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Tripwire Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good and smart fellow co-workers, Lots of work from home opportunities (in 4 reviews)

  • Great people still around who really care (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • R&D has a hard time connecting to customers and market needs (in 7 reviews)

  • The new management that has come with the nCircle acquisition are terrible (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Been a great place, not perfect"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR

    I have been working at Tripwire full-time

    Pros

    Smart conscientious people who know how to have fun working hard. Successful products.

    Cons

    A bit process-bound. Not as much fun since the acquisition.

    Advice to Management

    Teach and empower but don't micromanage. Don't push a one-size-fits-all implementation of some new Belden vision all the way down.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of changes in 2016"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Account Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good reputation in the industry. Solid product that was once the defacto change management software in the industry. Great people still around who really care.

    Cons

    Changes started when Gus left, then the floodgates opened. Product people soon followed as well as some sales VP's and reps. Deals started to go to the competition and tripwire didn't know how to react. Tripwire Enterprise is considered old and expensive. Their cloud strategy isn't very good and people at Belden (parent company) don't know how to right the ship. Growth in 2016 was down from 2015, which isn't the norm in infosec. IP360 is a commodity and not a strong seller.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in a CEO from the industry (not a belden) guy and let him hire his people to get you back on track.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Disappointing to say the least, ...was once a great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great co-workers,
    Mindless "job"
    Can work from home

    Cons

    Mid-Management
    No investment in current employees
    Dismal salaries
    Low morale
    Heavy workload
    No reward
    Disappointing

    Advice to Management

    see "Cons"


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  5. "Good introduction to working at smaller companies"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior SCM Administrator in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Senior SCM Administrator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good sized R&D organization.
    Awesome location in downtown Portland.
    Good people.

    Cons

    Not a sexy industry.
    Not a lot of variety in coding jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Stay in Portland. Keep hiring good people.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - In R&D in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - In R&D in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work with a culture that values people, a growing market, solid product and great coworkers.

    Cons

    Departments are silos. R&D has a hard time connecting to customers and market needs.

    Advice to Management

    Pay could be better. Sense of urgency could be higher. Hold on to the culture you created.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Industry leading product, smart people especially on the content team; laid back and mostly friendly work environment

    Cons

    Horrible diffusion of responsibility leading to roadblocks staying put for a long, long time

    Advice to Management

    If you ever have a question about why your technical people aren't delivering at the velocity you expect, expect an answer that includes concrete positive steps to improve the situation.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Was a pretty good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * The management chart was relatively flat.
    * I was given a lot of freedom to do the job right without hassle.
    * A wild array of technologies to sink your teeth into.

    Cons

    * There were numerous periods of time when the workload got far, far larger than our headcount could handle. I watched a co-worker burn out because of this, and it's never a pretty sight.
    * Sometimes the mid/lower management would be a bit too scattered, and occasionally it got rather dysfunctional. Growing pains from the merger at the time, I suppose.
    * The pay was (and likely still is) far lower than average for the market, and excuses for not matching the market were plentiful. When I left for another company and got a $15k/yr income increase by doing that, I knew they didn't invest in their talent nearly enough.

    Advice to Management

    * At least try to match market rates for compensation and benefits. From my own networking, it turns out that most professionals don't even bother with Tripwire because the money isn't there, leaving you with less-than-stellar and/or desperate candidates (and the latter will leave as soon as they find better).

    * Rein in your managers, and don't let them blow smoke up your, well, just keep a tighter control on them.

    * Try to bring back the spirit you had from the startup days.

    * I know you were constantly short-handed back when I worked there, but you should recognize those times and scale-back your plans and workloads accordingly. Doubly so when your mangers over-promise and leave the worker bees to try and back that up.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "I dig it"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Support Engineer II in Vancouver, WA
    Current Employee - Support Engineer II in Vancouver, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The company has always treated me well. The support team has great comradery.

    Cons

    Pay and benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Please reward your support team more. We feel the hear e from fake e and customers with much less appreciation than most teams.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Alpharetta, GA - Love It"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and bonus are really nice, but what I value the most is the atmosphere. Like most job reviews its hard to give an accurate view of what it would be like for everyone.

    I get the most of this job from the work I do, and my team around me. I went to our HQ in PDX and can say I probably would be looking elsewhere searching for what i get here in the ALP office.

    Other Pros: WFH every Friday, and I usually WFH 2-3 days out of the week. Great new office, and free lunch on Thursdays. Outlook is positive for the future, I think we just need to keep challenging ourselves as a company to innovative existing and new products.

    Cons

    Monetary value of the work can sometimes be lower in comparison to other companies.

    Overall TW can get a little too focused on Sales, so much so that it forgets to reinvest in everything that it takes to get to that sale.

    Advice to Management

    This field is a little redundant based off of what I've previously stated.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Director, Strategic Partners"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Strategic Partners in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Director, Strategic Partners in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well run, positive, and upbeat team with a high level of customer focus. Most sales centric company I've encountered.

    Cons

    Needs to focus on thought-leadership in security

    Advice to Management

    Over communicate


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