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Tripwire Reviews

Updated January 9, 2019
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Dhrupad Trinedi
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Pros
  • "Great people still around who really care" (in 8 reviews)

  • "Good culture, good people, good products" (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Their comp plan is the worst in the industry, it is all geared around on how not to pay sales reps" (in 3 reviews)

  • "The company needs local leader to be onsite in the Portland office" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tripwire full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, very caring towards employees, flexible. I've never worked for a company with so little office politics. Almost everyone who works here just cares about doing a good job and supporting others. The culture is awesome. It makes a huge difference. There is a lot of flexbility in the work day and location. Managers trust that you are doing your job and give a lot of ownership. They listen, they take care of employees. Best place I've ever worked, hands down.

    Cons

    The company needs local leader to be onsite in the Portland office.

    Advice to Management

    Keep encouraging the great work culture. Get the GM/President into the Portland office to lead the company. Narrow the focus of the company so that the resources can really be targeted.


  2. "Great People"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Role in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Administrative Role in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Caring people helping each other

    Cons

    Parent company doesnt understand software industry

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Sales rep"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues and decent benefits

    Cons

    More work for same pay


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good culture, good people, good products.

    Cons

    Understaffed, moved to smaller location

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees when they say they want training and need more staff.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales - great money, great environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tripwire full-time

    Pros

    The sales team I work in is fantastic - very supportive, and the money is great. Product strength was off for a while but has improved substantially over the last year or so - providing a lot of new offerings. Products have incredible breadth in terms of coverage.

    Cons

    There's a lot of variation in how sales teams are managed; some are micromanaged and some are not. Senior sales management was weak but is improving.

    Advice to Management

    Talk to and listen to people in the ranks more often. Sometimes it seems like the senior sales management mostly "talks amongst themselves."


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Former Local PDX Tech company loss to a different culture"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tripwire was a great local Portland tech company that had a great culture in in of itself. The pre Belden acquisition employees still hold on to the culture that made Tripwire a great place to work.

    Cons

    It was a shame that poor decisions made at the leadership level years ago has trickled down to a series of unfortunate event that lead to a stalled direction in the company's growth.

    Advice to Management

    We need a local engaged leader at Tripwire to really develop a more competitive product that makes Tripwire a leader in the marketplace. This starts at making the employees feel like they are supported and finding the right leadership to make it a great company again. There's little inspiration with Dhrupad as qualified as he is for the job on paper, he has lead little in company culture.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Tripwire"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company for those looking to enter the cyber security field. Their flagship products support a number of high profile environments and the core of what they do, they do well.

    Cons

    They do not pay very well for being an NW company based company.

  8. Helpful (10)

    "Ruined by owners that don’t know software"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tripwire full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Had great people. Matured processes. Location was nice. Security software world always changing which brings new challenges and opportunities. Had great time off policy, very flexible. Used to have industry best management that setup the best company I’ve ever seen

    Cons

    Went downhill after bought by cable manufacturing company and our CEO left. Parent company drove good talent away trying to run us like a manufacturing company. What talent didn’t leave, they would just layoff the best performers, also paid the most, and left the underperformers to twice the work for same low pay. Interim president put in place by parent company was useless to run a company but after many complaints for over a year, he gets a promotion instead. Stay away from what Tripwire has become now

    Advice to Management

    Fire the useless GM running Tripwire, put someone that actually cares about the people and can produce a company vision for people to execute against. Don’t cut your top performers because they cost a bit more then the rest of the staff


  9. "Great People, Great Environment"

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    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advancement is important to them, and is encouraged! Co-workers are great, lovely people and it's a really nice environment. Benefits are good, unlimited PTO is awesome.

    Cons

    Haven't encountered many cons yet.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "This ship is sinking...."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits and decent base pay. Most of the employees are fantastic and try to keep a fun culture.

    Cons

    No development in technology in years. Metric driven and micro managed. The comp plan is not comparable to other software companies making it difficult to make money. A lot of time is spent trying to salvage existing customer relationships, which seems to be in vain.

    Advice to Management

    Trust that your employees can do the job you hired them for. Create a comp plan that is exciting and get rid of the 40% threshold before paying out commissions. Bring in leaders that understand how to inspire instead of beating up the staff for not being able to sell the very antiquated solutions. Reset and realize it’s going to take time to turn things around. Your employees are your most valuable assets, treat them like that instead of acting like they are disposable.