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Helpful (7)

chaotic development environment

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

I worked at FireEye full-time

Pros

The novel idea of running the sandbox in VM.

Cons

Sandbox in VM idea will catch up sooner or later with competitors if proven to be beneficial. Minimal/no engineering documentation, for some explanations you get a drawing on a whiteboard, if you are lucky. The first level management is clueless about coding, architectures. Good at navigating the product GUI though, some Linux administration, network skills. No peers code reviews, just "make it work". This resulted in poor designs that needs to be maintained. Engineering communication is minimal, reduced to the work at hand. Even this is hard, for some because of their personalities, for others because of their English. The management thinks that is protecting their IP by preventing the engineers knowing more then what they need to do for their current work, you don't get a chance to broaden your perspective. The development process looks more like "putting off fires", what ever fires are burning at the time.

Advice to Management

There is more than just trust the (few) engineers to manage a product, an environment where people can contribute to designs and ideas would help.

Other Employee Reviews for FireEye

  1. Helpful (1)

    Awesome place but a geekfest

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    True innovation at it finest. Ashar and team nailed one of the most important problems in computer science. Feels like you are taking over the world.

    Cons

    Ugh, if or God's sake, it's in Milpitas.

    Advice to Management

    Ok, some you need a haircut. But seriously, publish more imformation regarding the awful malware that really is out there. Help people understand and coach them in what to do. Here I am referring to the world at large.


  2. Be the next Security Avenger!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Milan (Italy)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great team of people, intelligence, technology, fun and professional growth! Work here means to be at the bleeding edge of Security, conscious of helping customers to achieve the state of defence against the ultimate advanced threats that they deserve.

    Cons

    If you're scared of meeting customers, living fast and challenge yourself and your preparation every day you wake up, this is not the place for you!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the GREAT work, continue to involve the whole company (meaning, also employees working from home) like you are doing!


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