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Imperva Reviews

Updated March 20, 2019
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Pros
  • "Convenient - good work/life balance" (in 11 reviews)

  • "Interesting, high end technology, great people" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "New CEO made a lot of changes that impacted the overall atmosphere and made some good people to leave" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Sales management team was horrible, incompetent and mean spirited" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Room to grow"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Room to grow and acquire new skills
    - Investment in culture is paying off

    Cons

    Teams have autonomy, which can result in duplication of work or can make cross-functional efforts more complicated than it needs to be.

    Advice to Management

    -Set expectations and communicate!
    -Notice that some people are drowning in work - open more roles to mitigate the pressure


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced but lots of changes and turnover"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast pace, get things done, success driven. Great products.

    Cons

    micro management is an issue, goals are high, support is not the best...

  3. "Raves"

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    Former Employee - Helpdesk Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and awesome team

    Cons

    No stability because of acquisition

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  4. "Good and getting better all the time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - If you like a challenge, this is the place for you. The past year has been a roller coaster but those that persist have come through it stronger and smarter.
    - Lots of opportunity to contribute in a really meaningful way
    - Many many smart people who come in every day, work hard and do the right thing
    - Clear, yet aspirational strategy
    - Results-oriented leadership with laser focus on what’s real and what matters.
    - Benefits on par with what other companies are offering.
    - Flexible hours.
    - Good culture
    - Company recognizes operational challenges and is taking steps to correct them (not as quickly as needed)

    Cons

    - Not all employees are open to change (some still cling to past)
    - Memories of past layoffs make people anxious
    - Work life balance is tough at times
    - Some policies, processes and tools are antiquated (what worked for a small company won't work for us now - they are changing but slowly).
    - Career development and career paths need work
    - Building out customer-centric muscles
    - Very easy to become disconnected if you are remote.

    Advice to Management

    - Have to crack the code on being global
    - Create a culture of inclusion for remote employees - it’s very easy to become disconnected.
    - Diversity needs work.
    - Address or reply to some of these reviews. While people are entitled to their opinions, they are speaking with emotion not based on facts


  5. Helpful (8)

    "Going down morally"

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

    I worked at Imperva full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits.
    Mid level and lower employees are good.
    Proven products.

    Cons

    Passive aggressive environment.
    Constant layoffs and shuffles.
    Marketing leadership has no morals and is incompetent

    Advice to Management

    Re-haul the upper management mainly the CEO and CMO to hit the reset button on culture and execution


  6. Helpful (10)

    "Downhill"

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    Current Employee - Accountant in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent snacks in the lunch room

    Cons

    - No Flexibility
    - The company seems to be going in the wrong direction.
    - Pay is not competitive
    - a lot of Gossip
    - Immature upper and middle management with no real experience and are unable to turn the company around
    -Lack of resources
    -Increased layoffs and outsourcing
    - MOST Leadership is a mess.
    - A lot of politics and favoritism is going on. Unethical behavior in HR leadership as well as the CEO office
    - The individuals who responds to these reviews or post positive reviews to offset the negative comments needs to learn how NOT discount and disregard the feedback of current and former employees. It's unprofessional and disrespectful. A direct reflection of how Imperva treats us.

    Advice to Management

    TB needs to do some house cleaning at the top and middle management if they want to see a return on their investment.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "'If it's the best you can do, it's the best you can do.""

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    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Easy to obtain employment from because they're always desperate to hire people

    Cons

    - Salary rates are on the low end of the market
    - Constant micromanagement. Gossip, drama, cliques....it's high school all over again!
    - Toxic environment
    - A lot of gossip amongst management and different departments including HR
    - Work flow is not balanced
    - Unless you are management, HR will not back you
    - Low pay/ Management are full of nepotism and people who will throw you under the bus to make themselves look better.
    - You can work extremely hard, be there for years as a loyal employee, and meet quota/metrics, but if you're not on good terms with management and higher ups then it doesn't matter
    Open-minded management - but do they really care (today)?
    - Management leaving good reviews to do damage control.. Go with the negative reviews, they're from people doing the work
    - Executive management has no clue what they are doing and the leadership, from the top down is laughably atrocious.
    - Some folks were let go, who had solid relationships with customers and have made the full cycle process run smoothly. Now the processed has slowed down the on boarding, Credit Reviews and setup process.
    - Unless you kiss butt and have it good with management, you're not valued and just a cog in the wheel.
    - Teams are bad and siloed to Mars.
    - Solid people who have been with the company for years, were let go with no good reason
    - Weak management brings surprise layoffs
    - Just a sad place to work after post layoffs, you can do better anywhere else

    Advice to Management

    Not much to be said. Good luck on your journey and best of luck to TB on getting a hefty return on your investment.

  8. Helpful (11)

    "A shell of its former self"

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

    I worked at Imperva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    A couple good people still left....a couple. That means NOT a lot. Imperva used to be a GREAT place to work. In fact one of the finest I have ever worked for. Unfortunately, that is no longer the case.

    Cons

    * If you admire and require a CEO whom will swear the company is not for sale, admits once it is sold that they were working on a sale since he first came on, obtains millions during the sale for himself and management (some of which had barely been at Imperva for a year), but gives ZERO to the employees, many of which had been at Imperva for over a decade, this is the place for you.

    * You want to believe what management says, but time and time again you will come to the realization you have been deceived once again.

    * A complete roller coaster, with layoffs of good people occurring without explanation on a regular basis.

    * They will try and sell the dream, but all they are really trying to do is hang on until their payoffs vest.

    * Do yourself a favor and look for a company who TRULY values its employees. Only come to Imperva if you need somewhere to sit and cool your jets while you look for a legitimate company looking to truly grow the business, and looks to enrich employees, management, and shareholders alike.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to offer up which other people haven't already voiced, and which you have chosen to ignore.


  9. Helpful (16)

    "Run.. DON'T work here..RUN!!!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm trying....The office is quiet? Because everyone was fired...

    Cons

    -Pass the Potato- If you are a worker scared of being taken advantage of Management will pass down the work in a heart beat
    -"One Imperva" = one individual in every department doing actual work
    -Way too many meetings and no work gets done
    -Everyone is Junior; nobody knows how to turn this business around
    -Post layoffs and there isn't a single person who isn't looking or ready to leave
    -Zero understanding of marketing and sales support
    - CEO Loses his temper and is a notorious hothead

    This place will not get better. It will only get worse. Maybe in 3 years when there is another turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Be Kind, Be nice, be gracious, be human


  10. Helpful (10)

    "I used to look forward to coming into work, NOT any longer. All the cool, good looking and smart people are gone."

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    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Specialist in Redwood Shores, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I get a paycheck

    Cons

    This company does not hire base on Experience, Degrees or Pedigrees. They hire candidates with zero skill sets, first time jobs or based on who they know. Which in the long run, does not help the direction of the company. It's also sad to hear people say they are still here because they cannot get any better because well known companies will not give them a chance.

    Advice to Management

    TB needs to FIRE top and middle management in IT, Finance, Sales, Marketing and HR and bring on the big dogs with degrees and years of Senior Level experience. Then they can turn around and sell the company for profit. I can't wait for the change once the new CFO is in house. CLEAN HOUSE!