SafeNet Reviews

Updated August 7, 2015
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SafeNet President and Chief Executive Officer Prakash Panjwani
Prakash Panjwani
12 Ratings

Pros
  • Relaxed sales environment, good work life balance (in 12 reviews)

  • Complete job satisfaction and perfect work environment (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • salary, senior management, work life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • Office politics and outdated product line (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Very good experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    U can learn a lot .

    Cons

    Everything was good .No cons


  2. Compensation/Succession Plan

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team. Excellent growth potential.

    Cons

    Compensation should better match effort. Work/life balance and succession plan should be implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Implement mentorship/succession plan and compensate employees.


  3. Program Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Torrance, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It was a Small company, with a clear direction . Good salary, benefits, and coworkers.

    Cons

    Starting to become too big. Many were layed off in order to make the company lean and ready to be bought . It worked - the government division was purchased by Raytheon. Not small now.

    Advice to Management

    Remember where you came from ( a small great company), when making decisions about the future. The company now is a shadow of its former self.


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  5. Everybody works for his self

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germany, OH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Germany, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Enterprise has good products which achieves market demands.

    Cons

    People are missing team work. If you are not in the management and not recognized by them, it is a hard time working here.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job, lead and motivate people across teams instead of just picking a very view and mainly always the same persons.


  6. The right issues at the right time

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at SafeNet full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Open, relaxed management and culture. Good internal communication. Clear business goals and market focus.

    Cons

    No negatives to note at this time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  7. How is it working for Safenet

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There really isn't a whole lot of positive to say about the company. If you are into taking half day of lunch breaks you would enjoy working here.

    Cons

    The management seems to have no clue about the product or the competition. We have had three CEO's in three years and it seems to be a rotating door policy.

    Advice to Management

    Look at the competition and see what the employees want.


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    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Belcamp, MD
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Belcamp, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at SafeNet full-time

    Pros

    - People are generally pretty nice to work with - Knowledge base is pretty good given the somewhat niche products that are produced here - Direct managers seems genuinely interested in well-being of their employees

    Cons

    - Big company, lots of resistance to change (with regard to new technologies) - Salaries seem to be on the low side for the tech industry - Senior management seems to be very disconnected from the rest of the employees, probably due to all the mergers & acquisitions that are happening all the time - They just got bought by another big company, it is possible there are some big changes changes coming


  9. Helpful (1)

    Toxic Environment

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    Former Employee - E-Commerce Analyst in Belcamp, MD
    Former Employee - E-Commerce Analyst in Belcamp, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    from 2004-2008: They mostly left me alone to do my work. Salaries were low compared to competition. Decent benefits early on: profit sharing, stock options. The most senior marketing people were very nice.

    Cons

    Office politics. Very cliquish. Very High School. If you weren't part of the "cool people" group, you were nothing. Mostly dead end jobs. No way to move around vertically or horizontally. Only the sales people had good futures in the company. Lower tier managers were bullies.

    Advice to Management

    Things have changed since I left so can't give much advice. Just focus more on your employees' needs.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Frustrating....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at SafeNet full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Working for a global company that is respected in the security industry. The culture is nice.

    Cons

    Too top-heavy. No career path if you are not in sales or marketing. If you are not working all of the time, you will not be considered for any promotion and/or advancement. The pay is not aligned with the DC/VA/MD corridor. Basically, you get your experience here, and then move onto another company for improved compensation.


  11. Helpful (2)

    We have a lot of untapped potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at SafeNet full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Very talented workforce and plenty to learn for those willing to put in the work. Flexible work hours depending on your position and great company events.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better it is way too easy for another company to come by and take good talent away. No budget for real hands on training that could enhance career growth in our chosen field. Management appears to mean well but the impression we get is their hands are tied behind their back to improve work life.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember its the employees that make the company.



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