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ForeScout Technologies Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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ForeScout Technologies President and CEO Michael DeCesare
Michael DeCesare
27 Ratings

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Pros
  • Health benefits are great and lunch provided daily - yet oddly no matching 401K (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people, great culture, great product, exciting growth (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • some growing pains, but working through them as a team (in 4 reviews)

  • Over the past year, the company has started becoming top management heavy with most of the senior management and above being filled from outside (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Awesome!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Manager in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Manager in Campbell, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong product, good leadership, great culture, good people, diverse, great benefits, great compensation. If you have good work ethic, are visible, lean in, you will be recognized. We are in growth mode and there is tons of oppty. A positive attitude and being flexible to change goes a long way here at ForeScout!

    Cons

    Parking, but we are moving to a new building ;-)

    Advice to Management

    Keep mentoring your future leaders for promotions within


  2. "Great overall company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ForeScout Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, diversity of experiences, the people are smart, innovative and fun to work with

    Cons

    New positions/opportunities are given to external people or colleagues who are friends of the hiring manager(s). The exceptions to this are promotions within the SE organization.

    Advice to Management

    Be open to feedback from your employees. Many of them have just us much experience in the industry as the managers (and sometimes more) and have great ideas to help our growing company. Be open to constructive feedback and promote your hardworkers, not just your friends.


  3. "Not a great place"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart engineers. San Jose Product management is stellar.

    Cons

    Level and title interfere with getting work done. Leaders focusing on micro details instead of the big picture.

    Advice to Management

    Implement 360 reviews. Invest in 3rd integrations - yesteryear product can't be your only bread and butter. Data Center and IoT needs clear investment.


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  5. "Named Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Named Account Manager in Charleston, SC
    Current Employee - Named Account Manager in Charleston, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    By far, the best company I have ever worked for!!! A word hard, play hard atmosphere. The company is very social and they quickly make everyone feel like they are part of a stellar and hardworking team of great friends. CEO and his team of executives are the best of the best. Very approachable and helpful executive team. Egos are left at the door. Benefits are great. Middle management is super supportive and very involved. No micro-management at all. Everyone is working toward the same end result of continuing to build a class act organization. Can't be more happy to have the opportunity to work for such a fantastic company!

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  6. "Toxic evnvironment - Stay away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Possibly of remote work but w travel as needed which is ok. Smart and extremely savvy technical folks. That's the company's asset

    Cons

    Horrific and inefficient management. Trerrible churn. Things get done 3 or 4 times as a norm. Folks get burned out. Management is so narcissistic

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of your toxic people. Do a 360 eval. Clean the house and promote from within. Hire an external 500 consultant to help w issues of silos and egotistical monopolies that take down companies by draining their good people


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible place - don't believe the hype"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing. Negative stars.

    Cons

    Management are narcissistic egomaniacs and have no respect for the oarsmen trying to pull the company forward. Huge churn. CEO is buddies with Chairmen and Board and he's been able to shyster them out of millions for investment...which he wastes on things like concerts with Snoop Dog. Really? Snoop Dog? C'mon. How many millions were wasted on that? DON'T WORK HERE! YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

    Advice to Management

    Get a clue and eat a slice of humble pie. Your people HATE you.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "ForeScout has a Bright Future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Rapid growth
    Weak competition
    Strong product
    Experienced management that can take the company to the next level

    Cons

    Growing pains
    Lack of internal resources & Tools
    Not many processes and procedures in place - It is getting better
    Still has startup mentality even though the company is 17 years old - It is getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. The improvements over the last year are obvious and the right steps to handle the future growth.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Product, Great Culture"

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

    I have been working at ForeScout Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great product in a great space. Very pertinent to every customer's cyber security strategy,

    Cons

    Adding headcount very aggressively. You can do a great job, only to see a newbie get the credit/$

    Advice to Management

    slow down the hiring


  10. Helpful (2)

    "SE"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exceptional Product. Most of the team a pleasure to work with. Training provided on a regular basis.

    Cons

    Growing at a very fast pace which can lead to bad apples falling through the cracks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real and realize there are 3 sides to every story.


  11. "Excellent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ForeScout Technologies full-time

    Pros

    From the start, the interview process was smooth. The office (San Jose) is awesome. Everyone here is friendly and you get the sense of working as a team. Overall, a great experience so far, excited to see the growth in the upcoming years.

    Cons

    A gym at the office would be nice, or a company paid gym membership that was NOT 24 Hour Fitness.

    Advice to Management

    Keep training standards high, long term it will pay off.



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