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Trustwave Overview

Chicago, IL
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
IT Services
$1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Trustwave is a leading cybersecurity and managed security services provider that helps businesses fight cybercrime, protect data and reduce security risk. Offering a comprehensive portfolio of managed security services, security testing, consulting, technology solutions and ... Read more

Mission: Here at Trustwave, when we look at information security, we don't just see malware, company policy violators or event logs. We see security differently. That means that we not only help our customers prepare for threat battles, we also help them prepare to win ... Read more

Company Updates

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Trustwave – Why Work With Us?

Your Growth & Development

Right from the start you will begin working on active projects to grow your current skills, gain new knowledge and learn from our global team of security experts. All of our employees are encouraged to continuously sharpen their skills and broaden their knowledge.

Training and certification programs encourage and reward you for continuously sharpening your skills and broadening your knowledge.

Performance goals help ensure all employees have personal developmental objectives so that all career paths at Trustwave lead to your (and our!) continued success!

Be Your Best Here

This is our rallying cry. It is our promise to our customers, and our promise to our employees. As individuals, it means our people put their hearts into their work. They are relentless, passionate and driven.

As a team, we leave no stone unturned as we strive to provide the best service and experience for our customers. As a company, this is our ideal and our challenge – that together we will be challenged to be the best versions of ourselves.

Worldwide Opportunities

As our company grows and evolves, so do the opportunities for our people. We believe that innovation comes from initiative, and therefore we foster and encourage our teams to look for new ways to improve our solutions, better serve customers and find efficiencies. Trustwave has a strong record of recognizing its most talented by offering ample opportunity for advancement and exciting new challenges in the ever-expanding security solutions market.

There’s a reason people who come to Trustwave, stay at Trustwave – the professional challenges and career advancement opportunities. How do you want to be challenged?

Entrepreneurial Spirit, Riding The Wave

When you join Trustwave, you join a unique global family with more than 20 years of history. We have an entrepreneurial spirit and industry vision that have helped assure our products and services are always on the very forefront of technological development.

When you ride the wave, you’ll work with a group of people who share common goals, are driven by a similar passion, and value the expertise of their peers.

Embrace. Empower. Encourage.

Never satisfied with good enough, Trustwave takes diversity and multiculturalism beyond just words. We celebrate and embrace a truly diverse and global workforce.

This multiculturalism is the key factor to our success in this rapidly changing world - enhancing our culture and making us an organization that people want to be a part of. We strive to be true global citizens and embrace opportunities to give back to our communities through various service projects.

Trustwave Reviews

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    "Best team I have ever worked with"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Legal in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Legal in Chicago, IL
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Trustwave full-time (More than a year)


    1. I've never worked with such a great team. Through many changes to personnel and the business over the past two years, they strive to create a workplace of accountability, efficiency and (mostly importantly) camaraderie. It is a pleasure to come to work with this group of people.

    2. The level of transparency from senior management is a refreshing change.

    3. The industry is fascinating. I've learned a significant amount from our MSS, CPS and technology teams about risk assessment and cyber security. This has been a truly enriching experience.

    4. Culture change is really difficult, but the new management team is trying to do things the right way - building a client-focused culture of accountability and integrity. I sense these are not just buzz words, but true guiding principles for everyone.


    1. Substantial changes to the company structure and business strategy over the last 1.5 years have lead to significant turnover. This has been difficult on everyone, but it seems to have subsided over the past few months.

    2. Historically pay had been sub-market, so many who have been at the company for a significant amount of time were underpaid. This has recently changed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep trying to do things the "right way". We are supportive of making changes to position us for future success, despite short term challenges.

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Trustwave Photos

Trustwave photo of: CyberThreats Beware! SpiderLabs is helps to defend organizations through research, penetration testing, forensics & incident response and more.
Trustwave photo of: HR AMS touring the Chicago loop!
Trustwave photo of: Apps and Tapas Team Dinner!
Trustwave photo of: Live from Olympus! Our team talks Cybersecurity @Trustwave
Trustwave photo of: Quick Foosball Tourney during a work break.
Trustwave photo of: Trustwave won Best Managed Security Services honors at the SC Magazine Awards (2nd time in 3 years)!
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Trustwave Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Trustwave (Chicago, IL) in April 2019.


    Phone screen with hr, phone interview with a senior engineer, then a take home coding challenge involving text manipulation. It appeared that their coding challenge was something out of a high school programming fundamentals text book. This was a huge waste of my time.

    Interview Questions

    • Create an automatic coffee dispensing application with a text interface...   Answer Question
    • All experience related questions with a senior engineer.   Answer Question
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Trustwave Awards & Accolades

  • Best Managed Security Service, Finalist, SC Awards, 2019
  • MSSP of the Year, Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific, 2018
  • Cyber Security Researcher of the Year, AISA Awards, 2018
  • A Leader, Magic Quadrant for Managed Security Services, Gartner, 2018
  • Anti-Malware Technology (Secure Web Gateway), SC Magazine Industry Innovator's Hall of Fame, 2013
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Pledges & Certifications

Veteran Hiring Commitment

Committed to helping America's military veterans find work

Tech Hiring Commitment

Helping to train, hire and promote more technology workers

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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