FishNet Security

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FishNet Security Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
33 Reviews
3.3
33 Reviews
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  1.  

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

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    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
  2.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FishNet Security full-time for 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
  3.  

    Amazing family culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Pitts, PA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Pitts, PA

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

    Pros

    The management at Fishnet truly holds all of their employees in their own family, I have been here many years and consider my co-workers and management my close friends. The company also does a great job at putting the right person at the helm of each consulting practice to ensure our clients are best served as well as our credibility secure. We have unmatched experts and a strong support structure

    Cons

    Being in a remote office there are sometimes delays in information getting out to our area, however I can take the focus of ensuring I am connected

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in current staff - training, work life balance seminars

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FishNet Security

    Pros

    The base pay is excellent.

    Cons

    The benefits are very poor. Scheduling is inconsistent. Some policies are short sighted.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company outgrowing its shoes

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at FishNet Security full-time

    Pros

    I absolutely loved working at FishNet. I loved traveling and picking up the various rewards. I was an underdog from the beginning, but I had lots of encouragement from my director. I always had the opportunity to learn new technologies. A test/learning lab was provided with many of the technologies sold by FishNet. With some consideration, I'd return if given the opportunity.

    Cons

    While FishNet was a great company, it seemed they were experiencing growing pains. For well over a year our team was expanding, but some people continued to be underutilized. Eventually this stopped and the team experienced a sudden reduction in consultants. It also was not unusual to be pushed to consult on a product you had never seen or touched before, which can really make you question the product you are providing to the client.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Slow down and think about your decisions. If the work doesn't exist, don't keep expanding. Utilize your employees where they are strong.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Bizarre culture

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    Former Employee - Account Executive  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Account Executive in Dallas, TX

    I worked at FishNet Security full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast-growing company, possible to make $$$ with rbi and spiffs

    Cons

    Churn and burn philosophy. Inconsistent message from different executives about focus on product vs services sales. Not enough time to build out book of business, and preference is definitely given to long-time employees when assigning/re-assigning accounts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through when committing to long-term objectives for building business. Engage in true open communication, and let results speak for themselves. Recognize the difference between a true enterprise rep and a transaction-based rep whose average deal size is under $50k regardless of the volume of transactions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    FishNet is a VAR wtih a consulting problem

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Overland Park, KS
    Former Employee - Director in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Nice office, friendly people, good brand recognition. When I started information flowed freely and everyone felt like they were well informed.

    Cons

    The management of this organization bends over backwards for the sales organization while sacrificing major opportunities in the consulting side of the business. When a professional services organization needs support from sales, it is distant or hostile. The pay is also something that needs to change, in the past the reputation was enough to make up for lower than average industry pay for the consulting team. With the company growing and losing some of the great benefits of being an agile company the pay either needs to come up to industry standards or people will continue to leave for similar companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a look at what the company is turning into. It feels like back office departments are getting leaned out to show a better bottom line. That doesn't go unnoticed and is making an impact on the reputation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    so far, so good after 4 weeks

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    Current Employee - SOC Analyst I  in  Overland Park, KS
    Current Employee - SOC Analyst I in Overland Park, KS

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

    Pros

    Managers know you and recognize accomplishments. Lots of free food - I had three free meals the first week I was there, with snacks or lunches at least once each week. Home office (and SOC) located on an extensive technology campus with lots of trees, shaded walks, waterfalls, health club, cafe, and special parking for green vehicles

    Cons

    Hard to take lunch as the job consists of monitoring three screens of SIEM information. Taking lunch means a colleague has to take over your screens as well as her own
    24/7 environment covered by 4 shifts with the possibility of moving between shifts
    Salary is low - colleagues comment that it is a great place to learn new skills, then go somewhere else to make more money

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't plan on burning out staff and having them leave for better salaries. You would be better off to burn them out and keep them with above-average salaries

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company, bad sales management

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    Current Employee - Account Executive  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Highly capable within their respective field and the company is full of thought leaders and technical capability that put others to shame.

    Cons

    What good is all the capability if you don't allow your sales people the longevity to build solid long term relationships and credibility. The new ownership of FishNet, Investcorp, appears to be pushing down a strategy of quick hit sales and a revolving door of sales people. I felt like I was back selling copiers. Each month whatever you did is never enough, even when over goal. Sales Managers are detached, unenthusiastic, disinterested and uninformed about their reps and their territories. They role seems to be exclusively to higher and fire as fast as possible with no responsibility for being a resource for their team, advocating for their reps and/or building a team with common goals. Glad to be gone!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Read the above. I'm not alone and the culture shift is a major topic of discussion among your employees!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Interesting

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Consultant  in  Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Security Consultant in Kansas City, MO

    I worked at FishNet Security full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some in Management are awesome to report to

    Cons

    Office and client/customer politics which limit and restrict the consultant role

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together - those who engage in office and client/customer politics P.G. S.C.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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