A look at content intelligence platform Egnyte (plus advice for getting hired)

Egnyte is a content intelligence platform that provides software for enterprise file synchronization and sharing, allowing customers to connect, protect, and unlock value from all of their content.

“We do not have a penalty for failure. We actually have a penalty if you play too safe,” said CEO Vineet Jain, summing up the entrepreneurial mindset that exists throughout the company.

Find out more about Egnyte, including what’s special about its culture and advice for getting hired.

Egnyte rundown

Size: Over 700 employees

Industry: Computer Software

Locations: The company’s headquarters is in Mountain View, California, but it has other locations in Spokane, Washington, Raleigh, North Carolina, Poznan, Poland, and Reading, Berkshire.

Founded: 2007

Founder and CEO: Vineet Jain

Mission: “Our vision and mission support this promise: we want to transform business through smarter content while empowering organizations to protect, connect and unlock value from all their content,” the company’s website states.

How much do Egnyte employees make?

The average salary for an Egnyte employee is $117,000 per year. Ladders estimates are based on our calculations.

Egnyte Jobs

Egnyte is currently searching for a Field Marketing Manager and a Creative Director in Raleigh, North Carolina. The headquarters in Mountain View, California is looking for a Product Manager for Cloud Enablement Services and a Product Manager for Cloud Enablement Services to join the team. View Ladders’ Egnyte Jobs page for a full list of open roles and information on how to apply.

Egnyte office life

“If you are a master of your craft with an adaptive mindset, this is a nurturing environment to drive your professional success,” said Su Murthy, the vice president of human resources and talent acquisition. “We have some of the finest minds that collaborate to produce best-in-class solutions for our customers.”

Egnyte aims to foster a hyper-dynamic environment and the energy is infectious. Teams at the company are small, and each has their own micro-culture, which keeps things interesting according to Murthy.

“You could be playing board games with the Ops team, creating t-shirts with the marketing team or playing ping pong with the super competitive engineers,” Murthy said.

Diversity at Egnyte is always apparent, with so many languages spoken at the office that it feels like the United Nations, according to Murthy.

“If you are not careful you might end up learning Russian, Hebrew or Hindi – it’s contagious!”

Interview advice from CEO Vineet Jain

According to Jain, those that thrive at Egnyte express characteristics of entrepreneurs. As a result, Jain looks for people who are sure of themselves, take risks, and stand up for what they believe in.

“We do not have a penalty for failure…we actually have a penalty if you play too safe,” Jain said. “If you don’t take enough risks, that means you’re not failing enough, and that means you’re not the right person for us.”

When it comes to Egnyte interviews, Jain advices that candidates be themselves and not be afraid to talk about failures.

Interview advice from the Vice President of Human Resources and Talent Acquisition

“Egnyte is a fast-growing and agile startup with a respectful and strong-spirited culture,” Murthy said. “Ideal candidates should be tenacious and scrappy to be able to thrive in our environment.”

Teams at Egnyte are small, which means that candidates have the potential to make an impact and be noticed.

Employee benefits

  • Health, dental, life, and disability insurance
  • Flexible spending account (FSA)
  • Health savings account (FSA)
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Retirement plan
  • 401K plan
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Stock options
  • Reduced or flexible hours
  • Family medical leave
  • Dependent care
  • Vacation & paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Sick days
  • Volunteer time off

Employee perks

  • Employee discount
  • Commuter checks & assistance
  • Mobile phone discount
  • Company social events
  • Free lunch or snacks
  • Gym membership
  • Travel concierge
  • Professional development

Employee reviews 2019

Reviews on Glassdoor range from two-star reviews titled “undervalued, unsupported and underpaid” to five-star reviews stating that Egnyte is a “promising startup” with a “positive outlook.”

“Egnyte has a great work culture that allows a good work life balance,” one reviewer wrote. “I have flexibility to work from home when I need it the most. Plus, Egnyte has an open door culture, leaders have great vision and execution plan, opportunities are plenty to avail. I am fortunate to be part of a wonderful group of great technical minds who know what they are building and know how to make Egnyte a fun place to work.”

Overall, the company has great ratings on Glassdoor, with 91% of reviewers agreeing they would recommend the company to a friend and 94% of reviewers agreeing that they approve of the CEO.

Funding rounds

The company has raised a total of $137.5 million over six funding rounds, with the most recent being a Series E round on Oct 10, 2018.