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Sales driven organization with no focus on product

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Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Product Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

If work life balance is important to you, then this is a great place to work from that standpoint. Very flexible with allowances to take care of personal matters and time off.

Cons

The company is extremely reactive to what sales asks for and 2 or 3 customers drive the product direction. There are a few A & B level players surrounded by even more of C & D level players. There is 1 or 2 groups within the company that has their act together in all areas but the bulk of the company is struggling to move to that next level of "success". They've been around for 10+ years and aside from the teams involved in manual verification of vulnerabilities, their technology teams need a serious overhaul from product management to development.

Training is another area that the company needs a lot of work in. Sales guys who have been with the company will ask questions related to the product that they should know the answers to within a few months on the job.

Office politics are crazy for a company of this size and age. Management tries to keep the peace and find happy solutions to accomodate individuals who really should just be let go and focus on the employees who want to make the company and the product better.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Focus on catering to your A & B level employees who can really help drive your company to the next level instead of trying to accomodate the C& D staff. Get your employee measurement systems in place so you can see who's performing and not and get rid of those employees who aren't providing any value to the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    QA Engineer

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    Current Employee - QA Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at WhiteHat Security full-time

    Pros

    Some people are friendly
    Some people are not.

    Cons

    Unprofessional
    Lack of interview study
    An employee told me there is no benefit to work on linux.
    <i dont want to tell further >

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    QA director : Do your job ...

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Former employee feedback

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at WhiteHat Security full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people. Company growing quickly. Free snacks. Good health benefits. Executives appear to be making an effort to increase communication flow.

    Cons

    No defined goals and objectives for employees. No performance feedback given and no standard performance review process in place. Salary increases, promotions and bonuses are rare for some departments, yet readily available for other departments. HIgh stress. Pushing company growth fast with supporting infrastructure lagging behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value all your employees.

    No opinion of CEO
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