Compare Cyphort vs Versa Networks BETASee how Versa Networks vs. Cyphort compare on employee ratings, job openings, CEO approval, business outlook and more.
What Employees Say
I have been working at Cyphort for less than a year
Exciting, fun place to work. A lot is happening and you get to help on a lot of different projects. The culture is really collaborative. The company is growing fast and it is a great time to be in... the security industry. A lot of talented people that you can learn a lot from. People are willing to help if you ask. Compensation is competitive and lots of flexibility.
Not much to complain/con about. Probably not "traditional" startup if that is what you are used to or looking for.
I worked at Versa Networks full-time for less than a year
First things first, from a technology point of view it is super competitive here in this industry. A lot of vendors in the same ballpark, it takes enough efforts to make a footprint on multiple... technologies to cover it up. I believe Versa is definitely one of them thriving to make those efforts in the field of SD-WAN, SD-Access, SD-Branch, SD security that obviously made a huge difference to shake up the WAN market. The funny part is there is more to come, not stopping anytime soon. Keep an eye. From the corporate culture point of view, it is a fast pace environment with a strong and core development team building phenomenal products. Not easy for everyone to fit in. If you want a comfort zone, this ain't a place you should look forward to. They are in competing for mode, they are accelerating. So definitely, it is expected to put your time on the line, skills on the line and obviously you will be rewarded for your work. Do not expect spoon-feeding, an absolute structure, since it is a startup mode, things get really on the fly, something you should be aware of it because this is in a building phase, not 10k employees company to afford the structure in the organization. You have to roll up your sleeves and jump into the fire. There is a saying " Get sh**done" and it absolutely fits in. Financially, you will be rewarded, I see no second thought on that. Totally up to the market salary. Growth, I would say really depends on who you put in your vision? How you find a path to hit your vision? It is super challenging and it really boils down to who you work with and what you work on. It is totally depending on the people around you. This is pretty common wherever we go. So good luck with that. Hopefully, this gives a better understanding. Overall I would say it's good. Make sure what you want, where you be going to at the time of the interview itself. Good luck!
Honestly, no place is perfect so I don't like to pen down too many negative things here. Go with a flow. If you don't like to be part of it then the best thing is to move on.
Advice to Management
Absolutely have 1 on 1s every month would be good enough for engineers, so feedback would really help them to track the skills and work towards growth. I would say, occasionally get together for a... nice social, so cross-functional teams can get to know each other for good collaboration in future customer engagements. Hosting technical talks once every month would be amazing because people come from different backgrounds and a different mindset. This would be good to broaden the scope of their knowledge. Finally, All hands per quarter is not a bad idea. Since it is a pre-IPO; people are really interested in to get to know where do we stand? what are we doing? what does it take to reach our goal? I would say trust really matters in any line of business, jumping into the conclusions are not a good way to handle certain situations. There is a saying "A small mind discuss people, a great mind discuss ideas". Why not just believe in ideas. Things gets even better.