Trend Micro Reviews

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
199 Reviews
3.1
199 Reviews
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Trend Micro CEO and Director Eva Y. F. Chen
Eva Y. F. Chen
122 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Good work/life balance, but outside of that I don't have anything else nice to say (in 17 reviews)

  • Good working environment and colleagues are really nice (in 15 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, will use PIP to get any employee out of the company they think does not fit (in 5 reviews)

  • no clear direction, to many products, focus changing every Q (in 5 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Generally pretty good place to work, needs some work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Arlington, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, TX

    I have been working at Trend Micro

    Pros

    - Flexible
    - Good balance
    - Tolerant
    - Easy going

    Cons

    - Transactional, minimal ability to understand what drives customers
    - Product vision is extremely narrow
    - Fails to understand customers needs
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Develop a product roadmap strategy from the outside in vs inside out

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Going Nowhere

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    Former Employee - Marketing  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Trend Micro

    Pros

    Very low-stress environment. The culture frowns on aggressiveness, so if you do your job (or are perceived to be doing your job), you'll do fine.

    Cons

    As a number three security player, on a slide down to number four, with little brand recognition outside of Japan, the company isn't in a good position to survive the industry changes led by mobile and Windows 8.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Poor managementand leadership, no opportunities to grown unless you are part of the family

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Trend Micro

    Pros

    Learn more about internet security, work in a team-oriented and global company, can start biz on the side none care.

    Cons

    Lack of clear direction, to much crisis management, nepotism, no grown opps for non Taiwan or internal favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs top-down review of management. More modern competitive analysis. Seems lost in 90s thinking.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Trend Micro

    Pros

    People are open and nice,and benefit is ok,Many person speak chinese, be in the bay area near by some famous company

    Cons

    Salary is just so so,boss focus more budget control than abstract talent person, no good environment for innovation,technical improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more than gain more,hope trend can get big tech imrovement,and be the no 1 in the security software market

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Exciting and challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Trend Micro

    Pros

    Great environment to learn on-the-job and travel internationally.

    Cons

    Lack of strategic direction and focus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Revamp overall strategy to keep up with the competitive environment and be clear. Be supportive to good employees and provide opportunities to advance.

    Doesn't Recommend
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Going from bad to worse

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Irrelevant  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Irrelevant in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Trend Micro

    Pros

    Work from home, never get fired if you just be polite and say yes to your boss.

    Cons

    Security is a necessary evil, that's the only reason why the company is still making money.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your head out of cloud

    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 7 people found this helpful  

    Career advancement is essentially non-existent

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Trend Micro

    Pros

    Interesting technology, highly intelligent people, collaboration and knowledge sharing is great. Great co-workers and casual dress code. Environment is more or less relax

    Cons

    Infrastructure could use a lot of improvements. There's a lot of recurring problems. Career growth is virtually zero. Unless your superior resigns, you can't go up the ladder. More often than not, if they had to backfill a position, they'd look for outside candidates. New hires advances further and faster than old ones, both career-wise and salary-wise

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't know what go say, some management are good while others are so-so. CEO is great but that's about it. Some departments have sr directors who shouldn't even be a manager. Look at your sales and tech support organization, seriously. And Taiwan doesn't always have the right people -most of them don't have a clue

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Interesting

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Trend Micro

    Pros

    Good stable dependable steady technology

    Cons

    Odd culture but OK for some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to employees more. Pay greater attention to market trends.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Trend Micro

    Pros

    reasonable good place. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    too many random organization changes. very little patience and strategic thinking. More tactical in execution

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to foster the friendly and supportive culture. However, patience in strategic decision process is key.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    management team

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Lake Forest, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lake Forest, CA

    I have been working at Trend Micro

    Pros

    provides opportunity for innovation and encourages employees to do mistake for creativity and innovation. very supportive executive team for innovative ideas

    Cons

    mostly home grown executive team. lacks the best practices and principles to take company to the next level of success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    see what is happening outside the company and in the industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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