FireEye Reviews

Updated April 19, 2015
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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. Project Manager

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    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Contractor - Project Manager in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Easy-going atmosphere. Opportunity to make a difference. Good snacks/food.

    Cons

    Typical Silicon Valley Hours. Lots of changes which requires people to be flexible and creative.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing a great job. Keep improving. Your attention to employee satisfaction is very good.

  2. Staff kernel Engineer

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    Current Employee - Staff Kernel Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Kernel Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice company. Good benefits. Dental, Medical, Disability.

    Good working environment. Great Kitchen.

    Commuters assistance too.

    Very convenient for commuters taking cal train, VTA and BERT transit.

    Cons

    Well, I've not found any words to put in the cons. But it requires at least 20 words, so I've to type up this much.

  3. Research Intern

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Milpitas, CA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Milpitas, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment and talent workmates

    Cons

    lunch is not very good

    Advice to Management

    make good lunch

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Poor management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FireEye full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great technology, some good staff.

    Cons

    Weak management, competition is catching up fast on technology but generally cheaper. Salaries falling behind the rest of the industry.

    Advice to Management

    You can't continue with below average salaries in a post IPO environment

  6. Helpful (1)

    Love it here

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FireEye

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Explosive growth over a short period of time, the ability to make a difference

    Cons

    Long hours, alot of cycles to get something done

  7. Helpful (12)

    The most honest review you’ll get of working at FireEye

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FireEye

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The snacks, drinks, weekly bagel, and fruit are a great benefit. BUT NOT THE LUNCH.

    Cons

    First of all let me start off by saying this is a complete unbiased opinion. I’ve worked here for 2 years and I’m completely shocked at the incompetent people that work here. Keep in mind, several folks have been here very long and by being at the right place at the right time, they’ve been promoted to managers. Several of these people have no business being a manager and/or director. The scene within engineering is chaotic. No vision, no real direction and dictatorship.

    In addition, SEVERAL of the positive reviews here on glassdoor are fake. How? HR gives away swag to whomever leaves a review. Naturally, everyone leaves a positive review for the free swag.

    Free lunch? The free food at FireEye is ATROCIOUS. When I started - the line used to be out the door. Since then, there’s no line and plenty of leftovers. It is literally the worst food I’ve come across and more than half the company now brings their lunch. THE LUNCH IS NOT A PERK.

    There is also no career growth here. If you weren’t here before the IPO, you’re not in the IN club. You’re treated differently and chances of moving up are slim to none.

    Bottom line, FireEye is a wanna-be cool company. They are trying to be cool, but they are FAR from it. Idiotic projects, no vision & did I mention inedible lunch?

    If I were you, I’d stay away at all costs. And btw, I've been a director here for the past 2 years.

  8. Fast Moving Company - Cyber Security World

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

    I have been working at FireEye

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lunch catered everyday, full cubicles and offices, young and hip company culture. Generous hiring packages and very well rounded benefits.

    Cons

    Companies that move at this fast of a pace sometimes forget to keep the health of the core business in check. Very long hours and short staffed in multiple departments. With that being said, more work compiles while we keep falling behind on what's important

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people!!! Help to get our work/life balance back please!!!

  9. Excellent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Milpitas, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. Very collaborative and supportive environment where the best idea in the room wins.

    Cons

    Upper management is a little clueless. Company has a very bad tendency to overspend.

  10. Helpful (2)

    Good technology company that grew too fast.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at FireEye full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The mature technology and services are excellent.
    Excellent peers who care about what they are doing.
    Generous salary and compensations.
    Good (C-level) executive team.

    Cons

    VPs who seems to care more about internal politics than doing what's right for the company.
    Groups are not coordinated and there are a lot of activities that are duplicated across various groups.
    Newer products are not quite ready for prime time, regardless of what management claims externally.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building great products and market execution, not just sound bites for the market. Also consider what type of organization you are trying to build. The brute force scaling results in a lot of individual hires and factionalism (i.e. McAfee team, Cisco team, EMC team) at the expense of executing as a team.

  11. Good Company, little disorganized

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great office culture, good time-off policies. Decent stock options.

    Cons

    Disorganized. Its improving everyday. New policies and processes are introduced frequently. Promotions and salary increments are sparse.

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