Invincea Reviews

Updated July 3, 2015
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  1. model startup + dynamic research lab

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Research in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Invincea full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is divided into a government funded research organization and a venture backed security products organization and reflects that rare, fruitful fusion of research and practice. The leadership reflects this balance as well -- the CEO came out of DARPA's entrepreneurial R&D culture and has since distinguished himself as a business leader. On the research side the company manages to compete effectively for work at DARPA and other agencies and then transition successful research concepts into features implemented within Invincea's security products. On the commercial side the company has a unique product positioned to take off in the market and a remarkable level of competence and team cohesion. Management truly cares about fostering a vibrant company culture and it shows in the range of extracurricular events the company offers (from paintball to bowling to company trips to baseball games).

    Cons

    There aren't big downsides to working at Invincea at the moment. To work here you have to be prepared to put in long hours during crunch time, but as far as startups go the work life balance is not bad.

    Advice to Management

    There are probably more opportunities to fuse the research coming out of the research organization with the commercial products, when possible work on creating a structure for technical exchange between the two business units so that such opportunities surface in a timely manner.


  2. Great people, great culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Invincea full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The biggest asset this company has is its people. The people at Invincea establish a culture of innovation, collaboration, and customer focus. And this may sound crazy, but we actually like hanging out with each other. This includes the accounting group hanging out with developers. Crazy, I know!

    Cons

    There are two great companies embedded in one-- the Product company and the Labs group. These two groups are separated by 10 miles of distance. Would be awesome if they spent more time together. The synergies for when we get together are incredible.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the company. Demand is out-stripping resources. Oh, and more happy hours. :)


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Invincea

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    No stupid people, fairly liberal with the vacation scheduling, a very collaborative environment.

    Cons

    Sometimes things move a touch too fast, i.e. doing before planning, but I guess it's ok for a startup.

    Advice to Management

    More process in place, more accountability.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Innovative Product, Great Company Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Marketing Intern in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Invincea

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Never boring, plenty of stimulating work. Smaller start-up company making a big name for ourselves. Close-knit employee culture, regular positive interaction with Management and Executives. Rewarding and very team-oriented workplace. This company is overflowing with talented employees and is an amazing place to work. A lot of autonomy and work schedule flexibility as well.

    Cons

    Can't think of any cons


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Place to Work, Lots of Opportunity

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Invincea full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work Fun company culture Our software is serving a real need and doing something useful Plenty of opportunity for learning new skills and solving interesting problems The company itself has a lot of potential and is growing like crazy Location is great No "sick to my stomach" feeling on Sunday night

    Cons

    Can sometimes require long hours The building we are currently in is not well managed


  7. A company for the Y2K generation

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fairfax, VA

    I have been working at Invincea full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    There is good flexibility with work schedule, and work from home is welcomed as long as productivity is preserved. The company does many activities to encourage team building such as ski trips, volunteering work and happy hours. Managers maintain a balance between being relaxed and enforcing discipline and standards. Colleagues are very professional and knowledgeable, always keen to help or point to a source of information. A small company environment leads to everyone's contribution almost immediately visible. From the managing directors' new product idea, to product manager's tangible product design and finally to the engineering team's implementation, everyone can one's fruit of labour.

    Cons

    A small of company means there's less resources for training so one must be able to adopt quickly and constantly learn things on one's own to stay relevant in a dynamic environment.

    Advice to Management

    More happy hour events is always welcomed.


  8. Great place to work!

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

    I have been working at Invincea

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love working with smart people in a progressive, forward-thinking culture. Everyone here works hard and believes in Invincea's products. Innovation is encouraged, and all departments work together toward a common goal.

    Cons

    No negatives. Great place to work.


  9. Innovative technology, passionate customers, great culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director of Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Invincea full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Disruptive technology coupled with pragmatic approach Rapid growth Tremendous success rate on customer implementations both large enterprise and small Solid industry partnerships helping to fuel expansion Great culture - high expectations but focus on personal growth opportunities and fun

    Cons

    Not quite a mainstream product yet so a good portion of sales were not budgeted but rather evangelized. Fast pace not for everyone - our mission is to own this market so all hands on deck required.

    Advice to Management

    Don't dilute shares with more VC money - the market is ready for us. Continue promoting from within - this is startup land so experience earned/learned is in dog years


  10. Great Culture, People, Product and Company Direction

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Invincea full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic Compensation plan for sales people who hit and exceed sales numbers, Excellent company communication in terms of direction for both product and company, Fun work environment and a great group of people who are all working towards a collective goal of market domination!

    Cons

    No cons at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!! Continue hiring top tier talent.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Fun, challenging, and did I mention fun?

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

    I have been working at Invincea full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Invincea has bread a culture of people who work hard....really hard, but have an amazing time doing it. The office is full of pressures, but full of great conversation, laughter, and a true family/team environment. The leadership actually cares. They see the stress, and call time outs for foosball tourneys, xbox one games, and even a quick beer. Dress code is very relaxed. You will see everything from flip-flops to suits with no judgement what so ever Happy hours, and company events are PLENTIFUL! You earn points towards prizes the more events you attend. Working from home doesn't seem to be an issue if your responsibilities allow, as many employees live in Boston, Florida, Cali, etc.... The CEO, COO, CFO, and some VPs are in the office and couldn't be more approachable and an absolute pleasure to be around. Much of the laughter and fun center around the executive team. They command success and respect through the good treatment of employees and do not create a "fear" environment. Ideas on how to improve the product and even work life are listened to, and are acted upon. Each employee has the power to make a difference in this company. Everyone has a voice, and you dont have to scream loud! It is FUN!!! They have a FUN room with games, tv, console, darts, etc.... People laugh, share ideas with excitement, and are passionate about Invincea. They are Invinceans, and are proud of that! The office sits in downtown Fairfax, and the local pubs and restaurants are used often by the teams!

    Cons

    The pressure is on! Everyone is passionate and wants this company and product to succeed so bad, that nothing will stop these Invinceans from succeeding.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on. Keep on talking, laughing, encouraging, and steering. Continue to be the glue



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