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Helpful (3)

Opportunity knocks, but only if still live with your parents

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Applications Security Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Applications Security Specialist in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Great opportunity for entry level position in an industry where most companies want someone with experience. Collaborative environment with smart people who form the backbone of the best security service in the industry.

Cons

The company does not value it's employees and overshadows "opportunity" to distract from the lack of benefits and compensation. It's easy to offer large percentage raises when you start at next to nothing.

Advice to Management

Increase compensation to competitive levels. Offer matching on 401k.

Other Employee Reviews for WhiteHat Security

  1. Helpful (10)

    Spy Vs Spy - With nothing but your career on the line

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at WhiteHat Security full-time

    Pros

    Well known industry leader according to Gartner... The company tries to brand itself a start-up still even though it's more than a decade old, and occasionally will throw events and includes perks like partly stocked break rooms.

    Cons

    Despite the WhiteHat moniker, this place is ran on lies and deceit. For instance, don't believe the average review score on Glassdoor. Every time their score slips there's magically 3-4 great reviews filled with marketing buzz words. The company is a sales driven organization that thinks they're pimping a product off the shelve instead of a service. The previous CEO made a gamble on expanding the sales team and hiring an army of overpaid executives with no security industry experience and lost. The CEO paid the price, but the bloated senior staff remains and are driving the ship in every direction but the right direction. With some of the recent back stabbing and bold face lies told by the executives it can feel like a real life version of Spy Vs Spy, hopefully you can pick the right door. The company has accumulated years of technical debt by not dedicating enough resources to almost every project and when it fails always think the solution is to just describe the product differently and push harder on the sales. The company has joined the list of companies expanding to Ireland for all the wrong reasons and saying it's so they can satisfy the EU data laws.

    Advice to Management

    Quit playing games and protecting your undeserved bloated salaries at the expense of your employees.


  2. Helpful (2)

    Working hard to transform

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WhiteHat Security full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    * Great team spirit and charter for protecting the internet * TRC is a talented and hard working army of professional hackers * New CEO is driving accountability and focus into all parts of the organization * Engineering team is trying hard to overcome years of technical debt by decoupling and replacing large portions of the application * Sales team is running on all cylinders and kicking butt

    Cons

    * Lots of history here to overcome both in terms of culture and technology * Cultural change needed in terms of work ethic, too many people punch the clock * Focus needed to effectively apply people to the problems at hand. Too much squirrel.

    Advice to Management

    * Get the vision articulated and communicated to everyone so they know what we hill we're climbing * Sweep out the trash--the people that are not 120% committed to making this a success * Continue to focus on accountability * Try not to do everything all at once, pick your battles, bear down, and get things done


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