Manage creative direction and cybersecurity brand identity and marketing automation/lead generation
Creative & Lead Generation Marketing Manager (Current Employee) – Herndon, VA – March 25, 2016
Each day I set goals to meet team objectives:
Manage cybersecurity software company corporate identity on all Forcepoint Federal outward facing marketing collateral and generate leads through marketing automation email and event campaigns
Collaborate and socialize with co-worker and enjoyed collaboration
Manage the production of high quality, mission-focussed creative, documentation and reports in a timely and professional manner.
I enjoy most, responding to changing business needs with technological advances and contribute to a strong service environment which meets internal and external customer requirements
Hands on creative graphics design of artwork (digital professionally) Provide time estimates of projects and workflow schedules for departmental project planning
Coordinate and disseminate information to generate reports for prospects, clients and management, setting actionable agendas and minutes
Exercise good independent judgment in accordance with well-established policies, procedures or techniques
Most challenging and greatest learning experience gained was to perform lead generation database management and systems administrator functions (left brain) and excel in creative projects (right brain).
Maintain thorough system related records for troubleshooting, procedures and resolving issues
Demonstrate excellent judgment and critical thinking
Gain cyber security Federal and Civilian government creative experience
Forcepoint has one the most unique and leading products in the market, providing a long-term company outlook. Leadership in some BUs is outstanding; however, there are a few that are toxic with little to no leadership and only management by fear. Don't discount this company as an employer, just evaluate the BU for fit during the interview process. Attrition is extremely high with 50-70% loss over a year and the average length of employment around 7.5 months- in the IT BU. Check out Glassdoor.
Fast paced environment provides a lot of experience in a short time
Decent cyber security company could use a culture improvement
Field Operations (Current Employee) – Austin – November 26, 2018
Decent company to start in, but you quickly learn that people aren't "bought" into the culture, which results in a lack of cohesiveness across the org. Hardest part of the job is battling the issues that come with having messy data, most enjoyably part is figuring out the riddle that is the messy data.
Forcepoint is a great place to start and build your individual skill sets, but by my experience is not a place to stay at for more than a couple of years. While there have been significant improvements in some areas such as work-life balance and training; others are still pretty dismal.
Great benefits - competitive pay, 5 weeks PTO (this includes sick time), 10 holidays, annual bonus, 5% 401(k) match, annual salary increases of around 3% are pretty much a guarantee 12 weeks maternity - paternity leave - adoption leave Bagels on Fridays Fresh fruit a few days a week Gym on-site Quarry Lake walking trail right behind the office On-site happy hours once a quarter plus a stellar holiday party
If you have the right manager, it's a great company to work for. Ask good questions in the interview - make sure you understand how your manager likes to work
Forcepoint has recently undergone a large shift in the path and culture of the company.
The bad: Massive investments have been spent on many different areas, but the most noticeable is the large amount of money spent on a top heavy (manager heavy | delegation heavy) environment where VPs and above act like their own secret society, and at times adversarial, over their hardest workers -- those that give everything they have to the company with strong performance track records. It's a club, and hard work does not guarantee success here if advancement opportunities are important to you. I enjoy meritocracies where I can leverage my hard work and unmatched performance into higher salaries or title, but Forcepoint wants you to stay in your place. Ambitious people need not apply. The company has made a massive bet that hasn't yet bared fruit, and the numbers aren't anywhere near promises made a year ago.
The good: The CEO is a leader that one wants to follow, though his picks for his VP+ team are very questionable. There are bagel Fridays, ping pong, game consoles, a lake and running track close by. My department largely grants us autonomy to accomplish our tasks and projects. It's not a cult like other tech companies, but not super corporate either. Perfect mix between the two. There are a lot of company activities to participate in as well. The pay is around market rate to get you in, but even as a top performer, the raises and promotions are almost non-existent.
bagel Fridays, ping pong, game consoles, a lake and running track
Top heavy, non-meritocratic, non-trusting, VPs and above don't mix well with the people that actually make things happen
Associate Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – October 2, 2018
The product is good, the training is good, people are great. Great lower level managers. The upper level managers are not good. Good place to gain experience with cyber security but don't plan on advancement opportunities.
Good product, flexible to work-shift needs, great lower management, great parking, easy to get to
Forcepoint is a unique company with a friendly workplace culture. The amount of autonomy, and the quality of challenges I have been faced at Forcepoint has been a great asset to my professional career.
Sr. Software Applications Engineer (Former Employee) – San Diego, CA – July 31, 2018
This organization offered education reimbursement, good health benefits, and flexible working hours. This was a good place to learn new skills. However, diminishing benefits, increasingly hostile HR policies, and a trend of downsizing by attrition makes if evident that days are numbered for the San Diego office.
Good place to work but no real opportunities to grow
Team Lead (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – June 29, 2018
I worked at Forcepoint for many years. Initially they were very generous to employees and morale was high , however this began to get stripped back more and more after 2008 and it never really returned. Nice people in the Dublin office but not much room to advance.
Former Marketer (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – June 12, 2018
Treachorous and vile work environment. Absolute idiots for directors, mostly from a former nearby employer. Stupidity and cliques rule the day. PTO? Sure, just don't plan to use it. Salary is well below tech standards. Cultural values? Promotion? Joke. Value their employees? Sure. that's why the turnover is so high. Insular C-suite with ZERO knowledge of what's really going on. Work elsewhere if you can. A pre-IPO company with no offer for employee participation via stock options. Benefits are lousy. That says it all. CEO has his work cut out for him.
Sr. Global Compensation Analyst (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – May 15, 2018
The company went through a big merger and is still trying to build it's new culture. I think some areas of the company were doing great except HR. The culture and environment was a little toxic. Lots of back biting and gossip. I had very little work life balance; working 50-60 hours per week and I was told that I was expected to work at least 50 hours per week on a regular basis. Lots of turn over in management which made things difficult.
Can't think of any
Work life balance, work enviornment, benefits, carrer development
Many basic business processes remain undefined. Lots of red tape because the parent company is very big. Forcepoint is not nimble enough. Going through lots of changes all the time. Lots of turnover. Not fun work environment compared to other Austin tech companies. Pay is not competitive.
Analyst (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – April 10, 2018
In four years in Austin, this company has changed so much about its leadership and yet not a single second was devoted to creating a culture. HR is useless and run by a scary robot. The latest CEO looks like he has aged ten years since working here. No one is particularly happy, except maybe the C-suite!
Anonymous (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – March 26, 2018
Pay is substantially below industry norms. Management culture is top-down, ignoring the expertise of their people. The number of managers and executives has skyrocketed, while the number of productive personnel has dropped. (One manager lists one of his key accomplishments as delaying new technical hires.) Unsurprisingly, profits dropped, too. They are outsourcing work to India, and redesigning offerings to offload more work onto customers. Literally everyone in my department is looking for new work. It's not a good time to join this company. Perhaps they'll get their act together later this year or next.
with the recent acquisitions and new leadership team, the company lost focus and they stop caring about employees. They are hiring a lot of people but them there a lot of layoffs at the end of the year