CipherCloud
3.5 of 5 27 reviews
www.ciphercloud.com San Jose, CA 150 to 499 Employees

CipherCloud Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.5 27 reviews

                             

83% Approve of the CEO

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Pravin Kothari

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67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Phenomenal Growth (Hyderabad Center)

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at CipherCloud full-time for more than 3 years

ProsI have seen this company grow from a 2 bed room apartment to a decent commercial building and now move to state of art IT park soon. All in less than 3 years. Even with such phenomenal growth, management was focused to take care of employees with improving benefits like free lunch, training program, transportation, laptops for all, flexible work environment with work from home option, salaries above par with market and regular appraisal cycles. Best part is the technology, smart friendly people. Working with like of Architects from big product companies, PhDs in Crypto technology and helping top companies in the world - has been a fantastic opportunity/journey so far.

ConsSince company is growing fast, need to solve some growing pains in process and help associates in the career path.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake it to next level with branding to be recognized as the enterprise product company. Soon will be the best technology company to work for.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good technology company

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at CipherCloud full-time for more than a year

ProsGreat technology and can learn a lot. Can work with some good architects and engineers. Many interesting projects and can work on new development of features not only maintenance.

ConsImmature and unprofessional gm and management and lots of politics. too much instructions and micro management from team lead, manager and gm. project planning is bad and one person has to do 5 people work.

Advice to Senior Managementneed more better planning ,
management need to talk with respect to engineers, give and take respect.
give more opportunities to engineers to discuss and plan the design before writing code.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employee and Women friendly (Hyderabad Center)

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at CipherCloud full-time for more than a year

ProsVery good co-workers to work with. HR manager ensures employee engagement and support. Women employees are given good support at work. Example - HR and management has provided free door to door transport to all women employees to ensure safety, security and stress free environment to balance the work and life. Technology is challenging and fast paced for a learning everyday. The flexible work culture is a boon for all employees.

ConsGoing through the growing pains, but management is keen to listen and address the pains which will take some time to transform. Overall, we are seeing major improvements in all areas - facility, benefits and processes.

Advice to Senior ManagementNothing at this time.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Career Path

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at CipherCloud full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery innovative Product concept. Professional and motivating atmosphere. Provides opportunity to innovate & experiment. Flexible work culture. Exciting atmosphere, where in we can explore different things and a good opportunity to work on different things. Leads and manager are very supportive and encourage us to do Research and Development work. Excellent training programs in Cloud Security. A very involved HR Team. Timely appreciation of work by the Senior Management. Free flow of communication between the management and the employees. Excellent Pay package and benefits for the employee and their dependents. Very good Performance management system, high performers are given very good hikes more than the industry average.

ConsWe need aggressive marketing and branding in the domestic market. Need to promote the product in the domestic market. We should attend more conferences and technology events locally. Company should also sponsor technology events in the campus.

Advice to Senior ManagementContinue the culture of innovation with focus in the niche area of Cloud Security.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great Experience

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Hyderābād

I have been working at CipherCloud full-time for more than a year

ProsCutting edge technology, friendly culture. Open and transparent culture from top management allows you to understand company direction, performance and alignment of your work. People are well recognized and rewarded. It is fantastic to work for a company that has the best of future - cloud and security.

ConsWe have been growing fast, making incremental improvements. Focus has been on planning and execution. Company has been growing at a rapid pace and it is required that many best practices of software development are steadily incorporated to enhance the delivery and coordination of the product.

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is lot to do in this growing market. Continue on better planning and execution.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good learning scope!

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Hyderābād

I have been working at CipherCloud full-time for less than a year

ProsGood team and manager. Lots of scope to learn. Lunch provided. Nice training programmes for women. Good salary. Freedom is given to learn and experiment.

ConsWork pressure exists. But, it is manageable. Processes should be more settled. No branding for company in our market.

Advice to Senior ManagementCan do with better infrastructure. Hire more senior women employees. Please make process more refined.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Excellent Technology and Growth!

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I have been working at CipherCloud full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIts very good to be working on the latest technology and be a part of the company's growth since the beginning.
Company has shown good promise of improvement and aligning the process in some fashion over the 3 years.
Great names and number of clients and customers to work for!
I joined as a fresher, and have grown my knowledge very much in this domain a lot in the last 3 years.
Good facility of free food provided.
Great scope of personal growth!
Great that we are moving to a better office location soon!

ConsGreat technology should be combined with with efficient management to survive.
Cab even for male employees. At least for people like me, who live far.
Please no work on Saturdays. We understand during releases, but it should not be every weekend.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement in HQ and IDC should help in timing releases and process much better.
Should give employees more bandwidth to perform better and concentrate more on quality releases.
If management takes care of this, we are sure to become an even more huge and successful company!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great QA Team, many exciting opportunities

Senior Software Engineer QA (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at CipherCloud full-time for more than a year

ProsSr Director came from US office and it was a great week. We had lots of meetings to discuss all the QA activities, automation work, releases. We also had time to talk about all the things we can do better and also improve some difficult situations. We have full support from management and it is good. All the people in my team are very helpful. There is lot of new technology to learn and many opportunities.

ConsIt is very busy always and I have to manage my home, family and work, sometimes also have to work on saturdays.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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No work/life balance

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at CipherCloud full-time for less than a year

ProsProduct and idea is good. Things to learn are more, Salary structure is better than other companies

ConsNo Knowledge Sharing, Micro Management, No proper recognition of work, Even your manager will be willing to taking the credit of the good work you do & will put the blame on you if things go wrong.

Advice to Senior ManagementAct Maturely

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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CipherCloud Manager-HR responded to this review

Mar 10, 2014

CipherCloud provides its employees with opportunities to learn new methods, procedures, and techniques. It fosters a culture of research and development. We have a robust monthly reward and ... More

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Management is poor and top management is the worst.

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Hyderābād

I have been working at CipherCloud full-time for less than a year

ProsI joined the company because of great technology. There are few good people.

ConsThe top management does not provide any direction. They should be able to guide, but they are more interested in micro management. As a senior person, I'm used to a better direction and work. No respect at all for the employees, just incapable management . Bad planning and insufficient design review time and input.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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At CipherCloud, the manager is accountable for communicating and focusing the team on the priorities and communicating the team’s status across the product. The leads and senior managers are ... More
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