Check Point Software

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Updated Jul 6, 2014

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3.1 159 reviews

59% Approve of the CEO

Check Point Software Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed

Gil Shwed

(111 ratings)

53% 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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    What an amazing place to make an impact!

    Product Marketing (Current Employee) San Carlos, CA

    ProsThere's a lot of camaraderie and support for each other here. People step in to help you out. The work itself is incredibly interesting and constantly changing. So if you like an environment of new and exciting areas to work on, it's great here. The marketing organization is really rejuvenated since we brought on a new CMO. The work environment is great - lots of group outings, always free lunch, breakfasts on Fridays. You also get to work with some of the brightest and smartest people.

    ConsThe company has a culture that strives for excellence so you often have to iterate on the work till you get to that level. The HQ is in Israel so sometimes the hour difference calls for early morning or late night calls. It's a very value driven company for any expense which creates many processes when it involves spending with external vendors. If you don't watch it, you are bound to gain the Check Point 10 pounds!

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen a bit more to the ideas. Be ready to try some things even if you aren't guaranteed that they will work.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Just started and already have learned so much. I love the work atmoshpehere

    Channel Marketing Manager (Current Employee) San Carlos, CA

    ProsFor working here for only three months, I have learned more in my current position than any previous job I've held before. I have the best supervisor and with the addition of the new CMO, the marketing department has really whipped up into shape. The people that work here could not be nicer and it has been an absolute pleasure working for Check Point.

    ConsFood, food and more food. They love to feed you here!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Poised for greatness!

    Web Developer (Current Employee) San Carlos, CA

    ProsI love working with the great people. Check Point has this startup feel, but the financial security of a big company. I'm always learning new things, and we have some freedom to suggest new technologies. There is always something going on that I haven't felt my work mundane after 7+ years here. I feel that I'm really making a difference for the company and this is important for me. Employees are rewarded for good performance every year with bonuses, salary increases, and even RSU! Some say that this company is cheap, but for the company to send all their employees and significant others across the globe to Mexico for a 3 days excursion has got to speak for itself. And, this is not the first time. Plus, team outings, breakfast on Fridays, and the free waiter.com lunches every day is a great plus!

    ConsThere are some challenges working with Israel (our headquarter), due to time differences and some language barriers, but this is expected. The company forces you to think out of the box because you don't have an unlimited amount of funding for your projects, so you have to really find the best solution to get what you need. Because we have been without a leader for a while, there have been some turnovers in the company, but our new CMO is aggressively working to hire new talents.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOur new CMO, Marie Hattar, is awesome! She brings in a lot of energy, passion, and purpose. This is what the company is missing for a long time now, someone to really lead the Marketing front here in San Carlos, and bring in the Israeli component to make it one company, one voice. I'm really, really excited that Marie is here! She has already made a tremendous effect in the company culture and how we look at things in the short period of time she is here. She is so open and honest about what is going on, and so approachable! A real people-person. We are very lucky to have her and I'm looking forward to only greatness for the company!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe pros include the outstanding people, the company culture, benefits, and mgmt.

    ConsThe hiring process can be a little time consuming.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proslike the place and the environment

    Consthe money is no so good

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    Great company that takes care of their employees

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat culture & work enviroment. They buy you lunch everyday

    ConsFor me the location is a con but other wise non to mention

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOne of the best software companies in the Bay Area

    ConsYou will get more than your share of responsibility

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to ramp the company against the competition

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work!!!!

    Product Team Engineer-DTAC (Current Employee) Irving, TX

    ProsPositive changes this past year. Complete 180 from where we were a year ago. Excellent decision to promote individuals to technical managers who understand the technology and have a true understanding of what we are going through. Sr. Manager is engaging and provides room for growth.

    ConsKnow? None. employees who expect others to do their job have been let go or so the writiing on the wall and left on there own.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMimic what we're doing in DTAC.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Redwood City, CA

    ProsLeading company in security. Great people.

    ConsRequires results and effectiveness from everyone.

    Advice to Senior Management--

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work if the pros matter to you and the cons don't

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people, good work/life balance. Free Lunch (of "there is no such thing" fame). Great location a walking distance from a central train station. There are opportunities to grow if you're proactive about finding them and keep nudging the powers that be.

    ConsGeneral consensus seems to be that compensation is subpar compared to alternatives. Large and diverse company - so much like a box of chocolates, when you take a position you never know what you're going to get, and what you get may not be to your liking.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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