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Updated September 20, 2017
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FireEye CEO/Board Member Kevin Mandia
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Pros
  • Benefits are excellent, good work/life balance with a growing customer base (in 19 reviews)

  • Free lunch is going away this fall, though (in 39 reviews)

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  1. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Great flexibilty and Pay. Great atmosphere!

    Cons

    Lack of commitment by employer for long term work


  2. "Good technology, but not internally aligned"

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    Former Employee - Senior Licensing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Licensing Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great potential; well respected in cybersecurity field

    Cons

    Weak overall alignment of strategy with execution. Churn in the upper leadership

    Advice to Management

    Improve focus on reaching larger market share. Keep all functions working together in the same direction. Too much wasted motion.

  3. "Great company, mission, people"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market leading technology and services - I never have any problem standing up for our products against competitors.
    National security-mission focused
    Company getting its groove back and is focusing on the right areas
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Widely scattered team members makes hitting our stride more challenging

    Advice to Management

    I feel like recruiting the specialized talent needed to stay ahead of the pack in both hardware component engineering and in consulting services is the biggest strategic threat the company faces. We have great people and we have to keep recruiting ever more of them. I suspect this is discussed at the highest levels, but I'm concerned that inability to recruit enough is going to hamper our growth and reputation.


  4. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FireEye full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Still the most respected incident response company and continues to have access to most interesting intelligence in the world. Many smart and talented people, especially within consulting.

    Cons

    The former CEO (Dave Dewalt) made some terrible acquisitions and took on too much debt, destroying the stock price and company morale.


  5. "Great team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team atmosphere, supportive management.

    Cons

    In my particular team there were few opportunities for progression.

    FireEye Response

    Aug 31, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for your 3 years of service at FireEye, the world leader in intelligence-led security! We are sorry to hear you did not find as many opportunities for progression in your particular team... More


  6. "Great People, Great Opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to all kinds of great opportunities within one's job. Great people as well.

    Cons

    Really hard to have a personal life.

    FireEye Response

    Aug 31, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    We are happy to hear that you have been exposed to many opportunities at FireEye! We take great steps to have a manageable work-life balance for our employees. Don’t forget to participate in our... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Program Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    Some greta folks to work with.

    Cons

    Poor Management and lack of vision

  8. "sr. director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    Great people, very talented individual providers.

    Cons

    No direction from corporate, leadership does not build trust. Inclusion of iSIGHT has been damaging.


  9. "OK. No stability but a paycheck and medical insurance until you get RIFed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    Most co-workers are friendly and seem to be very productive.

    Lots of snacks and drinks, lunch 4 days a week. The $ per-person budget been drastically reduced but hey the price is still right. Keeps employees more productive since they don't have to go off campus for lunch into bottlenecked Milpitas/Ciscoville. Free lunch is going away this fall, though.

    They finally have some true leaders in key positions. They're stemming the bleeding (of $) and putting together a portfolio of good products that actually might appeal to customers. Slowly getting rid of some of the wastes of salary dollars.

    Cons

    Work/life balance? Maybe if you're mediocre or a little better. Once management realizes you do quality work, you will be ground into dust. You have been warned.

    Advice to Management

    Keep strengthening FEYE's value proposition and holding down the budget but keep in mind a lot of us ICs are burning out. Or maybe thats part of the plan???

    FireEye Response

    Aug 31, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    Thank you for all of your time, dedication and effort that you have put in to make FireEye what it is today! People like you are who make the difference at FireEye. We are glad to hear you believe... More


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Ship is steered in right direction. Now, we need momentum."

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    Current Employee - One FireEye Veteran
    Current Employee - One FireEye Veteran
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Finally, it looks like there is light at the end of the tunnel. Under Kevin's leadership, things are coming in place. Great technology, great people and good perks. work-life is now very balanced. Great snack bar, daily fruits, Wednesday Bagels and free electric car charge. Pay is competitive and fair.

    Cons

    No 401K. Stock price is depressed for long time. Options, ESPP, RSUs are underwater. Lunch is catered and it sucks most of the time (especially for vegetarians).

    Advice to Management

    Last quarter, we showed sign of life. Keep the momentum going. We can't afford another misstep. Dave Dewalt's old team is almost purged and new captains are closer to reality. Let's make it the best security company on the earth.

    FireEye Response

    Aug 31, 2017 – Recruiting Coordinator

    We are glad that you enjoy all the perks that FireEye has to offer. The 401K match is on our radar to implement for our employees in the future. Thank you for your thoughtful response on our page.


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