Carbon Black

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

Carbon Black

1100 Winter St.
Waltham, MA 02451

Company Overview

The work we do at Carbon Black matters. Our growing and talented teams are taking on some of the world’s toughest cybersecurity challenges and solving emerging problems. And, as a leader in our space, we look to the brightest people, the newest technologies, and the most impactful methodologies to get work done.

While we focus on cybersecurity technology, we’re really in the business of people. It’s our people who help protect more than 3,500 influential companies and governments around the world. And it’s our people who bring with them a commitment and passion to keep the world safe from cyberattacks each and every day.

Headquartered in Waltham, Mass., and with offices in USA, EMEA and APJ, our growing team now comprises more than 1,000 of those people around the world.

Are you interested in learning how you can make the world a safer place in a role that challenges and excites you? Come discover your true potential at Carbon Black. 

Today, in our Working In Boston Tech series, we hear from the team at Carbon Black!  Based in Waltham, Carbon Black is one of the fastest growing companies in cybersecurity. Why? Their technology – in a world where cyber threats are more prevalent than ever, Carbon Black is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint security.

Carbon Black was named a “50 on Fire” winner by BostInno in the technology category for 2015 and 206 and was named to Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” for four consecutive years.

What is it like to work at Carbon Black in terms of your culture?  

Carbon Black is the perfect place for someone who wants to work hard and be challenged while also utilizing friendly cooperation and collaboration to achieve goals. We put a lot of emphasis on promoting a friendly, positive culture to ensure the happiness and personal growth of our employees. If an executive is not in a meeting, you can expect their office door to be open for anyone to come by to ask a question or offer a suggestion. You’d be hard pressed to find an employee who won’t greet you with a smile and introduce themselves to you on your first day. We also work hard to make sure our remote employees remember that they’re crucial members of the community even though they aren’t in Waltham on a daily basis. At most QBR meetings we give away branded gear and always ensure we’re shipping the goods to our remote employees to relish in our success along with us!


What’s the best way to get a job at Carbon Black? 

Check out our career site! We have many opportunities across all areas of the business and in multiple geographies (such as the new offices in Portland, OR and Boulder, CO). We’ve added roughly 300+ employees in 2017 and have no plans to slow down soon!  

What can someone expect during the interview process?

Once you have applied for a position, you can expect a recruiter to reach out to you to chat about the specifics of the role and whether or not the role could be a good fit for you. If we’re aligned that this could be a strong fit you will likely chat with the hiring manager for the role and have one or two follow up phone screens depending on the role and your physical location to one of our offices. We will then invite you to our office for in-person interviews where you can meet the team and get a feel for our office and our company as a whole. We believe it’s a critical portion of the interview process to ensure you’ve had the opportunity to meet with us in-person. 

What can people expect over the course of their career at Carbon Black? 

People can expect opportunities to grow, challenge themselves, and make a role their own. With our company's growth, there are many opportunities for promotion. Annually, we see an average of 25-35% of employees making moves internally. Either they move up in a set career path, take on a newly created role, or make a complete change all together.

You can learn more about our Talent Development Programs here and our internal mobility spotlights here

Are there any favorite activities that the employees do outside of the office?  

We have a culture-focused club called Life At Cb that handles a number of social activities, philanthropic events, and learning & development opportunities. On the social side, we have a number of parties throughout the year as well as sports leagues, such as our softball team. On the philanthropic side, we partner closely with TUGG and host a bunch of our own events which benefit a range of causes, from cystic fibrosis or hurricane relief funds, to Blessings in a Backpack or the Seal Future Fund. For learning & development, we have a women-focused group called the Cigar Room which hosts a number of events throughout the year. We also host workshops throughout the years, send our people to specific conferences, and facilitate regular NEO (New Employee Orientation) events.

Are there any fun facts or unique stories that you can share about Carbon Black or individuals that work there?  

A large number of our employees spend their non-working time pursuing a wide range of interesting hobbies. We have a number of extreme sports enthusiasts, a strong contingent of talented musicians, and people who collect everything from comic books to art. That mix of interests reflects the variety of people in the company which plays a big role in making Carbon Black such an exciting place to work.

What TV or movie would best describe the working environment and employees at Carbon Black?

The spirit of our company and its mission is reflected in the plot of the original Star Wars movie A New Hope. Our team consists of people from far and wide who do a variety of different jobs. But the one thing that unifies us all is the mission to provide the very best endpoint security solutions to our customers. There are a lot of “Stormtroopers” out there who want to attack companies and steal vital information. Collectively, we represent the Rebel Alliance that is singularly focused on ensuring that the Empire of evildoers doesn’t get its hands on the information on our customers’ laptops, desktops and servers.

Do you have any unique benefits or perks? 

We have many great perks and are working to come up with more every day! We have a company-wide wellness week including yoga classes, onsite mobile vision testing, financial seminars, and more! We have access to a corporate sponsored, discounts on many types of insurance (including pet insurance), onsite dry-cleaning, lactation rooms, meditation/prayer rooms, and “Bagel Mondays”, along with our standard benefits package. However, many of our employees' favorite benefit is our flexible PTO!

What’s on tap or in your fridge?

Along with various coffee and tea options, we have many fountain drinks to choose from and our fridge is stocked with Harpoon, Blue Moon, Down East Cider, Magic Hat, Sam Adams, and a rotation of other craft beers.





April 23, 2018
I am excited to announce Carbon Black has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” by the Great Place to Work Institute. It’s Carbon Black’s first such accolade on a national level and speaks volumes for our nearly 1,000 employees worldwide who come to work every day to create a world safe from cyberattacks.... The post Carbon Black: A “Great Place to Work” appeared first on LifeAtCb. ...
April 19, 2018
Carbon Black is excited about our recent expansion to the West Coast, first with our new office in Oregon and now with our office in Boulder, Colorado. These locations allow us to tap into markets with exceptional talent and expand our teams. Additionally, it’s provided internal mobility opportunities for those at our Waltham HQ. Shawn... The post Employee Spotlight: Shipping Off to Boulder appeared first on LifeAtCb. ...
April 4, 2018
Working in a highly dynamic, fast-paced, growing industry such as cybersecurity often demands a lot. As a parent, it can already seem challenging to balance personal life, heavy work load, and a growing career. Without the proper support from an employer, the work-life balance challenge can be even harder, making parents feel like they can’t... The post How Carbon Black Supports Working Parents appeared first on LifeAtCb. ...
March 28, 2018
As a woman, it’s important to find a workplace that has a positive and inclusive culture where you can thrive in your career. From busting through glass ceilings to having a voice at the table, selecting the right employer is essential for your career progression. At Carbon Black, we believe in creating a workplace that... The post Employee Testimonials: The Women of Carbon Black appeared first on LifeAtCb. ...
March 21, 2018
In today’s world, it’s not uncommon for companies to expand their businesses to new locations globally. Couple that with the ease communications through the internet, cell phones, video chat, and more, it’s now the norm to work with people who are scattered around the world. On any given day, I could IM my coworkers in... The post Benefits of a Diverse Workplace appeared first on LifeAtCb. ...


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