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Trend Micro San Jose Reviews

Updated January 14, 2017
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  1. "Trend Micro"

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    Current Employee - Global Project Specialist/Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Global Project Specialist/Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My team members locally and globally were extremely collaborative and genuine. No backstabbing which was refreshing. For the most part I could define what I wanted to do in the role and management was supportive. Supported my membership to PMI.

    Cons

    No growth for the role in the group. And not encouraged to get outside paid training.


  2. "Short Review of Trend Micro"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trend Micro (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work from home policy

    Cons

    Not much opportunity for career advancement outside of Taiwan

  3. "Overall Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trend Micro full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of technologies to learn.
    Good work life balance.

    Cons

    May get too political at times.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Good compensation, bad upper management, very political"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Trend Micro full-time

    Pros

    Very good friendly environment within your silo, nice office, global company (get to meet new personalities)

    Cons

    'Core Values' is just a page on a site. They do not reflect the true 'Values' which are now changed.

    1. Changes last about 2 to 3 years with always an executive being promoted to a new leading executive role. After the change fails, same movement in upper management takes place and the old executive keeps his/her job and just goes back to the background to collect paycheck
    2. It seems like CEO reads some management review books and decides to use these theories by vaguely implementing them
    3. Can't work from home and management became very strict by following other technology company leaders (Yahoo)
    4. All upper management has been changed to former Third Brigade management or allies to cover their back, being Canadian always helps to land that upper management job
    5. Very little collaboration between RD/Support/Sales/Marketing and teams work in silos
    6. Old Culture is changed and Third Brigade/Canadian culture is brought to the company

    Advice to Management

    Where is the CEO? Put a proper CEO in place instead of someone in the family. Give the COO what he wants which is to become CEO


  5. "Stable company with workforce quality varying by division"

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

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

    Pros

    Trend Micro is a stable company with reasonable salary and benefits. Many of my co-workers were co-operative and friendly, and easy to work with.

    Cons

    Workforce quality vary by division. In some divisions, many engineers are not productive at all and get along by playing politics. The large projects are typically handled by the overseas offices in Nanjing and Taipei, and also in Canada, leaving few interesting projects in the California offices. Management quality also varies, with many of them playing politics or micro-managing. Since the California divisions are small, and managers stay for a long time, there is also little to no chance for promotions.

    Advice to Management

    The company needs to attract good engineers by providing not only a stable environment where engineers simply live by the day, but also challenging projects.


  6. "Good place to work. Gives you chance for learning multidisciplinary work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Program Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trend Micro (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule. Growth opportunity, international exposure and multidisciplinary work. Open communication and feedback is encouraged. Good learning opportunities and great people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay scale is not as competitive. There has been a good amount of reorganization happening fir the last three years.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Office Manager"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist/Office Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Current Employee - Receptionist/Office Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome company, great people, they have excellent benefit package

    Cons

    No room for growth, company has policy that states they can let you go at anytime which they do....

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Worse and worse"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable enough and no layoff

    Cons

    No clear direction, bad execution,


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Changing organization and lack of vision"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent founders and a good technology company

    Cons

    Tried to leverage 3rd Brigate acquisition for cloud security and promoted Wael to COO (aka "Candian Mafia" where he will only promotes his old followers from Entrust). They will have a tough time to grow the overall revenue in US and EMEA.

    Advice to Management

    Try to preserve employee's motivation and get rid of the Canadian Mafia!


  10. "great locations"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Creative Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Creative Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    close to restaurants and shops that I like to go to during non-working hours and on weekends with my friends and family

    Cons

    sometimes parking is difficult because of all the shops and restaurants in the area which I like and I guess everyone else must like too

    Advice to Management

    good job


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