Webroot Software

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Webroot Software Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
105 Reviews
2.5
105 Reviews
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Webroot Software CEO Dick Williams
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • adequate work-life balance (since there hardly any work for most) (in 12 reviews)

  • Good Benefits, location and flex schedules (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • No appreciation from mid or senior management (in 8 reviews)

  • Friends of upper management come work for the company for way more than they're actually worth (in 8 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Incredible company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Webroot Software full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Genuinely great product that customers love. I feel proud to be a part of a company that is actually building something amazing. Current staff and management, including executive management, is 100% better than in previous years, and there are a lot of good people who are collaborative and dedicated. Nice location with great views too.

    Cons

    Being a middle size business sometimes it feels like we are in between a start-up and a well-established larger business. There are pros and cons to both of those types of businesses and we get a mix of those.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    This has been a huge growing opportunity for me and I'm happy to have experienced working at Webroot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Project Coordinator in Broomfield, CO
    Current Employee - Marketing Project Coordinator in Broomfield, CO

    I have been working at Webroot Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My manager is consistent in helping me grow as a professional and helps explore new opportunities for upward mobility and personal growth as well. I'm trusted with my own programs and projects and I run them myself with little micro-management.

    -Programs for discounts at health clubs and fitness center
    -Good benefits package
    -Management does take feedback and tries to adjust accordingly
    -The company has been on a very positive run since I've started and I see great things in the future for Webroot
    -You are given shares of the company and it helps you feel a bit more invested

    Cons

    -No inflation raises
    -Promotions and raises are highly based off of your relationship with your manager
    -Working remote is discouraged

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Marketing

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

    I have been working at Webroot Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great endpoint security solution that is taking malware prevention from ineffective to highly effective and winning new customers large and small that used to think all endpoint security is the same. So great product now married to focussed management and great strategic vision.

    Cons

    Should have a can do start-up mentality but gets side tracked and sometimes behaves more like 4,000 than 400 people. Needs more smart people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold people to what they say they will deliver and when to keep focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Caustic - avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Webroot Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Met some decent people, then they left

    Cons

    Cronyism runs rampant
    Constant changes of direction, one step forward 5 steps backward
    Products not as innovative as the marketing hype professes
    Most people worth their salt have already left

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The board should replace people that are not delivering, starting at the top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company, great transformation over the last few years

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

    I have been working at Webroot Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are smart, fun to work with and passionate about what they do.
    Positive energy in the office.
    The Webroot product is something we're proud of.
    Leadership has much improved over the last few years.
    Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Never enough hours in the day or resources to build all of the features we want to build.
    Wish we had more brand awareness globally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on company culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Fair

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

    I have been working at Webroot Software full-time

    Pros

    Great environment, developers are great to work with.

    Cons

    Too many lines and upper management atmosphere is toxic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Was goog not anymore.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in San Mateo, CA

    I worked at Webroot Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Benefits, location and flex schedules.

    Cons

    Technological relevance is fast getting lost.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't promote silos.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Time to move on

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Webroot Software full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Not many these days. Most of the decent employees have already left and the ones that are still there are constantly seeking other opportunities.

    Cons

    - No 401k match.
    - Pay varies greatly for people with the same title.
    - Individuals get promoted to positions they are nowhere near qualified for but the company would rather promote within the company than hire from the outside.
    - Friends of upper management come work for the company for way more than they're actually worth.
    - Kissing up to bosses seems to get you much further here than actual hard work.
    - Teams blame other teams for problems and no one wants to take responsibility for anything that goes wrong.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop worrying so much about your own raises and promotions and take care of your employees before all of the good ones leave.

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

    Great team members but not so good outlook

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

    I have been working at Webroot Software full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance, smart team members, fun co-workers

    Cons

    Company exhibits a heavy case of "genius syndrome" where all resources get poured into one project and every other team gets set aside. Roadmap is confusing at times and makes it difficult to get on the wagon to support the product

    Due to lack of company expansion, there will be a lack of career advancement opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Balance out the offices and crack down on egos. Everyone is on the same team and striving for the same goal - don't let the "star" team's ego get to their head - creates hostile intradepartmental relationships.

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

    Company is going no where, Pass on this one

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Broomfield, CO
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at Webroot Software as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    None. Product is a commodity and company is small player in a saturated market of anti virus and ip validation. Not a real software company. Compensation not bad,

    Cons

    No appreciation from mid or senior management. All management is there to pull a paycheck. Many of them have outside businesses and are not in the office working but 1 or 2 days a week. Tons of layoffs in sales. People leave the company or positions are not accepted due to poor managers. Watch your back. This company will lie to you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay where you are, doing nothing and getting paid well for it. Can't beat that. You'll be looking for new work soon once the company tanks. Appreciate your workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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