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Websense Reviews

Updated June 26, 2017
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Pros
  • Great opportunities, great people, great attitudes, great pay (in 22 reviews)

  • There are STILL good people at Websense (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • I've heard things are changing again now that Raytheon bought the company, at least the senior management might understand TS now (in 10 reviews)

  • Old executives are out of depth with new responsibilities in larger Raytheon family (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Controller"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Controller in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Controller in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support from finance team.

    Cons

    The company has too much politics at upper management.


  2. "wonderful place"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great technology that actually works well

    Cons

    hard work everyday including weekends

  3. "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Websense full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    30 days training! All Benefits, separate teams, full support from team leads.

    Cons

    They keep selling the company since 2014, lots of internal wars between management.

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work.


  4. "Business Development Representative"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A ton of opportunity for growth internally -- both personally and professionally. The sales organization has a lot of energy and everyone seems to be opportunistic. I think the company is in the right place.

    Cons

    Sales department is very competitive; may be a turn-off for some. But I enjoy it. I'd say there lacks organization at times, but there has been so much change internally, I give it a pass.

    Advice to Management

    the benefits package is a bit underwhelming, but it is my understanding that it was worse in the past.


  5. ""Fantastic Place!""

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    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Websense (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of great people! Lots of great products! Lots of great opportunity!

    Cons

    Can't think of anything really! Okay, the commute sucks.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! People are happy!


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Going through changes"

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    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Marketing Manager in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Prior to the Vista acquisition Websense was a great place to work. Strong leadership, excellent team work. As with most companies we had issues we were working through but we did it as a professional team

    Cons

    Due to the 2 acquisitions in the last 2 years, the company / employees are going through dramatics changes. With this come confusion, instability and poor morale.

    Advice to Management

    With latest acquisition it will be important to stabilize the direction of the company, focus on employee retention and morale


  7. "Overall 5 stars"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plymouth, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Plymouth, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global company, good professional atmosphere, people nice to work with

    Cons

    No office in Minnesota, keep hiring high level professionals

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good atmosphere in the office

  8. Helpful (8)

    "A lot of stress for less than market value salary"

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    Current Employee - Associate Technical Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Technical Support Engineer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, a good learning experience, bagel Friday. Three weeks of vacation per year. Working conditions are comfortable.

    Cons

    Salary is quite a bit below what it should be.
    Very stressful - tech support is understaffed resulting in an unmanageable amount of work. Almost requires working overtime (which is HALF TIME) to keep up.
    Skills are not acknowledged, just the number of case closures and customer satisfaction survey results.

    Advice to Management

    Put more effort into performance reviews. Add a peer performance review for things like technical ability and don't focus entirely on case closures/csat. Hire more people at actual market value so they don't leave 6 months after starting.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "It was okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    a lot of good employees here

    Cons

    compensation and employee engagement issues


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Marketing Strategy? What Marketing Strategy."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Marketing Associate in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Websense (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's better than working door to door, selling vacuums.

    Cons

    If you are someone who finds yourself using your brain when you do your job, you're not gonna like it here. If you are in marketing not having a brain is mandatory and here's a sample of your day:

    "yes, we know you have 1000 other things, but marketing needs the colors changed on these powerpoint slides right now so please make that the top priority. I know we made you change them 3 times already but this time is to match with our new vision for inter-product synergy for our new marketing campaign that won't do jack for sales even though all our graphs will look very impressive, especially since we've wasted the equivalent of the gdp of Ghana on it..."

    Advice to Management

    Learn to Be Leaders Instead of Petty Suck-ups.


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