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Positive, promising career

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Proofpoint

Pros

innovative, interesting, challenging workplace. Intelligent and hardworking people from the very top down

Cons

We all want to run before we can walk ;-) More opportunity than resource occasionally.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, lots to do.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Catered lunches would be awesome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Friendly place but struggling technically and not open to improving.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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