Complete misfit for silicon valley - Too bureaucratic; antique IT
Former Employee (Current Employee), redwood city – February 25, 2014
Pros: friendly teams sympathetic about their common enemy (upper mgmt)
Cons: mgmt culture, it, infrastucture, corp stinginess, decision process
My team - Great people, ambitious and meticulous, hungry about success, ready to do whatever to succeed. A couple bad thoughts by long-standing job-insecure folks but not a big deal. Its not an ideal world after all :)
Corporate Culture - No transparency from executive and upper mgmt, very sick hierarchical management style, slow approval and decision – more... process, low employee motivators or incentives if not the friendly team, age-old policies with exceptions for politicians. Corp culture encourages ppl to have their own groups and lobbying leaders.
IT - SHAME!!! They haven't changed a word in their IT policy guide in last 20 yrs. On top of it - Redwood City office is just an appendage, and even the smallest thing have to be approved, literally 'shipped' from east coast.
Technology investment - Much of the focus internally has been (at least then) on cleaning up the company and putting it up for a better price, than positioning it for a leadership role in the market. That said, there is absolutely no drive in that direction, no conversations or discussions happen that way. Many competitive new hires either reneged or resigned, and 'run of the mill' remained.
Overall - It was a good company that had a great expertise around its core competence. But then bad things happened on non-tech side and currently being cleaned-up. No chance of innovation under current investors.
Each individual team is great but just got worn out 'coz of the mgmt resistance over new initiatives. Wait up for 1-2 yrs - some products may jettison into different companies, and eventually SafeNet may find its right investors who believe in technology potential of a tech-product than operation potential. – less
Solid company and prodcut Disorganized on West Coast
Lead Generation (Current Employee), Redwood City – February 21, 2014
Pros: good pay and benefits
Cons: bad communication
Learned a lot of great sales strategies. Had fun at the sales kickoff out in Washington D.C. Sentinel Cloud is a great product for reporting and analytics. Hardest part of job is to deal with the stress of redundency.
Engineer (Former Employee), Belcamp – July 12, 2013
Safenet is a very good place to work which provides good work life balance and working atmosphere is also very good . But due to poor management the job insecurity is there. (Good old boys type of management )
Software Engineer (Former Employee), Noida, India – February 3, 2013
Young crowd with a lot of fun at work. Smart people, Intelligent products, appreciable investment in technology and adaptation of the same in their products. Good work culture and approachability of any level of management. Employer friendly policies. Regular team outings and fun events to keep up the one-one relationships.
Configuration System Manager (Former Employee), Belcamp, MD – November 20, 2012
Pros: ocassional free lunches and good work environment
Cons: long hours regularly required affeting family life
A typical day of work was interacting with quality, operations, engineering, and finance. Preparing data for release into the PLM system for contract manufacturers to pull as necessary.
Worked on a number of major projects used corporate wide. Successfully implemented new EBS and PLM systems regarding Configuration Management responsibilities.
Managed – more... a group of 8 individuals located in India, Canada, Maryland, and California. Wrote CM procedures used globally.
My co-workers were extremely knowledgeable and easy to work with.
The most difficult part of the job was balancing the projects while maintaining the day to day tasks.
The most enjoyable part was working with the various individuals in different departments and learning their requirements. I enjoy working and helping other departments to ensure the latest documentation and data is available. – less