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Updated September 20, 2017
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  • Benefits are excellent, good work/life balance with a growing customer base (in 20 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place but a geekfest"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
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    Pros

    True innovation at it finest. Ashar and team nailed one of the most important problems in computer science. Feels like you are taking over the world.

    Cons

    Ugh, if or God's sake, it's in Milpitas.

    Advice to Management

    Ok, some you need a haircut. But seriously, publish more imformation regarding the awful malware that really is out there. Help people understand and coach them in what to do. Here I am referring to the world at large.


  2. "Awesome technology, leadership, and fast growth!"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing leaders, free lunches, fast growth, exciting environment. It is awesome to have Dave DeWalt on board he brings with him years of experience with top tier tech companies.

    Cons

    Processes haven't been built out in all areas. It would be nice if we were all located in one building instead of having to walk all over and across the street.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to solidify some processes, don't be to strict with marketing - use FireEye man more! Utilize social media, youtube and better PR.

  3. "FireEye is red hot!"

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    Current Employee - Senior HRMS Analyst in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior HRMS Analyst in Milpitas, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    We have some of the coolest, or shall I say hottest, technology around. The environment is fast paced, entrepreuneral, and collaborative. I feel like I have made a valuable contribution to the company's success each and every day!! Benefits are fairly rich and employee cost-sharing is low. Free lunch is provided every day with snacks and drinks free all the time. Who could ask for more!

    Cons

    Buildings are getting a little cramped with rapid growth, but the more the merrier!

    Advice to Management

    Think about spreading the wealth when it comes to employee bonuses and other incentives beyond base pay.


  4. "Disruptive, exciting technology helping defenders regain balance against APTs!"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing technology. Work with top-tier peers, with broad experience. Opportunities to grow, and fast! Dave DeWalt and the executive team have an amazing track record. That instills confidence. The amazing growth is demand-generated. We're truly making a difference in the battle against Advanced Threats.

    Cons

    Growing pains. In almost every role you must be independently motivated. If you're used to the sluggish pace of larger security brands, or like to be dictated daily tasks, this may not be the right fit.

    Advice to Management

    Work on well defined career paths so existing employees don't miss opportunities due to growth velocity..Corporate culture is maturing, let's continue to see that! =)


  5. "Amazing culture here; the employees are really pumped up about FireEye."

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

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

    Pros

    FireEye employees just ooze strong work ethic; it proves the employees strive for excellence! You can smell the energy in the air. This company is going places!

    Cons

    The only downsides I could find were: Long hours, but that comes with the territory. Food is free, but it's really heavy and unhealthy. We make suggestions, but they seem to go unnoticed. "Can't please everyone" is their response, but they don't try to please the majority on most days.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on hiring awesome people! Nothing to complain about.


  6. "Exciting Company! Exciting Technology!"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent executive leadership. FireEye has some of the best players in this technological arena and with good reason. Our company and technology are hot! Free lunch. Positive peers. Leader in our technology space. It is a great time to be at FireEye.

    Cons

    Would be good to all be in one building. Need to continue to solidify company-wide process across all departments (this happens when you grow quickly!).


  7. "Great technology company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at FireEye full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone that I have met at the company, regardless of title, is willing to share their ideas and answer any questions. There is a great atmosphere of learning and helping each other succeed. There is definitely no politics. It still has the start up feel of everyone pitching in to help the company grow.

    Cons

    The company is growing fast, very fast, and with that come some administrative hangups. With so many people recently joining the company there is a trial by fire period for some new people.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Milpitas, CA
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at FireEye full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting work, very talented engineering team

    Cons

    Extra work hours, lots of moving parts..


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    lots of responsibility at a fast growing compnay

    Cons

    long hours but worth it

    Advice to Management

    keep doing what youre doing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Anonymous Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Milpitas, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong Leadership with clear vision.
    Bleeding edge technology that is supported by innovators.
    A buzz of excitement about the technology and strength of the company.
    Having the ability to have an idea and implement it immediately.
    Accessibility to executives, meaning they are approachable.

    Cons

    Nothing that a fast growing company wouldn't be expected to have.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


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