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Proofpoint Reviews

Updated January 22, 2018
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  • The culture here is also great, as there is definitely a work/life balance that my Manager abides by (in 12 reviews)

  • Great people great environment good money (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "loved it"

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

    I worked at Proofpoint (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule
    Decent Pay
    Good Environment
    Location right off I-15

    Cons

    No Benefits but I was an intern. it was a great experience.


  2. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Fast growing company - great teams with plenty of talented engineers.

    Salary is very competitive, equity structure is above most other establish technology companies.

    I love the culture and people I work around - everyone does their best to help each other out.

    Cons

    The company is growing so fast it puts a lot of pressure on operations - high velocity environment that can burn you out if yourself to be overwhelmed

    Advice to Management

    nothing of note - keep this moving

  3. "Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    The product works. The people are great

    Cons

    They is not enough support for sales

    Advice to Management

    Middle Management is awesome


  4. "Inside Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a fast growing company with a excellent products.

    Cons

    5 days a week in the office, no flexibility with schedule


  5. "Great company, great potential"

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    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great, dynamic company
    Strong leadership
    Opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Internal politics (but perhaps no worse than other companies)


  6. "Operations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Flex time, great team, free soda

    Cons

    Leadership is not the best, non-technical managers are the worst!

    Advice to Management

    Hire management that can walk the walk


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Draper, UT
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Draper, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product. Nice work-life balance. Free soda

    Cons

    People write reviews on Glassdoor for a reason so anyone looking for a job/position with this company should take the "cons" seriously.

    This company does not care about it's employees. All Exec "leadership" and CFO care about is keeping investors happy and this causes the very high turn over rate in the sales organization. They cut territories up so small that it makes it extremely difficult to hit/exceed your quota. Management will make changes in the middle of the quarter or the year with out advanced warning and this screws so many things up. When employees ask about it, we always get the answer that "this is a growing company - deal with it." This affects the company culture and moral. People complain and it makes for a negative working atmosphere.

    The mid-enterprise segment get's lost and forgotten about.

    All the EVP of sales cares about his her Enterprise and Named Account teams as they bring in the biggest deals.

    Think twice before applying with this company.

    No incentive money in sales - Really??

    Executive's act like they care, but never do anything to change what employees are telling them.

    CFO is a tigh wad

    Hardly any leaders, only managers who have gotten promoted for being high achievers.

    Advice to Management

    Open your ears and don't be afraid to change and treat your employees well enough to stay.
    Invest in actual leadership training
    Invest in your employees

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Work Environment Leaves Much to be Desired"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting Edge Products, Profitable Company, Diversity

    Cons

    Lack of Culture, Work Environment

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on employee retention.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Execs are mostly terrible!"

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    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Proofpoint full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits - but no 401K match. Great sales leader - but the rest of the execs are rookies!

    Cons

    All new hires come from external sources. No ability to get promoted internally! No product vision! All new products come from small burned out acquisitions!

    Advice to Management

    Be a silicon valley company - vision, culture, employee lifecycle management.


  10. "Great place to learn, great place to work"

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    Former Employee - QA Tester in Draper, UT
    Former Employee - QA Tester in Draper, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Proofpoint part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - team very oriented towards improvements
    - great resources
    - development team gets along well
    - room for growth

    Cons

    - part time overlooked sometimes, project emphasis given to full time employees or interns


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