PGP Reviews

Updated June 18, 2015
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  1. Great Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at PGP full-time

    Pros

    Awesome vision, really smart people.

    Cons

    Typical transition troubles for growing startup.


  2. PGP Logisitics

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    Former Employee - Logistics Technician in Woodland, CA
    Former Employee - Logistics Technician in Woodland, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PGP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good place to work, steady work, overtime, friendlly co-workers , reasonable wages, outstanding safety progam

    Cons

    supervision was somewhat lacking... expect ed employee to cross-train in all areas of logisitcs department, but did not avail time to do so and accpomplish day to day business. 20 years in business, no lay offs till 2010 due to large profit loss

    Advice to Management

    fix what ever happened in 2010, hopefully you have. keep up good work ,great safety policies and procedures


  3. nIGHTMARE

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PGP full-time

    Pros

    Not a lot, They'll treat you right ot et you in the door, but there's a reason it's revolving

    Cons

    Hell on earth. Saftey violations, food safety violations, general atmosphere of toxic hate


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  5. Great experience

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PGP full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and smart people.

    Cons

    Growing pains of a startup.

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. Every one was passionate for the cause

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PGP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great work like balance. Great team, every one of us were motivated on the cause to provide privacy for all.

    Cons

    Company growth slowed and has been more towards flat line in 2009/2010.


  7. Horrible Working Environment and high turnover

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    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Software Test Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Short commute and save gas

    Cons

    Manager and upper management lying too much.

    Advice to Management

    Lose focus and high rate of turnover


  8. well-regarded by their customers, seemed internally disorganized in several areas

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A technology leader among the encryption vendors Definitely useful product Quite a number of smart people working there Provided daily free lunch

    Cons

    Lots of the engineers had the mentality of hoarding information, only giving it out when asked. Not a lot of information sharing going on. Some engineering groups seemed fairly dysfunctional--younger developers with lots of attitude and disrespectful behavior to management, some people with no clue about how to do their jobs, management direction often lacking or inadequate because the manager was too busy spending time trying to satisfy their own management to really deal well with their own employees. When I started there I was given a Windows 7 laptop and the IT staff said "here it is. It's against our policy to support it, so you're on your own as far as getting things fixed (printer setups, networking, etc.)" Ultimately they decided that wasn't a viable policy, but that's just unacceptable behavior in any other company I've worked at.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how much middle management is required to do, to allow them to deal effectively with their own employees! Insist on a culture of openness, rather than the culture I saw of information hiding, silos, etc. It's an encryption company, but should be open at least within the company itself! (I was a 2007 employee, but the rating doesn't go back that far.)


  9. Not a bad place to be

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    Former Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at PGP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Environment was fairly stress free for being a Valley software company.

    Cons

    Limited career advancement opportunities. Engineering management can be a little unprofessional at times.


  10. Lots of opportunity

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small company, you know everyone Lots of opportunity to create your own future

    Cons

    Very conservative financially and technically

    Advice to Management

    Be more agile in the market.


  11. Don't it always seem to go - you don't know what you got till it's gone.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Bright, dedicated people with a sense of passion and purpose. Team-oriented company that worked hard to build great products and support its customers and employees.

    Cons

    As with all high-growth companies, it was stressfull at times.

    Advice to Management

    Sorry it had to end. It will be difficult to find another organization like PGP.



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