FireEye Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated Jan 12, 2021

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FireEye CEO/Board Member Kevin Mandia
Kevin Mandia
297 Ratings
Pros
  • "Pay and benefits are good, along with amenities like free lunch(in 57 reviews)

  • "Company has great work life balance(in 55 reviews)

Cons
  • "Lack of 401k matching is "offset" by stock options(in 42 reviews)

  • "No 401k matching currently available, but offset through other benefits(in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Best Job in Years - Leadership Cares"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner Marketing in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Absolute leader in cyber security: helping companies respond, detect and avoid cyber threats. Mandiant, iSight, Verodin brands are recognized leaders - Management cares - Strong ONE TEAM culture - Unlimited vacation - Relatively good work-life balance - Rapidly improving products, led by intelligence and innovation cycle

    Cons

    - Very competitive, established market for security products - Still transitioning from legacy hardware business comes with some pain

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  2. Helpful (1)

    "good opportunities with purpose"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FireEye full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good work life balance and benefits

    Cons

    too many direction changes from management

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  3. Helpful (7)

    "Keep off this company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good working environment, work life balance

    Cons

    No vision, no direction, no brain storming

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "Lacking in product focus, thus succumbing to competition"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great team in engineering, solid technology

    Cons

    Too many overheads, engineering is relatively small compared to rest of the departments. Lack of accountability

  5. Helpful (8)

    "Decent people, horrible product portfolio and execution"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FireEye full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people. Decent benefits. Decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    Horrible product vision and execution. No 401(k) match.

  6. "Great Company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FireEye full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Good work/life balance -Good benefits: Tuition Reimbursement, Paternity/Maternity leave, unlimited PTO, stocked fridges and snacks

    Cons

    -No 401K matching -Raises were not annually, and if they did happen most times it was just stock that you lose if you get laid off or quit, not an actual increase to your base pay

  7. "On the up and up? maybe"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Pretty fair benefits and pay. I'd say the work life balance is one of the best perks. I guess it depends on what you do though. Management seems to be getting more involved in trying to get things back on track which is nice to see. I've always thought we have great products and services. If we can get it together internally, I could foresee FireEye doing very well in the future.

    Cons

    Downsizing, turnover, and reorgs have made things a little hectic. Culture isn't the best right now as people are frustrated over lack of communication as well as not having the right tools to get the job done. It's been a tough couple years but it seems like moves are being made in the right direction.

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  8. Helpful (1)

    "Best Job ever"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Solutions Architect in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FireEye full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great CEO, work life balance

    Cons

    I do not have any cons

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sr.Cyber Threat Hunter"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance is amazing Everyone is brilliant Benefits are decent Being Challenged Working on the front line of new Cyber security threats

    Cons

    No 401K match Healthcare is ok

  10. Helpful (18)

    "FAKE NEWS- HR drives a transparent culture with integrity"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FireEye full-time

    Pros

    CEO is passionate and knowledgeable. Helix is a valued message with real market potential but execution has a long way to go. Free lunch. Most of the time you have work/life balance.

    Cons

    HR is a joke within the company. As a result, we unfortunately have a culture where you constantly need to check your back. A few members of executive leadership are worn and have lost their passion, it is obvious.

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