Trend Micro Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
198 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    great locations

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    Former Employee - Creative Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Trend Micro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    close to restaurants and shops that I like to go to during non-working hours and on weekends with my friends and family

    Cons

    sometimes parking is difficult because of all the shops and restaurants in the area which I like and I guess everyone else must like too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Changing organization and lack of vision

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Trend Micro full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Excellent founders and a good technology company

    Cons

    Tried to leverage 3rd Brigate acquisition for cloud security and promoted Wael to COO (aka "Candian Mafia" where he will only promotes his old followers from Entrust). They will have a tough time to grow the overall revenue in US and EMEA.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to preserve employee's motivation and get rid of the Canadian Mafia!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Product Manager

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Global view of business. Technical driven.
    Product and Technical is the center of the company.

    Cons

    Very little resources if your products are not "strategic".
    When you have the resources, you will need to make progress very quickly or you are done.
    However, when you have resources, there will be many back-seat drivers....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Carrots and sticks, more.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Comfortable place with no direction

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    Former Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Trend Micro full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Global company with unique culture. Get lots of chances to work with people around the world. Time-off policy is flexible with good work/life balance. People there are nice and willing to help.

    Cons

    Company focus is in Asia so basically not too many career opportunities in Cupertino site. The company direction seems unclear even though keep hearing the same/similar slogan. Conservative management maybe relate to company stock being listed in Japan Nikkie.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really need a dedicated CTO with strong technology background.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company getting ready to be sold

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    Current Employee - Pmm  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Pmm in Cupertino, CA

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

    Pros

    Easy to coast and be comfortable and not have to work too hard

    Cons

    Company loyalist are being fired right and left in favor of Wael's team of people from Third Brigade. Rumor has it Wael is lobbying for the CEO position so he can turn around and sell the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make Wael the CEO and allow him to sell the company..a company that has lost its edge and innovative spirit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Meteoric rise, unstable career

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

    I worked at Trend Micro full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good pay, excellent creative, good management

    Cons

    High volume turnover at all times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix product quality issues.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice try, but falls flat

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Member  in  Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Member in Cupertino, CA

    I worked at Trend Micro full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The desired culture is one of collaboration and very hi-context communication and interaction, which is great if you can get that to work. They also paid me quite well for a job that was nearly impossible, something I didn't know until after I started.

    Cons

    They have pie-in-the-sky expectations about their culture and no real understanding of how to implement change. Their overly matrixed organizational design created confusion as to who owns what and who reports to how. Worse, no one could ever implement anything because you really had to have total buyin from everyone, which is rarely if ever possible.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get over yourself. Learn how to make hard decisions and treat the business like a business, not a daycare with needy children whom you feel you have to coddle with every whimper.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big on talk, but not going anywhere...

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

    I worked at Trend Micro full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great open door policy with Exec team
    Strong virtualization security product
    Great antivirus for desktops, servers
    Opportunities to try new things

    Cons

    Salaries lower than other tech salaries
    Culture has changed dramatically over last four years since Third Brigade acquisition and no longer feels like a family
    Musical chairs at Exec level and no real accountability for results
    Lost innovative edge a long time ago
    Still only an antivirus company--but security is much bigger than just AV

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your actions match your words in terms of how you treat your employees. CEO should manage business instead of product roadmap. Evaluate culture and see if culture change is working for you.

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

    Poor management team.

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    Current Employee - Senior Architect  in  Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Architect in Cupertino, CA

    I have been working at Trend Micro full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good place for life/work balance.
    Freedom to pick your research.

    Cons

    One people talking company.
    No clear direction for technical objective.
    Poor product management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    At least hire a qualify and capable CTO with vision in technology.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work/Life balance is good, but no room for growth/development

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

    I worked at Trend Micro full-time

    Pros

    Flexible, good work/life balance, good medical benefits, depending on the group you work in great bosses

    Cons

    Constantly changing the structure and leadership of the company, lack of direction as a company, they let people go and don't try to keep their talent, no room for growth or career development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to come up with a strategy and stick to it so that their people can be effective.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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