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OpenDNS Reviews

Updated 16 August, 2014
Updated 16 August, 2014
28 Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast-paced, mature startup growing fast and having fun

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    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Vancouver, BC

    Pros

    The people who work at OpenDNS are great. The work environment is positive and healthy - working remotely is encouraged when applicable to maintain a good work-life balance. Lots of opportunities for smart, motivated people. A fantastic place to work in general.

    Cons

    Very few; sometimes take too long to get rid of bad people. Could communicate strategy better across the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company grows keep standards high in terms of the people being hired. Push them and reward them.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Amazing place to work, learn, and grow!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer
    Current Employee - Senior Developer

    Pros

    Fast-growing company backed by the best VCs filled with smart people in all parts of the company. Your great ideas will blossom and your best efforts will be recognized. Transparency from top to bottom. Your contribution will have a direct impact on the core products.

    A visionary and intelligent CEO, David, built a great circle of leaders to surround him and company's direction and growth mirrors that.

    Free lunch M/W/F.

    Cons

    Extreme fast-growth resulted in recruitments lagging behind in many areas of departments. More managers, more smart engineers and developers are highly in need.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing it right! Keep up the good work.

    Please hire more smart(er) people and don't settle for "good-enough"...

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  3.  

    Amazing people, problem solvers, technology and leadership. A supportive culture that is so unique in silicon valley.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Culture, people, values, leadership. I love to come to work every day.

    Cons

    None that I can think of. It's a great place to work for both senior and entry level people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring great people. That will be the difference.

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    Review of OpenDNS as a place to build a career

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    flat hierarchy where the best idea wins, collaborative environment where anyone can enact change, excellent sr. leadership team with an open door policy, amazing culture (food, ping pong, foosball, external work outings), awesome product in a high-growth industry, good $ and benefits, opportunity to quickly advance based on personal merit, great work-life balance, company-wide outings to Tahoe

    Cons

    The Founder/CEO doesn't personally serve me my fresh-made waffles on waffle-wednesdays, although he takes part in making them.

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  6.  

    Couldn't be happier here.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Been here for a few years now and am extremely happy. The management team is rock solid and the technology being created is super interesting. The office (which recently doubled in size) is gorgeous and we have an awesome team that makes it a great place to be every day. The people hare are the best and the brightest and it truly shows through the product.

    Cons

    Can't think of anything to complain about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep us on the path we're on and do everything you can to retain employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company with the potential to be truly great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good benefits, all the standard silicon valley tech company perks, annual trip to Tahoe, highly transparent/regular communication company-wide, good training for a company of its size, positive and friendly culture.

    Cons

    Works is not evenly distributed. Some departments need to put in much more time in the office to reach their goals relative to other departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware of the broader impact of having unequal standards across departments.

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    Positive Outlook
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  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    I'm glad I found this place! Great work / Life balance

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    Pros

    -Relaxed culture. No boiler room politics here.
    -Experienced management
    -Cool product that is evolving to the next level very soon
    -Comp is good
    -Good perks ( free food every other day, yoga, beer fridge, great office staff that plans cool events.) You can tell they really care about keeping the culture warm and welcoming.
    -Great people! Colleagues are welcoming and fun. Upper management is open and approachable. CEO is SOLID.

    Ideally, this is a great place for anyone who wants to make a difference in a rapidly growing and profitable organization.

    Cons

    - Still some growing pains with sales operations. However, you can see they are actively working on it. Every week we have town hall meetings to get updates on progress and discuss improvements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Keep the culture as it is and the talent will come.
    -BE AWESOME-ER!

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  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    OpenDNS Rocks!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    OpenDNS treats their employees very well. OpenDNS offers a ton of great perks, career development, growth from within and personal development. They offer a toastmasters membership to better your public speaking skills, planned volunteer events and other development opportunities.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons.

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  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the best places to work in San Francisco

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    Current Employee - SDR  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - SDR in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    We have great perks overall including awesome food. You are working with highly talented people. Small enough to meet and get a chance to pick the brains of colleagues. Open communication and tools to facilitate that communication. Numerous events for being social, skill development, and personal release. Overall a great environment to for career and personal growth.

    Cons

    No real challenges. I wish we were served lunch on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but this may be a possibility in the future as we grow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management does a great job.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fun Environment, Challenging Work, Countless Opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA (US)

    Pros

    Coming into work provides new challenges and new opportunities everyday. The sense of community allows you to celebrate your wins and learn from your losses. Everyone works together to achieve a common goal. Not to mention the office space is super awesome with comfortable couches and communal work areas. A fridge stocked with awesome food, snacks and drinks doesn't hurt either!

    Cons

    The kitchen has too much good food.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More fitness groups and classes to encourage people to get up away from their desks and get moving.

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    Positive Outlook
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