AlienVault Reviews

Updated Mar 18, 2020

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3.1
54%
Recommend to a Friend
75%
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AlienVault President & CEO Barmak Meftah (no image)
Barmak Meftah
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "Unlimited PTO, but only if your manager lets you use it(in 6 reviews)

  • "Inbound leads, good people, and a enjoyable culture(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "I have found no cons within this organistion(in 4 reviews)

  • "Lack of travel for the sales team(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great product, great team and opportunity for growth!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - N/A in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlienVault full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Inbound leads, marketing tools for success, active channel engagement and strong value proposition from USM.

    Cons

    The hair on fire moments, upward management can be difficult, support was not the best.

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  2. "Not bad but not great"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlienVault full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The pay and the benefits are good.

    Cons

    There isn't any formal training and tasks get piled onto the closest person. Industry is boring. Some bulldozing people.

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  3. "It is a job"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlienVault full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good base pay. It was fairly easy to get a decent base pay.

    Cons

    Not a whole lot of opportunity to close business. No work life balance.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Fun place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in San Mateo, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at AlienVault full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This team is incredible. The fun that we have everyday is what keeps us striving to come back and be better.

    Cons

    HR is nonexistent. This is a 24 hour job. Quotas are attainable, but don’t exceed too much (it will be raised)!! Some people are not liked in the office environment, but are apparently impossible to fire. Like a dog you just can’t put down.

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  5. "Sales"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlienVault full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Competent sales management, they will not micro manage you as long as you know what you are doing. Great product, with a bright future. Training program is coming along well. Unlimited PTO policy (usable at your discretion)

    Cons

    Working from home policy is pretty non existent. Lack of travel for the sales team. No 401k Matching

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  6. Helpful (7)

    "Account Executive"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AlienVault full-time

    Pros

    Stocked kitchen, nerf guns, typical start up feel, cheap benefits, unlimited pto

    Cons

    Boiler room style selling tactics, inexperienced mid-management, mixed messages from upper leadership, immature product that took AV that made Gartner swipe left on the SIEM MQ.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlienVault full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, open PTO (manager approval), free snacks! I have worked for AV for a couple of years now, and I've had nothing but good experiences. The employees are great! They are fun, collaborative, supportive, and just a good group of people. My experience with management has been positive. They have been transparent (as much as executives can be), honest, and believe in the "open door" policy. I've never had an issue voicing my concerns/opinions with them.

    Cons

    With any company, comes gossip. I think if someone has an issue, it should be brought up to HR or their manager.

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    AlienVault Response

    May 22, 2018AlienVault Team

    Definitely! Thank you for the feedback.

  8. Helpful (17)

    "Alien Management that treat you like you are the illegal alien"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at AlienVault full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New building Some great people that give it their all and the company doesn't appreciate it

    Cons

    No structure No leadership Micromanagement Unprofessional Managers that throw tantrums Vibe is that of a morgue Management by fear and intimidation so that you do "more with less" No 401K match

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    AlienVault Response

    May 22, 2018AlienVault Team

    Hi Anonymous, We are glad to hear that you like the new Austin office and appreciate hearing about your personal experience. We regret that you feel leadership did not meet your expectations. We are committed to understanding and improving the work environment that so many of our employees have come to enjoy. We’ve made a conscious decision at this time to not make any adjustments to our 401K plan. After doing extensive evaluation of our packages in comparison to other companies in our industry and size, we find that our 401K plan, while not above average, is fair. If you would like to discuss your 401K plan further, we invite you to complete the upcoming benefits survey and or please email hr@alienvault.com. We continue to emphasize our Employee Engagement Initiative, helping us to increase employee gratification -- training, Sales on-boarding, two-way communication, annual performance review, and quarterly employee award program -- as a means to connect with and validate the meaningful work our employees accomplish day to day. Our management has an open-door policy and welcome feedback, both positive and constructive. If you have any constructive, specific feedback to share we would welcome your feedback. We want to encourage you to offer more specific detail related to your concerns by emailing hr@alienvault.com. We genuinely care about our employees and know that we could not achieve what we do for our customers, without each person.

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company with lots of opportunity"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlienVault full-time

    Pros

    Great security company with a huge growth potential.

    Cons

    Same as any other company

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Work hard, play hard"

    4.0
    Software Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AlienVault for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is growing fast! However, it still keeps a mostly horizontal organization, which makes communication easier. You can just walk in any manager's office, no need for appointments . Salary and perks are good! I personally don't care about snacks, drinks, and stuff like that, but if you are into modern, open space offices, with plenty of food around, this definitely checks all the boxes. There's still room to improve and make your mark here. Yes, we're heading to play in the big boys league, but if you come up with a good idea, there will be somebody happy to hear it.

    Cons

    Mid level management don't add much value (mostly) . There are some growing pains, as happens in any organization, which seem to be more apparent when it comes to technical roles, and this is one of them. In some situations, it seems like certain managers would just speak to make sure everyone acknowledges they are in the room. Culture clash between locations. This company has offices in three different countries, if I'm not mistaken, and communicating ideas is not always easy. If you have read some other reviews, you would have noticed that there is some criticism going on about how "talent" is being wasted. There are some complaints about what seem to be blatant disregards of labour law. Are there disgruntled employees? Yes. Are they right? I don't think so. But they will try to make their complaints everyone's business. So, yeah, there are some toxic people, like anywhere else. Sometimes, maybe once or twice a year, management would "lose it", meaning that there will be some yelling around. Who needs that? Still, better than other companies I've worked for.

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