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Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • It has a great culture, great people and perfect location (in 8 reviews)

  • Great atmosphere, good people, good facilities and conditions (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • low brand recognition, short-term sales strategies, marketing negligence, (in 4 reviews)

  • no strategy, almost no planning, very R&D driven (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Technology driven company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    . In some products the technology is a winner. excellent support team. Customers are always supported no matter what.

    Cons

    Technology only, does not bring you customers
    Everything and everybody are measured through technology prism. In too many cases very good bits and bytes engineers are calling the shots. Marketing is very busy with poor results.

    Advice to Management

    Start thinking strategically and do not base your thinking on technology only. Radware will not get to next level if will not think strategically.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Salary and benefits are pretty good. Technology tends to be (me too)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Radware full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ok company. Typical issues like every other company. The more competent you are the faster you will get disgusted and decide to leave.

    Cons

    All strategy comes from Tel Aviv Israel. Executive management expects everyone to follow their strategy without question. When the strategy is proven to have been a bad one, the executive team then goes and scapegoats innocent employees for poor execution without realizing that even if you execute a poor strategy flawlessly you will get poor results. F5, Citrix-NetScaler, and A10 is killing Raggedyware in the ADC market. Customers are bringing up and talking more about Nginx and SteelApp (previously part of Riverbed but recently acquired by Brocade) more than I hear them talking about the Radware ADC.

    Advice to Management

    The executive team (especially at the C-level) is in desperate need of a diversity initiative. With no diversity, all you get is the group think that you currently have. The c-suite should be a diverse team of the best that the world has to offer. Not the best that Israel has to offer.


  3. Helpful (7)

    "In need of a leader"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazingly enough, there are good talented people in this company (other than upper management) who work very hard and care about each other. But eventually the good talent leaves as the company and CEO care less about employment retention. Good technology and R&D team in HQ. Ok Salary, poor benefits.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership and mentoring - just a micro manager leading the company. Day to day strategy, no long term commitment to partners. Deal by deal sales base organization. Lack of employment retention culture. Management love to create internal competition amount - no loyalty amount peers.

    Advice to Management

    Time to leave the company to a real CEO.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Lost without direction, strategy and plan to retain good employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive products - name recognition in the industry. Good amount of great talent and hard working people int he company. You can draft your own business and execute it.

    Cons

    Lack of a consistent strategy and vision and lost of talent due to poor leadership. Very little concern about employee retention. Marketing is lost due to poor management direction. Everything is micromanage by the CEO.

    Advice to Management

    Is time to admit it, save talent and leave the company to new and fresh management.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, great technology, poor sales/marketing campaigning"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mahwah, NJ
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in Mahwah, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, amazing technology
    Great people to work with, family-like
    Friendly atmosphere, even the CEO
    Approachable management to better implement ideas

    Cons

    Poor marketing, too much irrelevant marketing/calls
    Poor training, need better training on CRM, phone scripts per industry
    Need better training procedures

    Advice to Management

    Implement more in-office developed training program


  7. "Great place to work but not perfect."

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

    I have been working at Radware full-time

    Pros

    Nice new office located right by the train station. Awesome new director of inside sales. Product technology is great. Comp plans are equitable. The sales culture is changing for the better. New marketing team has been hired and the are awesome.

    Cons

    Recent riff has left some of the old inside sales team bitter. Recent CRM upgrade is a bit of a mess.

    Advice to Management

    You are headed in the right direction, so keep going.


  8. "No complaints here"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a pretty great gig, especially on the engineering/tech side of things. Company is extremely stable and job securtiy for SEs in North America is very good. Lots of overlay support if needed for larger projects and good managers across the board in North America.

    DDoS solution is best in the business and when in a PoC will beat the competition on capablitilies which makes our job pretty fun. Cloud solutions look promising and Radware is dumping a lot of resources into rapidly improving them. ADC is solid but will never be the leader with F5 and its marking machine in North America. Certainly would recommend to others especially for the SE role.

    Cons

    Standard cons that have been previously mentioned. Radware is an extremely tech focused company and spends it's money in R&D instead of marketing. Unfortunantly, fancy marketing sells, especially in North America. Don't quite think we will ever be the known leaders without stepping up our marketing game. This also causes a lot of sales people frusteration as they have to work harder to dig up good leads, but the ones that can make a lot of money.

    Seems there has also been a rash of poor reviews due to the recent layoff of an entire department that wasn't getting the job done. It is unfortunante but this is sales and they weren't selling. Only negative there, is there was one or two people that were let go that absolutly should have been retained and put into a different role, which was short sighted on Radware's part.

    Advice to Management

    Anything we can do to increase brand recognition would be much appreciated by the field sales team!


  9. "Honesty is the Best Policy"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Radware full-time

    Pros

    Technology is good, not great, and competitors are quickly catching up if not already passing us. Some of the folks still here are awesome, but people are not sticking around after the mass disaster last month. Most other pros are the same as other reviews, they are limited but if you look real hard you can find them. Do your homework if you are considering a position at Radware, dont give up something good because you are being sold on something that isnt the real story. Trust me, its happened to many people and in the end, they leave.

    Cons

    Radware seriously lacks leadership on all levels, especially at the most senior positions. There's two kinds of Israeli companies, those where leadership is based in Israel and those where decisions are made in the US. Radware makes all decisions in Tel Aviv and all information is controlled by a select individual. The CEO doesnt come to the US enough to really know whats going on in the company and this is a disaster. Generally he only gets half the story from the most senior sales leadership and thats where the main problem lies. There's no career path in this company, either you are an ISR or you are an RSM. For a couple years, one person was making a difference but due to a mass exodus, they are gone and so went all the opportunities for growth. In all honesty, this place has no strategic vision. For a company who has been in business as long as they have, they cant get out of the short term thinking. Most of my peers are currently letting guarantees run out and then they are moving onto better opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    If you really want to make a change, you need to start at the top. We've got some smart people here but thats the problem, they are smart and they see the problem quickly and leave. The CEO needs to really listen to other people and not just the people at the top to understand whats going on. The best leadership I ever worked for were involved with all aspects of their organization and didnt just entrust everything to one person. Best to start questioning if the right decisions are being made and fast!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "I've made a huge mistake"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can always quit, they can not keep you prisoner.

    Cons

    Terrible, I mean terrible management. Micromanagement at all level.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Weak leadership"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Radware full-time

    Pros

    Some sales reps exceed quota. The majority of the sales reps do not.

    Cons

    A couple of sales reps make $1M or close to it. The majority of the sales reps don't make quota.

    Advice to Management

    It's not clear who's in charge in the sales organization.


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