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Websense San Diego Reviews

Updated March 17, 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)

  • No one got promoted in my class (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "wonderful place"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  2. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. ""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!


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  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. Helpful (6)

    "I learned a lot"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeside, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lakeside, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I worked for Websense for over 10 years and the company has always given me opportunities to grow, not just within the company but also within the department. I am very grateful for that.

    Cons

    The Vista acquisition and resulting relocation from San Diego to Austin has caused a lot of stress and loss of jobs for many excellent employees.


  8. Helpful (5)

    "Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Websense full-time

    Pros

    Under Raytheon umbrella , that is their only hope.

    Cons

    The company has flat revenue growth from quite sometime.
    They created margin by offering terrible health insurance.
    Recently they are moving jobs from Beijing to USA which will affect bottom line.
    don't expect any bonus this year.
    Salary is below industry standards.
    Sold by 2 owners in last few years.
    Technology is outdated.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with dignity and respect.


  9. "Wasn't terrible"

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    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Former Contractor - Customer Service Representative in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Websense as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cool coworkers. Free breakfast. Ok work schedule. Cool boss.

    Cons

    The place was all over the place. Not too organized

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "see payment"

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    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior QA Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Websense (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    free work environmrnt and good management

    Cons

    payment is below everage, i think

    Advice to Management

    Offer better payment


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Things went downhill fast"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Analyst in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In TS the work was challenging and ever evolving. It definitely didn't get boring. Wide range of customers. Friendly co-workers.

    Cons

    After the company got bought by an investment company, TS went to hell due to unrealistic/undefined expectations and extremely poor upper management outside TS. The upper management in TS were great, they just had their hands cut off. I've heard things are changing again now that Raytheon bought the company, at least the senior management might understand TS now.

    Advice to Management

    Understand the complexity of your product and the needs of your customers. Hire managers that also understand this. My biggest complaint is that Sales and upper management really had no idea what we did in TS and how integral we were to the success of the product. This created all the unrealistic expectations and constant changes in policy that created a huge morale sink.


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