Imperva Reviews

Updated October 6, 2014
Updated October 6, 2014
37 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great technology but a horrible place to work - LOOK ELSEWHERE!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Direct Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Direct Sales in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Imperva

    Pros

    Industry Leader in their space.

    Cons

    Imperva is VERY cut throat and regularly terminates top performers for mysterious reasons. Imperva is also, very, very difficult to do business with from a customer's perspective. Succeeding in this very competitive space is tough enough without constantly having to replace departing team personnel and then playing catch-up to make the ground lost by the rediculous termination of top performing employees. It's always "one step forward and two steps back" and has been this way since 2003 / 2004.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow your team members sufficient time to complete their projects and quit changing personnel every 3-6 months.

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    Great place, some challenges

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

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

    Pros

    - Great market position - world leader in more than one domain
    - Super nice people
    - Strong social life

    Cons

    - Too much in the now, not enough vision and roadmap

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Tell people where you want to go and let them take you there- you don't need to be in the details for things to work
    - Listen more to people's opinions and perspectives - there's a chance they know about the problem, and maybe even the solution, than you do

    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Software Architect

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Software Architect in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

    Pros

    You'd be participating in an important endeavor, working at the forefront of technology. You will receive a lot of knowledge in the area of security. Like in many an Israeli hi-tech company, you'd be spoiled by our kitchens, trips and other events.

    Cons

    The job is often stressful as it is challenging to produce quality software on time. You will have to set your own boundaries, and it is up to you to feel comfortable with the level of stress that you want to endure in the long and short terms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carry on, guys. I'll tell you privately what I think.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not a best place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I worked at Imperva full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, challenging work, good product

    Cons

    Middle management (team leaders/team managers) have no idea what they are doing or what they should do, put a lot of pressure on team members, as a result of bad management and wrong commitments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start investing in management couching, pay attention to your employees, reward them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to be working at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Team Leader in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - R&D Team Leader in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

    Pros

    Successful, very good people, great technoogy

    Cons

    Became a pretty big company and doesn't have a startup kind of feeling

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More compensation to the empolyees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Has potential, needs serious development

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

    I worked at Imperva full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Technology has lots of potential
    - Still under the radar of most big players
    - Some unique selling points

    Cons

    - Still immature
    - Work environment very different from anything I have seen in the past 15 years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Allow professionals to be professionals, or don't onboard them!
    - Think big!
    - Listen!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Worst Job I've ever had. Ever.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Sales in Sydney (Australia)

    I worked at Imperva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good CEO and great innovative product, Good technical and marketing support when you can get it. Great Tech staff.

    Cons

    Management maintain a high pressure "boiler room" style environment. Everybody is stressed out even guys who have been there since the early days. Super high staff turnover given the team size. Very much a boys club, Zero investment in staff development or training. Very political.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop hiring talentless low level line managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Good company for people looking for a good social environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I worked at Imperva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Social environment is very good, people are awesome. Not too much pressure.

    Cons

    Java development is slow, old technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at Imperva is a rewarding challenge

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT R&D Team Leader in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - IT R&D Team Leader in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I worked at Imperva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    1) Each and everyone working at Imperva has in-depth expertize in their area, these are professionals that you WANT to work with
    2) Team and department leaders are there to help you evolve and develop your skills even farther. They are also people who you can really talk to in tough times, and ones that you could consider as your friend.
    3) Imperva works hard to promote its own people to team leader/management roles.
    4) Great HR people - you feel their involvement in every non-technical aspect of the company. You get a lot of perks on an ongoing basis.

    Imperva works hard to solve a range of technical and regulatory problems for enterprise companies. If you are technically minded, you will definitely find it interesting and rewarding to work at Imperva.

    Cons

    Imperva is a global company. You may be required to be flexible with your hours to be able to work with people in remote offices (and in different timezones) ...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A very political organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager
    Current Employee - Product Manager

    I have been working at Imperva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Imperva was able to attract very smart and skillful people in the past. The pace is very fast and it's a great place to learn. The CEO is very strong and has been very successful in advancing the company.

    Cons

    Mistakes are quickly punished, and promotion opportunities seem to be decided more on who you know than what are your skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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