Lumension Security Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
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  1. Great People, Great Atmosphere, Need Direction

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

    I have been working at Lumension Security full-time

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

    Pros

    The people here are pleasant and a joy to work with. The building is beautiful and has complimentary soda, coffee, catered lunches every other Wednesday and flexible work schedules. The ability to work on new technologies in engineering is refreshing and allows for professional growth. The new CEO(John Ferron) is very open with as much information is legally possible without being just fluff. This is a huge improvement over the previous carryover CEO from NetMotion. The ability to move up is available for those actively seeking it. New benefits are much better with 401K match and better PTO policy.

    Cons

    A clear vision is actively being constructed for long term growth. Near term future is more clear but that only accounts for the next year. Movement majority of business operation to NetMotion in Seattle has been a tough transition since July 2014 but adjustment is going more smooth lately. New PTO policy is nice but could always be better.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your existing employees like gold. Be flexible with working hours and dont track time that people are in their seats v. working from home or away from the computer. Get a long term plan established and communicated out. Have more contact from C level executives to employees.

  2. Principal

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Principal Consultant in Santa Rosa, CA
    Current Contractor - Principal Consultant in Santa Rosa, CA

    I have been working at Lumension Security as a contractor (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Small consulting company offers a variety of interesting and rewarding projects which never becomes monotonous or boring. It always feels great to achieve something significant for clients and add value to clients' organization.

    Cons

    Long hours and pressing deadlines can at times be the order of the day. Small organization and contract work does not offer the rich benefits provided to employees of large corporatuions

    Advice to Management

    Add more staff members and grow the organization

  3. Helpful (2)

    Circling the drain

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Small perks like covered parking, coffee, catered lunches once in a while.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunities for job growth, management has their own agenda. Revolving door at all levels; 3 CEO's in one year. Most senior employees that were there when I started have left. Company morale is ever sinking.

    Advice to Management

    Stop doing the cut and run, just sell the company already and move everything to Seattle like half of it is already.

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  5. Good Company overall

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    For the most part it's a friendly environment.

    Cons

    The work can be very challenging at times and the Pay is OK but not great.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look at other departments besides Sales and Engineering - they are not the (Only) employees who drive revenue!!!

  6. Helpful (1)

    Once a good company, slowing going down the tubes.

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

    I have been working at Lumension Security full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented co-workers and very pleasant to work with. The pay and benefits are great. The Scottsdale office is also very nice with catered lunches every other week.

    Cons

    Very low morale. Most people joke about when they are getting laid off, but you can tell there is a hint of them being serious. Extremely slow management, decisions are pushed back months at a time. The departments are running skeleton crews, doing the tasks of 2 to 3 people. Most projects turn into a hurry up and wait scenario, be prepared to stay late on a regular basis.

    Advice to Management

    First of all, speak to your employees, you'll be surprised how many people are looking to run out the door. The constant revolving door of executive management doesn't help either. Hire more staff to back-fill the people that left. Have managers that can actually manage, not delegate all of their management duties to the team.

  7. Helpful (3)

    Mixed Bag

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

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

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity to work with new technologies and a broad range of technologies. The talent of the staff is above average, as is the compensation.

    Cons

    Terrible leadership. The culture of senior management invites empire building. That behavior saps vital energy from the task at hand.

    Advice to Management

    Give informal feedback to employees regularly. Give formal feedback quarterly. In a review, remember that the best surprise is no surprise. Do not take credit for another person's work. Give apologies for doing the wrong thing, not excuses or deflections. Allow debate between employees, rather than trying to silence opinions. And be aware that the death march is being caused by poor senior leadership while the blame and burden is being shifted by that same leadership to the employee base. In other words, it is time to reform or clean house at or near the top of the chain.

  8. Helpful (3)

    Once a great company with great people

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I have been working at Lumension Security full-time (more than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Used to be a terrific place to grow and learn

    Cons

    Under new, dubious management. Not sure if this is a good place to work anymore.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Mediocre company good roots with too much turnover

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

    I worked at Lumension Security full-time

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

    Pros

    People are fun to work with. They have a generally good direction and product vision. Their roots go back to Patch management which is a great space to be in.

    Cons

    Management appear to hire and fire on a whim. They have hired entire branches and fired entire branches several times. Beware if you work at a branch office, you won't see the layoff coming. Management seems to be swayed one way or another based on the latest trends.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a direction and a set of employees and by loyal to both.

  10. Great company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Lumension Security full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good pay for performance. Excellent team to work with!

    Cons

    Information security changes so fast - can our company keep up?

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to reach out to enterprise customers.

  11. Exciting, Challenging and Rewarding Work

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lumension is in an exciting field (cyber security) with some cutting edge technologies that have been rated "visionary" in the Gartner EPP Magic Quadrant for the last four years. A relatively small organization, the work is both challenging and rewarding, with broad latitude for personal growth and initiative. And the global DNA (workforce, sales, presence) of the organization makes for a very interesting and diverse experience.

    Cons

    As a relatively small organization in a very hot space, there is always much more to do than time and resources permit, which can be stressful and disheartening at times. However, this entrepreneurial, "do more with less" mindset has allowed Lumension to compete successfully with the behemoths in the industry.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain vision, get focused, be more agile, and execute, execute, execute.

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