Narus Reviews

Updated February 16, 2015
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  1. Was a great place to work.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Narus

    Pros

    Great people, cool technology, good benrfits

    Cons

    Too many changes in management

  2. Solutions Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Technical expertise, cutting edge technology, great people

    Cons

    Poor leadership, bad management, no focus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not applicable. Narus closed its doors in December 2014.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Short but sweet

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great Technology - unique and valuable in the industry

    Cons

    sold too soon - just need 6 more months to triple the value of the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    6 more months

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great opportunity to work with some of the smartest and most innovative people I've ever met.

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    Former Employee - Territory Manager
    Former Employee - Territory Manager

    I worked at Narus full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The technology and the people behind it are top-notch.

    Cons

    Development was a little slow to roll out the solution and get it to market. The marketing and messaging needed a big boost.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Being Jobless is better than working in Narus - Worst Management ever seen

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    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Research Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Narus full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Free fruits at 11 o clock.
    Good lunch and dinner parties when Higher management comes down to India.
    Cant think of anything apart from this.

    Cons

    Worst Management who think about filling their pockets and looting who are funding the company.
    No respect for employees who put in their heart and soul in their work.
    Technology is below standard and dont get to learn anything
    Waste of time and experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about the product rather than filling your pockets with money.
    You are being a failure by selling the company.
    Leave the company and retire rather than playing with the lives of many engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Great Ideas, but...

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    Current Employee - Technical Support in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Narus

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and solutions

    Cons

    Leaders did not seem to play well together, we all suffered

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Great people, terrible management

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    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Working with smart, good people. They tried to make it fun, although the workload made that really difficult.

    Cons

    Terrible, bloated management; lack of vision means products with no customers, and product releases canceled. Management team runs from one opportunity to another. Agile process was never followed and used mostly for cover. Engineering runs rogue at times. No specs. Teams in India are not keep abreast of changes. Documentation is not reviewed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no clue, except to get rid of the managers who make everyone miserable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. CEO out of touch

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    Current Employee - Projetcts in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Projetcts in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at Narus

    Pros

    Lots of good learning. Freedom to do the work best possible way.

    Cons

    Top management and the current CEO is totally out of the touch with the reality. They are just collection of puppies running around with no strategy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe it is time to consider retiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Very good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Narus

    Pros

    Innovative technology. Company has a great future. Brilliant engineering team. Very relaxed working environment. Good benefits package. Nice amenities such as free coffee, weekly bagels and doughnuts, BBQs, parties.

    Cons

    Top heavy organization. Almost everyone is a manager or VP. Parent company Boeing requires

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    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.

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