Qualys Reviews

Updated Jul 1, 2020

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3.0
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Qualys Chairman and CEO Philippe Courtot
Philippe Courtot
181 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexibility and work life balance is good, and you can develop into different other roles(in 15 reviews)

  • "Great people, good benefits, employees are always heard and the intent of management is always the right and fair thing to do(in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life balance can suffer at times but that's the software sales business(in 17 reviews)

  • "REALLY needs a 401k match to be more competitive for talent(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (3)

    "Amazing Ride So Far!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualys full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Qualys is a unique company. It has been more than 8 years but I still feel that there is so much more to learn and do. There are so many work challenges thrown in front, which lets you to constantly rediscover the hidden potential. One rarely gets to see these opportunities in other companies. You have a wide scope to explore technology. People who are passionate of learning will thrive!! This is a place where your work is appreciated and acknowledged. Make sure the work is in line with the vision and direction.

    Cons

    We have a good scope to improve on processes front. All departments are growing organically and hence there is constant focus on improving processes. Overall we are on the correct path.

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  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (4)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    I got hired at the time of the COVID-19 crisis. The hiring process was smooth and no difficulties were faced during the onboarding considering the fact that everything was done virtually. Humble Management, Great Team

    Cons

    So far nothing to say

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  3. Helpful (6)

    "The Worst Company I've been a part of in my career"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Development 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Promising product that will succeed in the market. Only other pro is that the team I was involved with work hard; very dedicated contributors and willingness to succeed in a very poor cultural workforce environment

    Cons

    Too many to list them all: Poor executive team and very arrogant, very poor culture, negative environment, the worst on-boarding and training process I've ever seen. Unprofessional comments made about subordinates, fire-first culture, people are not valued or respected even in their long tenures. Revolving door, no vision for the team or business tiers for consistent company strategy. I would never go back or recommend anyone with aspirations to join a healthy culture or succeed in their career path to go to Qualys. Its truly as bad as I've seen in the market.

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  4. Helpful (13)

    "The worst place you can work at"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualys full-time

    Pros

    They hire fresh college grads with no internship or industry experience. If you have nothing to offer, come get some experience with your first job here. Good place to prove yourself if no one else will hire you.

    Cons

    Condescension. Nepotism. Micromanagement. These are the three tenents of management at Qualys from the CEO down to regular managers. Good people are regularly bullied, exhausted and taken advantage of. Talent is not respected but instead feared because you make seniors look bad. This happens because the only people who stay longer than a year or two are those who can't make it in the real world with their actual skill so they play workplace bully here. There are some talented people so beaten down by their seniors and managers that it hurts to see such potential wasted. Good luck guys. I hope you can make it out. I know you read these reviews in your free time to laugh at the scripted HR bs and the angry 1 stars. You deserve better, and you can do better. Don't let the abuse make you believe anything different. Other companies will not treat you like this. It will be hard to interview out and is depressing at times but you can do it. Trust me, it is worth it. Don't stay here thinking it will get better, it wont. Don't stay here thinking that you should be grateful you even have a job. You can do better and they're taking advantage of your low self esteem that they've beaten down. You deserve to take care of yourself. You deserve a work life balance. You know they wont let you do that here. Good luck.

  5. COVID-19
    Helpful (5)

    "COVID ICU with Intubation plus Hydroxy+Remedesvir is much better place than working in Qualys"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Products in San Mateo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Benefits, Benefits, Benefits and Benefits

    Cons

    Nepotism, worse place to pursue your career, unclean urinals

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  6. "Decent work place"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Good place to learn

    Cons

    - Less focus on overall Employees satisfaction

  7. Helpful (11)

    "Miserable place to work..."

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - TAM 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualys full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Business plan, products, medical, dental

    Cons

    Owner berates employees publicly which has empowered middle-managers to do the same. There are no performance reviews. There is no notion of career advancement. There is no employee recognition. Qualys will never be a "best place to work" under current ownership.

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  8. Helpful (10)

    "If you want to do something to hurt your health, your family and your resume, go ahead to join this company!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Qualys full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good health Insurances, 25 cent per soda and free parkings!

    Cons

    No respect to employees no matter how much you contributed and how hard you worked! Layoff employees before holidays and at the of months No food provided for working long hours HR manages the company and set her own rules / policies No life balance, family time and no support /trust/ respect from the management as everyone try to find his/her own way to survive and hope his/her job will not move to India

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  9. Helpful (13)

    "Disgusting, disgraceful, toxic, and a HORRIBLE work place"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Zero pros - you can get a better job - trust my words please - i've got 1 week left at this place - good riddance (actually, there is one good thing - my commute was good : )

    Cons

    Too many to share - ranges from public humiliation that is too awful to even watch, to being SO cheap, to terrible ceo, to BAD BAD BAD work life balance

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  10. Helpful (8)

    "Stay Away"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Foster City, CA

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

    Pros

    The company's benefit is awesome

    Cons

    People are fearful of execs, lack of work life balance and super high turn over

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