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Carbon Black Overview

Waltham, MA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (CBLK)
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security. Carbon Black serves more than 4,000 customers globally, including 33 of the Fortune 100. As a cybersecurity innovator, Carbon Black has pioneered multiple endpoint security categories, including application ... Read more

Mission: To keep our customers safe from cyberattacks.

Company Updates

  • “People with healthy family lives have healthy professional lives." Susan An, Sr. Director of Inside Sales, shares her Carbon Black career story and how she can have work-life balance without sacrificing ambition: #LifeAtCB

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  • Want to grow your sales career? Jerome, a Corporate Account Manager in our UK office, shares his career growth story in our latest blog. #LifeAtCB

    Employee Spotlight: Growing an Exciting Sales Career in EMEA - LifeAtCB

    Cybersecurity is a growing market, full of exciting changes, challenges, and opportunities. For many of our entry-level sales folks, it's a great place to start a career in tech sales for an industry that's in the billions.

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Carbon Black – Why Work For Us?

The Power of Team.

Carbon Black is the leading provider of next-generation endpoint security, leveraging breakthrough prevention technology to instantly see and stop cyberattacks before they execute. With more than 13 million endpoints under management, and more than 4,000 customers—including 30 of the Fortune 100—the opportunities are massive and exciting.

Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., and with offices in the USA, EMEA and APJ, our growing team now comprises more than 1,000 people around the world.

Now is a great time to become part of the Cb Team. Join us!

Check out our culture and career focused Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for a behind-the-scenes look into working at Carbon Black!

Carbon Black is tackling some of the world’s toughest challenges and our people are up for the task.

Take a peek behind the curtain at what it’s like to be part of the Cb Team. We feel incredibly lucky to be part of a group of people working hard on a mission together. It’s challenging, exciting, and incredibly rewarding. We hope you think so too.

High Performance Teams

As part of the Cb Team, your individual ambition will be propelled by true partnership, the right resources, and a defined path to success. “Team” isn’t just a word we use here, it’s the basic core of who we are and how we approach the big mission we’ve set for ourselves. Here, you’re part of an interconnected network of extremely talented, driven people as committed to your success as they are their own. 

Dedicated Culture

We’re incredibly proud that as we’ve grown, our culture has remained steadfast. At its core? Collaboration, camaraderie, and collective hard work without egos or pretense. Nearly every company says they work and play hard—and we do. But it’s much more than that. There’s a dedication to one another that’s palpable. What’s more, we have a respect for the commitments we all have outside of work—and the trust and flexibility to attend to them.

Authentic Leadership

You know the feeling when someone empowers you, inspires you, and challenges you? We sure do. Our leaders are some of the best we’ve encountered at charting a clear course for success, and connecting and communicating on an individual level. Open doors—and open lines of communication—are the norm. Great ideas are championed, no matter the source. You’re given the resources, support, and freedom to do your work, your way. Sound different? Sound exciting? It is. 

Our engineers have big brains (without big egos).

Do you do your best work while part of a high-powered, hard-working team? You've found your match. Our engineering and product organizations are made up of diverse, creative people who aren’t scared to voice their own opinions or take chances on new ideas. As a cybersecurity company that’s scaling in the cloud, everyone who walks through the door each day is empowered to create something great.

How about working on the cutting edge of the cutting edge? That’s a given here and, as such, the pace is fast. Whether you like to pull things apart and dig deeper, build new platforms, or play in the cloud, opportunities abound.

Commitment to Agile

In 2017, our product team went through a major Agile Transformation. All employees adopted this new way of working to establish better collaboration within and across teams.

Engineering and Product at Carbon Black

Carbon Black's commitment to helping people succeed truly makes a difference in the way we innovate.


Unique ideas come from unique perspectives.

Diversity is our present and our future here at Carbon Black. We strive to continuously create a more diverse and inclusive team, one that enables everyone to pursue their greatness and work together seamlessly toward our common goal. It’s only through deep pride in what we do and for the people who work hard to get us there that we’ve gotten where we are—and continuing to celebrate and embrace individual talents and perspectives is the only way we can continuously redefine the world of cybersecurity and technology.

Our Dedication to Women

Carbon black is committed to supporting our women so they can grow their careers. With new programs, such as our women empowerment community called the Cigar Room, our mentorship program, and our investment to send women to select conferences (such as Grace Hopper and Mass Conference for Women), women at Carbon Black continue to thrive.

Our Promise

Carbon Black is committed to equality in the workplace. We’re taking active measures to attract, hire, and support diverse people and thoughts, ensuring all employees feel welcomed, empowered, and heard.

To support this, we've made a Cb Diversity Pledge, are a participant with the Parity Pledge, support the MA Businesses for Freedom Coalition, and was a participant in the Top Companies for Women Technologists.

In their own voices:

Members from our Boston office talk about what it's like to be a woman in tech at Carbon Black. Learn more in this video.

Maritza, our Campus Recruiter, talks more about how she’s able to pursue an MBA while still managing a growing career at Carbon Black. Hear her story in our latest video.

Susan, our Sr. Director of Inside Sales, shares how the work-life blend has helped her to have a fulfilling career and personal life. Hear how she’s moved up at the company throughout the years in our latest video.

Carbon Black Campus Recruiting Program

We know you’re ready to dive in to your career and we’re happy to help you do it. As a fully-integrated member of our teams, interns and entry-level employees are trusted to take on projects, share their insights, collaborate with others, learn, and make an impact. 

It’s time to find out what you’re made of. Discover your potential at Carbon Black.

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    "Almost 5 Years Strong!"

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    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Waltham, MA
    Current Employee - Customer Success Manager in Waltham, MA
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    I have been working at Carbon Black full-time (More than 3 years)


    Cb is an excellent company with very smart, hard-working people. The products are something I am very proud to stand behind and our customers are second to none. I've watched this company grow from Bit9 to Bit9+Cb and now Cb, from under 200 to over 1200 employees in just a few years. That is a big deal, and though it hasn't been 100% smooth, nothing worth doing or fully standing behind will be perfect all the time. This is a company that wants to help others and succeed at the same time and we are successfully doing both and learning/adapting along the way. Also, the benefits are very good which is important.


    Growing pains
    Constant changes
    Some politics
    Not everyone is as friendly and welcoming as when the company was smaller, but people are still very nice in general.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to value your employees, use a bit more caution with internal promotions (some promotions may be a bit premature) and continue with the transparency.

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Carbon Black Photos

Carbon Black photo of: Happy #PrideMonth! A few members of our Cb team met up at Boston’s Pride Parade this month to show their love and support!
Carbon Black photo of: ur sales team is getting PUMPED this week during our sales kickoff, Inspire.
Carbon Black photo of: Our Winter Gala was a blast! Thanks to the X-Ambassadors for a great show!
Carbon Black photo of: Here's a shot from our Boston office's most recent "women's lunch!" These wonderful ladies get together monthly to share their challenges, exciting news, and to just simply bond.
Carbon Black photo of: Who doesn't love an Ugly Sweater Potluck? Here are a few of our sales folks.
Carbon Black photo of: Our UX team wanted to be a bright spot in someone’s day. Yesterday, they used their artistic skills to create fun holiday-inspired cards to share with the kids at the Boston Children’s Hospital.
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Carbon Black Interviews



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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Carbon Black in November 2017.


    The initial contact was initiated within 2 days of my application. An initial phone screen with the recruiter then the hiring manager happened on the next day. After that, there were a couple more phone screens (due to location) and a coding test over the next week. I then had an on-site interview with 5 people. After that, it was waiting for an offer.
    During the whole process, I was kept informed of the next steps by the recruiter in a timely manner, and the pacing of the process was comfortable. They appreciated that I had existing responsibilities with my current employer, and were flexible with scheduling.

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Carbon Black Awards & Accolades

  • Top Places to Work, The Boston Globe, 2014
  • Top Places to Work, Boston Globe, 2015
  • 50 on Fire - Technology Winner, BostInno, 2015
  • 50 on Fire - Technology Winner, BostInno, 2016
  • Top Workplaces 2016, The Boston Globe, 2016
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Pledges & Certifications

Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

Diversity Commitment

Has programs that support a diverse and inclusive workforce

First Job Programs

Maintain entry-level hiring and career development programs to give people career starts

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