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3.5
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66%
Recommend to a Friend
76%
Approve of CEO
Craig Hinkley
65 Ratings
Pros
  • "Work/Life balance is extraordinary(in 9 reviews)

  • "Fun environment, great co-works, unlimited PTO, great leadership, very supportive leadership, chances to grow(in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Growth and Organization Maturity"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong sales growth, increasing organizational maturity, delivering results, employee focus with more development opportunities, much better collaboration than ever, outstanding new talent joining the company, productivity continues to increase, new HQ is awesome, leaders are maturing, safe environment to ask for help and ask tough questions, overall the company trend continues to be positive

    Cons

    Easily distracted, would like more communication, update office environment in Houston and Belfast sites please, more company swag for all employees to promote greater sense of "team", celebrate wins more locally

    Advice to Management

    Maintain focus and don't allow daily noise to distract from company goal achievement

    WhiteHat Security2018-03-20
  2. Helpful (9)

    "Slow improvement is no improvement"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Owner in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you're looking to get a foothold in InfoSec then you could do a lot worse. Coming in at the ground level, WhiteHat will train you up and give you a solid foundation in the market. You'll be working in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with some of the nicest people you'll ever meet. The company has lost its way in the past few years but seems to be slowly getting back on track, and with the constant reshuffles and...

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    Cons

    A recently-departed senior manager once described WhiteHat as the equivalent of an InfoSec university. People get hired here, work for a few years and then "graduate" to other jobs within the industry. And this wasn't even a criticism of the company; this was a senior manager of operations describing the company's modus operandi. And it still stands. Technically our core product is woefully out-of-date and, despite...

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    Advice to Management

    Think bigger. WhiteHat is a great brand and a respected name in the industry, but we're way behind the curve when it comes to QOS on a technical level. We could be so much better.

    WhiteHat Security2018-08-03
  3. Helpful (13)

    "Improvements need to happen"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    When I started less than a year ago, things seemed fantastic, you get trained up for 3 months so even if you're just done uni you've still a chance to get a job. Everyone in the office goes out of their way to help you with anything you might need. The people in our office are the friendliest group I could imagine working with, even if you're on different teams you're still considered part of the group and they always...

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    Cons

    In my short time here there have been major changes made with no communication which makes me worry about how my job is going to progress. When I started I was told there are lots of opportunities to move upwards and learn more skills which was a major perk for me, but that's been completely removed. The pay is low, we are expected to do projects for the company that used to contribute to a bonus, but they basically took...

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    Advice to Management

    Respect us a bit more. Communicate when you are making changes and maybe we would understand what you're doing, because right now it just looks like us employees are being pushed to the way-side so you can line your pockets. If you support and help us then we will support and help you which will help the whole company flourish. Actually answer our questions clearly when we ask them so we can see where this company is...

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    WhiteHat Security2018-03-09
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunity for growth and lots of exposure to different technologies. Everyone is allowed to contribute to any repository. Lots of really intelligent developers that are always willing to help. Completely mac based company, everything hosted on GitHub in an open-source kind of fashion. Jira used for project management. Working from him isn't an issue. Technolgies: Golang ReactJS Vagrant Docker Ansible

    Cons

    Sometimes pull requests can be held up due to waiting on input from management etc. This is not usually too bad.

    WhiteHat Security2017-08-15
  5. "Great company"

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      Former Employee - Sales Representative 

      I worked at WhiteHat Security full-time

      Pros

      product, leadership, culture, overall team

      Cons

      start up culture sometimes impacts work life balance

      WhiteHat Security2019-03-11
    • Helpful (3)

      "Stay for a year to learn then leave to get paid your worth."

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        Former Employee - Applications Security Specialist in Houston, TX

        I worked at WhiteHat Security full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Relaxed environment. Snack room with a ping pong table.

        Cons

        No longer innovative. Poor salary.

        WhiteHat Security2019-01-21
      • Helpful (5)

        "Clueless leadership"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

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

        Pros

        - Friendly people all around - Free snacks and game room - Some-what competent middle-management

        Cons

        - Completely incompetent leadership team.. new Product leaders have zero product background - No product innovation and spending money in the wrong areas

        Advice to Management

        - Find a leadership team that has more experience in their fields and just overall have higher IQ/EQs

        WhiteHat Security2019-01-24
      • Helpful (12)

        "Walking Dead"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

          I worked at WhiteHat Security full-time

          Pros

          Nice snacks, the new office is an upgrade, no more backflips

          Cons

          Stunning lack of innovation. The market has moved on to better tech stacks written in modern languages with built-in AI and machine learning. Growth has slowed as major customers leave for better tech or crowdsourcing. The management team has been built around yes-men (very few women) to the CEO with 0 to no security background. The last webinar by a Senior Product person on stats was a joke with no content or...

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          Advice to Management

          Too late for advice. It does not matter. Hope that investors can at least get their money back. This was a high growth, high-value company. No longer

          WhiteHat Security2018-10-30
        • Helpful (9)

          "Lots of Product Issues; Leadership enables poor treatment"

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          Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
          Doesn't Recommend
          Negative Outlook
          Disapproves of CEO

          I worked at WhiteHat Security full-time for more than a year

          Pros

          There are certain groups like sales, marketing, customer success and professional services who are great to work with. They are kind, motivated to help customers, and are helpful to other groups in the company. Marketing leadership did an outstanding job hitting the ground running and hiring great people to move things forward.

          Cons

          1. Leadership in product management has been enabled to treat others with disrespect and hostility. Their behavior has been tolerated even after numerous complaints from several people. The bullying needs to stop. 2. Product is at least 5 years behind the market, despite what they might tell you. Basic features are non-existent to compete against the market leaders. 3. Each product (DAST and SAST) are in completely...

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          Advice to Management

          Start getting real about what’s in front of you. Question assumptions and biases. Trust but verify. If certain groups are deflecting onto other groups, chances are the ones deflecting are the ones who need scrutiny. Get rid of the bullies and toxic leadership. You did all that work to create a better culture, only to throw it out the window by keeping certain people in power. It’s a shame.

          WhiteHat Security2018-10-28
        • Helpful (7)

          "rather not say."

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            Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

            I worked at WhiteHat Security full-time for more than 3 years

            Pros

            Overall great team while trying to cover up leaders' incompetencies

            Cons

            fake and unprofessional management team.

            WhiteHat Security2018-09-28
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