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Updated Feb 12, 2014

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2.3 52 reviews

19% Approve of the CEO

Guidance Software President, CEO, and Director Victor Limongelli

Victor Limongelli

(31 ratings)

22% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • It's a great product and has been around for over 15 years(in 5 reviews)

  • If you are interested in computer forensics, this is a good place to start(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Much of middle management, much maligned in other reviews, is gone(in 4 reviews)

  • No one should ever have to work in such a toxic environment(in 4 reviews)

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    Good place to learn the eDiscovery world from ground up

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreat product, great technical talent, great clients

    Conspoor management, lack strategic vision, poor execution

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

     

    A decent place to work for

    SQA Engineer (Former Employee) Pasadena, TX

    ProsSince 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.

    ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementManagement needs to be more qualified to manage. Perhaps take more management.

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

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementLet 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.

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

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    Poor executive leadership, high turnover, good if you're in Sales for $$$

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pasadena, CA

    Pros* Good location close to Old Town Pasadena
    * There is a degree of flexibility to move around within the organization although the latest layoff may have changed this.

    Cons* High turnover (42%) leads to low employee morale
    * You need to fight tooth and nail for your deserved salary adjustments
    * You may be working under incompetent management
    * Inept sales managers who are overpaid but not making their quotas in contrast to the underpaid and unrecognized departments that support the inept sales team
    * Ironic technological inefficiencies for a technology company
    * A lot of office politics!!!
    * Horrible accounting and budgeting practices.
    * It was obvious the recent layoff was just for show.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are a small company acting as a large corporation. Recognize the little people who actually produce work rather than those who simply delegate and take all the credit. If there is no fundamental change, the company should go back to being a private company. It was not ready.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    It wasn't so bad, but the Owner needs to go!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood/Friendly people outside of the 'LOCKED' room.

    ConsC++ and Enscript? Career killer.
    The CTO is not a CTO and is still coding day and night.

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange leadership and improve the culture

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice place to visit, but I wouldn't want to live there.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAccess to software and training. Purchasing their training is expensive, so free training in their software for employees is valuable.

    ConsThey have a very sales oriented culture, which fails to recognize the contribution of technical people who work with customers. Software development leadership is inflexible and unimaginative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's time for the founders to move on and bring in professionals who have experience with large companies and complex products.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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