SSL Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is a standard security technology for establishing an encrypted link between a server and a client—typically a web server (website) and a browser, or a mail server and a mail client (e.g., Outlook).
A customer shares his opinion on g2.com, "SSL is slow to respond, chat not helpful. Wish the validation process was faster. I submitted DUNS number, with ID, company papers, and photo (everything they asked). Was told to wait 2-3 days but been waiting for almost two weeks."
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at SSL full-time for more than a year Cons: Unwillingness to accept change, micromanaging, abusive "managers.""
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I worked at SSL full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Everything now is a con....."
Current Employee - Senior R&D Engineer says"I have been working at SSL full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Current corporate parent "Maxar” reaction to worldwide drop in geo satellite business is to drive a stake thru the heart of the company by abandoning the geo business in a desperate fire-sale. They don't seem to get that geo know-how is what enables the remaining small-satellite business they hope is their future. It's like cutting off your scalp and throwing away your head because hair is more profitable. Benefits get slightly worse each year. 5 years of below-inflation raises were followed by 3 years of zero raises, and that was just recently followed by a pathetic 5% bump intended to stop the current brain-drain of workers headed for the doors. Hard to stay at SSL with major layoffs looming and lackluster compensation while housing costs skyrocket and local inflation is high. The sense of gloom at the Palo Alto site is thick, as buildings are sold to raise cash and talented engineers with MS & PhD degrees from elite universities are squeezed into ever tinier cubicles. Local Palo Alto management, now mostly young faces, acts paralyzed by corporate missteps. Some have resigned themselves to working on jigsaw puzzles throughout the day, as if that will help."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at SSL full-time Cons: The executive team rehashes the same old nonsense without truly caring for the people working here. Because of MAXAR and the hate-filled Howard Lance, SSL is falling apart and soon to be tossed to the wolves."
Current Employee - Manager says"I have been working at SSL full-time for more than 10 years Cons: Management is a mess. The Executive office is filled with people who have not adapted to the slower market in GEO comsats, and are just retired in place. The new President, bought in a couple of years ago to replace a well respected predecessor, seems like a complete waste of space. He does not spend any time at the facility, and still doesn’t understand the business or the people and shows no interest in doing so. Not sure where he goes and what he does on his frequent travels to earn his $500k salary, but the company is rudderless and drifting. It appears the executive branch are only waiting around for their golden parachutes."
Current Employee - Systems Engineer says"I have been working at SSL full-time for more than 8 years Cons: Downturn in the market and company products are not diversified"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at SSL full-time Cons: Horrible compensation, low company morale"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at SSL full-time for more than a year Cons: -Frequent layoffs (2x a year or more) and uncertain future...customers are far and few for existing product line (geostationary equatorial orbits satellites) and is generally believed to be ill-prepared to produce low-earth orbit satellites (aka the future of aerospace). -Murky career paths...new grads and younger engineers are hired aboard to be shuffled frequently under a 'core' rotation system... however, mentorship in each role is not guaranteed.... often you are rotated (to fill gaps in manpowers) into teams who simply don't have the resources to mentor. -Reliance on tribal knowledge... many processes are well documented but you are often told to figure out obscure software and workflows on your own -Information management is terrible... company relies on proprietary database and archaic software. Data is strewn about many file shares... Internal intranet is unusable. -PAY! Below market value for most people. Raises are non-existent. Millenial-aged employees know they're unlikely to ever afford to buy property or raise families with these salaries and leave en masse."
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"I have been working at SSL full-time Cons: Low morale due to constant layoffs. Culture is terrible. Cut throat."
Current Employee - Senior Electrical Engineer says"I have been working at SSL full-time for more than 8 years Cons: They don’t pay you. There are two tiers of employees: the ones that have been around for decades, and young people they will work to the bone for little money even if you make them millions. Look at all the new, young employees and look at all the old ones and their wives working in upper management."
Lasse M. says"Their website was not able to generate a SMIME certificate, their tech support couldn't resolve the issue - asked for a refund (don't know when it will happen)"
Johannes Bergsmann says"Certificate ordered. Some validation step necessary. The necessary documents have been uploaded. The validation remains in the pending status. No response after 4 weeks from support, although support tickets were opened several times. No possibility to cancel the order and get our money back.
Hands off this company!"
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In The News
The Hacker News reports"New Raccoon Attack Could Let Attackers Break SSL/TLS Encryption"
- Enterprise Times reports"Defeat Emotet Malware with SSL Interception – No Mask Needed"
Hashed Out by The SSL Store™ reports"Raccoon Attack: Researchers Find A Vulnerability in TLS 1.2 - Hashed Out by The SSL Store™"
Security Boulevard reports"Rehash: How to Fix the SSL/TLS Handshake Failed Error"