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2 people found this helpful  

plenty of potential, realization questionable...

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Current Employee - Director  in  San Diego, CA
Current Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Websens has great technology, it has a tried and stable financial model, it has a relevant market focus with budgeted dollars from customers

Cons

The ability to execute has been erratic, there are sparks of brilliance, but the entire company does not seem to be aligned and driving in concert. The culture is in a state of flux, with no clear long term anchor.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Very fast pace, if that is what you want in a job.

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support Analyst in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits! 3 weeks of vacation. Potential for over time and on call shifts if you are willing to do so.

    Cons

    Everything is about metrics, if you do not hit them you get emailed and talked to. You are expected to handle more than is humanly possible then get yelled at for not being able to keep up. This is why I left as the expectations are too high. Significant raises are only given to people who make unrealistic numbers. 1 case(call) is not always equal to another. That being said raises based on metrics that do not really measure productivity. Also hard to get promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people faster than people leaving. It takes 6 months to get someone up to speed, not 4 weeks after training. Also hire more people before it starts hurting when 2 people are out sick and no one able to take vacation. Pay people more to stay, its easy to find another job with the same pay with more of a work/life balance and less stress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Yesterday's Technology

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    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager  in  Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Websense full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Gene Hodges, their CEO, will drink you under the table at their national sales meetings, he loves Patron tequila. He is completely loaded at every sales meeting I have ever attended.

    Cons

    Outdated technology, although Gene Hodges keeps telling Wall Street that Websense is somehow relevant and they keep buying it. Triton is pure snake oil.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell the company while you can still get something for it before you stock goes to $5 a share.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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