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ExtraHop Networks Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated Sep 2, 2019

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4.2
77%
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84%
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ExtraHop Networks CEO Arif Kareem (no image)
Arif Kareem
25 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people, reasonably relaxed workplace, very appropriate projects for an intern(in 5 reviews)

  • "Great work/life balance (no need to check email away from the office)(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Significant operational growing pains(in 11 reviews)

  • "There will be a few bumps here and there with policies and procedures, office space, and fast paced work(in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A nice place to be an engineer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun and laid-back co-workers Lots of smart people to learn from Code quality is important Work-life balance is important Release cycles are pretty consistent Easy to take vacation Not very many meetings Easy to focus on solving problems without much overhead A cool product Lots of room for growth and lots of interesting features that still need building Many senior engineers who are approachable and easy... to work with

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    Cons

    Not a public company so stock isn't worth anything yet No 401k matching Dealing with growing pains. Still working on finding the right amount and method of communication as the engineering team grows and more teams work on different features at the same time.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on your employees and helping them grow. Keep working to improve diversity and team cohesiveness.

    ExtraHop Networks2019-09-03
  2. Helpful (10)

    "Extremely productive company at the expense of its employees"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ExtraHop Networks full-time

    Pros

    REALLY smart people work here, and the people are what make this company great. The company has worked very hard to establish itself and its products, and is now leading the "wire data" market. The growth this company has had since its startup days is undeniable, and the growth here is continuing.

    Cons

    Many employees do not receive compensation (financial, promotional, etc) for the extra work they put in. It feels like management makes big decisions without doing preemptive research, and leaves it to the employees to figure out how to actually execute their decisions despite the technical hurdles. Feedback to management on this process is not received, and ultimately damages the employee culture here that used to... be so great.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop trying to move so fast, and listen to your employees. Sales and marketing cannot (and should not) run a technical company; technical teams need to run a technical company.

    ExtraHop Networks2018-02-05
  3. "Great experience for an intern"

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

    I worked at ExtraHop Networks

    Pros

    Smart people, reasonably relaxed workplace, very appropriate projects for an intern.

    Cons

    Not as many benefits as would have been ideal.

    ExtraHop Networks2017-11-13
  4. Helpful (10)

    "Growing pains and some underlying distrust/cronyism"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Snohomish, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ExtraHop Networks full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people. Interesting and versatile product. Upper management is highly technical and knows their stuff.

    Cons

    The company seems to be suffering from growing pains as it expands from a start-up to a more fully-fledged company. There is an underlying bit of a culture of distrust - smart people who work hard are hired but management (in particular) seems to need to micro-manage them to somehow prevent issues/misuse/trouble. Instead that works to the contrary and people won't work hard. Some cronyism seems to have come... in as well, with good people being pushed out on trumped up issues to make room for those with personal relationships. Personal recommendations are a good way to get great candidates BUT don't neglect the people you already have.

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    Advice to Management

    Stop with the micromanagement aspects. Don't believe the worst of people as your first tactic. Watch the buddy network and cronyism carefully, it cuts both ways. Pay attention to your engineers and not just sales and marketing.

    ExtraHop Networks2016-02-17
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Challenge, excitement, and a culture defined by smart people"

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

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

    Pros

    An exciting, visionary product. The company is made up of many smart people, all willing to grow together. Everyone has the opportunity to affect change at ExtraHop, which is rare. The negative review on this page is completely puzzling to me. I suppose that not everyone is a fit in a highly dynamic environment. Totally disagree with regard to weakness in Sr. Management. The team is rock solid, and company growth... supports that theory.

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    Cons

    This much is definitely true - you really have to be prepared for a fast pace and lots of change. This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that has worked at a small, high growth company. If you're looking to work at a place where you can fly beneath the radar and just 'get by', you probably won't be happy. ExtraHop expects a lot, and the employees expect a lot in return. It's sort of a family in that way, which I... really appreciate. This 'con' is also where a lot of the fun lies though, at least in my opinion.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep on your pace to re-define what the space should expect. It's hard to cut through the noise in the market but stick with it; my sense is that things are really starting to take hold. Continue with your hiring, you've brought in some serious talent lately (re-stating confusion on the negative post about Management...)

    ExtraHop Networks2013-10-19
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