Irdeto
2.9 of 5 34 reviews
www.irdeto.com Hoofddorp, Netherlands 500 to 999 Employees

Irdeto Reviews

Updated Apr 9, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.9 34 reviews

                             

53% Approve of the CEO

Irdeto CEO Graham Kill

Graham Kill

(19 ratings)

38% of employees recommend this company to a friend
34 Employee Reviews
Relevance Date Rating
in
  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Good people, but lack of direction from international management team left a lot of people wondering if they would have

Senior Business Analyst (Former Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Irdeto full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible work hours, good insurance and benefits, nice environment, interesting content to work on, nice location, good co-workers, exposure to international cultures.

ConsSometimes high pressure, late/early meeting times due to worldwide offices, no training, uncertain future, constant re-orgs, inter office politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore training, more clear direction and commitment to staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Eye Opening

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Irdeto full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefits and open work space

ConsSLT is not open to ideas that they don't develop. The US is truly disconnected from the rest of the company. They over work their employees and unless you are supporting or on the SLT team you will be treated unfairly and disregarded. They have different standards set from the other offices.

Advice to Senior ManagementCEO needs to take a closer look at he SLT team in the US and listen to the employees other than SLT.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

INTERESTING MIX OF TALENT

Senior Director (Former Employee)
Carlsbad, CA

I worked at Irdeto full-time for more than a year

ProsInternational team is very talented at mid management levels, very dedicated and some brightest in the field

ConsUS Sr Mngt is a typical good 'ol boys club where relationship is better than actual work results and talent

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Senior Leadership is Terrible

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Eagan, MN

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

Pros* Great benefits
* Good pay
* Easy working atmosphere

ConsSenior leadership is absolutely terrible, and have no idea what they are doing.

They had a lay off and let 1 engineer go in our department. In the next month 3 people quit because of the layoff, and so they had to re-hire the original engineer. 3 more quit because they decided to remove our bonuses and stop trying to hire employees. A few week later the leadership team decided to move all the remaining jobs to Europe, despite the fact that we have been working extra hard to cover for the losses.

2 days after the second layoffs all the jobs were posted in Europe an addition to the ones we have been asking for the entire time.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Middle management wasteland

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Irdeto full-time for more than a year

ProsGood benefits. Flexible work schedules. Open work spaces with no offices encourages collaboration across hierarchy.

ConsTop down management. Everything of consequence is decided at the highest level. Even VPs have poor visibility to budgets and actuals. The senior leadership team (SLT) runs the show. A big company that still tries to run like a small company. Extremely risk averse. Poor at managing acquisitions. All acquisitions in the last decade have failed or are failing. Vision is good but execution is poor. Just eliminated 15% of headcount in attempt to return to profitability.

Advice to Senior ManagementDelegate and decentralize authority.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Disapproves of CEO

 

Unfriendly to US Business

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Francisco, CA

I worked at Irdeto full-time for less than a year

ProsNice benefits, good international marketing and product mgmt

ConsArrogant senior leadership, afraid of litigious US landscape

Advice to Senior ManagementBuck up or get out of NA

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

2 people found this helpful  

not a great company

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

I have been working at Irdeto

Prosthe company provides good benefits package.
the employees are a great .
it is a good engineering company
it is small org.

ConsManagement is too engineering minded , does not focus on employee career development , changing strategies every few months .

Advice to Senior Managementlistent to employees , more focus on biz dev , invest in career development and growth of employees , more transparency in decisions

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         

3 people found this helpful  

Tiny company not worth the try

Software Development Engineer/T (Former Employee)
Seattle, WA

I worked at Irdeto

ProsSmall company with good compensation at the very beginning.

ConsIt's the same as it's too small, so it's too vulnerable to project changes, so even fulltimers are treated as contractors when the project is done or canceled --- u will be managed out without mercy.

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat full-timers as truly fulltimes.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • No Opinion of CEO

 

Overall good experience

Senior Product Manager (Former Employee)
Amsterdam (Netherlands)

I worked at Irdeto full-time for more than 5 years

Prosglobal organization with global outlook. Average budgets and training opportunities. People were what made the company

ConsManagement not very transparent.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review

  • Culture & Values
         
  • Work/Life Balance
         
  • Senior Management
         
  • Comp & Benefits
         
  • Career Opportunities
         
  • Approves of CEO

 

Flexible work environment

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sydney (Australia)

I have been working at Irdeto full-time for more than 8 years

ProsVery flexible on work environment, excellent on fast moving toward to the next generation of the technologies in line with legacy products.

ConsRelying on too much self-training to employees, weak on utilizing the resources to the projects.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

Was this review helpful?
Yes | No
Add Employer Response Flag Review
RSS Feed Embed

Worked for Irdeto? Contribute to the Community!

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.

Glassdoor is your free inside look at Irdeto reviews and ratings — including employee satisfaction and approval rating for Irdeto CEO Graham Kill. All 34 reviews posted anonymously by Irdeto employees.