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Sourcefire Reviews

Updated May 30, 2017
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  1. "Automation"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sourcefire full-time

    Pros

    Awesome place to work. Free lunch and drinks (sodas, energy drinks, and juice)

    Cons

    None! They truly respect everyone and worked hard to satisfied employees


  2. "Too bad it isn't there anymore"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Sourcefire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a great place to work at

    Cons

    That it doesn't exist anymore

  3. "Was nice before the buyout"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Sourcefire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A good place to work before the acquisition. Sourcefire grew very quickly at the start of the decade and doubled in size in a very short span of time.

    Cons

    Growing pains that small companies usually have. Management did not always keep pace with the change that comes with growth and some folks in specific leadership roles were not well suited to the challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Not much to say here. Many folks in the old management structure have moved on to other ventures and startups. The founder is still there and leading the remnants of the former VRT unit but for how long?


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Fantastic Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Sourcefire full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great energy, culture, leadership and technology.

    Cons

    Cisco acquisition. Tough for team to navigate big company.

    Advice to Management

    Respect input from acquired team.


  5. "Team Lead"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Best Culture, very smart and technical team members

    Cons

    no processes, but got acquired by Cisco so lot of processes now


  6. "Sourcefire review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    free lunches, work from home, flexible hours, great working environment.

    Cons

    High work load, understaffed engineering teams, but constantly hiring


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    growing company, flexible work space and friendly people, also good place for intern to begin

    Cons

    management could be more organized and projects could be more designed and implemented

  8. "Working at Sourcefire is very satisfying."

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    At Sourcefire we provide industry-leading computer network intrusion prevention systems. Our Technical Support department has been widely recognized as one of the best in the industry. We pride ourselves on having the first point of contact for a customer with a problem being someone with the expertise that would require multiple escalations to higher levels at most other support organizations.

    Management at Sourcefire is very supportive of its employees, providing opportunities for training and advancement at every turn.

    Cons

    Sourcefire was acquired by Cisco Systems about a year ago. The structure of Sourcefire technical support was very different from that of Cisco technical support. Integrating the two organizations has been challenging. Additionally, we have heard from numerous Sourcefire customers that they don't want their previous experiences with Sourcefire support to change, putting more pressure on us to figure out how to continue to provide that experience within a very different internal structure.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not sure how this could be addressed, but the perception from Sourcefire customers has been that their support experience will be less satisfying after Sourcefire is fully integrated with Cisco. I realize that modifying Cisco procedures and corporate culture is unlikely to happen, but some effort to maintain the Sourcefire attitude toward customer support would be a very good idea.


  9. "Sad to see you go"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome culture, didn't have to PC around everyone, managers were able to get things done quick and a lot of smart people.
    Free lunch
    Free sodas, juice, red bulls, etc.
    dirt cheap vending machine items (25 cents each)

    Cons

    Bought out by Cisco... :(

    Created too many processes to easily get things done.

    Advice to Management

    Do what you can to streamline processes.


  10. "Incredible place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sourcefire was one of the best places I ever worked. It had an incredible culture from the C-levels down.
    Everyone was friendly and very helpful
    Sourcefire actually had internal programs to be sure their culture wouldn't change is it grew

    Cons

    There was the occasional employee who thought they were smarter and better than everyone else...

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work wherever you go


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