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difficult place to work
Sr. Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee) –  Redwood City, CANovember 1, 2017
good product and great people but imho lacked direction and managers in key positions. challenging since the company was HQ in the east coast. Lots of mgmt. disruptions in the redwood city office.
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Environment was brutal
QA (Former Employee) –  Belcamp, MDOctober 20, 2017
Work environment was not good--company was bought after stock scandal--believe they have changed leadership multiple times--still would steer clear of this company.
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Traveling locations
Sr. Manager, Cost Accounting (Former Employee) –  Belcamp, MDJune 15, 2017
As my job at SafeNet required extensive travel, nearly 75%, it required meeting various management personnel at different locations. The office was utilized to summarize and prepare the reports relating to various locations.

I enjoyed my travel, meeting different people in different countries. The diversity provided an insight with the thought process and culture of people in different countries.

The hardest part was being away from family for significant amount of time.

The enjoyable part was the accomplishments and results that brought value to the company.
Pros
Diversity and Inclusiveness
Cons
Team building and performance
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training is easy
Mobile Sales Associate (Former Employee) –  CaliforniaJune 12, 2017
not a very hard job meet many different people and you can travel any where the preference given to apply phones to customers.onnce you passed training you can hired someone under you.
Pros
paid off commision
Cons
break when ever you chose
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Market leader, large opportunities, work / life great
Gemalto National Account Manager - Dedicated CDW (Current Employee) –  Arlington Heights, ILAugust 31, 2016
I loved working here. I met amazing leaders / mentors. I was in charge of handling a national account. I grew both professionally, and personally in my tenure there.
Pros
mentors were great
Cons
merger happened
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Pleasant, casual work environment; but, overtime is mandatory, which makes work/life balance challenging
Inside Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  Arlington Heights, ILJuly 24, 2016
The most enjoyable part of the job is speaking to the customers and eventually winning the product support renewal orders.
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Massive recent Senior Mgmt changes
Territory Account Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 17, 2016
Recently went through a merger/was purchased. All of the senior management left within the first year. They are now on their division president since last April. Too many changes too quickly.
Pros
hmmm
Cons
weak management
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Stay away!
customer service representative (Former Employee) –  Belcamp, MDDecember 20, 2015
In my dept. the training was extremely poor and even though there was flexibility the work load was extreme! The job has its challenges as any job does however management says one thing but expects something different
Cons
Training, Work overload
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Network Security
Test Technician Contractor (Former Employee) –  Belcamp, MDOctober 6, 2015
Safenet is a very balanced company in terms of work/life balance. The company has a lot of diversity and encourages practice in its culture. It provides a very warm environment. They provide different ways to show recognition and appreciation to the staff each week by providing different activites for the employees. They encourage getting to know people throughout the comapny to have a better undertsanding of how each department works together to acheive the company mission. I think that safenet is one of the top contenders in workplace culture and work/life balance.
Pros
Catered events, contest, game day, casual Fridays, meet and greet lunches.
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Safenet Computer, located in Bergen County NJ and established in 1991, is one of the largest independent computer retail and wholesale stores in North
SOA Consultant (Former Employee) –  MDAugust 28, 2015
• Creating BPEL process for Integration Workflow.
• Combining Sync and Async BPEL processes with Siebel.
• Creating jar file from WSDLs.
• Worked on polling of various file types through file or ftp adapter.
• Creating Java Server pages according to client requirment
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learning evironment
Mentor (Current Employee) –  Newark, NJJune 26, 2015
develope relationships with children
i learned everyone needs help
didnt speak with co workers too much
job wasnt hard
most enjoyable part of the job is helping someone
Pros
work
Cons
none
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Management OK, pay good
Systems Engineer/Integration & Test Engineer (Former Employee) –  Torrance, CAJune 18, 2015
In general management is good, watch out for the bad ones...they are very bad. Environment is good, when there is enough work. When work gets scarce, beware a knife in the back (even from those you considered friends).
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A good place to work
NETWORK SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR (Current Employee) –  Redwood cityMarch 16, 2015
Employees have no balance of life and work.
Co -workers are are team players. Too many changes in the management. Most enjoyable parts parties when new products are release.
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non productive place to work at
DevOps Engineer (Current Employee) –  Redwood CityFebruary 19, 2015
Management has no clue as to what the market is looking for and what Safenet has to offer. Place is up for sale for peanuts due to lack of management.
Pros
none
Cons
Bad place to work
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Productively aggressive fun place.
Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Redwood cityJanuary 5, 2015
Good place to work. Fantastic team players. Management style not aggressive and disrespectful. No room for advancement. Release of new products are most enjoyable part of the jo b.
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Great Work and Life Balance
Accounts Payable Administrator (Current Employee) –  Belcamp, MDAugust 8, 2014
I have been at SafeNet Inc for over 10 years and this is by far the best work/life balance at a company that I have experienced.
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Productive work place with friendly coworkers.
Internship (Former Employee) –  Erie, PAJune 4, 2014
A typical day at work involved opening incoming mail, recording client intake and exiting of clients, records management, copying and faxing documents, and entering payroll information into payroll books, and making sure all outgoing mail was ready to be mailed the following day.
I learned about the importance of keeping accurate Accounting procedures for a company. My coworkers were friendly and eager to help when needed. The hardest part of this job was getting the employees to turn their time cards in on time.
The most enjoyable part of this job was meeting people from the other departments.
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Very professional people
Executive Assistant/Mobile Services Administrator (Current Employee) –  MarylandMay 5, 2014
I enjoy working at this company but there is no place to move up. I have applied for positions that I am qualified for only for the position to be hired from outside the company. I just finished my degree, have multiple talents and abilities, and need to be making more money. I need something that will give me the ability to move up in the company.
Pros
Work from home on occasion
Cons
No opportunity to move up
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Complete misfit for silicon valley - Too bureaucratic; antique IT
Former Employee (Current Employee) –  redwood cityFebruary 25, 2014
My team - Great people, ambitious and meticulous, hungry about success, ready to do whatever to succeed. A couple bad thoughts by long-standing job-insecure folks but not a big deal. Its not an ideal world after all :)

Corporate Culture - No transparency from executive and upper mgmt, very sick hierarchical management style, slow approval and decision process, low employee motivators or incentives if not the friendly team, age-old policies with exceptions for politicians. Corp culture encourages ppl to have their own groups and lobbying leaders.

IT - SHAME!!! They haven't changed a word in their IT policy guide in last 20 yrs. On top of it - Redwood City office is just an appendage, and even the smallest thing have to be approved, literally 'shipped' from east coast.

Technology investment - Much of the focus internally has been (at least then) on cleaning up the company and putting it up for a better price, than positioning it for a leadership role in the market. That said, there is absolutely no drive in that direction, no conversations or discussions happen that way. Many competitive new hires either reneged or resigned, and 'run of the mill' remained.

Overall - It was a good company that had a great expertise around its core competence. But then bad things happened on non-tech side and currently being cleaned-up. No chance of innovation under current investors.

Each individual team is great but just got worn out 'coz of the mgmt resistance over new initiatives. Wait up for 1-2 yrs - some products may jettison into different companies, and eventually SafeNet
  more... may find its right investors who believe in technology potential of a tech-product than operation potential.  less
Pros
Friendly teams sympathetic about their common enemy (upper mgmt)
Cons
Mgmt culture, It, Infrastucture, Corp stinginess, decision process
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Solid company and prodcut Disorganized on West Coast
Lead Generation (Current Employee) –  Redwood CityFebruary 21, 2014
Learned a lot of great sales strategies. Had fun at the sales kickoff out in Washington D.C. Sentinel Cloud is a great product for reporting and analytics. Hardest part of job is to deal with the stress of redundency.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
Bad communication
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