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Updated February 19, 2019
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Pros
  • "Reasonable work/life balance in most functions" (in 32 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "If I had one major complaint it would be no 401k matching" (in 31 reviews)

  • "No free lunches, no 401k matching" (in 35 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Exceptional Senior Leadership and above the bar Tech Talent"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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!


  2. "Focused Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Administrative in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Administrative in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A strong, diverse leadership team.

    Cons

    There is no 401K matching.

  3. "Decent place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Pay range and fully remote option

    Cons

    The expectation slowly became east coast hours even though I was working from the west coast.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Level 2 Technical Support"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Level II Technical Support in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Level II Technical Support in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open and collaborative work environment.

    Cons

    Management spends a lot of time in meetings and it is obvious that employees are not their priority

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying lip-service to employee growth and actually put some time into the employees.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Decent"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  6. "Good Environment and Good People in TechPubs"

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

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

    Pros

    -Close-knit team
                   --Good structure for incoming writers
                   --Strong, open communication between writers
                   --Appreciation for those who work hard and are team players
    -Great place to work and awesome location
    -Team mentality throughout company culture
    -Flexible with sick leave, vacation
    -Growing industry

    Technical documentation at FireEye receives support from both management and cross-functional teams. Great team of professionals who are equipped to deal with the fast-paced development cycles followed by the engineering groups. Managers are supportive and understanding of their teams and always maintain professionalism when faced with difficult individuals or situations.

    Cons

    --No 401k matching currently available, but offset through other benefits


  7. "Account development rep"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Dead or Alive - Don't Work Here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talent in Professional Services

    Cons

    Do not place faith in Human Resources / Middle to Upper Management to take care of their employees

    Advice to Management

    Go back to where you came from


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Frustrating Experience - FireEye Labs"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FireEye (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    FireEye had smart engineering team and great technology.

    Cons

    There was no review process similar to Google or Microsoft. There was no goals, commitments, extended goals leading to the review which would give fair chance to grow. Instead, a lack of proper review process led to ladder climbing. Manager which I was reporting to would promise anything to get the work done. After delivery of work, they will not honor their commitments. There was integrity issue within the team in taking credit of other peoples work which was a not a pleasant experience. There was no meaningful / learning conversation with the manager rather most of the time ended up doing his job. Everything which goes right manager will get the credit if anything goes wrong put you under the bus.

    Advice to Management

    Build a process to avoid ladder climbers at every level.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "It's got potential."

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