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Optiv Overview

Denver, CO
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
IT Services
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Created in 2015 from the merger of Accuvant and FishNet Security, Optiv is the largest holistic pure-play cyber security solutions provider in North America. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth ... Read more

Company Updates

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Optiv – Why Work For Us?

Optiv is a market-leading provider of end-to-end cyber security solutions. We help clients plan, build and run successful cyber security programs that achieve business objectives through our depth and breadth of cyber security offerings, extensive capabilities and proven expertise in cyber security strategy, managed security services, incident response, risk and compliance, security consulting, training and support, integration and architecture services, and security technology. Optiv has served more than 12,000 clients of various sizes across multiple industries, offers an extensive geographic footprint, and has premium partnerships with more than 350 of the leading security product manufacturers.

Leading with Perspective as Your Advisor

We move the industry forward with our unique insights, points of view, ideas and solutions, leading our clients, partners, and each other to think beyond the ordinary.

Working in the Trenches as Your Partner

We work shoulder to shoulder with you, understanding your needs as a team member, and acting in the belief that your success is ours.

Delivering Real Impact as Your Solver

We dig hard into your problem and evaluate the bigger picture, then unite the optimal people, technology, and know how to execute the most effective solution.

Unlocking Tomorrow as Your Liberator

We are relentlessly focused on enabling your success, liberating your organization and your people to move swiftly on the path to progress.

We're Proud of Our Impact

We thrive on change and get a thrill from a challenge. We crave important work that makes an impact.

To help our clients, it takes a village. We all bring unique perspectives and experiences to the company, coming together with a common goal of progressing our connected world. At Optiv, you’ll break things and put them back together, more elegant and efficient than before. We’re here to change the world, which doesn’t leave us much time to worry about office politics. You’ll be inspired everyday by your team and our industry. 

 Join us and we hope you’ll be proud:
…of your team.

Working among the best will inspire you to be your best.

…of your contributions.

We hear your voice and opinions and value and prioritize input.

…of our growth.

We’re defining new ways to win. There is no ceiling.

…of our impact.

There is no industry more essential than cyber security – we’re impacting people, businesses and nations.

We’re Building a Team of Modern Superheroes

You deserve to work somewhere you’re proud of, that celebrates who you are. We have a diverse crowd here at Optiv. We all bring many skills, personalities and life experiences to the table. Together, we celebrate these differences while remembering our common goal: to create confidence in our increasingly connected world.

What inspires you? What problems do you want to solve? No matter the answer, we have a place for you.

We Want to Help You Be Your Best Self

We value our people above and beyond everything else. To prove it, we invest in benefits to meet your needs. Whether it's wellness challenges across the company or meeting with a financial advisor, we make sure you have everything you need to thrive in all parts of your life.

Learn how we invest in you.

Benefits at a Glance

  • Competitive salary package
  • A culture empowering personal success
  • Open time-off policy: take the days you need
  • Flexible and remote work possibilities
  • Wellness support
  • Education reimbursement
  • 401(k) match

Optiv Reviews

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    Helpful (3)

    "Fantastic Place to Work"

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    I have been working at Optiv full-time (More than 8 years)


    Great people, smart leaders, great work/life balance, able to work remote


    Any sales-oriented organization has its biases towards the field, but other than that, it's full of great people

    Advice to Management

    I really don't know what to say here. My job is awesome and I hope I'm still here in another 10 years!

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Optiv Photos

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Optiv photo of: HR Summit 2017
Optiv photo of: Optiv’s Culture Crew teamed up with to deliver care packages to U.S. soldiers deployed worldwide.
Optiv photo of: Optiv Management Essentials - July, 2017 Class Graduates
Optiv photo of: Dan Burns, Optiv CEO, addressing SecureSet Academy's Spring 2017 CORE Technical Graduates
Optiv photo of: Optiv's Ping Look kicks off Black Hat by overviewing the event’s 20-year history.
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Optiv Interviews



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    Senior Security Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Optiv (Raleigh, NC) in July 2017.


    The interview consisted of an online portion, plus several phone calls with managers and potential peers. It was not difficult or taxing for a person that is qualified for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were typical of what you would ask a consultant with a particular field of expertise. Tell me about a difficult customer situation and how you handled it. Tell me about your experience with X technology.   Answer Question
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Optiv Awards & Accolades

  • Top Pure-Play Security Company, 2017 CRN Solution Provider 500 (SP500), 2017
  • Patriot Award, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), 2017
  • North America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies List, Inc. 5000, 2017
  • National Partner of the Year by Juniper Networks, Juniper Networks, 2014
  • CRN Solution Provider 500, The Channel Company, 2015
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