CipherCloud
3.5 of 5 30 reviews
www.ciphercloud.com San Jose, CA 150 to 499 Employees

CipherCloud Reviews

Updated Apr 23, 2014
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3.5 30 reviews

                             

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Pravin Kothari

(20 ratings)

64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Jump on chance to work for CipherCloud

Lead Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsYou will rewarded with good benefits and fair pay. Top manager here makes sure to reward for performance. For a young company tries to make sure the performance management process is fair and objective for employees. Additionally the growth opportunity and technology exposure has been terrific.

ConsI believe the management is working on career path guidelines which would help a lot. Training framework for new employees should be designed well and be effective - it becomes challenge for new folks to understand the product and technology.

Advice to Senior ManagementShould focus on planning and elimination of ad-hoc requests to help associates focus better - sometimes feels chaotic.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good journey with cutting edge product technology.

Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsGreat technology, smart people also friendly. Culture has been flexible and sincere effort to try and improve the benefits and facility. Fair pay and consistent expected performance appraisal cycles each year unlike even some big companies.

ConsGrowth pains resulting in too many priorities to deliver. I wish some things can slow down to bring greater value to the product and some sense for practical achievements - unrealistic expectations to deliver too much in too short time.

Advice to Senior ManagementTypical with any US based company, leaders in US need to align with ground realities. They cause stress with unplanned activities and sincere request to respect employee time in India.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good technology company

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsGreat technology and can learn a lot. Can work with some good architects and engineers. Many interesting projects and can work on new development of features not only maintenance.

ConsImmature and unprofessional gm and management and lots of politics. too much instructions and micro management from team lead, manager and gm. project planning is bad and one person has to do 5 people work.

Advice to Senior Managementneed more better planning ,
management need to talk with respect to engineers, give and take respect.
give more opportunities to engineers to discuss and plan the design before writing code.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Phenomenal Growth (Hyderabad Center)

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsI have seen this company grow from a 2 bed room apartment to a decent commercial building and now move to state of art IT park soon. All in less than 3 years. Even with such phenomenal growth, management was focused to take care of employees with improving benefits like free lunch, training program, transportation, laptops for all, flexible work environment with work from home option, salaries above par with market and regular appraisal cycles. Best part is the technology, smart friendly people. Working with like of Architects from big product companies, PhDs in Crypto technology and helping top companies in the world - has been a fantastic opportunity/journey so far.

ConsSince company is growing fast, need to solve some growing pains in process and help associates in the career path.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake it to next level with branding to be recognized as the enterprise product company. Soon will be the best technology company to work for.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employee and Women friendly (Hyderabad Center)

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsVery good co-workers to work with. HR manager ensures employee engagement and support. Women employees are given good support at work. Example - HR and management has provided free door to door transport to all women employees to ensure safety, security and stress free environment to balance the work and life. Technology is challenging and fast paced for a learning everyday. The flexible work culture is a boon for all employees.

ConsGoing through the growing pains, but management is keen to listen and address the pains which will take some time to transform. Overall, we are seeing major improvements in all areas - facility, benefits and processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing at this time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Career Path

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsVery innovative Product concept. Professional and motivating atmosphere. Provides opportunity to innovate & experiment. Flexible work culture. Exciting atmosphere, where in we can explore different things and a good opportunity to work on different things. Leads and manager are very supportive and encourage us to do Research and Development work. Excellent training programs in Cloud Security. A very involved HR Team. Timely appreciation of work by the Senior Management. Free flow of communication between the management and the employees. Excellent Pay package and benefits for the employee and their dependents. Very good Performance management system, high performers are given very good hikes more than the industry average.

ConsWe need aggressive marketing and branding in the domestic market. Need to promote the product in the domestic market. We should attend more conferences and technology events locally. Company should also sponsor technology events in the campus.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the culture of innovation with focus in the niche area of Cloud Security.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning scope!

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsGood team and manager. Lots of scope to learn. Lunch provided. Nice training programmes for women. Good salary. Freedom is given to learn and experiment.

ConsWork pressure exists. But, it is manageable. Processes should be more settled. No branding for company in our market.

Advice to Senior ManagementCan do with better infrastructure. Hire more senior women employees. Please make process more refined.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Experience

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Hyderābād (India)

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

ProsCutting edge technology, friendly culture. Open and transparent culture from top management allows you to understand company direction, performance and alignment of your work. People are well recognized and rewarded. It is fantastic to work for a company that has the best of future - cloud and security.

ConsWe have been growing fast, making incremental improvements. Focus has been on planning and execution. Company has been growing at a rapid pace and it is required that many best practices of software development are steadily incorporated to enhance the delivery and coordination of the product.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is lot to do in this growing market. Continue on better planning and execution.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Technology and Growth!

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

ProsIts very good to be working on the latest technology and be a part of the company's growth since the beginning.
Company has shown good promise of improvement and aligning the process in some fashion over the 3 years.
Great names and number of clients and customers to work for!
I joined as a fresher, and have grown my knowledge very much in this domain a lot in the last 3 years.
Good facility of free food provided.
Great scope of personal growth!
Great that we are moving to a better office location soon!

ConsGreat technology should be combined with with efficient management to survive.
Cab even for male employees. At least for people like me, who live far.
Please no work on Saturdays. We understand during releases, but it should not be every weekend.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement in HQ and IDC should help in timing releases and process much better.
Should give employees more bandwidth to perform better and concentrate more on quality releases.
If management takes care of this, we are sure to become an even more huge and successful company!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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CipherCloud is exactly the kind of company I enjoy working for

Senior Software Architect (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA (US)

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

ProsPeople are very bright, helpful and supportive. Company does a lot of things that show that it really cares about people. Complete flexibility of schedule and a lot of autonomy. Everything moves at a very fast pace with a focus on accomplishment rather than politics.
The atmosphere is very positive in part due to the success the company is having with very rapid growth. CipherCloud had to move 3 times in a year due to employee expansion at HQ and last quarters are very nice with lots of natural light and great views from the 11th floor.
Being at the intersection of two major technology trends (cloud computing and security) means that there is a lot of opportunity for the company.
Benefits are good. Like most startups there are free snacks, drinks and frozen lunches.

ConsThings move quickly which means many changes of direction and limited processes. If you like to make sure that everything is going to go the way you plan, this isn't the right environment for you.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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