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Found 38 of over 448 reviews
3.9
74% Recommend to a Friend
Tenable CEO Amit Yoran
94% Approve of CEO

Found 225 of over 448 reviews

3.9
74%
Recommend to a Friend
94%
Approve of CEO
Tenable CEO Amit Yoran
Amit Yoran
26 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good team, work life balance etc(in 27 reviews)

  • "Good company to work for overall, excellent work environment, benefits and events(in 18 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Company is growing fast and priorities shift(in 22 reviews)

  • "Tenable use to have a great reputation for their company culture(in 7 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Great Company to work for

      20 Sep 2022 - Research Analyst in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Culture, family, right to disconnect, remote

      Cons

      there are no cons, its a great company that really cares about their employees

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Amazing Place to Work!

      29 Aug 2022 - Research Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Really great people - Competitive salary - Decent bonuses and incentives - Good time off - Flexible working hours and location (hybrid or full WFH as needed) - Good communications from the top down - Leadership/exec teams are highly visible and engaged

      Cons

      There could be better documentation and training materials on our proprietary scripting language.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Nice place to work, coworkers always willing to help, company values their employees.

      18 Aug 2022 - Project Manager in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Definite team feeling to project work here, really knowledgeable and dedicated staff. Management team are very supportive in my area. Good benefits, esp. the five summer Fridays off work. Flexible work location, you can choose home, office or hybrid. Pension, health plan and stock options are part of package also. Good mixture of social events. Plenty of good communication from senior management to keep everyone in the loop.

      Cons

      Lots to learn as new employee, overwhelming at times. Some product teams are very big and can take a while to fit in to. Frequently changing requirements based on upper management decisions can be quite challenging, having to drop one thing and suddenly put all efforts into another priority - this is probably common across all tech companies.

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work

      25 Jul 2022 - Customer Success Manager in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tenable gives lots of flexibility, and great benefits. There is no micromanagement, and the managers are here to guide and help. The company is growing, and constantly adding new features to the product. Due to the recent acquisitions' portfolio is growing too, which gives great perspectives and opportunities for CSM's.

      Cons

      None that I can think of

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Toxic culture, constant shift in priorities

      19 Aug 2022 - Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None that I can think of.

      Cons

      Toxic and selfish upper level management who only care about using you as a tool to hit their metrics and make themselves look good. It's a good ol' boys club here. They could care less about you as a person or take any real interest in you or your development as long as work is getting done and they're hitting their numbers to line their own pockets. Meanwhile, the pay for engineers is way below market average. Things are often heavily delayed in bogged down over-engineered processes and painfully laborious manual testing, but you will get blamed and thrown under the bus for why things aren't getting done. Middle management are also huge micromanagers while ironically claiming they hate to micromanage. Priorities constantly shift like sand on a weekly basis, and you will never bring a project to full completion. This is due to them having a huge lack of knowledge about any modern technologies that aren't Nessus and a complete lack of cohesive vision from senior leadership. Only a very select few good ol' boys get to come up with (terrible) product ideas - even though their skill sets are completely antiquated from working on a legacy scanner product for decades. Senior management then puts the pressure on to release it to act like something is getting done and all the pressure is put on the engineers at the ground floor who had zero say in the "design" phase (or complete lack thereof). This leads to half baked product design ideas that get prematurely shipped to production and inevitably scrapped when the obvious shortcomings, redundant data, and poor infrastructure designs come to surface. Rinse repeat. In turn, this brings a ton of operational overhead and tech debt that is a complete waste of time dealing with. Imagine always troubleshooting someone else's mess who has way less domain knowledge than you, but getting constantly rejected by said people when trying to build it better. Regardless of your expertise/knowledge in more modern technologies, you will never get to use it. As a result, most engineers inevitably get funneled into doing menial labor on their legacy Nessus scanner. It is written in their proprietary 20+ year old NASL language, which is an atrocious mess with zero documentation. You won't be able to use this skill anywhere outside of Tenable, so your actual skill set in modern/relevant technologies will rust and they will squeeze whatever they can out of you. So much for all that "innovative career growth". *eye roll* They had one decent product a generation ago and are riding the now relevant topical "cyber security" coattails of today's digital society to sell junk products. No one is actually doing anything meaningful or innovative here. It is a 20 year old company operating like they're still a startup living in the past. There is also a large presence of veteran 10+ year employees who have clearly only worked on one thing for way too long. They strong-arm everyone and don't let the recent hires with actual skills in newer technologies utilize their knowledge. I have talked to countless engineers who have joined in the last five years who all voice this concern. If you don't align with them or blindly do things their way, you will be made an outcast and even have your job security threatened. It is a completely toxic and miserable environment. It feels like a really weird clique/cult. These people are often condescending and tribal about their product knowledge and they're the only ones that get promotions. If you're an outside new hire and not one of the good ol' boys from the glory days, there is absolutely zero career growth here. Do yourself a favor and never work here. Take the recent bad reviews seriously, they are completely accurate. Everyone here is interviewing or working on an exit plan, myself included. Avoid this sweatshop at all costs.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work!

      4 Mar 2022 - MSSP BDM in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Great Culture -Great Product Portfolio -Great office

      Cons

      -No Cons That I Have Seen Yet

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Place to Work

      21 Jan 2022 - Customer Support in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Managers and Leaders and smart colleagues to work with

      Cons

      None i can think of

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    9. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Extremely Stressful

      9 Feb 2022 - Technical Support Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      RSU Activities Life insurance vouchers Extra days off

      Cons

      Extremely stressful. Huge workload and backlog, Everyone is busy, no support USA education team are not friendly and they aim to make your life harder..

      4 people found this review helpful
    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Hit and miss

      25 Dec 2021 - Researcher in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Decent compensation, a flexible environment where you can get a healthy work-life balance, and top C-level management are honestly good.

      Cons

      I worked with two teams, one was great and the other was a shitshow (hence the hit-and-miss in the title!) Middle management and most employees (outside of certain teams in Research) don't have a clue about security, and they don't bother educating themselves about it. The leadership needs to take care of that. Also, the amount of politics in certain teams is poisonous. And finally, no clear paths for good career opportunities and progression.

      8 people found this review helpful
    11. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      17 Dec 2021 - Staff Software Engineer in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Perks, salary, people. Do what matters

      Cons

      Often Stuck in their ways

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