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Currently restructuring

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

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

Pros

Strong demand exists for WhiteHat's main service offering (web application vulnerability assessments), and they have good reputation in the industry and mostly happy customers. Lots of talented people working in the trenches, everyone seems professional and friendly.

Cons

Upper management is mostly perceived to be incompetent. WhiteHat has lost about one-third of their employees (total) since December 2013 and about half the sales organization has quit or been laid off. Sales is a revolving door, average tenure for new hires is about 6 months regardless of performance. Wild changes in direction every quarter. Panic mentality since mid-2013.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Consider the fact that the people who are failing are generally not the ones who are paying the price for said failures. Make people accountable for the commitments they make to their superiors and subordinates.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Place to Learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at WhiteHat Security

    Pros

    Can learn a lot in a short amount of time.
    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Senior Staff doesn't have a clear direction for the company.
    Poor Compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Something needs to change to get this 10 year old "start up" to IPO.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was an interesting work and learning opportunity, but it was overly casual and lacked management and feedback

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    Former Employee - Web Security Specialist  in  Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Web Security Specialist in Houston, TX

    I worked at WhiteHat Security full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great way to get introduced to web security
    very nice people
    flexible hours

    Cons

    lack of management
    lack of feedback on performance
    internal tools frustratingly broken at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get organized about how you manage and review your employees. If you have multiple offices in multiple cities and have been in business as long as you have, you can't claim or act like a "start-up" any more.

    No opinion of CEO
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