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FireEye Reviews in Milpitas, CA

Updated January 18, 2015
Updated January 18, 2015
96 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free lunch everyday and breakfast on some days of the week (in 13 reviews)

  • Good stable cutting edge technology to work with (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • Stocks low, no 401k matching, money is tight (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours and high work output are expected of you (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great work culture, amazing employees, quality resources available

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at FireEye as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    A very fast growing company with a bright future. Everyone is very happy and it's a great place to be. A healthy work life balance.

    Cons

    Offices are physically separated so when meeting with another team, it takes awhile to get there.

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

    FireEye, Inc. is a fantastic employee-friendly company in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer - RFP/RFI/Bid Response in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer - RFP/RFI/Bid Response in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    From the heirarchal chain of command, every employee I've met genuinely buys into the synergy, 'team-first', mentality. This is why FireEye, Inc. has become a prominent cyber security firm in the world.

    Cons

    The company still has a start-up structure so there are growing pains but not too difficult to overcome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at FireEye

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    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Inventory Control Analyst in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Atmosphere, great people to work with, opportunities for advancement, Free Lunch everyday, Great benefits.

    Cons

    We need lunch set up in every building as opposed to one master one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good relationship with the employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Exciting Technology, Fast growth and great opportunities

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Good stable cutting edge technology to work with
    - Great place to learn
    - Energetic environment
    - Good leadership
    - Work- life balance not too bad

    Cons

    - Company has grown at an enormous pace from a startup to mid-size company so there a lot of process throughout that need changes, some times which can be annoying

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better synergy between different departments

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great leadership and culture!

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    Former Employee - ADR in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - ADR in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at FireEye as an intern

    Pros

    Awesome leader, great perks like free lunch, exciting work environment with smart people.

    Cons

    Fast growth brings a bit of disorganization and issues that are being sorted out

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    FireEye Response

    Oct 14, 2014Talent Acquisition Representative

    Hey, thanks for visiting our Glassdoor page. We enjoy having our interns and appreciate the contributions each of them makes. Hopefully you will tell a friend about your awesome experience, as we are ... More

  7. 8 people found this helpful  

    Good team members, fast pace environment, but employee trust damaged by upper management early stock selling decisions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Team members within same group generally work well together.
    Fast sales growth add to the challenging and fast pace work environment.
    Young enough company to still implement new processes and ideas.

    Cons

    1. Much disconnect between departments to achieve major project goals.
    2. Seconday IPO offering two months before employees could sell, was not fair and could be considered insider trading. This has damaged employee loyalty and trust in the senior management plans. Most are anticipating another next stock selling plan which will benefit senior management instead of their employees.
    3. No 401K matching
    4. Benefits are average at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits package and salaries to high performing employees, to retain valuable employees.
    No more upper management stock selling plans, i.e. "secondary offering". This has greatly damanged employees' trust and loyalty to the upper management team. Consider employee's personal and financial needs.

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    High Level Review

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    Current Employee - Software Administrator in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Administrator in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Young enough company to make an impact with your immediate team and on related processes. Peers are fun and real. Flexible work schedules to accommodate Global Support. Free snacks/lunch to compensate for the long hours.

    Cons

    Immediate management does not keep their teams involved with changes which impact ICs. Software request purchases to enhance process and improvement are not taken seriously and selection is based on if the vendor is or will be a customer. This equates to poor choices and fragmented systems which can frustrate further. Management loves their offices and rarely mix with employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management, listen to your teams; they are in touch with what is going with customers, partners and employees. Give your employees the tools to

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    FireEye Response

    Sep 16, 2014Talent Acquisition Representative

    Hi, thank you for leaving a comment on our Glassdoor page. We are happy to hear that you are enjoying working with your peers. Remember to participate in our Employee Referral program and tell all of ... More

  9.  

    Senior accountant

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    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at FireEye full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The job has flexible schedule.

    Cons

    During monthly close, it is crazy busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay is about average

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at FireEye as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    good working environment! Smart people, challenging projects

    Cons

    more social events, more meetings with managers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 11 people found this helpful  

    A company full of dumb people. No appreciation on productivity. A company with huge financial loss

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    Current Employee - Architect in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Architect in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    If you only want to find a place to collect pay checks, this is the right place.

    Cons

    No career, be careful to be fired if you are super sharp

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have no idea how your middle managements operate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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