SonicWALL

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SonicWALL Reviews

Updated October 25, 2014
Updated October 25, 2014
51 Reviews
2.9
51 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Flexible hours, work-at-home contribute to work-life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Good people there trying their best to do their jobs (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • management needs to listen more to suggestions from customers (in 3 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good but needs improvement

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

    I worked at SonicWALL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, talented people, good culture

    Cons

    Handwork is not appreciated. Lot of politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Review the employee salaries and adjust according to the market

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work for Network Security Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Micro Management, Lack of Mentoring & Promotion opportunities.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best place to work ever - until Dell bought them

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Just an amazing culture, products, and employees.

    Cons

    Bought by Dell who completely destroyed it all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    If working in US- less technical growth with less salaries

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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

    I have been working at SonicWALL

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

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

    I worked at SonicWALL full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Good Management
    - Growth Opportunity
    - You run your territory

    Cons

    - Not a great culture
    - Many HR violations not addressed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    aMy experience in Dell/SonicWall:

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Not interested to provide carrier Growth to people.

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

    I worked at SonicWALL

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Sonicwall

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall a good place to work

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

    I have been working at SonicWALL

    Pros

    Personally I find SonicWall a pleasant place to work. The benefits are good, they have 401K matching, and the managers, directors, and VP's I deal with are great.

    Cons

    SonicWall is not very consistent at giving raises and they are normally around 2% of your salary. Their employee bonus system is meager at best, even after having record revenue numbers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As with any company, upper management should never forget the "little guys" who make it happen. Recognition is one thing but financial rewards go a bit further - especially with moral.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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