IOActive
4.0 of 5 9 reviews
www.ioactive.com Seattle, WA 16 to 50 Employees

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Jennifer Steffens

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89% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience

Business Development Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsI look forward to work every day. The team really rallies behind all the sales and marketing efforts. They never make me feel stupid even as I learn the technology. I love my clients and I enjoy all the new challenges they provide. Plus as a sales person getting to be involved in the project delivery makes it the best job ever!

ConsAlways juggling a lot of balls so never enough time in the day but it's all pressure I put on myself.

Advice to Senior ManagementWorld domination. Bring it on!

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

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Totally cool experience

Senior Security Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsChris Valasek teaching me to hack cars, Michael Milvich teaching me to reverse engineer, Mike Davis teaching me hardware hacking. Ruben Santamarta letting me help on his research. My mind is blown daily here.

ConsI wish we could all be together more often but they arrange as many trips as possible. I look forward to them every time.

Advice to Senior ManagementWe're always reminded that we're a meritocracy. I share my ideas all the time.

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

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Can't imagine working anywhere else

Principal Security Consultant (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

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

ProsThings are always interesting. I get to work on lots of projects with lots of different people. Jennifer is great inspiration and so easy to work with. She definitely understands us geeks. Cesar and Gunter make sure we have lots of research opportunity. The sales team makes sure to sell engagements we want to work on. Even on bad days, can't imagine working anywhere else.

ConsSo many new things to try, so little time. I am tackling hardware hacking, control systems, client stuff! It's hard to know what to try first sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing. It just gets better every year.

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

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Amazing

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)

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

ProsYou can express your own ideas and manager your time.

ConsSome projects are not assigned based on the skills of the people.

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

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Dysfunctional Personified

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IOActive

ProsSome very talented people working here, so the chance to be part of a very skilled group of people is always a plus

ConsCEO short on strategy and strong on micro management, so you end up with a constant churn of employees, just a few of the employees stay for any substantial amount of time. You can see this but looking at Linkedin. It;s a revolving door for a reason, they hire skilled people, who don't need to stay in a bad situation, so they leave in short order.

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in a professional CEO, move the current one to VP of sales, which is much better skill set match

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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The IOActive team has become my family

Security Consultant (Current Employee)

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

ProsSmart people, fun gigs, research, IOAvalanche, training (I just did one with Joe Grand). IOActive is challenging but rewarding. I don't live in the US so this job has opened my eyes to so many great things and people. We would follow Sunshine around the world. She is a great leader!

ConsI wish I could see my fellow pirates every day.

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

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Great being part of the pirate crew

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
London, England (UK)

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

ProsEven though I work from home, I like being part of such a smart and tight team. I learn from others all the time and get to work on exciting consulting and research projects. Cesar does a great job getting everyone research time too. Plus who can resist the Freakshow?

ConsGotta keep sharp to keep up with the hardcore clients. Not sure if this a pro or con but it's not for the weak!

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

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Starts out great, things change quick.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at IOActive

ProsFun events, happy hours often, good benefits, friendly coworkers.

ConsMinimal training, some practices feel unethical.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Highly Technical, Intimate feel

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Seattle, WA (US)

I have been working at IOActive

ProsGreat environment, very easy to work with everyone

ConsVery technical environment, you have to know your p's and q's before even walking in.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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