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Varonis Systems Reviews

Updated Jun 4, 2019

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Varonis Systems CEO Yaki Faitelson
Yaki Faitelson
233 Ratings
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  • "Not a con per say but could be pretty fast paced so not for everyone(in 22 reviews)

  • "Le micro-management qui comprend un rythme soutenu de reporting(in 20 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varonis Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is a lot of collaboration between the different departments. Best and most supportive managers. We get great benefits! Health insurance from day 1, 401K, mobile phone and internet reimbursement, fully stocked kitchen and team events, just to name a few.

    Cons

    Not sure if this is a con but some positions have the option to work from home while others do not.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the fantastic support you give to those who report to you, it really is the difference between a good manager and a great manager.

    Varonis Systems2019-04-25
  2. Helpful (2)

    "Will the Bubble Burst?"

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    Current Employee - Strategist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Varonis Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    New grads will get to see how an enterprise software company goes about its business. More seasoned executives, maybe, can learn a few things here as well. It's a good experience to see how a minimally viable security software product attempts to find a market, and then watch marketing and sales strategies reversed and then reversed again. You'll be immersed in the modern metric-based approach to growing software...

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    Cons

    The place is riddled with very inexperienced and barely competent managers who were brought in to make the place appear to have a functioning infrastructure. They grew too fast and it shows! "The fake it till you make it" philosophy is very much in force here. Expect to have your ideas stolen and your work minimized as you help managers meet their goals and achieve more stock. Pay raises are small, and the employee...

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    Advice to Management

    The upper management seems to have made a religion of metrics. And they're more than a little deluded (and in over their heads) with their charts and stats. They're chasing meaningless numbers, and it hurts employees on the ground who know far more! Varonis seems to be part of a tech bubble, which might be about ready to burst as people leave and strategies fail.

    Varonis Systems2019-06-04
  3. "A Great Start"

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    Current Employee - TDR in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Varonis Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Starting my first job at Varonis has taught me more than i ever could've imagined. They will push you really hard to be the best (can be a pro or con depending on your personality) and they don't mess around with laziness or lack of motivation. Not only do i feel like an expert in cyber security after just a few months, but i also have developed incredible professional skills. I also love everyone i work with! This is...

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    Cons

    Can be really heavy on the micromanagement even when you're doing really good. I always feel like I'm doing something wrong whether its eating a granola bar or not dialing at the "right" time (even if you have surpassed your peers in your metrics). Also hardly any work life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be a little bit more flexible and encouraging to employees who you KNOW are hard workers and will be successful. Yes, manage the people who need the extra push, but if you know this person is a hard worker and WILL get their work done well no matter what, then dont' micromanage them to the point they want to pull their hair out. Also.... don't take everything so seriously, sometimes it can feel like a VERY hostile environment...

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    Varonis Systems2019-05-31
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Don't fall for it - look elsewhere"

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    Former Employee - Territory Development Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Varonis Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *snacks, and being able to tell people you "work in cyber security" *paid by the hour so they don't expect/want you to be in late at night or on weekends

    Cons

    *low pay - like crazy low. Newgrads get paid 40% more at other tech companies for easier jobs. *takes a long time to get promoted *micromanagement isn't something other reviewers are imagining - it's suffocating *outdated sales process

    Varonis Systems2019-05-25
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not What It Used to Be"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Varonis Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great product, decent pay, commuter and cellphone expense, 401k with match, unlimited snacks, employee stock.

    Cons

    Culture is getting very toxic, leaders don’t lead by example, management is lacking the execution on new pricing model. Unfortunately this place is not what it used to be, expect micromanagement from the top down and constant fear of getting let go.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on building a healthy culture. New leaders are needed to make this change a reality.

    Varonis Systems2019-06-03
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Tough to love"

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    Former Employee - IT Security Analyst 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Varonis Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Data security product once best of breed

    Cons

    Lacking product investment, salesforce heads keep spinning from changes, management out of whack and out of touch with employees

    Advice to Management

    Pick a strategy and stick with it instead of constantly changing the business and blaming your employees

    Varonis Systems2019-04-26
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Don't Trust the Offer - 33% Pay Reduction"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Varonis Systems full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Interview process was easy enough

    Cons

    After 5 months, they told me to take a 33% pay reduction or immediately go on plan. I was ranked 2nd on the team in bookings and evaluations! My father had died 2 weeks previous, so I had to suck it up a while. That's Varonis. Biggest mistake of my career, and was "lucky" to last a year. In that short time: I witnessed my Director getting forced out, multiple sales engineers leaving in frustration, the Engineering...

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    Advice to Management

    Hire Leaders who know how to run an Enterprise Security Company, who have done it before. The same abusive-startup Senior Leadership has been around Varonis for over a decade. They're hiring their children and treating the place like their fiefdom. If you're sincere about growth and being taken seriously a security leader - you have to dismiss the fossils, not the new talent you bring in. When no one on the team...

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    Varonis Systems2019-05-16
  8. "Amazing company, and amazing people!"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations Administrator in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Varonis Systems full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Everything. From day one, I was welcomed with open arms from every single person in that company. Your co-workers are all nice, upbeat individuals that are willing to go that extra mile to make sure you succeed. Anyone that has a chance to work for Varonis, do it. You will not be disappointed. From the very start, everyone in that company is going to make the working environment friendly and easy to want to go to the...

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    Cons

    Nothing. If I didn't have to leave for personal reasons, I would have never left this company. Everyone here is amazing.

    Varonis Systems2019-04-05
  9. "Fantastic organization for someone looking to work hard to advance their career in software sales"

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    Current Employee - Enterprise Sales Representative 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varonis Systems full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The DatAdvantage product suite solves real challenges that businesses commonly face and have no proper way to solve without using Varonis. There is very little competition in the Gartner "File Analysis" market. The few competitors out there simply report on what is broken, while Varonis actually provides a successful path to fix issues for the customer through automation. Every year I look forward to hearing our product...

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    Cons

    If you are a sales rep looking to coast, this isn't the place for you. The company is very metrics driven. It takes a lot of hard work prospecting and a willingness to strategically work with the channel to find success as a sales rep at Varonis. The good news is the hard work really pays off!

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course, continue to invest in the product & people, and let's continue to make this bread!!

    Varonis Systems2019-04-02
  10. "A great place to grow your career and learn, learn, learn"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Varonis Systems full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Massive opportunity to go grab if you are a go-getter - Extremely successful professionals choose to work here and you get to work with them on a daily basis - Management and Education are top-notch here, people will want to hire you away from Varonis because of the skillset you develop here - Great teammates and atmosphere tends to be all about helping each other succeed - Lots of exposure to different facets of...

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    Cons

    - Super heavy on the analytics(overboard) - Not really a uniquely Varonis con, but being a public company we are captive to the quarterly Wall Street earnings cycles, which can shift focus from longer-term strategic partnerships, deals, etc. to shorter term earnings

    Advice to Management

    Analytics are great and have immense value, but they certainly can be costly if you spend too much time on the wrong numbers...I think that has happened a few times over the years here. Have more open dialogue with your different division leaders to strategize the best way to attack a market, or else I fear we could fall for the 'analytics never lie and fix-all' trap.

    Varonis Systems2019-03-29
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