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Updated Jul 6, 2020

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Imperva CEO Pam Murphy
Pam Murphy
59 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great people that are always willing to help and teach(in 28 reviews)

  • "The product is in a good level, there are good people in the company which makes the worldwide collaboration easy(in 27 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "His lackluster sales experience resulted in many good people leaving(in 13 reviews)

  • "New CEO is out for herself, trusts no one and micromanages(in 10 reviews)

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    1. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Don’t believe all the 5-star hype

      Jun 5, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Talented, hardworking and smart individual contributors. Solid solutions. Sales team trying to do right by customers.

      Cons

      Lacks strategy with a new C-level leadership team that is in way of their heads. Concerned more with hiring buddies than the best talent. New CEO is out for herself, trusts no one and micromanages. New CRO full of smoke and mirrors. Inexperienced leadership at top is impacting middle management and front line workers.

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      12 people found this review helpful

      Imperva Response

      Chief Human Resources Officer

      Thank you for your candid feedback. There is no doubt that Imperva is full of talented, hard-working individuals that enable us to be an industry leader. Our goal is to provide more transparency to employees around our three year strategy, executive decision making and of course, to amplify the employee voice. Seeing that you are a current employee, I welcome the opportunity to discuss your concerns and frustrations in confidence. Please reach out anytime.

    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Radical Transparency

      Sep 14, 2018 - Sales in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Market leading tech WAF becoming more commoditized Database is still green field with upside and very few competitors Passionate people Paying market or above to new hires to compensate for above average attrition rate Efforts underway to address problem areas for over a year since new CEO joined

      Cons

      CEO Chris Hylen is widely viewed as responsible for the high attrition rate Unpredictible mood, behavior swings, and direction to staff Exec Staff behave like they never know when or why the next swing will occur Tech innovation has slowed to a crawl Customer and employee retention have become big challenges Finance and G&A continue to slow Sales execution with processes not seen at much larger public companies Customer Support used to be a differentiator, not so today "Imperva Credo" corporate values are a step in the right direction if demonstrated from the top down - which unfortunately employees generally agree is not happening yet Run like an MBA project (work groups, streams, teams, exec offsites to Normandy to walk the battle fields...) with very little interest or understanding of what will actually delight customers

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      22 people found this review helpful
    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A shell of the former hot cybersecurity player it once was

      Oct 10, 2018 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Rank and file employees are good and hardworking.

      Cons

      Too much politics. Executives are bad at managing people. Ever since the new CEO came onboard, the culture has been worse.

      9 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      People Leaving In Droves Due To Management or Lack There of

      May 18, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Imperva makes a great product.

      Cons

      2 layoffs and several managers in a short period of time says a lot about a company and it's commitment to retention. Management has had almost a 100% turnover in less than an year. New CEO is arrogant and does not mingle with the "little people". Unless you are in the "inner circle" you don't exist. He hires like minded people who are more worried about being the "Cool Kid on the Cool Team" than actually doing anything meaningful. Upper management are rude and often throw temper tantrums when things are not going as expected. Employees are not treated with respect, but rather punching bags for managers. There is a lot of inner fighting amongst teams and goes ignored by management. Makes working together a chore and does not allow for productive or effective results. Imperva was once a great company to work for, but those days are long gone and as long as the current management is in place you will see a revolving door... unless they continue to hire the minions with the "yes man" mentality.

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      21 people found this review helpful

      Imperva Response

      Imperva Leadership

      Imperva has gone through a significant amount of change to transform our business for profitable growth. We recognize that change is not easy. Our goal is and has been to undertake this journey in a manner that builds a culture of transparency, inclusion, collaboration, and communication. We have encouraged and continue to embrace diverse perspectives from our employees to help shape the future of Imperva. For example, we’ve implemented an open and transparent communication system where employees have many opportunities to participate, contribute and provide feedback on all of our key company strategic initiatives and priorities. We hold weekly internal forums and “Open Door” leader chats, and quarterly All Hands – and also issue NPS surveys for all events to ensure we capture valuable inputs and feedback. Through our transformation, we have appointed some new members to our leadership team from varied backgrounds and who bring a diverse set of perspectives. The CEO Staff consists of members from the prior leadership team, some promoted internally, some hired externally with no prior relationship with the CEO, and some externally who have worked with the CEO. As a leadership team, we remain committed to building an open, transparent and inclusive environment for all employees.

    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      From Fabulous to FLOP

      Nov 12, 2014 - Senior Management in Redwood Shores, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great space, good product. Fair compensation and work-life balance in my role (not engineering). Those coming into Imperva now will be fine so long as they are brought in by or through the extended network of new CEO. The stock price will continue to rise for the next couple quarters. Some of the issues resulting from poor IT leadership, finance and legal are likely to be cleared up by new management.

      Cons

      Most concerning, the CEO and new executive staff lack integrity. To say Anthony Bettencourt is disingenuous is being generous. My advice, don't listen to what they say, their ACTIONS speak louder than their words. Sales employees are poorly compensated (I am not in sales), HR is a mess-poor decisions, short sighted, lack experience. IT, legal and others make doing business difficult.

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      23 people found this review helpful
    6. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Management? What management?

      Apr 3, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Strong engineering and historical brand

      Cons

      Management changes are terrible for the company's future. Like any company, Imperva has had its ups and downs. But the new management is unlike any management I (or you) have seen before. The new CEO has no security industry experience, has never been a CEO of a publicly traded company before, and has never ran a global firm. It did not take very long for Imperva's top sales (and other talented individuals at HQ) to see that there is a mismatch. For us in sales, we lost confidence when we realized there's not much he can do for us. Too many good eggs to count in this recent wave of departures.

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      23 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Exit, stage left

      Nov 4, 2014 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good products but when put to the test performance & scalability become issues. Numerous accounts have performance and upgrade issues. Support is good but as with any company it relies too much on email.

      Cons

      Slave to the machine. Middle management believes company first regardless of hour and/or day. Being an Israel company you are dealing with R&D and others that are 10 hours ahead of you so you're often taxed with early morning calls and late evenings. The work environment also dictates an on-call mentality regardless of the issue at hand. Shlomo has brought in a new CEO to replace him and you can see the writing on the wall. The new CEO is bringing in his own team and the long tenured senior mgmt folks are either being shown the door or are looking for the exit signs.

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      11 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Nepotism and Hiding Behind Consultants

      Feb 1, 2018 - Senior Sales Engineer 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Decent products and at least some nice people remain.

      Cons

      Little respect for employees and performance. Recent large layoffs had no substance behind them with many let go simply because of re-org recommendations from consultants brought in by the new CEO. Many talented leaders and employees let go with every excuse to walk them out the door.

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      16 people found this review helpful
    9. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Job

      Nov 9, 2015 - Sales Operation in Redwood City, CA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Was a tight family type place..we all would hang out. Past year so much change and no focus on workers

      Cons

      no one cares..exec's all hire family and own friends. Of course everyone gives great reviews...they all are new! CEO came in cleaned house..totally changed the vibe.

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      12 people found this review helpful

      Imperva Response

      Human Resources

      The execs and management highly value employee feedback – please know management and HR are here to support and collaborate with you to ensure Imperva continues to be an excellent place to work.

    10. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Lots of layoffs and just a misrible place to work.

      Jul 25, 2018 - Security Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Nothing positive here at all.

      Cons

      High turn over, many in management are first time people managers with no leadership experience or talent. Not partner/channel friendly, most sales business is direct. Products are old, not needed by most companies and very difficult to sell. New CEO is very out of touch and made an already not so great company worse. Parts of the company are being aquired by various investment firms and pointless consultsnts were brought in to help make the company better, it did not work. HR is clueless and useless and live in their own bubble. After 4 years and 3 different positions at Imperva I have moved on.

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      14 people found this review helpful
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