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Updated December 14, 2018
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  • "Reasonable work/life balance in most functions" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Smart people, interesting business, free lunch, fun work outings" (in 44 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (6)

    "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. "Exceptional Senior Leadership and above the bar Tech Talent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Executive leadership laser focused on growth
    -Inclusive environment (no politics)
    -Tech talent exceeded my expectations
    -Great office and location
    -Everyone has a deep enthusiasm for the company mission

    Cons

    no cons, so far I am very impressed

    Advice to Management

    Keep driving towards the bullseye!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Decent"

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    Former Employee - End User Support Technician
    Former Employee - End User Support Technician
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food at the time, this is not longer a perk as I've heard however.

    Cons

    Management changes frequently, the company is not in good standing


  4. "Account development rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    commisiion, culture, progression,lovely people

    Cons

    nothing much to say about negative

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  5. "Great Tech Pubs group/company"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Technical Writer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tech Pubs managers at FireEye are open-minded and flexible. They care deeply about having a team that works well together and that produces high-quality documentation. We work hard but have fun!

    FireEye offers a plethora of online training courses about our products, other technologies, and personal skills. Management encourages our career and personal development.

    We use cutting-edge tools in the Tech Pubs group, and have process documentation that new writers can use to get up-to-speed. Other writers are happy to share their knowledge and give hands-on help.

    The facility is very nice. All of the FireEye Milpitas employees are in the same building, so it's easy to interact with engineers and cross-functional teams. There is an excellent subsidized cafeteria and an on-site gym.

    Our products are exciting and innovative, and FireEye enjoys an excellent reputation in the industry. I'm proud to work here.

    Cons

    No matching 401K at this time.


  6. "Software Developer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment. Good pay

    Cons

    NO conversion to full time emplyoment


  7. "It's got potential."

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    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great potential and solid technology.
    Moving to SaaS is a good longer term revenue strategy.

    Cons

    Still struggling to work well with Partners.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time building third party relationships. Don't cut out your partners.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  9. "A bit of a has been company that’s trying to remain relevant but not sure how amongst more savvy and nimble competitors."

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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Reston, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Super smart executive leadership within their domain of expertise and a relatively narrow scope

    Cons

    Leadership are one-trick ponies depending on how they came I to the company and you can’t teach old dogs new tricks.

    Advice to Management

    Split the product and services business and allow each to focus on what they do best


  10. Helpful (4)

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

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    • 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..