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Updated Apr 2, 2020

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3.2
52%
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Veracode CEO Sam King
Sam King
79 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great work life balance and the team spirit is awesome(in 14 reviews)

  • "Interesting work, energetic employees, bi-annual 3-day hackathons, social events(in 13 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Nothing really can be said, growing pains(in 10 reviews)

  • "PM (Product management) while getting better is still WAAAAY behind in talent compared to PM at most other companies(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company

      Feb 15, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Progressive, family-friendly, community-involved. Hackathons. Music group. Lunch and learns, ...

      Cons

      Getting too bureaucratic. Recent push seems to have hired more managers than engineers.

      3 people found this review helpful

      Veracode Response

      Talent Acquisition Manager

      Thanks for your perspective on what seems like more Mgr hires than than Engineers. We can assure you that is not the case, but if we have a number of back to back Leadership hires, it can certainly seem like that at times. We are committed to keeping our leadership team to a size that will adequately be able to manage and support our terrific engineers.

    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A shell of its former glory

      Apr 2, 2020 - Engineering in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Culture, while nothing like it used to be, it is still decent People that really care about the mission Fairly flexible with time off Hackathons

      Cons

      Middle management. Horrible. Almost all need to go through some level of training. To be fair, it's not all their fault, upper management isn't exactly great either. It's not like they are oblivious, they care, it's that they just aren't good at 'reaching' employees. Hemorrhaging 'A' players monthly for over a year, steadily. Extreme technical debt which because nobody ever has time to deal with it, can leave employees feeling overwhelmed.

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      16 people found this review helpful
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    4. 4.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Great tech stack!

      Mar 5, 2020 - Software Engineer - Front End in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Great Tech Stack for building the front-end UI Library. - Great Compensation. - Good flexibility in schedule. - Hackathons.

      Cons

      - Onboarding Documentation for Software engineers. - Communication among teams.

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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place to work

      Jan 23, 2020 - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Interesting work, energetic employees, bi-annual 3-day hackathons, social events.

      Cons

      Depends if you're a fan of Scaled Agile Framework and JIRA.

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing work culture and team

      Jul 11, 2019 - Security Program Manager in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The leadership team is very open to feedback as well as sharing where we are at. There was some turmoil with CA then Broadcom, but we've stayed above the water through all of it and are now standalone again with Thoma Bravo. Fantastic work culture, mix of work and personal life and play, incredible hackathons, and great cross collaboration between teams

      Cons

      Lots of product introductions and enhancements which is good, but becomes a lot in terms of enablement and trainings. Fast growing market means more competitors coming to get a piece of the pie

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      1 person found this review helpful
    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Love my new job at Veracode 2.0

      Apr 25, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - High energy and extremely collaborative team players - great executive management team that values employee recognition and feedback - cool culture with Friday social hours, morning pastries and fruits every day and fun filled Hackathons - awesome track record of growth with strong financial partner Thoma Bravo (expert software investment team)

      Cons

      - high growth has created pressure on teams to keep up with changing environment - volatile past with different owners has created internal challenges

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      4 people found this review helpful

      Veracode Response

      Talent Acquisition Manager

      So glad to see a newer employee feeling great about the team and company they they joined. We will continue to grow and innovate and while that will present challenges for our teams, we'll do what we always do, overcome adversity and continue to be a leader in our industry.

    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Absolute Politicized and Bureaucratic Environment

      Oct 3, 2014 - Anonymous Employee in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and work environment outside of team. Involved in hackathons, giving back to community and great efforts for humanitarian projects like blood drives and charity support.

      Cons

      Company runs absolutely haphazardly.. Engineer and internal teams are least valued in the company. Concept of rock stars is quite dominant and they just continue to get identified and awarded continuously leaving no room for other's efforts to be identified. Compensation is not as great and has terrible perks. Terrible at promotions and the HR is completely blind to understanding even when pointed out that promotions are not based on meritocracy but rather whims of a single person. So if you are looking for personal growth, this will not be the company for u. Quite misleading even to customers since everything is taken care of in the background by services teams and the software doesn't actually quite work as well.

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      12 people found this review helpful
    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      It's what you make of it

      Oct 13, 2016 - Senior Software Engineer in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The company culture, events, and amenities are amazing. Some of the highlights: Hackathons/parties, free food/drink/gadgets, and great office facilities. Virtually anywhere in the company, you'll find yourself surrounded by passionate and competent coworkers. It's an exciting field to work in, and Veracode provides ample opportunities for advancement and change -- both vertically and interdepartmentally.

      Cons

      Employees often get enough autonomy to cause problems for themselves. While management doesn't ask for anything impossible, overachievers and perfectionists can easily find themselves working late nights and weekends. Management isn't going to keep a pulse on you to be sure you don't burn yourself out. If you struggle with the self-enforcement of a work/life balance at all, this company can bring out the worst of it.

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      1 person found this review helpful

      Veracode Response

      Manager, Global Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for the time spent writing this review. We value our company culture and feel it is one of the many aspects that makes our company great. We are glad you feel the culture is commendable and we appreciate your candidness and responses.

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work!

      May 12, 2016 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      If you're looking to advance your career and be happy in what you do, Veracode is the place to be. Great management and leadership from the CEO all the way down to the managers. Awesome work/life balance and benefits. Veracode's management goes out of their way to support a large and talented remote workforce. Frequent "Hackathons" where all employees are invited to invent and innovate are unique to Veracode and adds to the already great culture.

      Cons

      As a rapidly growing and successful company strategies and goal are always changing. For some people not used to a fast paced, constantly changing environment Veracode might not be the best place for you.

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      1 person found this review helpful

      Veracode Response

      Manager, Global Talent Acquisition

      Thank you for taking the time to write this review and provide this information. We value your feedback and appreciate your response.

    11. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      What you hear about this company is all true, it is the best place to work!

      Apr 9, 2013 - Security Consultant in Burlington, MA
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great employee population Flexible, collaborative fun culture Start up feel Strong compensation and benefits package Culture club for parties and celebrations Hackathons Awesome reputation

      Cons

      Some growing pains to be worked out Very fast moving at times and employee wear many hats Hiring lots of senior leadership

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      1 person found this review helpful
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