Narus Reviews

Updated August 7, 2014
Updated August 7, 2014
19 Reviews
2.6
19 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great people at Narus and innovative technologies

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Narus

    Pros

    i really like the smart people that I work with and our teamwork environment. It's great to work in an area that applies innovative technologies to solving important real life problems. I appreciate the honesty and transparency from our president in how he communicates with us and his vision for the company.

    Cons

    Entering into the enterprise market, need more offerings for the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please continue the dialog with employees. We really appreciate it. The more we are empowered, the more we can contribute to he success of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Poor overall executive team. Where is the DNA of defensive cyber security in its products?

    Former Employee - Senior Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Narus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The CTO Office host a competent team of researchers. Comes to engineering, it is a place where they will pay well for head counts in order to keep the noise level down, not about building a product that can protect enterprises from cyber attack, such as network server hardening. Happy goes lucky!

    Cons

    Engineering management came to the job without prior relevant experience in basic cyber defense such as server hardening. Mockups shown during RSA Exhibition never made into a product. After couple years of the new management, yet to find a revenue stream that can enable it to meet its expenditures and financial obligations, instead, it begs additional funds in multi-millions from its parent company, Overall lack of honesty and integrity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A new executive team is needed sooner than later.

  3.  

    Poor executive management at the time I worked there

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

    I worked at Narus

    Pros

    Good people at lower levels, reasonable compensation

    Cons

    Inexperienced, unethical executive management staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Morale sapping

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Pay was just about okay

    Cons

    Too much offshored software engineering

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Narus is building one of the most scalable and usable Cyber Security Analytic solution in the market place.

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

    I have been working at Narus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Building Great technology that is scalable from 1Gbps to more than 100Gbps , cutting edge networking, Big data processing, advanced security analytic, Real-time processing & alerting, Data-at-rest processing, latest and greatest UI designs. Lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    Deal size is large and as such sales cycle is longer than normal. Need to get a predicted sales cycles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Sales -

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid if you can

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

    I worked at Narus

    Pros

    Salary were paid on time

    Cons

    Lack of domain expertise to address business need

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sound business sense rather than just please Boeing to get funding.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Narus is moving forward big time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Narus

    Pros

    Outstanding team with great potential to deliver

    Cons

    Hindered by past mistakes from prior management. New team gets it!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    FOCUS FOCUS FOCUS!

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Avoid unless you need for build resume

    • 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 Narus full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - cutting-edge technology (but vaporware)
    - good fellow workers - smart and honest
    - good agile teams

    Cons

    - senior engineering management is worst
    - lots of politics and deceit
    - managers are self-serving -- only about them (you they pawn)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get real leadership in R&D side, not wannabe
    remember you have duty to employees who give up good opportunities because of your promise

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Lost in cyberspace

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Narus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Foundation of interesting technology with cutting edge R&D team.

    Cons

    No current product available. In rebuilding and salvage mode. Lost a lot of talent. Boeing bureacracy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build something that Boeing and the market need and value. Good luck!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Avoid this place any cost

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Software Development in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Lead Software Development in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Narus full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Potential to be cutting edge in network trafic analytics. It had head start in this space. But loosing it quickly.

    Cons

    No Idea what they want to do and what they are doing. No real thought what about customer requirements and market needs. Frequent layoffs. Doing the same thing over and over

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please ask customers what they want and how much they willing to pay for it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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