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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at FireEye

Pros

free food
growth potential
novel technology
friendly coworkers

Cons

less organized structure
the smell of milpitas

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    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome place but a geekfest

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

    I worked at FireEye

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

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