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    "Product Community Manager"

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    Former Employee - Product Community Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Community Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The team and product are great. IronKey was a fast paced, fun place to work, with a lot of high caliber people.

    Cons

    The company lost some momentum, and split into two. The Imation acquisition was miserable for all who went with that, as Imation had no idea what they would do with the new business unit that they created.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately, it's too late, since the company has been sold. But if I could go back in time, my advice would be "stay the course", and don't go down the Trusted Access path.


  2. "Senior Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Company has very friendly working environment. You can purchase snacks from vending machine for a quarter. Company helds various socials during the year - very nice.

    Cons

    Company senior management changed and whole product line affect.

  3. "Small company with solid opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Ironkey is a great place to work if you're experienced and thrive in an environment where you're self motivated and don't need a ton of direction. They expect that you're a solid professional, and don't micromanage your daily/weekly tasks. As long as you show results, you'll thrive.

    Cons

    Given that Ironkey is a small company, it would be tough to take a two week vacation (what's that?) or to generally let down your guard and unwind for a period (this applies mainly to the Sales org). It's a small, but dynamic team...and everyone is expected to be working hard to deliver the numbers. On the one hand, it's great to be in that situation...time flies and you're having fun...but things can get pretty busy and intense at times...which was fine for me, but may not be for everyone.


  4. "World class!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great leadership and vision! Solid core team.

    Cons

    Company grew very fast not all employees rate well enough to be a IronKey employee. Time will fix.

    Advice to Management

    Slowthe hiring process to ensure better hires.


  5. "Good startup, Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Altos, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Los Altos, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Quality of people and environment. People are friendly and competent and they try to work smartly. The snacks are a nice touch. There is always something interesting technically going around. The company seems recession-resistent and has some momentum. Management is approachable and works with you instead of against you, for the most part. Not too much politics.

    Cons

    Typical startup lacks focus, tends to be reactive instead of proactive but that is changing. People are reassigned too often. Compensation is reasonable but could be higher. Being a security company, they emphasize best security practices which can go overboard in some cases.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on executing a few things well.


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at IronKey full-time

    Pros

    Comaraderie. Good people and leaders.

    Cons

    Just didn't have the market to succeed

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company with excellent security products

    Cons

    Don't know what to do next!

  8. "good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good place to work
    good work life balance
    Company is doing well

    Cons

    Not too many technical challenges. They can do a lot more but are not eager to take risks.
    Transition from first stage startup to the next stage is a bit rocky
    Very little sharing of information from management

    Advice to Management

    Think bigger