Solutionary – Pittsburgh, PA
• Ability to command all aspects of tool usage in the SOC including the Portal, the contents of the SOC Tools Listing, alert templates and any other… Solutionary
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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Solutionary full-time (less than an year)Pros
- Decent Pay for Entry Level
- Paid security Plus training and Certification (refer to Cons for this as well)
- If you love OT it is there for the takingCons
- 24/7/365, so expect a lot of work load carry over from the previous shift.
- Culture is not very enjoyable in the Pittsburgh office, it seems a lot of Information Security Analysts are rushing to get moved to another department, which makes the surroundings in the Security Operations Center nearly unbearable at times.
-CompTIA Security+ Certification is mandatory in order to keep your employment, at the time I got hired in October of 2012 It was not mentioned that this training and certification was even required. It is a good thing that the company is paying for a single weeks training on the material involved on the exam, and they provide you the text book for your own self study as well pay for the exam.
"Warning: If you are a student out side of Solutionary working to get a Bachelor's in IT such as myself, expect to put it aside for intensive Security+ studying. If you fail the exam once, you are given the option to take it again within a single week's time, but if a second failed attempt occurs the financial burden of the exam falls on you the employee, or you will be terminated".
Please understand this is my con, but not to drive anyone away from a good opportunity to emerge yourself in the information security world.Advice to ManagementAdvice
"Moving forward let new hires for "Information Security Analysts" understand at the interview, before they take your offer that CompTIA Security + is required to maintain employed"RecommendsNeutral OutlookApproves of CEO