Director of Network Security (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – November 18, 2016
Fishnet was easily one of the best companies I had ever worked for. From work/life balance, to management's vision of where they wanted the company to be, it was an amazing place to work.
Unfortunately, the desire to push forward with private equity firms, and their goal of quick investment turnaround, destroyed the organization. After the acquisition of FishNet by Blackstone (and, by extension, Accuvant), Optiv has become a horrible company that is difficult to work with. They've gone from well thought out offerings in professional services to a cookie cutter organization.
I guess they desire to be like another Deloitte, and it's biting them on the behind.
Great environment, amazing coworkers, great management
Horrible acquisition, lowering in value for the company
Contract Specialist (Former Employee) – Overland Park, KS – October 27, 2016
I worked in the contracts department before the merger. Horrible management. My manager left on vacation a week after I started. Since it was before the merger and no one knew if they would have a job, I was left on the proverbial island. Upper management was clueless.
Nope (Former Employee) – Nope – September 14, 2015
I"M RATING THIS COMPANY AS OPTIV, NOT FISHNET.
FishNet was a great place to work before they merged with Accuvant. Now all of the departments have Accuvant managers who treat their workers terrible. You work long hours, with low compensation, and no breaks. Before the Accuvant takeover, it was a wonderful company.
Long hours, no time for family, terrible management
Great place to start working in information security
Security Analyst (Former Employee) – Overland Park, Kansas – May 19, 2015
Pros Amazing local company to be a part of in KC. Those who believe and practice the company values succeed, and those who don't typically can't hang and weed themselves out. Lots of opportunities present themselves for people to go above and beyond their posted job descriptions.
Cons Benefits are a bit expensive, but certainly not a con unique to FishNet. Explosive growth can lead to poor decisions made in haste, but at least folks are trying.
Advice to Management Growing the bottom line and taking care of investors is important, but employees need to come first. Don't forget that in the face of exciting growth. A VAR is nothing without the knowledge and value-add that employees provide to clients.
IAM Consultant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – January 3, 2014
I worked here after FNS bought the company I was working for. They promoted terrible managers, and disassembled a respectable IAM services provider. The company is probably great if you are in sales, but in delivery the perks are few, and you'll feel like a second hand member of the company. The offices, even the new ones, are low class, and cheap as the company can find (except maybe Chicago). Take my advice. If you are an IAM consultant, don't waste your time.
The high turnover makes opportunities for quick advancement
The company is cheap. No parties, no social events, most offices are vacant, so little comraderie.