Named Accounts Manager (Former Employee) – Boise, ID – May 23, 2018
I was a part of the merger between Accuvant and FishNet. It was an exciting time but quickly deteriorated because these were two different companies with a different outlook on what CyberSecurity means to the consuming market. Accuvant retained most of the control and put a strong focus on product sales over customer needed services. This has resulted in no growth for Optiv over a 3 year span. I have heard many good things since my departure but it is all met with a liberal amount of skepticism because there are so many changes that need to take place. Especially at the C-Level.
Good environment with great people
Poor leadership and not enough focus on the customer
IT Security Consultant (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 1, 2018
i enjoyed my time at Optiv. I left mainly because of travel and i was having a new baby and the health benefit cost were way too high. My direct manager was great. he shielded us from the upper level management, so can't speak too much on them. I was paid a decent salary, but probably should have been paid more. They change the bonus structure which went from pretty good to pretty bad.
Operations (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – January 24, 2018
Optiv may be a great place to work for a new applicant. Those who previously worked for Fishnet or Accuvant before the merger fought through the challenges of being acquired by two different private equity companies, the merger that resulted in Optiv, and a lot of hard work and growing pains that were not recognized or rewarded after the dust settled.
Director (Current Employee) – USA – January 7, 2018
Optiv struggles to find it's identity. As the largest cyber-security provider around, we seem to be more focused on growing bigger than takin care of our existing customers. We lack a true vision and direction for where we want to be in 5 years other than the largest provider of blah blah blah....
Unlimited PTO, Fast Paced and High Profile Industry
Leadership (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – December 15, 2017
Optiv wants to be better to their teams and employees but that is not happening. Leadership doesn't want to listen to their employees. The employees have ideas and opinions on how to do things but they don't seem to matter.
Project Manager (Current Employee) – Colorado – October 20, 2017
You can make greatness here. Like any employment there are strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for individuals and the organization to grow. I will say the efforts and support put in by my management and leadership is just one reason why I like working here.
With an organization such as Optiv, it does have it's growing pains it goes through as it adjusts to become a more well refined/oiled machine.
Threat Analyst (Former Employee) – Remote – January 25, 2017
This company has gone down since the merger. The new management has turn a once solid IT security team into a chaotic help desk. With the old thinking that audits, cyber forensics and overall IT security issues can be handle like a password reset call.
Typical day is being complained at by members of your management, the sale team and various members of other teams. They segregate the teams and overload the hardest workers and then expect them to work hard while strictly criticized for any push back to have the appropriate team to work on the issue. Overall punish the innocent environment. Even if you prove management wrongdoings, they will have clandestine meetings to create policies they can hide behind.
Nepotism and cronyism is abundance, so don't expect a fair and equitable pay or promotion from within.
Member of Advisory Board (Current Employee) – Tampa, FL – December 10, 2015
I don't really work there. Being an advisor on the board provides me a limited view. However, everyone I know that works there loves it. They are all extremely excited and energetic. The CEO is amazingly supportive and helps drive the mission.