Tripwire Reviews

Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. Solid Portland based company with a global reach

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

    I have been working at Tripwire

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

    Pros

    Excellent office, excellent location. Great pay and benefits, a good brand and a lot of work to do. This is a fun place to work for team players who want to work hard and play hard. The recent acquisition has been easy and we are still very much a company with our start-up roots but now grown up and not dependent on private equity.

    Cons

    Departments could communicate better, some teams seem to only want to talk with or associate with themselves which isn't necessarily a bad thing but this isn't company wide.

    Advice to Management

    Come up with a way to give feedback or performance reviews that are consistent and other than that, keep on keeping on.


  2. Good culture and growing with no negative fall-out from the recent acquisition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - R&D in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Tripwire full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    A lot of really passionate people at the company and people really love to work here. Really relaxed policies in our office - people work from home when they want and pretty much everyone in R&D on Fridays, flexible on when people work as long as they get stuff done, free lunches, free drinks, about everything you'd expect from a high-tech company that 'gets it' about treating their engineers right. People work hard but there is a good work/life balance here. The company grew a lot in the last year, but its so focused on being profitable it doesn't always feel like we are investing as much as we could for the future.

    Cons

    Since the company is based in Portland, you miss a lot of what is going on being in a remote office and don't interact with a lot of people or ever see a lot of the management outside of our division unless you go to Portland.

    Advice to Management

    Try to be more inclusive of the other offices in everything you do, and bring executives out to the bigger remote offices more frequently so everyone has a chance to interact with them.


  3. I enjoyed working at Tripwire (nCircle) since 2011. Great people with great talent

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

    I have been working at Tripwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Hot market with opportunity to learn from very intelligent people. Casual atmosphere, remote work options and free lunches on Thursdays

    Cons

    Focus and direction change frequently.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on projects, hire the best, and remember without the little people management and the company would not exist.


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  5. Great company!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Tripwire

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

    Pros

    They care about their employees.

    Cons

    Everyone is very busy (which isn't really a bad thing)

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. Helpful (1)

    doing great despite mediocre management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - R&D in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Tripwire full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    We are in a great market and were able to transition into it pretty well. Vacation benefits are excellent, and make it hard for other companies to match up.

    Cons

    We don't seem to be able to get out of the way of our outdated behemoth of a product and create new products and significant feature improvements. It's good while it lasts, but I don't think the market will be satisfied with it indefinitely. A lot of separation between R&D and rest of company, literally and figuratively. CEO is solid, seems very focused on the sales team and not a lot else. I don't feel a strong culture or leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Strengthen culture. Improve communication between groups.


  7. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Sales in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Tripwire full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Best in market products, great peer support, great management support.

    Cons

    High growth industry - lots of work to be done


  8. Helpful (3)

    Absolutely the worse experience ever! Run do not walk away now...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Test Engineer in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at Tripwire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The compensation might be considered decent by some. But no amount is worth the foul treatment by mid level management.

    Cons

    Racist management, As long as you are the 'proper' skin color and part of the 'in' crowd you might be OK.

    Advice to Management

    Diversity training for mid level management is desperately needed. If they haven't already been the subject of a lawsuit they will be very soon.


  9. Great Company - Great Team

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

    I have been working at Tripwire full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very focused on solving customer problems. Experienced management team. They invest heavily into the success of the salesforce. Great reputation.

    Cons

    Channel program needs work. Needs better marketing that drives leads.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on long term solutions rather than short term gains.


  10. Good, fun company to work for.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Information Systems in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Tripwire

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

    Pros

    Great people, smart people and fun people. Management seems to care about their employees. They invest in professional development. Fantastic benefits. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    R&D seems to run the company and always get preferential treatment. Executives don't seem to notice when one manager has complete turnover under them. Manager is rarely looked at as the problem.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in your employees and recognize them.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Great company

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

    I have been working at Tripwire full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Business casual, nice office, motivated co-workers, and company treats it's employees very well. Benefits are fantastic. Pay is slightly above market. Overall great company to work for.

    Cons

    It's a young company, so it's still finding its way. Preference is often given to more senior employees as opposed to performance-based promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in younger, up-and-coming employees because they will be your bread and butter in the long term.



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