I worked at TraceSecurity full-time (More than a year)
To start, TraceSecurity is a small company in a big industry. That being said, my time at TraceSecurity was beneficial for both parties involved. Unlike other companies in the industry that want you to come in with a couple of years experience, TraceSecurity is willing to take those with an IT background (the fundamentals) and take the time to show you the ropes and teach you how to do the work. I was fortunate enough to get a full time job straight out of college, which isnt always easy in this industry or in general. Of course with TraceSecurity being a small company it isnt easy for them to offer all of the 'perks' of a large company for employees, but it shows that they are trying hard and working to make it the best work environment they can make it. For a smaller company, the events they come up with are fun, exciting, and do help make you feel appreciated!
The only con, which isnt really a bad con, is that once you have some experience under your belt, other companies become interested in you. Of course, hiring you with little to no experience means TraceSecurity can offer a salary commensurate with the level of experience you have when starting. The only thing is in order to retain talent, the company has to be more willing to adjust your compensation levels more than just the annual cost of living increases and small bumps that come with promotions.
Advice to Management
Work on ways to retain seasoned analysts to strengthen the tech aptitude of the company as a whole.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at TraceSecurity.
Phone call with directors and technical manager. My impression was that they want to gather basic information about your previous experiences, and how you deal with travel.
Interviewers were friendly but not tech savvy. This plays in your favor if you have some kind of experience.
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