Lumension Security

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Lumension Security Reviews

Updated November 3, 2014
Updated November 3, 2014
22 Reviews
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22 Reviews
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  1.  

    Good Company overall

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Changing for the Sake of Changing

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

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

    Pros

    You must know the feeling? you go to the interview, you are 'sold' the company? It sounds great!! The plans are promising, the training and support network ticks all the right boxes.
    In General some of this came true, and once you get to know people, they are great!!

    Cons

    The recent management change promised there would not be change for the sake of change! Guess what! total lies. Recent hires are gone, there appears to be more upper management than is really needed. An element of fear is hanging around and you are given additional tasks to do at short notice and with little or no consideration for existing activity or work life balance. Getting tasks handed to you last minute because the other guy cannot do it is totally unacceptable
    I fear for the future of Lumension, it shows great promise, well it did once.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It is obvious really.
    Develop a plan, communicate the plan. Strip out some of the upper management that is frankly not required or need and in fact are a hindrance to the development of the company as they are more concerned about themselves rather than those around them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Once a great company with great people

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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 an year)

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mediocre company good roots with too much turnover

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

    I worked at Lumension Security full-time

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    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 an year)

    Pros

    Good pay for performance. Excellent team to work with!

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find ways to reach out to enterprise customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Exciting, Challenging and Rewarding Work

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    • 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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Be careful.

    • 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

    Pros

    Most of the people I worked with were fun and intelligent. The office headquarters in Scottsdale is a nice facility.

    Cons

    The flagship product is an outdated commodity whose market share is being destroyed by Microsoft. The products are difficult to install and do not work without multiple troubleshooting sessions. Additional job duties are frequently assigned as Lumension does not often replace people when they leave. After a recent "change in direction", Management recently terminated around 40% of the company. Upper management has created a "Culture of fear".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board of directors should replace the CEO and the executive management staff and start over.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Management silo-ed like a Large Corporation

    • 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

    Pros

    Good product idea. Flexible work hours

    Cons

    Task oriented management style. Harmonious relationships missing in many cases

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