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Proofpoint CEO Gary L. Steele
Gary L. Steele
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  • "No 401K match in the benefits offering(in 20 reviews)

  • "Small 401K match (but offset by a good Employee Stock Purchase Plan, merit-based salary increases and impact awards)(in 21 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - SFDC Data Analyst in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I have worked at Proofpoint for nearly 5 years, in that time, I have seen the company grow significantly. The environment is an enjoyable place to be, the office and facilities are modern. Snacks and drinks are provided for staff along with company functions, summer BBQ, Christmas party. The teams get on well and have a laugh whilst being at work. With recent hires to the Management team, this has seen a positive...

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    Cons

    Nothing that is significant enough to put me off applying for a role at the company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

  2. Helpful (1)

    "awesome and amazing"

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in Reading, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Proofpoint full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    amazing work experience as most things are upside down so it's a great opportunity to learn how things should not be done.

    Cons

    awesome in respect to what is going wrong, is not working and also isn't right. - engagement rules are not a nice to have. - Manager should take responsibility not only orders. - scapegoating is not the solution for poor or no performance. - to set up the a sales organisation in the right way isn't rocket science. - partner are aligned to sell Proofpoint and not to enforce their business model upon Proofpoint. ...

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    Advice to Management

    refund!

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Yawn!!"

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

    I worked at Proofpoint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Receptionist are lovely. Modern offices with good daylight, Lots of team events, Good products that actually work, Free cans of drink, Able to get Costco membership. Lovely walks in the area around the lakes in the summer.

    Cons

    Slow paced environment, can be very standalone in some of the roles, office is split into 2 which means it can be a them and us environment. Can be rather clicky and 2-faced in certain departments. Benefits need to be looked at - Stat Sick Pay...and 9-6 working hours.

  4. "Manager Sales"

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    Current Employee - Renewals & Add-on Sales Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I have been working for Proofpoint nearly 4 years now and it was the best career decision I have made. The company has been growing and I was able to grow with them. Unlike other jobs I had before I feel appreciated and looked after. Salaries are good and the atmosphere is great. If you want a career within Cyber Security Proofpoint is a great place to work.

    Cons

    Hiring a lot of Sales and hiring for support functions like marketing and channel is not increasing at the same pace.

    Advice to Management

    invest more in Brand Awareness as the offering and technology is great but Proofpoint as a brand is still not known very well. Hire faster for sales support functions.

  5. Helpful (3)

    "mmmm"

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    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are good, office is clean and tidy.

    Cons

    Noe connection between the staff and management.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Dated tech but looking to modernise"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Proofpoint full-time

    Pros

    Good packages and for the most part, decent culture and people. Will learn a lot about networking and sys admin in terms of deploying to live systems and customers. Been around for some time, and consistent in approach to growth and acquisition.

    Cons

    Dated tech leading to need for maintenance of systems and software where engineers are no longer at the company. Not surprisingly, cost averse, so solutions sought that maybe are not optimal.

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at technologies utilised and how to modernise in order to attract talent. Also, look at furthering internal engagements between teams and allow more responsibilities across geographies outside US.

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to join"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great company good location and technology

    Cons

    Growing pains as any other company have

  8. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good product and fucus on clients satissfaction

    Cons

    Overhiring. No superstar execs in EMEA . low percent of sales reps in EMEA made their numbers in 2017.

    Advice to Management

    EMEA leadhership needs to up their game !

  9. "Solving important problems in a dynamic environment"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Really interesting work (solving important/challenging problems for a great customer list). Smart people. Growth and innovation means there is never a dull day. No ivory towers - good culture.

    Cons

    Can't bring new talent into the organization quickly enough, which puts stresses on the existing machinery.

    Advice to Management

    With more products comes the risk of a fragmented narrative. Elevate and simplify our story.

  10. "Good place for work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Proofpoint full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great people great environment good money

    Cons

    Little bit repetitive work, could be more challenging

    Advice to Management

    Keep good work

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