Mandiant Reviews

Updated June 13, 2015
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Kevin R Mandia
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  1. An Acceptable Tenure

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Mandiant full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    During my time at Mandiant, by far and away, the best part was getting to work with the other employees. I've been around the block once or twice and, prior to Mandiant, I had never worked with so many outstanding people. Every person there either could have been a team lead or was a team lead or would become a team lead. Everyone was committed to making the company and the products we produced great.

    Cons

    The culture shifted. People moved on. Familiarity bred contempt. There were so many new hires that instead of being integrated into the culture, they brought their own culture.

    Advice to Management

    I absolutely loved working for Kevin. I would do so again in a heartbeat.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Was a great place to work until acquired by FireEye

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at Mandiant

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

    Pros

    World-class talent, mission-oriented mindset, working "incidents that matter", good compensation & benefits. Having Mandiant experience on your resume lets you command a premium salary-wise when its time to move on.

    Cons

    The acquisition by FireEye caused a massive talent exodus due to a shift in business priorities (profit instead of respectability & renown) and pressure to cut down on overhead costs. An idiotic corporate travel policy enforced by FireEye & being constantly on the road combined were a major morale sap. Leadership & experience within the Professional Services component was gutted when several long-time Mandiant employees refused to push FireEye product on customers. MCIRT was neutered and hamstrung by bad/incompetent management eager to satisfy unrealistic demands by FireEye. Intel team gutted and demoralized.

    Advice to Management

    Get out while you can, Mandiant is a shell of its former self.


  3. Eye Candy

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mandiant full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    the office space was very nice.

    Cons

    i was told to "step up my wardrobe" by my direct supervisor even though I never left the office for my job. most people around me wore jeans and a t-shirt. basically i felt like i was eye candy and nothing more.

    Advice to Management

    learn how to treat your employees.


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  5. Awesome place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - N/A in Alexandria, VA

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

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

    Pros

    The food, the people and the intellectual atmosphere combine to make this an excellent place to work. There is always help or the opportunity to help and learn.

    Cons

    Sometimes it's easy to spread ones self very thin and while possible, deep technically diving isn't always a possibility.

    Advice to Management

    More time off.


  6. Exciting company with a lot of career growth potential

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Mandiant

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits - PTO, medical and dental, 401k match Good career growth opportunities

    Cons

    A lot of miscommunication between management and employees


  7. Never a slow day

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Mandiant

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Mandiant has a wealth of technical projects and is a great place for people who like owning up to big tasks. The work is as personally fulfilling as it is immediately valuable to the businenss, which can be a rare treat in some organizations.

    Cons

    Fast pace and long hours - only if it's not your thing.

    Advice to Management

    Management is solid. Unified vision, friendly, sharp and motivating.


  8. Great Incident Response Org

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

    I worked at Mandiant (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits provided to the employees.

    Cons

    What will happen not that it has been sold to FireEye?


  9. Great Company

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very aware of benefits of keeping employees happy to aid in retention.

    Cons

    Still has small company mentality. Great for employees but sometimes hard to manage expectations.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Some Managment...

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free catered lunches Great employee benefits and compensation Only company doing what they do as well as they do it/cutting edge of InfoSec industry.

    Cons

    Management is ignorant to employee needs Company of 300 employees acts and treats its employees as if they are a company of hundreds of thousands of employees Management makes you work ridiculous amounts of overtime to get your job done so you never get to spend time with your families leading to divorce (not me but many of my co-workers) or no real life.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees needs and treat each employee as THEY need to be treated. Stop treating your employees as if they are all the same robot.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Lots of potential, but still a small company.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at Mandiant

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    The company is developing technology that tackles the incident response market, which is a relatively young market from a product perspective. Revenue potential is huge, especially with the fact that the company is staffed by a experienced and professional consulting organization, whose experiences are extremely valuable when it comes to software development.

    Cons

    As with any small business, resources are always an issue. In this case, resources entails engineers, development/QA hardware and software.

    Advice to Management

    Bite the bullet and spend more money on expanding the engineering and marketing organizations.



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