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"chaotic development environment"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

I worked at FireEye full-time

Pros

The novel idea of running the sandbox in VM.

Cons

Sandbox in VM idea will catch up sooner or later with competitors if proven to be beneficial.
Minimal/no engineering documentation, for some explanations you get a drawing on a whiteboard, if you are lucky.
The first level management is clueless about coding, architectures. Good at navigating the product GUI though, some Linux administration, network skills.
No peers code reviews, just "make it work". This resulted in poor designs that needs to be maintained.
Engineering communication is minimal, reduced to the work at hand. Even this is hard, for some because of their personalities, for others because of their English.
The management thinks that is protecting their IP by preventing the engineers knowing more then what they need to do for their current work, you don't get a chance to broaden your perspective.
The development process looks more like "putting off fires", what ever fires are burning at the time.

Advice to Management

There is more than just trust the (few) engineers to manage a product, an environment where people can contribute to designs and ideas would help.

Other Employee Reviews for FireEye

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place but a geekfest"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    True innovation at it finest. Ashar and team nailed one of the most important problems in computer science. Feels like you are taking over the world.

    Cons

    Ugh, if or God's sake, it's in Milpitas.

    Advice to Management

    Ok, some you need a haircut. But seriously, publish more imformation regarding the awful malware that really is out there. Help people understand and coach them in what to do. Here I am referring to the world at large.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Its a fine place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Senior Software QA Engineer in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Work Life balance is good, the working week is enough to get the job done.
    - Benefits and Salary are the best that I've seen.
    - Location is great
    - The recent change in leadership has given the company new focus and is paying off.
    - The work is very relevant to current affairs

    Cons

    - The company has been going through some turmoil with the recent redundancies.
    - As a result the office morale has taken a bit of a hit, but we're on the mend

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the new focus towards resolving issues and try to communicate better. It sometimes feels, like we're only told some information months after its happened. This keeps us in a state of discontent and it wears away the morale within the company.


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