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Imperva Reviews

Updated 19 November 2018
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  • "New CEO made a lot of changes that impacted the overall atmosphere and made some good people to leave" (in 10 reviews)

  • "Reshuffle of management team and many key positions over the past 12 months" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Fast paced, Great industry"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic, fun and with a real can do approach. You can make a difference to this business.

    Cons

    Moving at such a pace, less focus on forward strategy

    Advice to Management

    Communicate strategy more, get in front of the employees


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Where's the plan?"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology, . Incapsula cloud service is second to none. Data and WAF are market leading.
    Great people, tenured sales team are very strong and great presales

    Cons

    No marketing.
    Focus is all about the revenue numbers and nothing else.
    Feast and famine approach to allocation of resources. Field teams are world class struggling for resources and get limited support from central functions that seem to be ballooning in size.

    Advice to Management

    Set out a vision for the whole company that makes it clear what the organization wants to be both as perceived by the market and the people who work there.
    Change the focus to helping the field teams to be successful rather than blaming them for the weaknesses of the central teams.

  3. "Overall Review"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good team of people
    Product is becoming more relevant to the market place
    chance for growth and moment both for yourself and the company

    Cons

    smaller company so HR is based in USA which means it takes longer to get things done and looked at.


  4. "Sales Development Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperva full-time

    Pros

    Good and friendly culture among the EMEA SDRs. Supportive management and great possibilities to get good commission if targets are hit.

    Cons

    Technology sales is not the easiest, especially when there is a shortage in technical resources.


  5. "New Vibe after Thoma Bravo Acquisition Announcement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research and Development in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Research and Development in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    After a challenging period, the company took a new road with new vibe in the air.
    Great opportunity to influence the development of new technologies and products.
    The company is very supportive, lots of events and activities.

    Cons

    Still a bit of incertainty till Thoma Bravo acquisition will be completed.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know and understand Israeli mentality and don't try to make massive cultural changes


  6. "Sales Exec review"

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

    I have been working at Imperva full-time

    Pros

    Great company great people great product

    Cons

    Constant changes in the company, not stable


  7. Helpful (17)

    "Radical Transparency"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in Redwood City, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperva full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Market leading tech
      WAF becoming more commoditized
      Database is still green field with upside and very few competitors
    Passionate people
    Paying market or above to new hires to compensate for above average attrition rate
    Efforts underway to address problem areas for over a year since new CEO joined

    Cons

    CEO Chris Hylen is widely viewed as responsible for the high attrition rate
      Unpredictible mood, behavior swings, and direction to staff
     Exec Staff behave like they never know when or why the next swing will occur
    Tech innovation has slowed to a crawl
    Customer and employee retention have become big challenges
    Finance and G&A continue to slow Sales execution with processes not seen at much larger public companies
    Customer Support used to be a differentiator, not so today
    "Imperva Credo" corporate values are a step in the right direction if demonstrated from the top down - which unfortunately employees generally agree is not happening yet
    Run like an MBA project (work groups, streams, teams, exec offsites to Normandy to walk the battle fields...) with very little interest or understanding of what will actually delight customers

    Advice to Management

    Go out and listen to customers with your own ears. Execs have a "no fly zone" for 30-45 days. It's a nice concept, but they should have a "fly zone" to ride along on as many sales meetings as they can for 30 days.
    Treat employees as you would like to be treated
    Stamp out hypocrisy
    BOD inspection and coaching of CEO behavior

  8. "Inside Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Imperva full-time

    Pros

    Being at Imperva is like being in quicksand. You know you are going to go but you just don't know when.

    Cons

    We told you the issues now listen to Gandhi and be the change


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Game of Thrones of Information Security Vendors - Nepotism, Narcissist galore."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperva full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Many good people still putting in the hours.

    Most of the technologies are still very relevant and heading in the right directions

    Cons

    Where do you start?

    The company is being run by the boys club, who only care for themselves. Cutting down people and getting promoted for the vanity of your own ego is the rule of the day. Promoting or hiring those who know how to fluff your feathers in the right way and feed those hungry egos.

    Reorganise the business, spent countless millions on Consultants, jam it down everyone’s throats, then turn around 6 months later and basically move things back to the way they were. Great stuff.

     “Radically transparent” business only to have the greatest tin ear, never listen to staff, field managers, customers or partners. More concerned about a high NPS.

    Staff are openly admonished in forums for not giving the right answer or questioning decisions. So, no one says anything.

    Asking middle managers and staff to buy into change and new programs, burning endless hours trying to contribute. Then all of that thrown out as decisions have already been made.

    Management team cringing at the sight of having to speak and interact with the minions is the best. Even customer engagements by management aren’t part of the brief now. Off-sites and extravagant meetings in faraway places are the call of the day for the management team to pat each other on the back.

    Politics at all levels reigns supreme, people who are not in touch with the regime are white anted and cut down.

    Great people have left the business and attrition is now accepted as “if they don’t like it, who cares”

    Advice to Management

    Take your payouts. Have a hard look at yourself in the mirror of karma and know one day it will come back to get you.

    Your not the smartest and the best.


  10. "Sales manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic company with a great product, actually the best out there.

    Cons

    Many changes during short period of time. Makes the employees to feel unsafe


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