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Updated August 7, 2018
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FireEye CEO/Board Member Kevin Mandia
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  • "Reasonable work/life balance in most functions" (in 26 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 (4)

    "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. "Sr.Cyber Threat Hunter"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is amazing
    Everyone is brilliant
    Benefits are decent
    Being Challenged
    Working on the front line of new Cyber security threats

    Cons

    No 401K match
    Healthcare is ok


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Draper, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of great people to work with.
    Benefits are great and if you aren't in Support you get to do a lot of fun things that the company sponsors.

    Cons

    Never can keep the more knowledgeable people they hire or train.
    Meaning the rest of the Support team is treated like slaves to keep up.
    If you want to work for FireEye don't go into support, its horrible.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Was great company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    Company was growing with tons of opportunity for learning. Great people to work with.

    Cons

    The company grew too fast and lots of people left the company. It lost the "start up" mode quicker than most company. Changes were taking longer and it become top / management heavy.


  6. "Good place"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting and challenging tasks, nice team,

    Cons

    Stock price, old code base


  7. Helpful (16)

    "Confusion Everywhere.!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 !!

  8. Helpful (7)

    "IT-Business Application Team"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked here close to 2 years at Milpitas office. I think all the review were not reflecting the truth about FireEye. I thought to share this so other can make right career decision before joing IT business application team.
    - Compensation and Benefits are excellent compared to the size of the company. But you can be lay off anytime without any reason.
    - A lot of Area to improve. It will provide an exciting space for who wanted face challenge to improve the current process. The caveat is you might lay off if came across the IT Leadership path by questioning or suggesting different than what they are doing.
    - Motivated and passionate CEO who shared a grand vision.

    Cons

    - Horrible HR support as the HR team is most of the time unavailable
    - Toxic and stressful environment as nepotism is there in hiring people.
    - IT Leadership team focus on getting the credit on the rollout of new changes without worrying about the what is ROI or KPI improvement.
    - You can be thrown out of the company if you dare to question IT Leadership.
    -Don't believe the HR message that they promote mutual respect. You only need to be a slave for IT leadership without asking any question. The survey is useless as FireEye leadership team never looks to improve current situation based on survey suggestion.
    -Work life will be very stressful as you end up in slave work culture.

    Advice to Management

    Please walk the talk. People were punished for telling the truth or doing the right thing.
    -Bring Enterprise architect frame work and principle to improve the current design approach. Hire quality people based on their skill set rather than allowing nepotism at work place. Don't lay off quality people.


  9. "Excellent Place to Grow Your Career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Hit and Miss"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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