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Sourcefire Reviews

Updated May 27, 2014
Updated May 27, 2014
15 Reviews
4.3
15 Reviews
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  1.  

    great place prior to cisco acquisition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great focus on being the best in IPS market.

    Cons

    can not think of any cons

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sourcefire

    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.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

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

    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!

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Team

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    One of the best companies I ever worked for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sourcefire full-time for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Sales Representative

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Well...That Was A Unique Experience

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    • 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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Generous, Supportive

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    I have not had any experiences like the those noted in the review from January 30. In fact, we just got back from a company-wide meeting and feel quite the opposite, strongly enough to add this review. My managers listen and empower teams to great things. What's more, personally, I have never seen anything inappropriate that deviates from company values or needed to be concealed or covered up. Hopefully, few others have either. And for the record HR, has always been fine to work with.

    Let me finish by saying that many of us are approached by head-hunters often, yet are very happy here and plan to stick around for a good while. And I am very confident that nearly everybody at Sourcefire agrees.

    Cons

    The cons I have seen tend to fall into the trivial category -- they are present for sure, no workplace is without them, but they aren't really an issues given the pros that far, far outweigh them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus on security - which we have been doing - to ensure we always remain focused on keeping threats at bay.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Great Company, lack of opportunity for growth

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Analyst in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Sourcefire full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very easy going culture, young professionals who are driven by success.

    Cons

    No funding for back office operations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Political, dictatorship

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Manager in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Sourcefire full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Pay, benefits, advancement, free lunch, creative, and casual work environment

    Cons

    Inappropriate behaviors by directors and managers, coverup problems, HR is awful to deal with, a lot of loops in the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    practice what you preach. Do not follow their values and mission. Change your leadership

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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