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Imperva Reviews

Updated May 28, 2014
Updated May 28, 2014
34 Reviews

3.0
34 Reviews
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Imperva President and CEO Shlomo Kramer
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  1.  

    Great solutions, decent management, some process issues

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    Current Employee - Direct Sales
    Current Employee - Direct Sales

    Pros

    They absolutely have the best data security solution suite anywhere, anyhow. Nothing else comes close.

    Cons

    A lot of the enterprise market is resistant to Imperva's new paradigm for security, but they are coming around. Also, the management being out of Israel does pose some cultural issues re urgency.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Streamline processes! Too much work to get an order completed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Terrible Environment

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

    Pros

    Not sure there are any except that it's a job at a company. If you need a job and have no other prospects...then ok, work here. I used to believe in the product but we've been having hard times with product sales so maybe a positive is that we'll likely get bought in the future. Who knows.

    Cons

    There are so many cons.... Look elsewhere. Fear-based culture. High turnover. Nasty, micromanaging VPs. CEO is mostly in Israel and this ship is run by VPs that manage by undermining. Makes for a dysfunctional environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What goes around comes around. People have long memories in the Valley and you never know when today's direct report will move on to become someone that will return the favor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Garbage

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good place for younger men and women to be used and abused........................

    Cons

    Their product line is a junk with full of bugs, obnoxious staff, lack of communications, directions, no respect and list goes on and on...........

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a life! learn how to manage people, respect people, work with them, trust them, but then again if you had these values you won't be working for Imperva!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for with great people.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Redwood Shores, CA

    Pros

    Positive work environment, smart people and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Only con is there is no carrot at the end of the tunnel to have continued motivation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have upward mobility for sales team into a closing role.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, wonderful people

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

    Pros

    This product has truly unique security solutions, and I never feel that I'm selling a "me too" solution.

    Cons

    There are occasional disconnects in communications between the US and Israel

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing, but foster better relations between sales and other groups in the company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Intense organic growth that results in lots of opportunity, but long hours to survive.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    Get to work from home or small region and decent travel opportunities.

    Cons

    Very long work hours. If you are not sales, takes a lot of blood sweat and tears to grow the organization. Current organizational model is not scale-able and not sustainable. People get burnt out easier than other companies I've been at. Only the very strong survive and even prosper.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more regional managers to allow those regions to grow and not saddle upper management so much of the lower-level operations. This may be the case with sale, but not with the operations and support organizations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Poor management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    They have some great hardworking people that are experts in their field.

    Cons

    The management is lost with no direction. They hired managers with lots of experience who still manage the way they did 20 years ago. In this culture it is ok for managers to disappear for months and come back to only harass and demean everyone around them while being no actual value to the sales cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its hard to give advice when the management is the problem. Poor managers only deflect the problems they create on the people below them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Nice company to work at.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Professional Services Consultant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Professional Services Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    Pros

    Innovative technology, good people and managers. Possible to get promoted and explore new areas of career path.

    Cons

    Not a generous company in terms of compensation and benefits, sometimes getting things done in personal terms taking time and requiring patience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more generous in terms of benefits and compensation, allow faster promotions for oldcomers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Difficult Place to Work.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Redwood Shores, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood Shores, CA

    Pros

    Shlomo is a leader in the industry and proves it. Great space in the market and top performer in security. The rank and file employees are dedicated and passionate about what they do. Great collaboration in teams and willing to help. Much pride in what everyone does to help customers. Very committed to the success of customers.

    Cons

    The positive culture in Israel doesn't exist in other locations, especially not in the US. Very long hours, no raises, very short staffed in GA and in services. High turnover in management that leads to a lack of trust overall by the lower level employees and starting over. Work hours are excessive and not recoginized. Travel expectations for field team is unreasonalble due to lack of staff. The corporate office environment is very uncomfortable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shlomo needs to get in touch with the people, seems to be isolated from the field and the issues at hand that will be a deterrent to desired growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Product Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Support Engineer  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Support Engineer in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    It's one of the best security companies out there. The CEO is a leader in the security industry and the company is going the right direction.

    Cons

    The services department lacks engineers, there's a lot of work load and you are expected to work a lot, even if they won't say it officially - there's too much work load and there's not enough people.
    In terms of career path they won't invest in their employees, you're are expected to learn about the product and solve cases. They would not send you to other courses and\or certifications. for instance you'd be expected to support auditing on Oracle DBs but they won't send you to an Oracle training (and the list goes on and on).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start hiring the right people for the job, invest in the people you already have, change the management!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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