RSA Security
3.2 of 5 108 reviews
www.rsasecurity.com Bedford, MA 1000 to 5000 Employees

RSA Security Reviews

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.2 108 reviews

                             

68% Approve of the CEO

RSA Security President Art Coviello Jr.

Art Coviello Jr.

(59 ratings)

58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good culture, easy to maintain work life balance"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Some great people working on them, with Incredible depth of knowledge"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Incompetent people put in some supervisory positions and then good people leave"
    in 4 reviews
  • "Upper management is changing since the purchase of RSA by EMC"
    in 3 reviews
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    Great roles, lack of clarity in direction

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsVery friendly and talented people, many development opportunities, flexibility and freedom, interesting and challenging roles. Main innovator in its industry

    ConsVery tight vacation policy (very few days), leadership doesn't have a clear direction in where it's going.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Could be so much better

    Software (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsNot too demanding - good work-life balance. Nice people to work with. A leading security company now but unclear what the future will hold.

    ConsLots of politics. No long term vision. Strategy replanning every quarter. Layoffs all the time. Have to know someone to be promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSo unclear as to who makes a decision which leads to no accountability. Lots of talk about valuing people and then they are laid off. Good people are leaving - you need to do something about it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Weak Leadership team leads to politicized culture

    Director (Former Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsStrong technologies, market leaders in important categories, some opportunities for career growth (more on this in Cons). Pay is at high end of market.

    ConsThe executive team at RSA is completely inept. I cam from another large tech company where senior executives knew how to run businesses. RSA has no clue, and no interest in making hard decisions. The staff are left rudderless. It is the most political serve-yourself first culture I have ever seen in companies I have worked for or for ones I have consulted on.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFire the top 5%.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Applied with internal referral numerous times

    Senior Administrator Positions (Former Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsNo responses to my applications; even with my internal reference (former manager) recommendation and support

    ConsJust let applicants know where they stand.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter response to those applying for position

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Metrics, not Quality driven

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Reston, VA

    ProsDecent benefits with with smart people who are friendly. Quarterly bonuses are a nice perk since a little extra always helps. Have company sponsored events which are always nice.

    ConsOur company was acquired by EMC/RSA. The company now has become driven by metrics. More concerned with hitting numbers than producing a quality product.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease review how projects are being run. Need to refocus effort towards building a quality product.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Every person can have a different experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood Benefits, flexibility to work from home when needed, access to EMC university, senior management is approachable. Opportunity to move around in EMC/RSA

    ConsVery Sales driven; boss is the key, make sure that you have great relation with him or her. I did not find it very collaborative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmployee trust has gone down, please work on it

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    There is no job security at RSA Security...

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsNice facility and campus. On-site cafeteria.
    Flexible work hours.
    Ability to learn new technologies that helps you to add to your resume, which you will need to do because you'll eventually get laid off.

    ConsParent company EMC is in constant layoff mode.
    Non-publicized layoffs happen regularly, creating "fear of job loss" syndrome.
    Very-cliquey work environment, if you don't belong to a clique you are ostracized and then laid off.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop trying to re-invent the company, this became a yearly event.
    Share roadmaps with employees.
    Try to retain your workforce instead of flushing away some very smart people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Company

    Consultant (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsCompany likes to invest in its employees

    ConsLarge company with very specific protocols to get things done

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
    Bedford, MA

    ProsI've been in the Tech sector (Finance) for over 40 years and RSA/EMC has by far the most professional and capable people that I have had the pleasure to work with. Senior management is truly interested in career development and employee satisfaction.

    ConsOther than the workload at quarter end, none that come to mind.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good work environment, just too slow, still working on old stuff!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood culture, easy to maintain work life balance

    ConsLack of talent, there's not lot of opportunity to grow

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey need to do things differently, i feel they need to take some strong steps to regain their position as market leaders.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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