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Sophos Reviews

Updated 18 Jul 2019

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Sophos CEO Kris Hagerman
Kris Hagerman
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  • "Growth is very limited in Ahmedabad(in 15 reviews)

  • "The management team does not include engineers for team outings(in 12 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Abingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sophos full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free Food Great teams Beautiful office Well maintained Good management

    Cons

    alright alright not bad pretty good thank you very much

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up

    Sophos2019-02-14
  2. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Senior Account Executive 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Sophos full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good management team, great staff and team atmosphere

    Cons

    Pay is lower than competition

    Sophos2019-07-03
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced work in great office space"

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    Current Employee - Software QA Engineer in Abingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Sophos full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Clear and consistent direction for the company Great office space in the UK

    Cons

    The pace can be too hard to do things to the best quality Loyalty not rewarded in salary. Long term service employees generally underpaid compared to new blood.

    Advice to Management

    Pay good, loyal long term employees the same rate as new people coming into the same positions, or at least get close. Listen to engineers more.

    Sophos2019-07-03
  4. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Sales 

    I have been working at Sophos full-time

    Pros

    Great people Good working environment No micro management

    Cons

    Pay not reflective of sector

    Sophos2019-06-08
  5. Helpful (6)

    "Pay market rate or continue to lose staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Sophos full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed work atmosphere 90% of the time. 9-5:30 are actual work hours. OTE (with the exception of this year) is realistic, and most products are well received on the whole. Office is impressive to host clients.

    Cons

    Pay is significantly below the market rate, with most direct competition paying Sophos OTE for a base salary and as close as Reading. London is even more and the reason most leave soon after they have the experience and training in this industry. Progression is rare, unstructured, and usually linked to time served alone. Internal teams spend most of the time competing against each other on the same customer deal creating...

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    Advice to Management

    Please acknowledge and act on the fact that most sales staff have left for a huge uplift in salary instead of a career, location or scenery change. We do not attract staff from our competition. Actually do the quarterly reviews outlined on the business hub.

    Sophos2019-03-20
  6. "The best company I’ve worked for."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Facilities, culture, events, great people.

    Cons

    None, it’s a great company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you’re doing

    Sophos2019-02-13
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Shambles"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abingdon, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Sophos full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free food, and nice offices. Car parking.

    Cons

    Micro managers, no trust, UK HQ but managed by the USA guys, so make a decision are they UK or US?

    Advice to Management

    Has grown so quickly that senior management are not able to cope or are not up to the job. Have the wrong mindset and often outdated. Doesn't reflect a tech company. Who actually manages? CEO out of his depth. Look at the share price as that actually does count, also impacts earnings unless you are the CEO.

    Sophos2019-02-03
  8. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for.

    Cons

    Not really any major cons.

    Advice to Management

    Very active management - keep it up

    Sophos2019-01-27
  9. "Great people, culture and outlook"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Abingdon, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    * Culture * Support from HR and colleagues * Great people and talent * Incredible potential for growth

    Cons

    * Blame culture across geographies and teams does manifest * Directors can seem disconnected from operational level concerns

    Advice to Management

    Maintain your strengths and listen more to those beneath as they can have serious impact to long term success.

    Sophos2019-01-11
  10. "First timer on Glassdoor"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Sophos full-time

      Pros

      Lots of job opportunities here.

      Cons

      Compensation not inline with market rate.

      Sophos2018-10-31
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