Websense
2.6 of 5 143 reviews
www.websense.com San Diego, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Enjoy coming to work - challenging, rewarding and great balance

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsI've been working in Websense Labs for the past 4 years. The Labs is fairly isolated from the rest of the company so I can't comment much about what happens outside of Labs. Looking at some of the reviews - it seems that some departments have issues. However, that is not the case in Labs.

We use a wide array of modern technologies and have the independence to make vital technical decisions. The work is interesting, typically large scale and has a great impact on the company. I've done work spanning from mobile security on iPhone/Android to a Web Service API that receives ~2 billion requests per day.

Another benefit is the Work/Life balance. The work with Labs allows me to leave at normal expected times, like you expect at most Enterprises. However Labs is small enough to have a startup feel - with plenty of games for breaks (pool, pong, foosball)

The biggest pro would be the product suite that Labs is responsible for. We regularly communicate with large customers and work with them to produce some of the best security technology available. If you want to work on stuff that matters and with extremely high data requirements you will be happy!

Another nice perk is the travel. We have offices near London and in Beijing both great places to travel to.

ConsI could be making more elsewhere (I hear this is being fixed.. we will see)
C level team seem to floundering and have trouble communicating vision

Advice to Senior ManagementWe all understand sales is a major component. But that is really for you and the Sales group to talk indepth about. Broaden your quarterly takes and address vision and the future

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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As good as most places...

Manager (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Websense full-time


Pros: Very secure employment. Solid engineering. Cons: Salaries are low. Workload and pressure are too high. Advice to Senior Management: Hire more people. You can't keep putting more work on fewer people.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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Dysfunctional leadership and negative culture

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Websense full-time


Pros: You will have a wide range of responsibilities in your role and have the ability to learn whatever you… Cons: People are overworked. Teams are hiring in abroad offices but not locally. Everyone at the company is stretched thin and there aren't enough resources to… Advice to Senior Management: Hire more people in engineering. We are completely overworked, underpaid, are given little attention and have middle management who care more about protecting themselves than… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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