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Qualys Reviews

Updated April 23, 2017
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Pros
  • Qualys helps foster a work-life balance/fitness (in 8 reviews)

  • Focus on this and it's a great place to work (in 5 reviews)

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

  • Also, pay is not that great and no flexibility to work from home even if you're exceeding goal (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Software QA engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualys (More than a year)

    Pros

    There is lot of learning curve & product is very stable. Team is cool. This is good place to work.

    Cons

    Nothing much to say. They should provide ESPP option for employees, that's a good benefit for them. They could offer some lunches / snack for employees.

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (16)

    "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good customer base, mature VM product, relatively stable finances.

    Cons

    If you are looking for a decent place to work, where you are respected by the management and treated like decent human beings, look else where. Qualys isn't that place. In fact it is nutbar factor 10 in many ways. People are insulted by top management in large public meetings, like really insulted. There is just no possibility of having a constructive discussion with the managers. They come from an old-school work culture where the boss man carries a stick all the time and a stick is the only tool he has. No motivational tool, no open discussions about problems. Team meetings go as this: the managers goes into a rant and finds fault with everybody. People are just too scared to providing meaningful ideas to the management. Super high turnover. 6 months is considered a long time for all non-engineering jobs. Stories galore where people were fired because of trivial reasons, such as the CEO is in a bad mood, which is pretty much everyday. Micro management like anything. PLEASE that this thing seriously, stay away. Bad management, that won't change, is the reason why this company is not 3 times its value.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "Entreprenuerial environment at great SaaS company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualys full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the few growing and profitable public SaaS companies. Management is really bringing the company to the next level and empowering employees to make a difference.

    Cons

    Only 1 lunch option walking distance

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing great work!


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  5. Helpful (9)

    "Good Products but No Culture or Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Pre-Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good product suite that is well-known in the space, easy to deploy and implement, pretty intuitive to use and successfully run

    Cons

    There is NO VP of Sales. There is NO sales director. There is NO leadership. Also, pay is not that great and no flexibility to work from home even if you're exceeding goal. HR and Management will do whatever the boss man says. Accounts receivable relies on the sales reps to collect payment...hmmmm.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Senior Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualys (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Team and good environment to work with.

    Cons

    I have not come across any.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Business Model is failing"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in Mooresville, NC
    Current Employee - Vice President in Mooresville, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualys full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, decent pay, and the ability to work on your own. These are the positives of working at Qualys.

    Cons

    No guidance, no vision, no strategic thinking, not enough employees for the work, and you are at the whims of a guy who thinks his product sells itself.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to develop long term goals from a strategic sales perspective, increase capacity to cover need, and give management the tools to increase volume and revenue.


  8. Helpful (8)

    "No where close to good..!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Didn't like the way managers work.. or make you work.

    Cons

    Horrible work culture. Management likes to micro manage and accounts for every minute spent away from desk.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Good Engineering Team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Team Spirit and good Vuln Research engineers.

    Cons

    Office war you know but you should be able to manage,

    Advice to Management

    hire more hardcore researchers!


  10. Helpful (7)

    "Honest, straightforward, incredible product"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Qualys full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Opportunity to make an impact immediately. As you deliver you grow and are rewarded
    Smart, passionate people
    Opportunity to work with new technologies - because they are the right technologies

    Cons

    No free lunch, but personally I prefer that we have an incredible Healthcare package

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing and continue to allow folks to grow and expand their roles


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Great culture, Progressive and forward looking HR"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance Manager in Redwood Shores, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Qualys full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The engineering groups are staffed with very intelligent engineers who have passion for what they do. They utilize both Waterfall as well as Agile methodologies depending on the group or product and have the leeway to stay with what works or use cutting edge technologies within their products.

    While all companies have turn-over, it is not unusual (actually it's fairly common) to see ex-employees come back after 1-3 years away.

    In addition the HR department actively looks for new benefits to improve the quality of our work life and/or family.

    More than any other company I've worked for Qualys actively tries to promote from within rather than going outside for lead or management positions.

    While you can get a much higher salary going to a startup, I think the combination of salary, bonus' and benefits make this a great place to work.

    Cons

    The transition from startup to public company has required numerous additional processes and procedures to satisfy external requirements. Nothing that any other public company doesn't have to do, but what a bummer.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course.


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