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WatchGuard Technologies Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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WatchGuard Technologies Chief Executive Officer Prakash Panjwani
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  • Senior Management can't put aside their egos to work together (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Strong company, great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing group of people in this office!
    Pays for Orca ( the sounder train, buses, light rail are all right outside. )
    Fun company events.
    Supportive management.
    Work/life balance.

    Cons

    Some of the procedures and programs don’t function as they should. Takes lots of time to fix problems.

    Advice to Management

    Continue making improvements to outdated processes/programs to ease stress and improve time management.


  2. "Amazing Company"

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    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Remote, OR
    Current Employee - Territory Account Manager in Remote, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at WatchGuard Technologies (More than a year)

    Pros

    Healthy culture. Great product with a relevant place in today’s security landscape. Continues to invest into new services to strengthen security for customers from the firewall to the endpoint.

    Cons

    Brand name recognition is the only con. No others. Good company. Could use more enterprise marketing and enterprise security partners.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Great leadership with patience to bring new hires that ensure good team synergy. Vetting employees that are kind and intelligent with the will to help others in and out of work.

  3. "Mostly Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great work-life balance. good pay. nice people.

    Cons

    if you aren't in seattle you won't get promoted

    Advice to Management

    dont forget about the remote workers


  4. "Great Place to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Territory Account Manager in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wonderful and dedicated team of professional with passion for the WatchGuard product and its advancement.

    Cons

    Hard to advance and develop

    WatchGuard Technologies Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for the review and we do agree that the WatchGuard team is dedicated and professional and passionate about our products! We are always concerned about the growth of our employees and look... More


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Sales staff lack depth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The product is quality and sells itself, but that is going to change.

    Cons

    Sales management lacks depth. They are an all white old boys network of smug self centered insecure egos, hiring robots that toe the line and lack initiative, creativity and innovation. No diversity, and its not based on merit nor performance.

    WatchGuard Technologies Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    We appreciate hearing your opinion. WatchGuard strives very hard to produce quality products for our customers and will continue to innovate as we move into the future. We have grown very rapidly... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Surreal experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Everyone has been nice, a couple fun perks.

    Cons

    My experience is not necessarily representative of the company as a whole, but I know that I am not the only fairly new hire in this situation. I am not qualified for the job I have been tasked to do and there was nothing on my resume that suggested I was. I don't know if anyone understands that or cares, or if they want people to just quit voluntarily. I am left confused by the whole thing.

    Advice to Management

    Either put people in roles where there is a chance of success or let them go. Don't leave them to twist in the wind.

    WatchGuard Technologies Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your candid review, and this is certainly not the experience we want our new employees to have! We are actively implementing enhanced onboarding steps, including connecting with the... More


  7. "Support"

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

    I worked at WatchGuard Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Fast paced detailed flexible fun

    Cons

    Time flexibility workload vacation time

  8. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance, great tech, great teams

    Cons

    Compensation trails behind the competition

    Advice to Management

    Quotas need to be better thought out.

    WatchGuard Technologies Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    We agree that WatchGuard has a great team, great life balance and awesome technology! Compensation and benefits are very important to WatchGuard and we invest a significant amount of time and money... More


  9. "Marketing team associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at WatchGuard Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Talented people, good location. Some tech staff very open to working with Marketing team.

    Cons

    Technology falling behind. Upper management out of contact with staff and unable to understand their roles and tasks.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with your teams.

    WatchGuard Technologies Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for your review. We do agree that there are very talented people working at WatchGuard and we continue to grow and add more talent as we expand! WatchGuard technology, in fact, is... More


  10. "WatchGuard really makes you feel at home!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Great Company culture!
    -Monthly happy hours
    -Open door policy with all levels from management to executives
    -Work Life balance
    -Benefits

    Cons

    The only one I can think of is that there is only one dog day a year

    WatchGuard Technologies Response

    Dec 7, 2017 – Senior Recruiter

    Thank you for the great review! It's very important to WatchGuard that our employees feel comfortable with talking to our management and executives about any concerns or issues they may have. We... More


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