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Updated October 18, 2018
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  • "Reasonable work/life balance in most functions" (in 28 reviews)

  • "Smart people, interesting business, free lunch, fun work outings" (in 43 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

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

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    • 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 (2)

    "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

  3. "Your mileage may vary"

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

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

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Some nice people, although it’s quite noisy sometimes.

    Cons

    The company uses Agile methodology but like most American companies, they continue to shove more into a release than can be reasonably accomplished in a normal work week. Employees pulling all-nighters are celebrated during awards ceremonies and during all-hands meetings. It is a chaotic way to work. (Certain departments always get the awards. Supporting departments don’t have a chance at recognition.) With such unrealistic demands, something has to suffer. I’ll let you figure out what that is.

    Your experience depends on your manager, but the reality doesn’t match the hype. Although the company emphasizes their unlimited PTO benefit, some employees are made to feel their jobs are in danger if they take more than a 1-week vacation (again, depends on your manager). I actually overheard a manager talking to HR about an employee who was on vacation—in the open! Very unprofessional.

    BYOT (bring your own training) because you’re going to have to mind your own training needs. Outside of Lynda.com, you’re on your own.

    Benefits— no 401k match, typical insurance offering though. Decent bonus opportunities.

    Some layoffs are happening, and yet still hiring?

    Advice to Management

    Care about your people enough to respect their need for a life outside work, and respect them enough to keep issues confidential. Recognize departments that play a strong support role.

    Use Agile to release quality on-time products. Fewer features, more bug fixes, and thorough testing.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "No longer at top echelon security company. They just don't know it."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    CEO Kevin Mandia knows his stuff and loves the industry. De Walt was a joke..
    Mandiant is the best in the business at remediation ...but really expensive
    New Headquarters with gym and full cafeteria is really nice.
    Research is superb and grabs headlines..consistently.

    Cons

    Subscriptions for email security and endpoint are average at best (see Gartner)
    Employees I met are phoning it in. No one cares...They know their best days are past.
    Lack of growth. For a high tech company.

    Advice to Management

    Find a different business model than chasing Mandiant's ambulances.
    Keep Kevin Mandia to stay relevant. He's open and honest.
    Many middle managers are going through the motions and don't care. Replace them if you want to grow again..


  5. Helpful (5)

    "FAKE NEWS- HR drives a transparent culture with integrity"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    CEO is passionate and knowledgeable. Helix is a valued message with real market potential but execution has a long way to go. Free lunch. Most of the time you have work/life balance.

    Cons

    HR is a joke within the company. As a result, we unfortunately have a culture where you constantly need to check your back. A few members of executive leadership are worn and have lost their passion, it is obvious.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the HR team, bring in a outside consultant who can share best practices, culture building, and transparent communication. You will be shocked in what the company is missing and the impact it will have on top/bottom line.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great team, Bad management / execution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    - Great quality employees (individual contributors)
    - You will learn a lot here
    - Excellent technical strength and skill set

    Cons

    - Management execution is poor
    - TOO MUCH politics
    - Bunch of inexperienced candidates got bigger management roles, they screw up a lot and cannot execute but they think they are the best

    Advice to Management

    Remove the politics and look at long term investment in your employees. No alignment from to to bottom.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, flexible schedule

    Cons

    Management is terrible, a lot of turn over

  8. "Good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on cool latest technologies, RSUs (good if stock does better), remote work, cell phone bill reimbursement, conferences, unlimited PTO and easy to take, cool industry to work for

    Cons

    No 401K match, stock price like kid's slide, no process for promotion so hard to say why somebody is getting promoted and why you are not, too many org changes and title changes


  9. "Great for College Freshers and Experienced Professionals"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great learning avenue for new grads.
    - Time and care is given to each employee, old or new

    Cons

    Depends mostly on your team, I guess. No issues for me.


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Technical Support Engineer"

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    • 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.


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