Proofpoint San Jose Reviews

Updated Sep 9, 2020

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3.7
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Proofpoint CEO Gary L. Steele
Gary L. Steele
84 Ratings
  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (8)

    "Exciting roadmap, great work-life balance, decent compensation."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    One of the best workplace environments I've worked in where everyone is super helpful, irrespective of their title or responsibilities. Flexibility to pursue any aspect of cybersecurity and learn related technologies can be seen looking at people moving between teams as needed. One can take time-off as and when required without needing to count days, but most people prefer to come to work instead of wfh. Competitive base compensation. Fun events throughout the year to keep employees motivated.

    Cons

    If you have a tendency to eat out, one food truck on campus for couple of hours is most viable option, else you need to drive to go to a restaurant. A workplace gym or better discounts on nearby fitness centers would have been nice.

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  2. "Great decision to join Proofpoint"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Right focus, right people, right time

    Cons

    Typical high growth pains as older processes need to scale to meet demands

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  3. COVID-19

    "Great Place to Be, hands down!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Just a few really great things about Proofpoint: Constant Evolution, Environment provides the ability to initiate change for efficiency, Great Operations Leaders, Fantastic work life balance, Challenging and dynamic work environment, Excellent roadmap. *Extremely understanding and positive during this time of Covid-19.*

    Cons

    Nothing I can think of.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "It's a good company, but very tough for Mid Enterprise new sales"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Mid Enterprise Account Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time

    Pros

    Very good product. CEO is a very good person.

    Cons

    Very hard to have consistent sales. You don't have very many customers and after the initial sale, accounts go to the add-on team.

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company to work!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Salesforce Business Analyst in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work life balance at the company.

    Cons

    Stock price stagnant from long time.

  6. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "First Class! Go Proofpoint!!!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good Salary, Good Benefits, Great Work/Life Balance, Great Support of Employees During COVID-19.

    Cons

    Not 'Great' Salary and Benefits, but they've been very fair during these extraordinary times.

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  7. "Good Company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Contractor - Revenue Consultant in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Proofpoint for more than a year

    Pros

    Generally approachable management. Good place to get wide range of accounting experience

    Cons

    Very disorganized processes to work with

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inefficient org structure that runs lean"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Manageable workload, rarely crazy tech hours, flexible hours Some great VPs Stock hasn't risen exponentially but performs decently well

    Cons

    As we have grown, too many politics and fiefdoms Most managers wildly under-resourced Inefficient org structure, no centralized strategy

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Sales review"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Proofpoint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flex schedule, great team, good management

    Cons

    difficult for commercial teams to hit their quota

  10. "Great Internship Opportunities"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Proofpoint for less than a year

    Pros

    Great pay, kind people, flexible managers and they plan a lot of events so that you can meet the 50+ other interns

    Cons

    Sometimes wished I had more to work on

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