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Updated June 10, 2018
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FireEye CEO/Board Member Kevin Mandia
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  • "Reasonable work/life balance in most functions" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Smart people, interesting business, free lunch, fun work outings" (in 41 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Fun Place to Work - Positive Outlook With New Management"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Services in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Services in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Over the past 2 years, Mandiant/iSight leadership has almost completely taken over FireEye and the culture/morale has improved dramatically.

    - Fun culture and atmosphere, even for remote workers
    - Smart people who care about their mission
    - Ability to contribute and growing internal mobility
    - Good pay
    - Reasonable work/life balance in most functions
    - Solid and reasonably priced benefits

    Cons

    - Some (nice but non-essential) perks removed as they cost cut towards profitability - free lunch, some snacks, etc
    - No matching 401k

    Advice to Management

    Do better at marketing our hard work and innovation
    Match our 401K
    Keep driving forward

    FireEye Response

    Feb 20, 2018 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your great ideas on how to improve life at FireEye! With our new go-to-market strategy, we are changing the way we market all of FireEye’s hard work and innovation. While we don’t... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to be"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    An amazing brand, a CEO that is passionate and gets it. Mandiant is the premier resource for cyber reach response and they do more IR than anyone else. It’s a powerful security story that stands apart from the rest of the competition, as frontline intelligence is fed into protection and detection services. It’s a an industry leading innovation cycle.

    Cons

    None that I can see beyond gap in 401k match. They do a good job of supplementing that with other benefits though.

    Advice to Management

    Continue empowering your people to deliver

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Confusion Everywhere.!"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I have been with FireEye for close to 3yrs at their HQ. Some of the pros include good compensation, very good insurance plans, decent office space, great location.

    Cons

    The environment at HQ is extremely stressful and harmful. The HR looks completely out of shape and are not available or reachable for normal employees. They preach something and practice something else. Lay offs are the most common thing one would hear at FireEye. Employees are literally thrown out for reasons unknown.

    Participating in surveys is useless. I always wondered why FireEye is not profitable but it is evidently clear with poor management skills, it is impossible to be successful.

    No, I would never recommend even my enemy to FireEye. Not a place worth risking your peace of mind.

    Advice to Management

    Not worth advising !!


  4. "Excellent Place to Grow Your Career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - I can see the impact the work that I do has for the company.
    - Open-door policy within my team and across the organization
    - The HR team does an amazing job with the culture across the globe
    - The benefits are great

    Cons

    - Although the transparency at the company is getting better, there is always room for improvement

    Advice to Management

    Continue the open-door policy on ideas and innovation.

    FireEye Response

    Apr 30, 2018 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition Operations

    Thank you for your 5+ years of service to FireEye and for helping us get to where we are today! Your experience is exactly what we strive for and we look forward to continuing to support you on your... More


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Hit and Miss"

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    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Reston, VA
    Former Employee - Systems Analyst in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They at least put on the appearance of paying attention to employee concerns; current CEO has steered the ship away from the rocks

    Cons

    Manager quality is hit or miss; at a recent all-hands meeting, the CEO lauded a bunch of guys who camped out at their desks to make a deadline while other execs touted work-life balance. Also, in CA the hiring is heavily biased towards Indian men.

    Advice to Management

    Don't crow about how great your diversity and your work-life balance are when it's obvious those two things are a sham.

    FireEye Response

    Apr 30, 2018 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition Operations

    Thank you for your feedback. Recognition is an integral part of our culture at FireEye, which is why we highlighted the above and beyond effort that one of our teams demonstrated in order to make an... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I like the passion under the new CEO. A lot of the extravagant spending is gone, the focus is on execution. Upper management has the right vision. HR is good.

    Cons

    No free lunches, no 401k matching

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on profitability, retain good employees. What you are doing is working.

    FireEye Response

    Apr 23, 2018 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition Operations

    Thank you for your review! Our top priority as a company is to focus on the experience of both our customers and our employees, which will in turn create more value for all shareholders. We... More


  7. "Network Security Support Role"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - Support Engineer in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FireEye full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of startup hype around the company, fun job, competent and helpful colleagues. Demanding enterprise support atmosphere, good pay/benefits.

    Cons

    Felt like there was a disconnect between the culture put forth by corporate and the (micro)management in the satellite office. About the time they had their IPO the management became overly statistic-obsessed, spending all the time obsessing over numbers to effectively cultivate the team.

    Advice to Management

    In a challenging and constantly evolving environment, it is more important for management to have a good feel for team performance trends and the general atmosphere, rather than rigid statistical performance benchmarks.

    FireEye Response

    Apr 16, 2018 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition Operations

    Thank you for your feedback! We are glad to hear you had an overall positive experience during your time at FireEye. There is always a story behind any number, but it's also imperative that our... More

  8. "engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FireEye full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    flexible work schedule; good environment; big company so good compensation

    Cons

    direction is very sporadic; the company is going lots of directions due to several buyouts

    Advice to Management

    need to get a handle on all the directions we're going; try not to make political choices


  9. Helpful (7)

    "Lots of changes being made, mostly negative and experimental"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    Security Industry still has some respect for FireEye's Brand. The respect was build from the glory days, 2012-2014
    Great Medical Benefit

    Cons

    No job security, constant changes in senior management without a solid direction. Seems like they are still trying to figure out what they want to do. You can only pray that they make a good decision.
    No 401K matching, No Bonus pay,

    Advice to Management

    Most Management are from Mandiant and iSight acquisition, they do not have much experience running a product company, let along trying to run a profitable company. Unless you hire people with the right experience, the ship won't turn around. You can only keep trying and be failing so many times.

    FireEye Response

    Apr 16, 2018 – Manager, Global Talent Acquisition Operations

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We've significantly evolved since the 2012-2014 time frame and, as a result of these changes, we are well-positioned to remain the leader in the... More


  10. "Decent employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FireEye part-time

    Pros

    good location, hands off leadership

    Cons

    could have better atmosphere for employees


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