Venafi Reviews

Updated 28 May 2020

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3.9
67%
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75%
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Venafi CEO Jeff Hudson
Jeff Hudson
61 Ratings
Pros
  • "Amazing benefits, great team, fun work environment, flexibility on schedule(in 9 reviews)

  • "Great culture which has attracted excellent co-workers(in 5 reviews)

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  1. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "~year employee contributing thoughts on venafi with covid context considered"

    4.0
    Current Employee - R&D Department Employee in Palo Alto, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - very communicative organization the thing i am most surprised about is the amount of sessions the org hosts from an executive level to communicate company news and in ensuring everyone being on the same page. in addition, there are sessions slotted to facilitate discussions on a department level to follow up on further concerns/clarifications. i find this cadence very effective in ensuring everyone is up to date and has the proper buy in as the company makes its shifts and transitions in adherence to evolving business and market needs. - remote culture even pre-covid, the organization had been built on a global and remote communication/problem solving infrastructure. to me, this signals the ability to perceive pre-mainstream thought, positioning the company to sit "ahead of the curve." in organizational and business needs - the people so far, everyone i've interacted with have been very personable and respectful. i feel safe to seek information that may be "obvious" because i've been met with responses where colleagues take the time to explain their point of view, sometimes even starting from the very basic principles

    Cons

    (cons wrapped as "challenges") - challenges that accompany an "emerging" market there is a good amount of ambiguity and reading of the "writing on the walls" that a newcomer could expect to engage in. the agility and ability to find acceptance/comfort in uncertainty and frequently changing requirements would be a recommended skillset - imo - challenging content the IT/cyber space can be chock full of technicalities, having the patience to parse through all the nuances in the midst of fast-moving demands can be difficult

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Micro Management Distracting from the Real Goals"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong product reputation and market share Passionate team

    Cons

    Indecisive strategies, continuous change of go to market plans Micro management of in the field teams by executive management

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  3. Helpful (4)

    "Used to be good"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexible work hours/location

    Cons

    Management only wants to hear from people who agree with them. Long history of repeating mistakes in execution. Have a good year, hire a lot of people, and then fail the next year. The good executives have left or been driven out.

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "This place is plateauing and the culture has gone to crap"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Venafi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Paid employee and family benefits

    Cons

    - Executives have been at Venafi too long - Spending too much time on wining and dining - Not a lot of professionalism displayed by higher execs or managers - They like to pretend to have a culture but are all Hippocrates - No exit interview and displays they don’t want to hear why you are leaving or care to fix the issues

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    Venafi Response

    February 20, 2020Director, Team Experience & Services

    Thank you for your contribution to Venafi's continued growth over the past three years. The voice of each team member is important, and if you have left with some unresolved concerns, the Team Talent Culture team is always willing to hear what you have to share. It sounds like that didn't happen, so please reach out to us directly since we want to make this right.

  5. "Leadership Questions, but a great mission"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazing, fantastic mission and overall amazing people

    Cons

    Starting to question leadership and direction

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  6. "Great Company with Good Benefits and Work/Life Balance"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Salt Lake City, UT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    • Great managers that help and care how you're doing • Good benefits • Able to work remotely and in-office • Good communication with leadership

    Cons

    • It's a growing company—there's a lot of work and not a lot of extra resources

  7. "Great pre-IPO company, with typical isolated leadership challenges"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Professional Services 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, passionate team Strong product/solution Growing company on the right track towards IPO/acquisition Supportive VC investors

    Cons

    Like all companies, some individuals, including a few in exec leadership, don't live the values they expect of others.

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  8. Helpful (6)

    "They keep tryiing"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Venafi full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The "workers" are generally pretty good and willing to collaborate.

    Cons

    Company dysfunction, challenging market, upper management doesn't communicate

  9. "Great culture, company, and product"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Leadership 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Venafi full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, company, and product

    Cons

    You will work harder than you have before, but the company, culture, and opportunity is well worth it

  10. "Excellent company with lots of perks!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing Great management team Great culture Lots of training & support getting up to speed on technology

    Cons

    No cons I can think of; great place to be!

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