Verdasys Reviews

Updated February 5, 2015
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  1. Something to do every day

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Support in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - IT Support in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Verdasys

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are mostly sociable, and direct management works with you on project issues, even if they are problematic. Overall a fun place to work.

    Cons

    Top management is distant from rank and file, not much communication. Benefits are mediocre, and you have to ask for raises.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees more often, try to engage with workers and maybe you'll understand what everyone is thinking about the company.


  2. Difficult and challenging company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Verdasys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Small "start-up" feeling with opportunity to establish and grow your career, yet the company has been around for many years. Very unique end-point security solution best to protect from "insider" threats.

    Cons

    Culture is very odd. There is no trust in management or leadership. Strategy seems to change as the wind blows and the company is very reactive rather than proactive in the market place. Product struggles to work. Always bugs that customers find and need to fix release after release.


  3. Growth is just the Start

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Verdasys full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Company is growing at a great rate. New Senior Management team with a previous track record of success in the same space. Great company culture and growth potential galore. Look no further you have found your new home.

    Product is pretty incredible and the Managed Services offering is the Next big thing for Enterprise Security!

    Cons

    Cant Complain, things are looking very promising for the next year!~

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you doing, and we will follow!


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  5. get on the train!

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great product, great customers. In the last year and a half they have completely changed the management team and it has made a world of difference. It started with the new VP of Sales who changed personnel, messaging and delivery and brought some accountability to the team and dependability and the results show. next was the VP of Marketing who really knows her job and is transforming what was a little known company. The biggest change came when the CEO and CTO were outed and everyone started thinking about growth again. The new CEO has put this team "back on offense" is the term being used and invested in people and technology to make the company better

    Cons

    a few folks are living in the past and they will get left behind

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating the plan to us as the past regime did not. Continue to solicit contributions and ideas as there are a lot of smart people that like the feeling of enablement that did not exist before.


  6. Interesting environment, no shortage of work

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

    I worked at Verdasys full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge product, good pay, intelligent coworkers. The limits of the product are really the limits of the user's imagination. It can do quite a bit.

    Cons

    Tough market to compete in when your product is not one of the top players. Internally, the company has a very healthy self image and many people choose to believe they are the greatest thing since sliced bread. They are a software shop selling a product, same as everyone else in the space. The thing that holds this company back is the complexity of the product.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the user experience and make the product easier to use. Stop trying to make the product do everything and choose your niche. There is no single software solution in the security world. You will succeed by integrating with others not trying to solve all the problems yourself.


  7. Helpful (4)

    What a rotten company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Representative in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Verdasys full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    None. None. None. None. None. None. None. Getting the picture yet? Stay away if you want to keep any part of self-respect.

    Cons

    Sweatshop mentality, awful management, shortsided business view. I needed a shower every night because I felt violated every day.

    Advice to Management

    Die


  8. Helpful (2)

    Run away, do not work here!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Reopresentative in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Inside Sales Reopresentative in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Verdasys full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    People are great, work their butts off supporting snobs in management

    Cons

    No support
    Awful senior management
    No training or career development
    You are on your own, good luck surviving a truly toxic environment

    Advice to Management

    Grow up! Train your people! Don't release a product and staff a team until you KNOW there is a market for it.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Stay Away!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer/Solution Architect in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer/Solution Architect in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Verdasys

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Cool and compelling technology, best of breed.

    Cons

    Horribly mismanaged, poor communication. Working for Verdasys was like being cast in a reality show similar to survivor. Politics and bureaucratic non-sense was more important than taking a great product to the market place with professionalism and integrity. Verdasys is like a baby that keeps falling when it is learning how to walk.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and let people that know what they are doing take over. Actually have a plan for new hires and understand that after 8 years the company should be past the problems and challenges of a start-up.


  10. interesting

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Waltham, MA

    I have been working at Verdasys

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging problems to solve, good technology stack

    Cons

    Until recently - bad senior management

    Advice to Management

    Walk the walk


  11. The previous management put the company in this position

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Waltham, MA

    I worked at Verdasys

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product
    Good colleagues
    Good location
    Opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    Previous management apparently rearranged the deck chairs while the boat was sinking
    Internal business processes are immature
    Apparently no one ever got a raise

    Advice to Management

    There is new management. It recently laid off over thirty people. These new people in charge didn't want to do this, but were forced to because of the economics of the country and of the company. I don't know enough to offer any specific advice.
    The question below about Seth Birnbaum is not applicable, as he was tossed a few weeks ago.



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