68% would recommend to a friend
(25 total reviews)
78% approve of CEO
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- 5.0Apr 24, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
- Fully remote (if that's your thing) - A culture that welcomes healthy debate, autonomy, and the ability put family first - If you're looking to grow a company and your skills this is the place for you - Solid benefits and time off policy
- Not necessarily a con, just a reality. The company is a traditional start up (direction changes happen, their are growing pains, everyone is a doer, eat what you kill). If you're looking for a "comfortable" place to work, this isn't it. Must be comfortable, being uncomfortable.
- 2.0Nov 20, 2022Engineering LeadFormer Employee, more than 3 years
Because executives don't know how to manage product development, they have to rely on you. This means if you are a engineering leader, you will have little resistance to pick the technology you want to use, as long as it is free or cheap. If you are an engineer looking to upgrade your skills, you would get good exposures on some awesome tech built by my team. There were some great individual contributors to work with. The CTO and chief security researcher are great penetration testers and I heard many great pen-test stories.
Executives do not want to admit the product is just a feature, not a product on its own. To force a feature into a product, customers get to strongarm the product team to build custom workflows. This means product roadmap and timeline is rarely in the control of the product team. This is also the reason why they cannot find product-market fit and have to continue to rely on their pentest service for survival. Executives cannot manage and don't know to foster a growth culture. Unless you are a strong leader yourself or trust the middle management that interviewed you is such, you would have to learn on your own while being counted on to deliver. Executives can't find a product-market fit and cannot execute on their own visions. They had a great vision 7-8 years ago, made 0 progress since, and were still selling the same visions to candidates as recent as 2021. Executives treat all departures as betrayals. The moment you resign, they would try to threaten you with non-compete and bluff to make you feel like you can't be a janitor in any other cybersecurity company . Executives don't manage company finance that well. Went through a rapid expansion and then laid off 40% employees + salary cut within 10 months and it is not because of COVID. No budget and lack of planning. You literately have to get approval to buy a book.2
- 3.0Nov 2, 2022Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Some really great people, potentially interesting and impactful work.
Some people that are difficult to work with, company doesn't seem to have found a good product-market fit despite being in business for quite a while.1
- 1.0Sep 17, 2022Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
- Remote - Relatively modern technology stack
- Sales driven. Changes of priority mid sprint were very common. - Very litigious. Tried to enforce bogus non-compete including threats from lawyers despite not working at a competitor. - Rudderless leadership. Pivoted at least 4 times during tenure. - Family run (CEO & CTO) - Salary and benefits are below the median1
- 5.0Apr 29, 2021Senior Account ExecutiveCurrent EmployeePittsburgh, PA
Start-up that makes you feel important, part of a true "team"....upper management truly cares and understand that personal/family situations arise and need to be dealt with as priorities over work.
Due to Covid, I have yet to meet anyone in person...
- 5.0Feb 11, 2016Digital Marketing ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearBrooklyn, NY
My top 4 pros: 1) Great product -- Information security is here to stay and NopSec's Unified VRM is a solid IT tool for businesses. 2) Positive business outlook -- I feel secure knowing that the company is doing well. 3) Great people and culture -- Highly collaborative and hardworking talented people. It helps a great deal when you like the people you work with. 4) Compensation -- Highly competitive and professional development is encouraged through a training allowance. 5) Location -- We're at the heart of trendy, techy Dumbo. Good for people who likes trendy and techy things. And live nearby.
Two things: 1) Commute -- Dumbo is a great location, but it's not very convenient for me. This is more personal than anything, and it's actually very doable, but New Yorkers complain about their commute all the time anyway so might as well get it out there. That being said, I'm never late. =) 2) Many hats put on -- Well, this is not so much as a con but something I had to get used to and something you'd have to learn about startups and lean operations as a whole. It's not a bad thing so to speak, especially if it means learning new marketable skill sets and being more involved in the company. Take this as a con if you will. Other than that, I'm all good.2NopSec Response8y
We're glad to have you on the team!
- 5.0Mar 3, 2016Marketing AssociateCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearBrooklyn, NY
I've been at NopSec for over 8 months now and I am very happy to work here. Hired into a sales role, I was able to explore my interests and transition into a Marketing position. NopSec provides great resources & training to educate their employees. When I started I knew very little about information security and vulnerability risk management - now I know more than I would of ever imaged. Management truly cares about each individuals personal development. Open communication between marketing, sales, and engineering teams makes it comfortable to communicate and collaborate on a daily basis. And of course working in a start up environment is a huge pro, everyone here truly cares about the product and works well together as a team. The office also has fun team bonding events outside of the office. We recently had a skiing/snowboarding trip and a Chinese New Year celebration.
Not a con for me, but you do need to be ready to work independently and wear many hats. Working at a start up typically means you shouldn't expect tasks to be delivered on a sliver platter, motivation to go above & beyond is important.NopSec Response8y
We're glad you're part of the team! We're committed to everyone's growth. It's great to have motivated and talented members of the team.
- 5.0Nov 13, 2018Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 1 year
- Solid technology, which is the fundamental of a tech company. - Great opportunities. Cybersecurity is getting seriously hot, and the company is getting well-recognized in the industry. - Real skills learned and practiced. Working in a startup means you are exposed to lots of challenges and opportunities daily - that's how you learn new skills and practice them fast. - Great team. Everybody is passionate and helpful! The team is not big so we are connected to each other closely and supporting each other with our expertise from different fields. You will be amazed by your coworkers.
- Common con of working in a startup - you need to learn as you go, at a fast pace.1
- 5.0Feb 28, 2019Vice President ProductCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
Senior management more transparent than ever before Solving the right problem at the right time Building everything from scratch, not just the product – make your mark
Cons expected from every startup – 1000mph just to survive Inconsistencies in WFH policy3
- 5.0Jan 22, 2014Director of Software EngineeringCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNew York, NY
Great startup positioned to grow rapidly Fast-paced interesting work where everyone can make a big impact Very interesting technical problems Developing enterprise cloud solutions, with cloud security Some of the smartest minds in Offensive Cyber Security Management wants you to succeed Clear goals, clear responsibility (Not common in startups) Management is very organized Good compensation for a startup There are benefits including health insurance and stock options Located in DUMBO in a very stylish/hip/driven part of the city
If you like the startup environment, there are no cons. Its the perfect startup. The office can get hot. Hopefully this will be fixed soon.3
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NopSec has an overall rating of 3.9 out of 5, based on over 30 reviews left anonymously by employees. 68% of employees would recommend working at NopSec to a friend and 67% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.
68% of NopSec employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated NopSec 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 4.0 for culture and values and 3.8 for career opportunities.