MessageLabs Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at MessageLabs full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Excellent technology and good people.

    Cons

    The security space has a lot of competition.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  2. How did I survive a year here

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Executive in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Development Executive in New York, NY

    I have been working at MessageLabs

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

    Pros

    Something to put on your resume

    Cons

    if you don't have anything nice to say then........

    Advice to Management

    Try and do the job yourself


  3. both fulfilling and frustrating

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Acquisition in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Acquisition in New York, NY

    I worked at MessageLabs

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    smart people, belief in the product, energy, fun place (not formal) goal setting, team environment, great benefits (including tuition assistance)

    Cons

    can be very hectic and disorganized at times - not everybody does their job well, could use more people dedicated to clerical support


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  5. That IT company that others wish they could be. :)

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at MessageLabs

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company. Excellent management. Co-workers are helpful, fun, and extremely encouraging. Love the team environment. The potential to make a lot of money is there.

    Cons

    Days can seem very long. Tasks are a little too repetitive for my liking. Sometimes it can get a little too loud in the office.

    Advice to Management

    I think management does pretty well. They are encouraging and really want their employees to be successful and have long careers with the organization.


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    Fair and Balanced

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at MessageLabs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Product is excellent Tech Support is Excellent SE Support Is Excellent There are some strong partner relationships, however, those may be in peril as the company becomes integrated with Symantec

    Cons

    Management is Awful Business is viewed on a micro Month to month scale HR in New York has no say in any matters at all and must go to Ca for all issues There is no real guidance as to what will happen from a product perspective now that the company has been bought There has been a tremendous amount of management turnover in the last few years

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your people Respond to your people


  7. Was a good company

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support in Gloucester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Support in Gloucester, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great small company with good energy

    Cons

    It was sold to a corporation

    Advice to Management

    Too late now


  8. Company past its best

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at MessageLabs full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Easy to sell product but they were rapidly loosing market share and trading on historical impression of the company

    Cons

    No innovation in 5 years Hire them, fire them mentality


  9. Big company, with a small (friendly) company atmosphere

    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at MessageLabs as a contractor

    Pros

    A big name to work for, giving a good opportunity to learn plenty!

    Cons

    As with many companies, testing often got squeezed

    Advice to Management

    Invest time (and money) in getting out of date test envs and systems updated.


  10. My Experience Working At Message labs

    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Great Fast Moving Startup experience

    Cons

    Suffers from the downsides of Organic Growth

    Advice to Management

    N/S


  11. Good fellow colleagues but lack luster growth opportunities and unsupportive management.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Centre Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Support Centre Technician in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at MessageLabs

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fellow co-workers are very supportive and willing to help you learn and solve issues. You are also exposed to a lot of technology and get to learn a bit about everything in a relatively short period of time.

    Cons

    While the company has some brilliant developers working for them, the amount of knowledge sharing from them to their support staff is lack luster. The amount of engineers to lower level support staff is low, meaning that ticket escalations for customer issues are not openly accepted as they should be. Overall, there seems to be a shortage of staff on the engineering and support side.

    Advice to Management

    As advice, I would suggest that they focus on training lower management on how to properly find talent from within instead of always hiring from the outside. There are many occasions where a good number of higher paying local jobs are only hired for externally.



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