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3 people found this helpful  

Great things ahead for Websense - ignore the negative reviews, those folks aren't here anymore

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Austin, TX
Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in Austin, TX

I have been working at Websense full-time

Pros

Great move to Austin
New leadership is allowing employees to contribute on direction and strategy
Work life balance truly exists. You can have honest converstations with your managers about work load and take the time to figure out priorities
It's easy for the folks that left to bag on the company and they have on previous posts but it's a new day for Websense

Cons

the move and aquisition is/was bittersweet
loss of good talent happened in the transition. unfortunate but we'll get through it
The negative reviews that come with the business decision to move to Austin.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep up this enthusiasm, investment in our careers, our teams, our lives

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Sales Rep

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Websense full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A good technology space, good sales and marketing, fair compensation.
    Restructuring may help.

    Cons

    Websense has needed to move rapidly and has not been able to.
    This is a great space but very competitive and filled with companies that CAN innovate.
    Leadership has not been able to attract, motivate and enable talent.
    inability to innovate
    no growth in revenue
    poor management of a distributed workforce
    lack of leadership or vision

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it all starts with good management.
    Need to look at why (root cause) the company is in its current situation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good People

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Websense full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people including the executives are all very approachable and are on the whole reasonable. They have some good products and good engineers thinking about where the industry is heading.

    Cons

    After the acquisition by a Private Equity company, many of the executives left. The company was delisted eliminating the ESPP and stock options.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give some equity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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