Sourcefire Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
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  1. Working at Sourcefire is very satisfying.

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

    I have been working at Sourcefire full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    At Sourcefire we provide industry-leading computer network intrusion prevention systems. Our Technical Support department has been widely recognized as one of the best in the industry. We pride ourselves on having the first point of contact for a customer with a problem being someone with the expertise that would require multiple escalations to higher levels at most other support organizations.

    Management at Sourcefire is very supportive of its employees, providing opportunities for training and advancement at every turn.

    Cons

    Sourcefire was acquired by Cisco Systems about a year ago. The structure of Sourcefire technical support was very different from that of Cisco technical support. Integrating the two organizations has been challenging. Additionally, we have heard from numerous Sourcefire customers that they don't want their previous experiences with Sourcefire support to change, putting more pressure on us to figure out how to continue to provide that experience within a very different internal structure.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure how this could be addressed, but the perception from Sourcefire customers has been that their support experience will be less satisfying after Sourcefire is fully integrated with Cisco. I realize that modifying Cisco procedures and corporate culture is unlikely to happen, but some effort to maintain the Sourcefire attitude toward customer support would be a very good idea.

  2. Sad to see you go

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

    I worked at Sourcefire

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

    Pros

    Awesome culture, didn't have to PC around everyone, managers were able to get things done quick and a lot of smart people.
    Free lunch
    Free sodas, juice, red bulls, etc.
    dirt cheap vending machine items (25 cents each)

    Cons

    Bought out by Cisco... :(

    Created too many processes to easily get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can to streamline processes.

  3. Incredible place to work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Sourcefire full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Sourcefire was one of the best places I ever worked. It had an incredible culture from the C-levels down.
    Everyone was friendly and very helpful
    Sourcefire actually had internal programs to be sure their culture wouldn't change is it grew

    Cons

    There was the occasional employee who thought they were smarter and better than everyone else...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work wherever you go

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    great place prior to cisco acquisition

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

    I have been working at Sourcefire full-time (more than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    great focus on being the best in IPS market.

    Cons

    can not think of any cons

  6. Great environment

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

    I have been working at Sourcefire

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

    Pros

    I worked at Sourcefire prior to the Cisco acquisition, and during that time it was a fantastic place to work. Free lunches, free snacks, and beverages. They really focused on work/life balance and enjoying your job.

    Cons

    It was my first time at a SMB, so navigating the bureaucracy was a bit of a learning curve. Otherwise not much.

  7. Great company - I'm going to miss working there!

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

    I have been working at Sourcefire full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I truly enjoyed my time at Sourcefire - I met some really nice, really talented people. The work was always challenging with interesting problems to solve. We all pulled together as a team in the best and worst of times. It's the best place I've ever had the pleasure of working!

    Cons

    We always had to do more with little, but that's not really a con. It made everyone stretch their imaginations and be innovated about how they got their jobs done. I will really miss working there, and I hope that Cisco is as much fun in the future!

  8. Great Team

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

    I have been working at Sourcefire full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I have been very pleased with the culture, salary, fringe benefits, opportunity, and bonuses that Sourcefire has presented. The company is creative, values its talent, and has a progressive outlook. My department is a great group of people to work with.

    We are newly acquired by Cisco, which may fall in either the pros or cons or both. That remains to be seen.

    Cons

    Benefits could be improved like 401k matching.

    Advice to Management

    Hope you still have a spot when we merge with Cisco.

  9. One of the best companies I ever worked for.

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

    I worked at Sourcefire full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Sourcefire hires incredibly talented, smart engineers. Almost everyone I met was extremely friendly and personable. Worked there was a huge stepping stone in my career as I got to work with the best.

    Cons

    The office buildings were easy to get lost in (cubicle maze).

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  10. Awesome Company

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

    I have been working at Sourcefire full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Definitely a company that values the experience their employes bring to the company! Top notch technology, sales and marketing staff to work with.

    Cons

    No negative comments or con's about working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!

  11. Well...That Was A Unique Experience

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

    I have been working at Sourcefire full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    Free Lunch.
    Free Drinks.
    Beefy Desktop that you can use to load whatever OS on their that you wish.
    Macbook Pro. Take it as is, can't change the OS.
    Very flexible with life outside of work.
    On-call is very infrequent.

    Cons

    Management can be very intrusive and not very understanding of situations, whether it be with customers or internal issues.
    If you nip it in the bud early that you aren't going to take any crap, then you will have no problems.
    Oh, and there really isn't any room for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Learn when to pick your battles, not everything is worth bringing to the table.

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