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ForgeRock Reviews

Updated December 9, 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (5)

    "So far so good"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Staff Software Engineer in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The engineering atmosphere is great. Lots to learn, lots of flexibility. Mobbing, pairing, all things auth. Engineers are given a lot of freedom and they rely in our criteria. It is easy to chose what one wants to do and there is a lot of mobility. There is a lot of collaboration and open discussion, and everyone has an opinion. Sharing and learning from each other is always a first.
    There are lots of social activities too, and everyone is very approachable and welcoming. Conflicts are dealt with straightaway in general, and it is easy to know what is going on all the time - management shares what is going on all the time

    Cons

    If you like working in isolation, or have a hard time taking responsibilities quickly (nothing wrong with either of them!), then this may not be your place. Constant pairing, conflict solving, openly discussing everything and being proactive is always expected from a forgerocker.

    Advice to Management

    Keep building an awesome team you can rely on, the way it is being done since day zero, and we'll keep rocking for a long time.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Sometimes change is a good thing"

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

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

    Pros

    Incredible tech envisioned and supported by brilliant people from CTO team all the way down to the developer. Additions and changes in leadership has already spurred a positive change in energy and work ethic. Kudos to CPO Peter Barker and CEO Fran Rosch for breathing life into ForgeRock - we definitely needed to hit the refresh button.

    Cons

    Change can also feel unnerving, and cause doubt brought on by good people who have left the company throughout the past year.

    Advice to Management

    Don't lose good people caused by burnout or poor management. Take better care of them, and they will stay.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Director of Data Science"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at ForgeRock (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, self-starting and driven people
    Everyone is very good at what they do

    Cons

    Remote aspect (many of team members are dispersed all over the world) can be difficult sometimes, requires a bit of overhead to synchronize


  4. Helpful (11)

    "Could Be Better"

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

    I worked at ForgeRock full-time

    Pros

    Fellow coworkers were very nice and people enjoyed company sponsored events such as happy hours or yearly sales meetings.

    Cons

    Only men on the executive team, HR is incredibly cliquey and does not take complaints or people asking for help/guidance seriously. They also pay much lower than other companies. Management also treats everyone else below them as though they are much lesser.

    Advice to Management

    Hire a woman for a C-Level role, treat your employees as equals, and pay them what they deserve.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Culturally similar to Sun Microsystems"

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    Current Employee - Solution Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Solution Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great People, Culturally very inclusive and diverse. Brings lot of good things from the Sun Microsystems days.

    Cons

    Caught blind sided by SaaS, trying to catch up. There are advantages for coming late to the game, solve what others could not or over looked in the rush to SaaS. The overall IAM market is pretty much commoditized. Company has future only if it can differentiate with value add features beyond basic 101 IAM stuff.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the market needs. Ask what the Customers want to be solved. IAM is commodity, ask what value add we can bring on top of basic IAM.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Great place to work and have success!"

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    Current Employee - Major Account Executive
    Current Employee - Major Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Truly a great collaborative and exciting culture to be a part of. Very nimble when it comes to support sales efforts or customer needs. ForgeRock puts trust and transparency at the center of their core values and they certainly operate with those values.

    Cons

    Like any high growth young company there are some processes ForgeRock lacks and could benefit from. However, no doubt we'll get those in place sooner rather than later.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in and value your people as you do today. This has been paramount to our success to date and in the future.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "The best workplace so far"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    ForgeRock is the best place to work for me so far. Smart, nice and decent people to work with. Excellent work life balance. Very good benefits.

    Cons

    Just one: no 401k match

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Wouldn't want to work anywhere else"

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

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

    Pros

    ForgeRock is an exciting and challenging place to work. The technology is constantly changing the way businesses interact with their customers and with IoT, there is even more potential for growth. Awesome, smart people.

    Cons

    No cons to list here


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Love this place"

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

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Great customers. Value driven. Challenging and fun

    Cons

    Not enough resources but welcome to start up mode

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN. You have a great team of employees who really care, are really smart and have a keen sense of what matters.


  10. Helpful (14)

    "Great technology - 5 years ago"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Many enthusiastic and committed young people pedalling like crazy to try to make a success of this company. The company seeks to create a 'cool' factor by leveraging the 'rock' element of the name. The sales kick offs are genuinely awesome - no expense spared.

    Cons

    The technology is still old school on-premise and yet the competition has gone to cloud. They appear to have no viable cloud strategy. It's also based on open source code that is freely available. Companies like Gluu compile and support the same code for a fraction of the price.
    Despite this, CEO Mike Ellis tries super-hard to flog the ailing horse. Plenty of style if not so much substance.

    Advice to Management

    Look to the heart of of your business for the root of your challenges. Founders have bet everything but the risk is not equally respected.