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Qualys CEO Philippe Courtot
Philippe Courtot
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  • "Struggle in maintaining work life balance(in 8 reviews)

  • "Inflexible working hours (8am to 5pm is the norm) & not allow to work from home(in 7 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Qualys Inc. Review"

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    Former Employee - Tier II Technical Support Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Qualys full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Awesome work environment and good team to work with.

    Cons

    High volume of work, but it is very interesting and there is a lot of knowledge to gain.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Pre Technical Sales"

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    Former Employee - Technical Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualys full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Been around for few year , great product and technology

    Cons

    Very technical oriented, Very little focus on sales. No partner structures or friendly commercial outlook .

    Advice to Management

    All is micro managed, believe in your employees . You have great employees with great minds . Let them run the business is stead of controlling every single steps that is taken

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Stupid strategy..Moved workforce to offshore due to cost cutting..Won’t recommend anyone with recent changes.."

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

    I worked at Qualys full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Great benefits 401k match Best Health, dental & vision plans Good bonus program

    Cons

    Make HQ employees work like crazy. Make them feel on top of their job role, let mentor offshore people and they lay-off you once offshore team come up to the speed. Hard work won’t get recognized. They will get the quality how they pay. Don’t dare to go there, management sucks, your work-life balance will be ruined and you will end up with surprises which will put you in unemployment bucket after all hard work.

  4. Helpful (8)

    "Lets face it, comedy's a dead art form. Now tragedy! Ha ha ha, that's funny."

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Foster City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Qualys full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    - Medical benefits are a great, like everyone else has said. - Stock is OK (see below)

    Cons

    - Management at all levels is non-existent, clueless, ignorant or just plain stupid. - Stock is OK - You will get excited about how high it has gotten just to watch it plummet 15-20 points when you can actually sell it. - They are slowly getting rid of all US employees in favor of hiring tons of cheap labor in Pune. Most of those folks barely know what a computer is or what it does. You get what you pay for. - You...

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    Advice to Management

    There is no point in listing anything here. They aren't reading this and they clearly care less. Look at all the recent reviews. Any recent 5-star review is likely them trying to bolster their crappy outlook. You will generally find that the 5-star reviews have very little meat to them. Just the minimum words to get by.

  5. Helpful (7)

    "Qualys - not a good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Pacific City, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Qualys full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    great business model i.e., SaaS security

    Cons

    * you cannot acknowledge peers openly, you cannot introduce new ideas * owner (and his technology officer) rule with iron fist, he (owner) does not appreciate ideas that are counter to his * this is an engineering-lead company with complete disregard for anything or anyone else * many (many) good people have left after only 1-2 months employment * it is abusive and corrosive environment * Support organization not...

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    Advice to Management

    Hard work and intelligence will only get you so far. Integrity matters

  6. Helpful (14)

    "Great job to learn what is your limit."

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      Former Employee - Senior Network Engineer in Foster City, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Qualys full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Qualys has Good benefits, and good stock options. If you want to learn what your limit of your body can take on how many hours you can work, this is a great place for that. If you also like having an Indian boss that likes to treat people like they are worthless this would be the place for you.

      Cons

      On call provides no extra pay and when you are on call you will be called and work late hours and weekends putting in massive amount of work with no extra pay. They don't award you for the great things you have done for the company, Qualys does not know how to treat people right. Things are broken everyday and no one knows how to fix it, because the ones who did know how to fix it has left the company. They want...

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      Advice to Management

      Please respect your employees, as you see when you don't they will leave and find a better place to work. A company with out good employees can't function.

    • Helpful (15)

      "Avoid if possible"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Qualys full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Good medical benefits. Opportunity to work on great equipment.

      Cons

      Horrible work environment, management is out of touch with reality and unwilling to take feedback. Staff turnover is insane - most leave after a year and many departments are way understaffed then positions are being replaced overseas. Lack of processes and procedures. No work-life-balance and no remote work policy. Honest feedback is not welcome and punished by management.

      Advice to Management

      Slow down and start listening to feedback to your employees. Stop micro-managing and stop applying more management levels. Invest in your employees - they do care. Start listening because the ship is sinking.

    • Helpful (9)

      "Toxic environment, extremely high turnover. No appreciation for employees long hours of work."

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      Former Employee - Manager in San Mateo, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Qualys full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Company products are good and relevant

      Cons

      Management has no idea how toxic it is. Company run by HR.

      Advice to Management

      Talk to employees. Work on retention rather than just high turnover.

    • Helpful (15)

      "Highly toxic, high stress, high turnover for good reason"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Qualys full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Stock options, work from home for some job titles, best benefits package I've ever seen

      Cons

      Management doesn't help you solve problems, the CEO dresses down employees in front of an audience, no work/life balance. I once went on vacation and still put in a 45-hour week.

      Advice to Management

      Your employees know things too. Your customers listen to them; so should you. Recruiters know the CEO does things like tell an account manager in front of a room full of employees to take a laxative because he's full of [it], and they actively target your people because they know it doesn't take much to lure someone away.

    • Helpful (4)

      "SMB Account Executive"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Qualys

        Pros

        Definitely a Boys Club culture

        Cons

        C-levels too involved in every single part of the sales process

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