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WhiteHat Security Overview

Santa Clara, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Information Technology
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
We protect hundreds of the most recognized organizations on the planet by identifying the vulnerabilities in their websites that the bad guys exploit to cause harm. We transform the way organizations master vulnerability management--offering the only solution that combines ... Read more

Mission: Our mission is to secure the web. We do this with a perfect mix of passion, people, and leading edge technology.

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2014 (#46)

WhiteHat Security – Why Work For Us?

If you are reading this, the Web is likely a pervasive part of your life. The Web also touches the lives of every person you know, every family member, every child, every friend, and everyone you meet. Using the Web, we shop, we bank, we learn, we communicate, and share some of our most intimate moments. The Web is arguably the single most important invention we'll see in our lifetime. There is no question, the safety and security of the Web, and the over one billion people using it, must be protected. That's what we do at WhiteHat Security. We help secure the Web. 

Helping to secure the Web is a privilege, a responsibility given to only the most passionate, trustworthy, and experienced security professionals on the planet. From the largest Fortune listed corporations, to small mom and pop shops, non-profit organizations, to schools, and far beyond, this is whom WhiteHat helps protect every single day. We protect hundreds of the most recognized organizations on the planet by identifying the vulnerabilities in their websites that the bad guys exploit to cause harm. We transform the way organizations master vulnerability management -- offering the only solution that combines advanced cloud security technology and the world’s largest force of Web security experts.

Why Work For WhiteHat? To be part of something new, something important, something special. To be the best at what you do.

​​WhiteHat Security Awards​



Forbes 2013 America's Most Promising Companies


OnDemand Top 100 Winner



OnDemand Top 100 Winner


OnDemand Top 100 Winner



AO250 Global


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Careers at WhiteHat

We need top talent to help us carry out our mission. Smart, creative and passionate people are our target.

So maybe you’re the type of person who cut their teeth discovering cheats the game developer never imagined—not because you need to cheat., but because it’s fun and challenging. Or maybe you’ve been at this awhile and you can’t wait to find a security weakness the size of a pinhole and drive a semi truck through it.

At WhiteHat Security, our mission is to stick it to the bad guys. Or in corporate speak, to stop website attacks before they happen. If you’re the best at what you do, and you’re obsessed like we are—with making the online world a better, safer place—take a look at our open positions and apply online to get started. You may be the perfect fit for exclusive team of web app superheroes. Introduce yourself – we'd love to meet you!


Hackers and cyber-criminals are prolific. They’re persistent; and they have nothing to lose. That’s why at WhiteHat Security, we continually push the limits of knowledge and innovation—and why we continue to push the industry as the only solution on the planet that combines the most advanced technology and the most knowledgeable team of security experts. Anywhere.

No other company is doing what we do. No other company can. We’re making history and growing fast to meet the incredible demand for our security solutions. We continue to hire aggressively and now have a staff of more 275 employees managing tens of thousands websites for several hundred organizations of all sizes across the Web in some of the toughest, most regulated industries.

As serious and important as our mission is, we are a high-energy bunch who share a common passion for web app security and for building great teams who thrive in our high intensity environment. We work really hard, celebrate big and have a great time along the way (see some of our photos to get a sense of our "personality"

Benefits and Perks

Become a part of the world’s most exclusive team of web application security experts. Our mission is to stop website attacks before they happen. And we offer the only solution on the planet that can make that a reality. Part of that is the advanced technology we’ve developed. But the other part is that we’ve assembled the most knowledgeable team of security experts. Anywhere.

Get more than just a great career. Sure, you’ll have the opportunity to grow your career in meaningful ways. But we also offer our employees a full range of benefits to help protect their families, programs that promote learning and development, plus great opportunities to celebrate success. In addition to competitive competition plans, and the usual time off and company holidays, here are some other benefits WhiteHat Security employee enjoy:

• A complete suite of health and wellness benefits (A very low cost to employees)

• Unlimited PTO

• Monthly social events to celebrate wins and help employees stay connected

• Career-defining training opportunities with our exclusive Threat Research Center

• A deep history of career advancement and promoting from within

• Flexible work arrangements

• Fully stocked kitchen with a wide range of tasty snacks to keep us going

• Referral bonuses for introducing us to your talented friends and colleagues

WhiteHat Security Reviews

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  • "Huge improvements, awesome place!"

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    Current Employee - Head of Product Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Head of Product Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
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    I have been working at WhiteHat Security full-time (More than a year)


    - salary and 100% paid benefits (great selection of health, dental, unlimited pto)
    - products are needed in the industry
    - there are cracking a huge opportunity with devsecops
    - team is experienced and has both startup and large company experience


    Can't think of any yet! But right now I would say they seem hesitant to take some risks in the market. But that's changing quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on the growth pattern! Take more risks. Lets get even more customers.

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WhiteHat Security Photos

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WhiteHat Security Interviews



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    Associate Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
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    I applied online. I interviewed at WhiteHat Security (San Jose, CA) in July 2017.


    The first phone interview was by the HR. She asked me basic Java Questions. She was pretty friendly.
    Immediately she told me that I clear that round and to schedule the next phone interview which would be a little more technical.
    That was a bad experience. She calls me a little late than the scheduled time. Asks me questions from the resume, but is not paying attention, and I have to repeat almost everything. She pretty much asks me just 2 questions. And then I am asking her more about the job role and the company, but she is disinterested.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked me about my internship and projects that I had done.   Answer Question
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WhiteHat Security Awards & Accolades

  • Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Medium Sized Companies, Glassdoor, 2014
  • America's Most Promising Companies, Forbes, 2013
  • OnDemand 100 Winner, OnDemand, 2013
  • 11 Women Who Started Amazing Companies(CEO Stephanie Fohn), Forbes, 2013
  • AlwaysOn Global 250, AlwaysOn, 2012
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