FishNet Security

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FishNet Security Reviews

Updated February 25, 2015
Updated February 25, 2015
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior IT Security Consultant in Kansas City, KS
    Current Employee - Junior IT Security Consultant in Kansas City, KS

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

    Pros

    This company is not only one of the worlds largest Information Security Value Added Re-sellers, but they really do take care of their employees. The pay is higher than most other companies and they are always open employee concerns regarding pay. Benefits packages are incredible, especially vacation time. The atmosphere is one of my favorite things about this company, it has a small company feel with hundreds of employees. Everyone is nice and willing to work together as one big team. I have never felt so comfortable approaching people with questions regardless of their position or whether or not I know them.

    Cons

    There is travel, but that is why FishNet takes such good care of their employees. They do recognize that there needs to be a good work life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up. :)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    One Word....Toxic

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist
    Former Employee - Contract Specialist

    I worked at FishNet Security

    Pros

    Pay is decent, no other 'pros'

    Cons

    Current employees have an uncertain future with merger. No one knows if they are losing their job. Therefore, they aren't willing to assist new employees and new employees are completely on their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't bring in new employees/contractors while the merger is still in process. It's not fair to them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Earnings over Integrity?

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Kansas City, MO
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Kansas City, MO

    I have been working at FishNet Security

    Pros

    Great industry and some great people working at Fishnet. The company has grown quickly base on the openness and family mentality that was established in the early years.

    Cons

    Since changing ownership to a middle eastern investment company in early 2013 most of the company's original culture has changed. Upper management quickly showed signs of stress and with that began making dramatic changes due to the pressure to maintain a 30% growth rate. However it seemed no one was taking into account increased competition and increased spending to doll up the company and add what seemed like endless desire to hire more and more people, quantity not quality?

    Client value was lost as many cuts were made to simply improve the bottom line for the new investors without proper planning. New employees were hired if they would work for the lower than standard salaries then quickly dismissed as they did not meet the standards. All the while no one addressed the real issue, and that was that you get what you pay for, and yes sometimes you get lucky. Once this strategy failed suddenly groups of people were laid off in 2014.
    In some cases consultants were fired in the middle of a project leaving clients with a poor impression of the company. In the sales group anyone who trailed behind even after only 6 months with the company were threatened with dismissal.

    Recently Fishnet was sold to a new investor that is going to combine the company with their closest competitor, Accuvant. This was rumored to be in the works for a long time and may have been the reason a new CEO was brought in, not to improve the company but simply to make the book look better for sale, all about the bottom line.

    The good news is the new company will no longer have majority ownership by a foreign entity only concerned with profit not people or customers. When the two companies are combined little will remain of the Fishnet legacy I suspect so take a good look at Accuvant and the CEO there who will be running the show. I hear they pay far better and it should be better sailing ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with the merger and I hope you all find a place in the new company. To our new CEO we all know that this is not Noah's ark and they will not likely need two of everyone. Thanks for the gesture that its not about laying off people. No one really believes that operational efficiencies gained by "merging" could mean that they will need two of everyone. After all if they don't need two CEO's so I am sure the rest of us may be moving on with you but without the big payoff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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    I LOVE working here. Employees show teamwork, positive attitude, and perseverance everyday.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at FishNet Security full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Amazing local company to be a part of in KC. Those who believe and practice the company values succeed, and those who don't typically can't hang and weed themselves out. Lots of opportunities present themselves for people to go above and beyond their posted job descriptions.

    Cons

    Benefits are a bit expensive, but certainly not a con unique to FishNet. Explosive growth can lead to poor decisions made in haste, but at least folks are trying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Growing the bottom line and taking care of investors is important, but employees need to come first. Don't forget that in the face of exciting growth. A VAR is nothing without the knowledge and value-add that employees provide to clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Getting better every day

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

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

    Pros

    Company on the rise and looking to get bigger.

    Cons

    Growing pains are quickly turning into positive results

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep going and think big.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Big company budget, small company feel

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at FishNet Security full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great reputation, lots of amazing clients

    Cons

    Getting more bureaucratic, middle managent is still getting organized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review value of long-time employees more honestly

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Security Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Overland Park, KS

    I have been working at FishNet Security full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will find that 75-80% of the employees are extremely dedicated, hardworkers.
    Work hard, rise fast.
    3 weeks of PTO.
    No micromanagement.
    Sprint campus is nice.
    Professional environment.
    Surrounded by *mostly* very intelligent people.

    Cons

    The other 20-25% of the employees who somehow manage to stay employeed and do nothing.
    Typical office politics.
    Work / Life balance is out of wack.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give out some real raises to people that deserve them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Disappointing Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

    The company offers important services. It used to be a company that cared about its employees, but it no longer does. Based on what it came from, maybe it could return to that someday.

    Cons

    1. The training was nonexistent. Information was not distributed in an organized fashion. Join this company and you are on your own as far as figuring out procedures!

    2. Despite there being some good people, most were shady. Those with years of experience could do and say as they pleased. There is no HR system to speak of. Most of the employees' ethics and boundaries are nonexistent, or highly questionable.

    3. Promotions do not exist based upon work performed; it's based on the amount of time you're in the job, regardless of how well you do. (Keep waiting for that 3 year mark!)

    4. If you have integrity, I strongly suggest you don't accept a job here. Don't listen to the happy/rainbows and roses reviews; don't listen to the largely negative reviews (like mine). Do yourself a favor and take a deep look at how the company has changed (ownership) over the past couple of years and only listen to factual stats. Look at the turnover rate and trust that. People don't continuously leave without cause.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn about personal leadership instead of professional leadership. You don't have respect merely from your titles; you gain it from integrity and pushing your talent to improve, while rewarding them every step of the way and thus retaining them.

    Quit rewarding the employees who do as they wish, without any boundaries. Quit letting such behaviors continue.

    Your turnover rate has increased significantly since 2013 because you don't follow basic HR procedures. Your talent has faded quickly and you won't get and retain a new amount of talent, no matter your Glassdoor rating. You will always lose talent because it is NOT rewarded and because many people are not sincere, nor are they honest.

    I truly hope that you look to make changes - temporary bandaids won't do anyone any favors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The company is going from good to great. Enjoying the energy.

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

    I have been working at FishNet Security full-time

    Pros

    FishNet Security employs a large group of intelligent, motivated people with an entrepreneurial spirit who want to be the best and brightest at what they do - cyber security. They have a competitive nature that motivates all to work hard and keep moving. I enjoy working working at FishNet and being part of the energy that is propelling us forward. Looking forward to seeing what we will be like in 1, 2 and 10 years.

    Cons

    There are not enough hours in the day, days in the week or weeks in the year to get everything done if you want to be Number 1. If that is a negative, so be it. I would rather be very busy than bored with hum drum.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great managment team who is taking the company to the next level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great co-workers but that's about it...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FishNet Security full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great, hard working co-workers.
    Free food sometimes.
    This USED to be a great company.

    Cons

    This used to be a great company that valued it's employees but it was purchased and has steadily gone downhill ever since.
    They do not pay market standard and good luck getting a decent raise.
    Unless you are in sales or leadership, they do not value your department as money is FishNet's god. Period.
    They do nothing to keep employees trained (good luck after new employee orientation because that's all you get). They also don't do anything to retain employees as most good ones walk right out the door because they can find a better job elsewhere.
    Management is good for a small company but they do not have the right leadership in place to grow like they want to. They need to look at the senior team and really evaluate if the right people are in place. Leadership is focused on the bottom line and nothing else.
    Favoritism is rampant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better.
    Provide real training, raises and truly listen to your employees.
    Quit thinking money is your only focus as you have talent walking out the door every day. Focus on that for once.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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