Coalfire Systems

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Great Place to Learn - But Be Prepared to Put in the Hours

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Security Consultant in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Security Consultant in Seattle, WA

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

Pros

They will train you and provide tools to excel in your career.

Cons

Long hours, had to travel on own time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ditch the venture capitalists.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

Coalfire Systems Response

Oct 17, 2013Recruiter/HR

Thank you for your review, we are glad to hear that you find Coalfire to be a great environment to learn and grow. We strive to have current, former, and prospective employees see their time at ... More

24 Other Employee Reviews for Coalfire Systems (View Most Recent)

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    Good small independent security compliance company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Coalfire Systems

    Pros

    Coalfire is a great place to work for an individual who is very self-motivated and can manage a lot more than just the technical aspects of the work.

    Cons

    As a consulting company, the time pressures often triumph the need to do a good job on quality assessment. Often the assessor doesn't get a lot of support from management in dealing with clients unless they're unhappy which creates a 'fire drill' culture where everyone is trying to put out a crisis.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build in a lot more systematic time for decompression, training and maintaining work life balance. Otherwise, keep hiring great people!

  2.  

    Company does not value support staff and no work-life-balance is allowed

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

    I have been working at Coalfire Systems (less than an year)

    Pros

    You get to work with some smart people and learn a lot.

    Cons

    They have people in high-level mngt positions who can't manage their way out of a box.
    They frown upon anyone who wants work-life-balance - no room for it, they say.
    No career path at this company.
    They only value their consultants - and sales people to a certain extent. But they pay no mind to anyone in a support role, no matter how good of an employee they are.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send your managers to seminars about how to manage people!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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