At Carbon Black, Inc., 93 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 389 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 3.22. It was published on Mar 8, 2018. 5313 Visitors

What Employees Say

I am able to take time off from work when I think it's necessary.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
People care about each other here.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.

What They Do

We asked Carbon Black, Inc. to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security.

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Waltham, Massachusetts, 02451 US Sites: 5
Major Locations: Boston, Massachusetts, 02111; San Antonio, Texas, 78216; Portland, Oregon, 97006; Boulder, Colorado, 80302 US Employees: 974
Employees Worldwide: 1,000 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2002

Carbon Black, Inc. has been awarded:

Best Small & Medium Workplaces 2018 (ranked 87)

A bit of fun at our Waltham headquarters.

Perks and Programs

We asked Carbon Black, Inc. to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Employee Referral Program: Carbon Black offers $2,500 per full-time hired employee referral. Additionally, we hold quarterly raffles where employees whose referrals were hired have a chance to win another prize worth $500. And we also have an annual raffle where employees whose referrals were hired throughout the year have a chance to win a cash prize of $5,000.
  • Philanthropy: Carbon Black's Culture Team (known as Life At Cb) sets up events to give back to the community. This includes sponsoring local non-profits such as TUGG, holding on-site and online fundraisers, hosting parties to raise money, setting up an on-site day-of-service, and more. Also, since we have flexible PTO, employees are encouraged to take time off to give back to the causes that matter most to them.
  • Life At Cb: Carbon Black's "Culture Club", Life At Cb, includes an arm that focuses on social events. In the past, this group put together events such as Halloween Costume contests, Thanksgiving Potlucks, large-scale holiday parties, a cornhole championship, and more. Additionally, this group sets up sports teams within the organization (such as softball) where our teams compete with other local teams.
  • The Cigar Room: The Cigar Room is our womens-focused initiative where we help empower the women of Carbon Black. Through this program, we have an online community where women can discuss topics, articles, and more. We also have formalized events throughout the year which we host on-site or partner with other local companies to host. Lastly, we invest in sending our women to relevant events such as the Mass Conference for Women, She Geeks Out, Lesbians Who Tech, and more.
  • Flexible Time off/Flexible Work: In addition to our flexible vacation policy, Carbon Black offers flexible work arrangements. Although many people work in core business hours (9 to 5), many of our employees have the flexibility of start/end time, work from home days, and more.
  • Lactation and Meditation/Prayer rooms: Carbon Black recently installed rooms throughout the Waltham HQ that is dedicated for mothers who are breast feeding and individuals who need space for meditation or prayer throughout the day.
  • Food and Catering: Snacks, soda fountain, water, and tea/coffee are all available at our locations. Additionally, we offer bagels on Mondays, monthly on-site happy hours, catered team meetings, and catered events. We also have a weekly farm-fresh food delivery from 9 Miles East and daily lunch delivery service via Peach.
  • Discounts: We offer discounts on Verizon Wireless,, pet insurance, and home/auto insurance. We also have free or subsided options for Fitbit devices.
  • Fitness/Wellness: At our Waltham HQ, we have a free gym on-site. We occasionally host workout groups throughout the year (Zumba, circuit, yoga). We also offer flu shots and chair massages. At our Boulder office, we offer bike storage and showers on-site.
  • Dry Cleaning: At our Waltham HQ, we offer a service that provides dry cleaning and tailoring with drop off/pick up right at the office.


80% Company-paid health coverage for employees 30 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance


  • 401(k) or 403b Program
  • Stock options
Some of our engineering folks at AWS re:Invent.


Unlimited Vacation Paid time off Unlimited Sick Paid time off
Unlimited Paid time off as of first day of full-time employment


  • Telecommute option
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness (100% have access)
  • Onsite Amenities (Please see details under Programs & Perks.)


60 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 35 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)15 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
60 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*15 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative

Community and Environmental Impact

$55,000 Philanthropic donations in last year


  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees
  • 7 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave

Workforce Diversity

Our Customer Success team at the 2017 holiday party


Some of our sales team during our Halloween costume contest.

How to Get Hired

We asked Carbon Black, Inc. for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

Grit: in their personal or professional lives, they wanted something so badly they were unstoppable in pursuing it. Impact: they’ve made a measurable impact on their job or organization. Rigor: have an ability to shift for changing priorities

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Follow and engage with Carbon Black via our social channels to learn more about the company. Send us a message or email us at our careers email alias. Become part of our referral network by connecting with current Carbon Black employees on social channels, like LinkedIn, who are doing the work you like to do and stay in touch with our Carbon Black network. Join our talent community and sign up for alerts via our career site.

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

Evergreen campus-driven roles such as Sales Development Representatives and Software Engineers. Mid and senior roles such as Field Sales Representatives, roles supporting Sales Operations and Sales Enablement, Software Engineers and Software Developers (Mac/Linux/Windows OS).

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

Visit our career site: and learn more about our company, culture, and more. A lot of great information can be found on our careers/culture blog, as well as through some of our career-focused videos.

hiring Outlook

350 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 32% Job Growth
79 Average applicants per opening 27,815 Total job applicants
45% New hires by employee referrals 20% Openings filled by current employees
35 Recent graduates hired 18% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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