FireEye Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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Pros
  • Free lunch everyday and breakfast on some days of the week (in 13 reviews)

  • Cutting edge technology, lot of interesting subjects covered during your work (in 7 reviews)

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

  • Slightly long hours, but then again I stay longer because I take pride in the work that I do (in 4 reviews)

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129 Employee Reviews

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  1. Great Company to Work for.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Cool technology, Smart People, great work environment.

    Cons

    Fast growing company with lots of new people but that is good and bad.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. It's a wild ride

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I have never worked so hard, so many hours and had so much fun. It's a fantastic market segment and it's great working for the undisputed market leader

    Cons

    Expect to work long hours and expect to study a lot. There is so much learn here.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. It sure seems to be working. It's a great place to be.


  3. Great place to work, Excel Technology but Poor Process

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

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

    Pros

    A great place to work, leading technology and fairly enthusiastic executive team.

    Cons

    The company grew very fast, both in sales and people, but the internal processes did not follow the growth. Need to improve the process and be a global company, not just with offices outside the USA.


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  5. Great Company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst
    Current Employee - Senior Business Analyst

    I have been working at FireEye

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

    Pros

    FireEye is a great company to work for...people are warm, salary is above average and management are easy to work with

    Cons

    None yet so far...still enjoying


  6. Great company and People

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software 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

    1) Rapidly growing company..Very much in news every time a security breach happens. 2) Considered one of the Top network security companies to work for. 3) Lot of recognition and respect out side. 4) Lot of flexibility in terms of work timings, culture.. don't have any strict rules.. 5) Knowledgable and young colleagues.. 6) Free food and snacks..

    Cons

    1) Some complex stuff.. But can be taken as a learning. 2) Work load seems to be on the upper side. Don't know much yet. 3) They can improve the food quality..

    Advice to Management

    Please match 401K...


  7. Wonderful technology

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Wonderful technology, good benefits except for 401K, free lunches and snack counter, good people to work with

    Cons

    No 401K matching, management could do better

    Advice to Management

    More resources


  8. Software Engineer

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye

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

    Pros

    Free Food :). That may not be a big thing financially but it make you feel company is caring.

    Cons

    I think I have been here for a real short time to point out any negative.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Team in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Channel Team in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free lunch and great benefits

    Cons

    Doesn't give proper compensation or acknowledgment of hard work unless you are popular.


  10. Biggest mistake in my professional Engineering career.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FireEye full-time

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

    Pros

    If there was one...I'd say it.

    Cons

    Don't be fooled. I was excited joining FireEye. I received an average package, excited about the free lunch, excited about the possible opportunities, and looking forward to working in what seemed to be a friendly neat environment. How could I be so naive? Management here could care less here about you. They are here for themselves. Not their teams, not their peers, not for the company. It is completely cutthroat. Everyone is unhappy, tension everywhere you look and worst of all the company (and this is my opinion) is a ticking time bomb. When the talent level is sub-par, and they do nothing to retain current talent - why would you work with folks who aren't even cut out for the position? I'm pleading you and warning you....you're making a HUGE mistake working here. I have NO incentive by saying this, I still own stock. I left on good terms but I wasted several years with going backwards. The management for the malware researchers was topping on the cake while I was there. I saw employees getting yelled at, berated and as one of the reviewers below mentioned. The turnover in this group is like a revolving door. People join and leave within months. Do what you want, but if I were you I'd stay clear. Many other security companies out there have more potential.


  11. Senior Order Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Order Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Order Analyst in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Company Closer to home Free lunch

    Cons

    Not so friendly not as organize



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