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Smart people, lots to do.

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Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

We get to work on bleeding edge projects with awesome people.

Cons

The office is tucked away, so if you want to go find lunch, you have to drive - or eat off the lunch truck.

Advice to Management

Catered lunches would be awesome.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Friendly place but struggling technically and not open to improving.

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people, no drama, reasonable hours (but very little flexibility).

    Cons

    Engineering leadership lacks experience and is struggling with cloud technology, repeating every common engineering mistake. Sadly, the culture is not open to improving by listening to external experience. If you are an established expert who has already successfully built larger systems than here you'll be very frustrated at Proofpoint as your input is routinely ignored. The culture is strictly hierarchical so unless you land position with an architect title you will be treated as an entry-level coder.

    Advice to Management

    If you want to hire experienced A team players you must given them the responsibility and authority to deliver.


  2. Helpful (2)

    It's hard to understand how they will succeed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Operations Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Proofpoint full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are some immensely talented people among the staff. You can learn a lot working there.

    Cons

    Organizational problems do not get solved by management. Work it out with your peers or give up. Middle-management is like something between a revolving door and an abattoir. I'm suspicious that the business model may not have margins necessary to support sufficient staff to run the business. You end up making do with minimal resources. That means fixing off-warranty equipment in the middle of the night with whatever parts you can find.


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