Working at Websense | Glassdoor

Websense Overview

Work Here? Start responding to reviews
Austin, TX
1001 to 5000 employees
Forcepoint
1994
Company - Private
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Unknown
Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with ... Read more

Mission: Reinvent cybersecurity by creating uncompromising systems that understand people’s behaviors and motivations as they interact with data and IP everywhere.

Websense Reviews

3.1
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Jim Hagan
3 Ratings
  • "Controller"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Controller in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Websense full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great support from finance team.

    Cons

    The company has too much politics at upper management.

See All 289 Reviews

Websense Photos

Websense photo of: View of Websense offices located at 10240 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA
Websense photo of: Office Entrance
Websense photo of: pathway at Websense offices located at 10240 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA
Websense photo of: Lobby at Websense offices located at 10240 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA
Websense photo of: hallway at Websense offices located at 10240 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA
Websense photo of: Sign outside of Websense offices located at 10240 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, CA
See All PhotosSee All

Websense Interviews

Experience

Experience
51%
14%
33%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
43%
31%
10%
6
4
4

Difficulty

2.8
Average

Difficulty

Hard
Average
Easy
  1. Helpful (5)  

    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Websense (Austin, TX) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Got a response from my application within a week. Interview was scheduled for another week later.

    Interviewed with the Director of Software Engineering in Austin, Texas. We met in a small interview room with a white board. The interview started out with going over my resume. There seemed to have been some confusion about my graduation date even though it was on the resume so I think this may have influenced the decision to not give me an offer.

    The interview consisted of 3 questions: Write a program on the whiteboard, Solve a logic puzzle on the whiteboard, write a program on a laptop.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a program on the whiteboard such that sum(n) returns the sum of all the numbers up to the nth number in the sequence {0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, ...} (I noticed that this was the Fibonacci sequence but he did not call it that).

      Given 9 balls designed to be identical, what is the best method to find the faulty ball in the least amount of steps given only a balance scale. That is, you have 9 balls and one of them is either heavier or lighter than the others.

      Write a simple calculator program that allows a user to give an input (example: 5*3+4/3-4*1) and the program computes the integer result accounting for order of operations (example: 5*3+4/3-4*1 = 15+0-4 = 11)   1 Answer
See All 58 Interviews

Websense Awards & Accolades

  • Best Web Content Management Product, SC Magazine, 2013
  • Best Regulatory Compliance Solution for Websense Data Security Suite, SC Magazine, 2013
See More

Work at Websense? Share Your Experiences

Websense
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or