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Updated January 15, 2018
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Pros
  • Benefits are excellent, good work/life balance with a growing customer base (in 23 reviews)

  • Free lunch is going away this fall, though (in 40 reviews)

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  1. "Friendly & Supportive Enviornment"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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 part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They push you to learn new skills and set goals for yourself.
    Management is very supportive and listens to your concerns and ideas.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Dated Technology, Cost Cutting Spiral Without Growth"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting work in the wide-open field of cyber security. Rank and file engineers still seem to care and there are still some smart people doing useful new technology. Current CEO and upper management saved the company from going under (due to the previous CEO's unsustainable bad management and reckless, out-of-control spending), and have earned credibility with the workers "in the trenches".

    Cons

    Growth is slow and slowing. Management placates shareholders by a continual spiral of more and more cost cutting. Company just moved to a smaller square footage headquarters, and has now eliminated the perks you may see in earlier reviews: no more free lunches, no more free snacks or beverages. Instead, they're introducing a vending program to sell concessions to overworked employees (hiring has dried up, even for replacing some of the attrition). Technology is now dated because malware has moved on, away from the attacks that FireEye used to detect so well.

    Middle management is an obstacle to success, mostly interested in not rocking the boat; don't bother looking for any leadership or technical direction from them. A recent employee meeting where resource and leadership concerns were raised was stifled by angry middle management who dodged responsibility while pushing more work onto people to make up for their own failed management.

    Advice to Management

    You need to address the long-standing, middle-management problem: get some real leaders in there! Your cost-cutting has accelerated too fast: cutting out free snacks/drinks at a time when workers are being asked to do more is a mistake, especially in the competitive job market of the Silicon Valley.

  3. "Very professional staff that was willing to assist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    Very detailed reports that provided a holistic perspective of my network's exposure factor.

    Cons

    The cons are not worth mentioning.


  4. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    FireEye is a fantastic place to work so long as you possess the right work ethic. If you are willing to work hard and go the extra mile, you will do well. Benefits include funding for additional training, flexible working, free drinks / snacks and time-off for philanthropic activities, as well as the usual health/dental and pension.

    After a challenging year in 2016 the general consensus is that, having made some adjustments, the company is back on the right track. An influx of fresh talent (notably the appointment of Kevin Taylor as EMEA VP) has undoubtedly helped improve morale and engagement throughout the EMEA team.

    Cons

    Unless you work in one of the core office locations (Cork, Ireland for EMEA) you will likely find yourself working remotely much of the time; something to consider if you prefer a busier office environment. The UK office in Reading is a good facility but often very quiet.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reward existing employees, including support staff as well as top performers in sales


  5. "Great Workplace"

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

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

    Pros

    Friendly, driven. Definitely a nice office buzz. Would definitely recommend

    Cons

    None that I can think of


  6. "Right direction"

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

    I have been working at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    Great leaders and amazing technology.

    Cons

    401K match. Compensation is significantly below market. Many good engineers left; more could follow if stock/benefits do not improve.

    Advice to Management

    Let engineers decide the direction and lead company (It's a 'tech' company !). Otherwise, it could lose technical edge (like how competition caught up in the last couple of years)

    FireEye Response

    Nov 15, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    We appreciate your input about the direction of FireEye and how to make FireEye an even better place to work. Although we do not offer a 401k match at this time, it is on our radar and something for... More


  7. "Staff Engineer"

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

    I have been working at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    Great company, leading edge technology, good work life balance, great food.

    Cons

    location and commute to milpitas takes long

  8. Helpful (6)

    "Plagiaristic culture."

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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

    Lots of incompetent managers idling around doing nothing but play politics.

    Cons

    The company have lots of plagiarist who prey one ideas of others and file patents. These kind of people stick around and get promoted while the hard working people move on to avoid conflict.

    Advice to Management

    Kindly act on at least one of many advice you may have received on such forum.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome and reputable company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interns get to work on real projects that have a lasting impact

    Plenty of 1-1 mentorship and resources

    Cons

    None. Awesome experience for me overall.


  10. Helpful (12)

    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid leadership from current CEO, it will take time to get out of the mess he inherited. Solid product road map which may make the company viable into the future

    Cons

    HR is a disaster starting from the top. Lack of transparency, ethics, creates an atmosphere of paranoia thus the large attrition rate and stale culture.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the entire HR department and bring in people who know what they are doing.


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