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Malwarebytes Overview

Santa Clara, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes completely replaces antivirus with artificial intelligence-powered technology that ... Read more

Mission: Imagine a world without malware. We do.

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Malwarebytes – Why Work With Us?


What is Malwarebytes?

Malwarebytes proactively protects people and businesses against dangerous threats such as malware, ransomware and exploits that escape detection by traditional antivirus solutions. Malwarebytes completely replaces antivirus with artificial intelligence-powered technology that stops cyberattacks before they can compromise home computers and business endpoints. More than 60,000 businesses and millions of people worldwide trust and recommend Malwarebytes solutions. Our team of threat researchers and security experts process emerging and established threats every day, from all over the globe. Founded in 2008, the company is headquartered in California, with offices in Europe and Asia.

Where is Malwarebytes?


Malwarebytes founder and CEO Marcin Kleczynski started the company to create the best disinfection and protection solutions to combat the world’s most harmful Internet threats. The market continues to recognize Marcin’s advancements in cybersecurity with the recent recognition as “CEO of the Year” in the Global Excellence awards. He has also been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 Rising Stars of Enterprise Technology list and received both the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year awards.

Crushing Malware Pays! 

We are a community of extremely dedicated developers, researchers, and staff constantly on the hunt for better and more innovative ways to keep information safe. We believe that in a world where the value and necessity of technology continue to evolve, our role in providing both security and equal access remains crucial.

To view all open positions, please visit our Careers page. 


100% healthcare coverage, including dental and vision, for all employees.

Open Time Off (Sick & Vacation Time)

Equity / Stock Options

401k Matching

Frequent social events

Referral bonus program

Fully stocked kitchen and bar 

Gaming and arcade lounges

and a whole lot of awesome people

Malwarebytes Reviews

  • Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Best company I've ever worked for, outstanding sales leadership"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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


    Culture, product, the people, sales leadership, CEO, path to career growth, the office, and overall company direction.

    The CRO is holding people accountable in ways the company has needed for a while. Same with the corporate sales VP. The overall mindset has changed from "let's have fun all the time and do your best" to "let's get down to business and be successful as individuals, and as a company." I love that because I have always been a performer in my career and hate seeing lackadaisical effort around me.

    A lot of the low performers and bad attitudes have been replaced with much more collaborative, experienced reps that help each other. Terrible managers have been replaced as well with knowledgeable managers. A lot of freedom, with guidance is provided, and clear expectations set.

    The management team doesn't sugar coat anything. Instead, they struggle with you and pour your a drink of bourbon to help ease the stress of sales. Having a management team you can count on is motivating. Although always busy, they really care for the team around them and show that they're are in the fight with them, leading from the front.


    There were A LOT of terrible hires from reps to managers. They have quickly removed some of these people, but some useless people still remain in other departments that you don't really know what they do.

    A lot of spoiled/entitled people with a terrible mindset, but this has gotten a lot better. Seems to be the major reason for a lot of the negative comments left by previous employees on GD. They were the root cause of all the problems we were facing.

    Communication between departments still needs work.

    The free tool works way too well.

    Pay in comparison to companies in the bay area is lower. Quota is also very low and attainable, and all the other pros help balance out the lower pay. The CRO and VP have also shown that they are trying to correct this.

    Other departments sometimes don't show the same urgency as sales.

    Advice to Management

    We're on a great path. Keep it up!

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Malwarebytes Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Accepted Offer
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Malwarebytes in May 2020.


    The interview was a three step process. 1. A screening call from the requiter where they asked about my background and why I was interested in the job. 2. A phone call interview with the hiring manager to see if I was a good fit. 3. A 4 hours Zoom panel interview where I was asked a mix of technical and personality questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you troubleshoot a shared Outlook inbox where email keeps getting deleted.   Answer Question
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Malwarebytes Awards & Accolades

  • Business Choice Awards, PCMag, 2019
  • Executive of the Year, The Stevie Awards, 2018
  • Visionary, Gartner Magic Quadrant, 2018
  • Top Workplaces, Tampa Bay Times, 2017
  • Fastest Growing Company, Deloitte's Technology Fast 500, 2017
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