Guidance Software Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Pros
  • Great products, smart people, good work ethics, team spirit and good pay (in 6 reviews)

  • Good people can be found with real skills (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • Middle management could survive without knowing the product and what it could do (in 6 reviews)

  • No one should ever have to work in such a toxic environment (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Problems

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guidance Software

    Pros

    Management has changed, they are talking the right talk for change in direction

    Cons

    In past, the company would ask people to do more for less. When time came for raises, the company would say they are budget constrained, but then hires 3 new C level executives.

    Advice to Management

    Make employees feel like they are valuable members of the team. Teambuilding exercises would go a long way toward fostering a sense of community. Stop the title inflation, there are far too many "Managers" with 1 or 2 employees under them.

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 26, 2015

    Thank you so much for your review and feedback. We are always looking at ways we can improve organizationally, and we value your feedback tremendously. Recently, we welcomed some new leaders. One of ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    Sales

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Guidance Software

    Pros

    Good pay, honest company

    Cons

    Poor management. Sales are not going in the right direction

    Advice to Management

    Figure out a better way to do things

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 19, 2015

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We'd love it if you'd contact us about your concerns related specifically to the sales area. Please contact us at human.resources@guidancesoftware.com.


  3. Recruiter

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pasadena, CA
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Guidance Software as a contractor (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    It has a good product

    Cons

    The company lack clear outlook

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 3, 2015

    Thank you for your review and feedback. We'd love to hear more about your experience so we can continually improve. If you'd like to discuss further, please email us at ... More


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  5. Helpful (4)

    Fallen behind

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guidance Software full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good product that can make a difference.

    Cons

    Weak executive management team. Lack of technical innovation. Used to be a leader in the space.

    Advice to Management

    Provide growth opportunities for top talent.

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 3, 2015

    Thank you for your comments. We've recently made significant changes in our management team and welcomed a team of new leaders...people with true passion about our company and product, and a real ... More


  6. getting better all the time

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Director in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Guidance Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    neat co workers cool work space.

    Cons

    HR department response / timely to questions or issues.

    Advice to Management

    looking for a new CEO; a step in the right direction.

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 3, 2015

    Thank you for your review. We think our co-workers and workspace are pretty neat too! Recently, we assembled a new HR management team. One of this team's key focuses is on ensuring timely responses ... More


  7. Sales

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Guidance Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Tech
    Large client base
    Strong Brand

    Cons

    Small channel
    Brand only specific to forensics
    Roadmaps for non-forensic product

    Advice to Management

    Inside Sales should contribute to outside sale quota reduction

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 3, 2015

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We believe in our technology and brand, and we're thrilled to have your support! We are always looking for ways to improve. We hope you'll reach out to us about ... More


  8. A company that needs to be publicly recognized.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - QA Analyst in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great products, smart people, good work ethics, team spirit and good pay.

    Cons

    Lack of standardization, public company, Dev controlled, no one outside of it knows who we are.

    Advice to Management

    Need Better hr department.

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 3, 2015

    Thank you so much for your review. We stand behind you when you say we've got great products, smart people and true team spriit! We'd love to hear more about the concerns you raised so we can address ... More


  9. Good place to learn the eDiscovery world from ground up

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guidance Software full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great product, great technical talent, great clients

    Cons

    poor management, lack strategic vision, poor execution

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 4, 2015

    Thank you for your review, posted on Feb. 12, 2014. Since the time of your posting, we assembled a new leadership team...people with true passion about our company and product, and a real focus on ... More


  10. A decent place to work for

    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Pasadena, TX
    Former Employee - SQA Engineer in Pasadena, TX

    I worked at Guidance Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Since this is a small company. It allows individuals to research and used various tools for their work. There are some good people working there. It's pretty rare to have to work on weekends.

    Cons

    This is a place where friends promote friends. In order for you to move up, you need to be are of the clique crew or have friends at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to be more qualified to manage. Perhaps take more management.

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 4, 2015

    Thank you for your review, posted on Sept. 20, 2013. A lot has changed here at Guidance Software since the time of your posting. Most recently, we assembled a new leadership team...people with true ... More


  11. Not the worst place to work but not exactly the best either

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guidance Software full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Top of class forensic software so you stay on top of the current technology.

    Cons

    High turn over. Little training on the products and high expectation to be an "expert".

    Advice to Management

    Let the consultants install the software for testing on their laptops. How can anyone learn a tool they can't even use according to policy. Have actual technical directors instead of sales people running technical consultants.

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 4, 2015

    Thank you for your review, posted on March 27, 2013. At the time you posted this review, our company looked very different. But today is a new day here at Guidance Software! Our newly assembled ... More



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