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An industry pioneer that still leads the market

  • 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 (More than a year)

Pros

The people are amazing, the culture is one of a kind Very cool space in the market and good products Proud to be associated with a premium brand

Cons

No place is perfect and trying accomplish a LOT with fewer resources than we'd like is hard work Keep expected market adoption to grab hold, but its getting there gradually

Advice to Management

Keep narrowing in on the strategy and areas of focus Continue to increase visibility for employees

Other Employee Reviews for WhiteHat Security

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Industry Leader"

    • 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

    The break room is always stocked. Always listens to those that are in "the in group" Really amazing at convincing people to drink the koolaid, for a very long time

    Cons

    Continual layoffs Refusal to listen to individuals that care about the future of the company Lack of vision for the future Too many cooks in the kitchen Development is given too many new things that must happen, and not enough time to repay the tech debt that has piled up TRC has to work around the mess that development has handed them for years, and they are completely unappreciated

    Advice to Management

    The CEO needs to pick a direction and drive.


  2. Helpful (8)

    Company doesn't know what it wants to do

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

    I have been working at WhiteHat Security full-time

    Pros

    1. Relaxed work environment in the Threat Research Center(TRC). 2. There is opportunity to learn, just don't expect the company to appreciate you learning new things.

    Cons

    1. Awful salary after several years - In the TRC you start low which makes sense, but after a few years don't expect to have a livable wage in The Bay Area. Your salary isn't tied to how well you do, it's how well liked you are by upper management. In TRC it seems one has to be apart of a certain clique in order to reap the benefits of pay. 2. You are not valued in the slightest - Despite the department telling you the opposite, they want you to leave the TRC after two years. It doesn't matter if you're a value to the TRC, if you aren't friends with the right people they don't want you to stay. The company is now facing the dilemma that talented employees want more pay instead of leaving. It is apparent upper management has never had to deal with this before, and does not know how to handle this situation. 3. Terrible upper management - The management in TRC is atrocious at the top. It seems they sit back and do nothing. Employees who come up with great ideas that would improve TRC are laughed out of the room. Employees have been told how bad an idea is and on many occasions have had their idea stolen. For example, an upper manager will come up with this "new" idea (the same one that somebody else was told "wouldn't work") and push it out into the department. They then will take credit for the idea without having to acknowledge the original person. 4. TRC is efficient, rest of company is not - TRC knows what it wants to do and continuously works towards this goal. The rest of the company has no idea what it's doing and has no vision: a. Customer Support is a mess of misinformation and confusion b. Marketing has no idea what it's doing c. Development was a massive liability until recently d. Sales does not care about margins, only gross. This continuously hurts the company by the awful deals they make, which in turn costs the company profit.

    Advice to Management

    Quit acting like a high school clique and get it together, you have a group of amazing individuals who are the sole reason this company is a success. Reward them with what they want and need in order to live in this area. The industry has changed and competitive pay is something that needs to be addressed, stop ignoring it and pull your head out of the sand.


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