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"Great company experiencing some growing pains"

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Current Employee - Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Engineering in Sunnyvale, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Talented and high caliber engineers, unlimited vacation policy, new product extensions, interesting technologies/challenges, flexibility in work hours/location, continual positive growth & great market opportunity

Cons

Devops is somewhat broken, resource constraints in engineering more so than at other companies I have worked for, highly sales driven culture

Other Employee Reviews for Proofpoint

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Penny wise, and pound foolish"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of great and smart individual contributors. The occasional company celebrations held were usually done in style and a lot of fun.

    Cons

    Upper management were out of touch with what was actually happening, and the impact of their cost saving decisions. A lot of time and energy was wasted due to making foolish decisions on capital investments. There was a lot of overcommitting to customers, entirely overriding policies that had been carefully designed to keep an engagement successful.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time talking to the people in the trenches and put more focus on a proper work-life balance.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Representative in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Proofpoint full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    On the cover the story sounds good

    Cons

    Products don't stand up to the hype. Sales is run by Finance. Leadership is inexperienced. It was impossible to book a deal without going back to the customer 10 times.

    Advice to Management

    Since most have left the few still there should move on as well. Clean out the entire HR dept. Try to have some fun for once.

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