FireEye Reviews

Updated August 20, 2014
Updated August 20, 2014
78 Reviews

4.7
78 Reviews
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FireEye Chairman of the Board and CEO David DeWalt
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free lunch is provided every day with snacks and drinks free all the time (in 11 reviews)

  • Cutting edge technology and techniques in play (in 5 reviews)


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

  • Growing pains--loong hours (expected), high pressure to perform at any cost, some poor managers depending on the group (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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 for less than a year

    Pros

    good working environment! Smart people, challenging projects

    Cons

    more social events, more meetings with managers

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great technology and people!

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

    I have been working at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    We are in the cyber security industry that has been showing sustained growth for over a decade. It trumps the spikes in growth of specific internet technologies and social media tech and cuts across laptops, desktops, mobile, and cloud. The bad guys keep evolving with new technologies and security companies have a constant need to innovate at a much faster pace than any other mission critical industry. With excellent people, and great technologies, FireEye is a great place to work.

    Cons

    It is hard work here but most employees can see what they are working towards. After all it is a fast growing startup and its fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FireEye as an intern

    Pros

    Great culture, Great people, Small company, great learning curve , lot of opportunity, ... ...... ..

    Cons

    Organization changes may be one of the important issue . I cannot find any other major issue. I really like this company and hope to work here for some time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Exciting company that treats employees very well

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    Current Employee - Product Management  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Product Management in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    The compensation is more than generous; the hours are flexible; the company atmosphere is motivated and fast-paced while also maintaining a laid back feel; the free food (snacks, lunch) is a big perk; and the employees are incredibly smart... For the internship program, they offer the option to provide intern-housing that is very convenient for out-of-towners, and the focus is on interns learning and contributing to the company, while also having a great experience and enjoying the bay area

    Cons

    The internship program is very new, so they are working on ironing out some kinks, but they definitely work hard to make sure the interns are happy.. Really don't have complaints

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    FireEye Response

    Aug 25, 2014Talent Acquisition Representative

    Hello, thank you for leaving a review on our Glassdoor page. We are so glad to hear that you are enjoying the FireEye IGNITE intern program. We appreciate the feedback on our internship program, as ... More

  6.  

    We Get To Fight The Bad Guys!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ISS Global Labs Manager, Operations  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - ISS Global Labs Manager, Operations in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at FireEye full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Better than a video game!! More interesting than those other boring companies that make unimportant stuff!! FireEye is the place to be. I feel like i'm doing important work that makes the world a safer place.

    Cons

    Only challenge is how fast we are growing. It's really a good thing!! We call it FireEye speed!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A couple of lunches with the troops every once in awhile would be great! BTW, we have a GREAT leadership team!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly Co-works and good work space

    Cons

    New company, a lot of IT problems

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    FireEye Response

    Aug 25, 2014Talent Acquisition Representative

    We appreciate your review and are happy to hear that you are enjoying working with your team. We would encourage you to participate in our employee referral program, as we are always looking for ... More

  8.  

    Software Engineer in Test

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Benefits, food, beverage, overall environment

    Cons

    Company is still growing. Needs better management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Fun work, Smart people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Engineer Scientist  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Research Engineer Scientist in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    +Laid Back
    +Free Lunch
    +Smart People
    +Rewarding Work
    +New Vanpooling Program

    Cons

    -In Milpitas :(
    -Could use more collaboration between different teams

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    moves fast, great culture, flexible working schedule, exciting industry
    I've worked at other cyber security companies and this is the best by far

    Cons

    typical start up process problems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the course, great place to work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Best company I"ve worked for.

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

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

    Pros

    People, projects, and all the perks. Learned more at this company than I have at my previous 3 companies combined.

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your'e doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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