Trying to grow into major player but too much dysfunction
Marketing Manager (Former Employee) – Colorado – January 10, 2019
The company has a lot of smart employees but that for the most part are doing a good job and working hard to transition the company from being a VAR to a real consultancy. There's been lots of changes in upper management including a new marketing chief who has made a bunch of changes that might pay off. But a ton of good people are leaving which might or might not be a good thing. The pay was ok but the health benefits are bad and the retirement plan is terrible.
Company said training period is 6 months but if you don't know your training materials by 3 to 4 weeks, you will be let go. It is a cut throat company where the owner has a movie made about them called "Barbarian at the Gate." So if you plan to leave your company for Optiv, think carefully.
If you have kids, working from home is great. If you don't, this company is of no value other than it pays the bills.
Manager (Former Employee) – Undisclosed – January 3, 2019
Many technology companies struggle with "geeks" that are not trained management or people person type managers. All too often Optiv provides junior and mid-level management positions to 'go getters' that are unskilled as managers. There is a gap between these managers and seasoned executive managers which results in cascading failure towards some objectives and ability to execute long term. Good people, an ok culture, but an inability to balance short term and long term goals, growth, and focus for individuals and company initiatives results in a revolving door of experienced or skilled staff.
Support (Current Employee) – Overland Park, KS – November 15, 2018
The Good - the hourly wage for most positions is very good.
The Bad - Everything else.
Management in this company is some of the worst I've ever experienced. The medical/dental/vision benefits are extremely expensive - they are trying to sell employees on a better benefit plan for 2019, but its hardly any better.
Optiv was purchased by KKR (giant hedge fund) that only cares about how many millions of dollars they are profiting off the hard working employees (not managers) at Optiv. The inflated value of Optiv has come at the cost of the people who truly wanted to do a good job for the company.
VP - Enterprise Infrastructure (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – September 15, 2018
I watched Accuvant grow into Optiv and was there to see this small information security company grow into a large company. Some growing pains but an amazing company. The leadership is strong. Dan Burns is the best CEO I have ever worked with.
Marketing Programs Coordinator (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – September 6, 2018
I have loved my time at Optiv. The people on my team are supportive and have become friends outside of work as well. Our team has great faith in our directors and VP but we are still waiting for real results from our CMO. The culture is so welcoming and they are very flexible with work/life balance. Compensation isn't the best but there are a lot of perks working here.
Principal Solutions Engineer (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – September 3, 2018
Good place to work, great team members. At time company was focused on benefit of clients as well as bottom line. Consultive sales. There have been lots of changes since merger... no idea of the results.
SE team autonomy
Slow movement to off-board destructive personalities.
Executive Director (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – July 30, 2018
Optiv is a good company to work for and they provide a significant amount of autonomy in performing your duties. Executive Management changes has resulted in business direction changes along with sales methodology. Optiv seems to be on the right track.
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.
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
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.