Check Point Software

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Updated Jul 20, 2014

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3.1 160 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

Check Point Software Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed

Gil Shwed

(112 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is great - lots of group outings, always free lunch, breakfasts on Fridays(in 17 reviews)

  • I love working with the great people(in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is too involved in products(in 10 reviews)

  • No work life balance what so ever(in 4 reviews)

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    Management could be more humane.

    Professional Services (Former Employee)

    ProsOne of the top leaders in the field.
    Great team, complete support from every peers.
    Nice large projects to work on and learn with.

    ConsNo respect for your personal life.
    Too pushy management, forcing you to go overboard (that's beyond beyond).
    Managers have a aggressive attitude and will not cover your back when you need.
    Sales rules the place, you will be subject to any "less truthful" said by sales personnel and you are expected to back them up.
    Israel team does not trust US workers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn to lead and not just rule.
    Be aware of your resources, they are all you have!!!
    Be reasonable with your resources, they have a life too and nobody is playing games there.
    Stop the politics, grow by merit and not by stepping on others. Shine and let others shine as well.
    Don't be afraid to say no to clients.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Where Careers go to Die.

    (Current Employee)

    Pros-Check Point is known as a provider of high end security solutions.
    -Vacation.
    -Meals are provided if working form an office.
    -Can be a good place to start as they hire with little or no experience.

    Cons-Management is poorly supervised and can be abusive including physical abuse.
    -Most employees are cowed by Israeli leadership.
    -A management culture that is condescending and looks down on North American employees exists here.
    -Poor "On-Boarding" process.
    -Travel and Expense process is predatory and painful.
    -Sales quotas are frequently raised and past sales arbitrarily reallocated at EOQ/ EOY.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAny advice to management would likely not be taken to heart, so any attempt to convey any learned wisdom in this venue would be fruitless.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Just okay.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people you work with are generally nice. The product also, is very well known as being the top in the industry.

    ConsCompany is very disorganized, as a whole. Some job descriptions may be a bit misleading when compared to actual job responsibilities.

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    Buyer Beware

    Account Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsOpportunity to learn about security software.
    Great technology company.
    Good benefits.

    ConsManagement constantly berates you to the point you are unable to focus on job. Focus is on the negative; not what you're doing well.
    Insufficient training - not what was promised.
    Complete work overload.
    Competition has aggressive marketing / Check Point completely misses the mark in this area.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Poor Micro managed

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood free lunch that you can eat

    Consthey are really cheap not paid a lot

    Advice to Senior Managementlet people think for themselves

     

    Easy to cruise by without doing much work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsInteresting business model (SaaS) and some cool people on the BA team.

    ConsTypical of big organizations, cons include inefficient org. structure and lack of passion for company vision amongst employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCreate a better/more exciting company culture. You need new, young/fresh ideas, so figure out how to attract that talent.

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    Be careful of this place

    Diamond Services Engineer (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsFree lunch, great co-workers and some travel

    ConsLow pay, no leadership, no clear objectives. Diamond Engineers are basically paid to deal with customer complaints while Check Point charges the customer a huge amount of money.

    You are told to be on call 24/7 for your clients. Is it your vacation? Too bad, take a call at 3am.

    You will not be given any encouragement, told that you're never doing enough to please customer who will never be happy.

    It took me 6 months just to figure out what I was supposed to be doing, another 6 months to realize I wasn't doing properly the whole while I was not gettting any feedback from my supervisor. After the the first year I decided to look for a new job. Left Check Point and it was the best decision of my career.

    If you like long hours, no feedback from your managers and never satisfied customers Check Point is the place for you!

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo amount of advice would improve things there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Products; however don't have a good sales operations!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsCheck Point is a market leader in the network security world!

    ConsVery low! Sales operation needs more direction

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worse management I have ever worked with

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsFree lunch, good medical, casual attire

    ConsThe policy changes on daily basis, never in writing. You are micro-managed to death with your 'worthiness' based on numbers that don't reflect the things most employers desire. Management constantly berates you to the point you are unable to focus on job. Constantly dealing with management. Insufficient training - not what is promised. 70% of the employees constantly job hunting due to being miserable.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive sufficient training to be able to effectively deal with customers. Daily and weekly stats are not necessary - limit it. Management needs to make more effort to not berate to the point you dread going to work. Realize the high stress involved with the job and reduce "sweat shop" mentality.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to gain experience, but the upper management is very heavy handed.

    Professional Services (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsGreat opportunities to learn IT Security inside and out if you stay for 2+ years
    An environment with relaxed dress code and a few perks like paid for lunch up to 8 dollars from a choice of 4-5 restaurants every day.

    ConsPoor entry level salary
    understaffed in every department makes for a very heavy workload
    Managers for the Technical support department are not technical whatsoever which makes them incompetent at properly delegating responsibilities.
    Their decisions are strictly on meaningless metrics and parameters. For example, how many tickets have been closed per worker on average... How often tickets are closed, length of time tickets have been open.
    Extremely stressful demands from technical customers and non-technical managers.
    This company is all about trial by fire. The strong survive. Training is very poor and the tools provided are minimal. It's very much a cooperative effort with colleagues and a lot of patience that gets you through the endless and demanding phone calls which are very technical and complicated in nature.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire technical managers that can properly discern and delegate responsibilities to maximize efficiency.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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