At ReliaQuest, 95 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 132 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 4.41. It was published on Jul 25, 2017. 4074 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management hires people who fit in well here.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
People celebrate special events around here.
Promotions go to those who best deserve them.
People care about each other here.

What They Do

We asked ReliaQuest to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

ReliaQuest advances IT security outcomes for Fortune 1000 organizations in diverse industries. Through co-management, ReliaQuest takes a collaborative approach, developing custom solutions based on each organization’s risk profile and business goals, while leveraging existing investments in security hardware and software. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Information Technology
US Headquarters: Tampa, Florida, 33609 Major Locations: Las Vegas, Nevada, 89113
US Employees: 191 Corporate Structure: Private
Founded: 2007

ReliaQuest has been awarded:

Best Workplaces for Technology 2018 (ranked 16)

Best Medium Workplaces 2017 (ranked 63)

ReliaQuest University's continuous training programs allow the company to rapidly grow and evolve.

Perks and Programs

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

  • RQ P3: Twice a year, ReliaQuest hosts a two-day, all inclusive, all-company retreat called “Plan, Party, Propel,” or “RQP3.” This event enables ReliaQuest founder and CEO Brian Murphy and his leadership team to launch new strategies for the company, celebrate wins, recognize annual award winners and offer more personal mentoring. It was during this year’s RQ P3 event that Murphy announced several new initiatives aimed at further supporting this culture. Those announcements included the introduction of ReliaQuest TV. This new program will regularly broadcast stories of extraordinary moments of employee commitments, dubbed “Make it Possible Moments,” from more than 50 televisions mounted throughout the ReliaQuest headquarters in Tampa and in its second office in Las Vegas.
  • RQ Awards program: ReliaQuest formally recognizes performance of its employees with three annual awards: The Excellence Award highlights team members who excel in their roles at RQ. These team members are willing to listen, appreciate those they work with and approach difficult situations with great attitudes. The Moyer Award, named for a former RQ adviser, highlights those who lead the way in ensuring their job function is working effectively alongside other functions in the company. The RQ Arena Award is the highest honor at ReliaQuest and is named after a famous speech by Theodore Roosevelt. The award is given to those who have risen to the highest level of commitment at ReliaQuest, exemplifying what it means to be "in the arena."
  • RQ University: Through RQ University, ReliaQuest employees take courses that cover everything from new technologies and innovative new processes to leadership training and soft-skills. Hands-on training takes place in the RQ Cyber Range, a unique arena for analysts and threat management teams to sharpen skills together. The range recreates real-life scenarios that ReliaQuest has observed across each of its SOCs. Few, if any, other cybersecurity companies have invested in this level of sophistication for realistic hands-on cyber training. If training is required outside of what is available through RQ University, the company fully reimburses all tuition and testing costs.
  • ReliaQuest Mindset Training: ReliaQuest uses a company mindset coach, Trevor Moawad, a sports psychologist who works with some of the top professional athletes in the world. Moawad’s training program gives employees practices to strengthen mental endurance and effectiveness -- which is vital given the high-pressure situations ReliaQuest employees find themselves in daily, handling security for some of the largest organizations in the world.
  • RQ Leadership Academy: The yearlong ReliaQuest Leadership Academy promotes personal and professional development among a select class of employees who have been identified as emerging leaders. This program supports ReliaQuest's commitment to developing employee growth pathways and promoting from within.
  • ReliaQuest partnership with Boys and Girls Club of America: "Think Big for Kids: ReliaQuest is a founding sponsor of a new mentorship program with the Boys and Girls Club, along with several other local organizations and businesses. ReliaQuest employees will offer IT security education and training to students and promote professional development through job shadowing. It also gives ReliaQuest employees a chance to give back to the community and foster the ongoing growth of tomorrow's IT security workforce.
  • ReliaQuest partnership with Hillsborough County's Junior Achievement Biz Town: ReliaQuest sponsors a storefront at the JA Biz Town, a simulation "city" where all fifth graders at Hillsborough County's public schools gain real-world career skills and exposure to different local businesses. Volunteer opportunities at JABiz Town will be available to ReliaQuest employees.
  • RQ HealthQuest: The RQ HealthQuest program promotes health and fitness activities among ReliaQuest employees. Quarterly competitions support fitness goals, including the RQ Run Club, a weekly 3-mile run that ends with a social gathering at a nearby restaurant. Additionally, each Friday ReliaQuest caters lunch in for all of its employees from a different local restaurant. This program gives new employees (most of which relocate from other states around the country) a taste of healthy food options in town.
ReliaQuest's distinctive company culture helps the company maintain a more than 90 percent employee retention rate - a number virtually unheard of in the IT security space.

Community and Environmental Impact

Yes Recycling program

Workforce Diversity

Employees at ReliaQuest recognize all challenges as opportunities.


ReliaQuest's annual all-company forum, RQP3, aligns all employees around the same focused direction for the company each year.

How to Get Hired

We asked ReliaQuest 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?

ReliaQuest hires for three characteristics: Attitude, Energy and Effort. We look for individuals who embrace challenges as opportunities, who value the people they work with, who have a drive to learn, who are "all in." We believe that everything else can be taught - especially given our investment in continuous trianing via ReliaQuest University.   

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

Things on a resume we like to see are self-study and extracurriculars relevant to professional goals. This can be groups/associations/ certifications. Anything that shows genuine interest in the subject and initiative to better themselves.

On job applications, we like to see candidates that have put thought into why they are interested in joining our company and how their experience relates to what we are looking for. Not a standard one-size-fits-all approach, something personalized. 

During interviews we like to see passion. Genuine excitement and enthusiasm is a requirement at ReliaQuest. We also like to see have done their homework on us and are prepared with questions during the interviews. 

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

We are hiring in every department in the company to support our rapid growth.

The highest volume of positions are in our Security Operations Center, including Engineering, Threat Management, and Security Analysts. All position descriptions can be found on our company website.

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

Visit our website, explore our pages that talk about our culture, check out our blogs and social media, and fill out an application,

hiring Outlook

120% Job Growth 26% Openings filled by current employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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