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Opportunity knocks, but only if still live with your parents

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Former Employee - Applications Security Specialist  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Applications Security Specialist in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at WhiteHat Security full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Exciting opportunity under steady leadership delivering a superb product - great place to work!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at WhiteHat Security full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Startup environment with the best work-life balance. I have never had this much fun working. Management seems to be flexible with working hours as long as assigned tasks are done. Opportunity for career growth with real leadership opportunity. Look at the customer list -- we got the great brands as our customer.

    Cons

    You might occasionally run across a few status quo employee. As long as you deal with them professionally you are going to be doing great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company needs more visibility in global space.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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