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iSIGHT Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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  1. "Cyber Security Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fun company culture, good compensation, great people.

    Cons

    Muddled leadership sometimes. Trying to expand into too many areas at once.


  2. "Positive Memories"

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at iSIGHT (More than a year)

    Pros

    Sydney and Dallas offices are on the top floor of their respective buildings with a bar area. (Sydney) Great place to work if you are a man as all employees are men. Laid-back atmosphere.

    Cons

    Analysts have graduate degrees in humanities/ social science. They are are great at producing analytical content on the behaviors and motivations of bad people but lack technical skills like computer programming. This leads to huge organizational problems of all the data they produce. I left shortly before the acquisition so I'm not sure what it's like now.

    Advice to Management

    Not sure how relevant advice is now given the acquisition but hire more data scientists and database managers to manage reports.

  3. "Cyber Intelligence Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burke, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Burke, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at iSIGHT (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Relaxed work attire, bar on site, but the management there just doesn't create a positive environment.

    Cons

    15-20 personnel departed within the first 100 days I was there. I think that speaks volumes in the conditions there for only a 90 something staff at their Chantilly location.


  4. "Learning & Development"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, flexible schedules, great compensation and benefits.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Most people are great, Management is horrible. Look elsewhere."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chantilly, VA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chantilly, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    iSIGHT Partners is a good stepping stone before you get into the industry. They have a lot of good people around the world that are great to meet. They have an offices in Chantilly, Dallas, and Amsterdam. Some of the people there take really good care of their people. Though the pay is not the highest, there are many good things to learn from here.
    The culture is fun, lots of free drinks, a pub, a foozball table. If you are an exceptional worker, you might be able to take a trip to one of their remote offices.
    They have an internship program that is useful. Many people often end up getting hired because they require low pay.

    Cons

    Management is in shambles. They breed an environment of egotistical people since that is what most of management is like. People will take credit for work you did even when you do not know about it. If you are not invited to a party (and there are many parties), that is how the CEO shows that you are being punished. People often get drunk in the pub, that is if they stay after work hours now. There was a major culture shift that left many people burnt out and they leave the office very early. This used to be different when people would work late into the evenings because they enjoyed it.
    Most of the middle level managers have very little experience managing. They are formerly exceptional technical workers that were promoted either because people quit or from a restructure. They are great people just not managers.

    Advice to Management

    You currently have a very high level manager that is a complete backstabber. He tells you how great you are in person but behind your back he will lie consistently. It is very obvious if he does not like you. He has made some very poor decisions that are leading the direction of the company downhill. If you do not relieve this person, after repeated recommendations to relieve them, many people will quit very soon.
    I recommend that you do not make the company only about being sold, it creates a poor work environment where people burn out very fast. You need to figure out how to stop restructuring every six months.
    Do not threaten to sue people for leaving and going to a different company since not every company is a competitor.


  6. "Fun place to work with a solid CEO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Chantilly, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Analyst in Chantilly, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of nice benefits, including an on-site company bar! And just received a $30 million infusion of venture capital.

    Cons

    Not profitable just yet, so not completely secure footing. Still in start-up phase.

    Advice to Management

    Continue building and developing your own talent pool before looking to the outside.


  7. "Great Team"

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

    I worked at iSIGHT full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with and an overall fun atmosphere. The company was headed in a solid direction prior to acquisition and is still going strong.

    Cons

    Acquisition caused some turbulence and muddied the mission a bit.

    Advice to Management

    Don't let the acquisition redefine the value of the company.

  8. "Great Place!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great company to work for! Very laid back, casual and fun environment. Feels like working with family and pretty generous with the compensation.

    Cons

    Company was acquired earlier this year so more than likely going to change. Limited career growth opportunities.


  9. "Great Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at iSIGHT full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Mission (beating the bad guys), Pub, Great Teamwork.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on, keeping on.


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Sinking Ship with Extremely Poor IT Leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Security is an excellent industry sector to work in. If the company can overcome its many management and technical problems then it stands a chance of succeeding.

    Cons

    This company has a long history of poor leadership and product oversight. It also suffers from poor technical and professional standards and low morale. It's IT middle management is toxic. The economics of the company are also shaky and it should be considered a high risk.

    Advice to Management

    Hire leaders who enable true accountability and transparency. Perform serious assessment of the management abilities of people in IT middle management.


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