SonicWALL Reviews

Updated July 21, 2015
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  • Good company for work life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  • Everything is about the UTM/firewall (in 3 reviews)

  • Very unprofessional work environment (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Opportunities with good work life balance.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at SonicWALL full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work life balance opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Not always working on cutting edge tech


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good but needs improvement

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - QA Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance, talented people, good culture

    Cons

    Handwork is not appreciated. Lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    Review the employee salaries and adjust according to the market


  3. Great place to work for Network Security Support

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Phoenix, AZ

    I have been working at SonicWALL full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Network & Security Product Exposure, Internal Training's on Security Technologies.

    Cons

    Micro Management, Lack of Mentoring & Promotion opportunities.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Best place to work ever - until Dell bought them

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Just an amazing culture, products, and employees.

    Cons

    Bought by Dell who completely destroyed it all.

    Advice to Management

    Get Dell to sell you off as an independent company with no strings attached to Dell.


  6. If working in US- less technical growth with less salaries

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Test Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at SonicWALL full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good Work Enivironment. They have a really good Vice President

    Cons

    - They dont care about the work satisfaction of the employee. - Less Slalaries - They dont think BIG. Pretty much plays safe game

    Advice to Management

    - Please try to match the salaries as per the market. - It is good to have some get togethers, outing for a better team building.


  7. Thriving industry (cybersecurity), good work-life balance, adjusting to being part of Dell.

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

    I have been working at SonicWALL

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting, important, good guys vs. bad guys purpose to the work. Flexible hours, work-at-home contribute to work-life balance. Cornerstone of Dell Software vision.

    Cons

    Key departures due to layoffs and resignations as part of Dell integration. Collegial corporate culture being overtaken by Dell.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure the legacy indirect sales channel that SonicWALL built its success on is not neglected as Dell takes over.


  8. Great Experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good Management - Growth Opportunity - You run your territory

    Cons

    - Not a great culture - Many HR violations not addressed

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved in HR Violations. Some things could end a lawsuit if you aren't careful.


  9. aMy experience in Dell/SonicWall:

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    (1)Great daily commute with against-traffic driving between company and my home in Sunnyvale. (2)Engineer-driven company and engineer gets fully support to do his work.

    Cons

    Lack of communications between different functional groups.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage engineers to connect cross groups and get a big picture of company product. That will motivate engineers more. The company makes great products not only depending on just a few "key" managers, but also on all levels of engineers.


  10. Not interested to provide carrier Growth to people.

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

    I worked at SonicWALL

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    - flexible work hours , Work from home option

    Cons

    lack of team environment , no personal growth , no carrier Growth, not the best work environment to work in, no guidance for team building, minimal salary increments.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Sonicwall

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Ass Kisser in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Ass Kisser in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at SonicWALL full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation package. Other than that, this company is a major downer. Can't compete in the SSL VPN (Aventail) market as the product never works correctly. The product is made for small mom and pop shops.

    Cons

    Not a real player in the UTM firewall market. Can't compete with Palo Alto or Fortinet. Sonicwall is a pretender.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company, oh wait, DELL already bought you! SUCKERS!!!



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