open door policy.
    -Emphasis on educating employees.
    -Diverse clientele, and an opportunity to get hands on with compliance based sales.

    Cons

    -Office has inter-politics which get in the way of business.
    -It's a sales job, so missing a number in a quarter will get you out the door the following.
    -Management seems out of touch with the product and target market demographic.
    -Inter office communication is poor.
    -Not much interest in inter-office communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to get in touch with your demographic; it's great to have leadership, it's better to have thoughtful leadership that's not interested in checking a box on your job description.

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