Guidance Software

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Guidance Software Reviews

Updated October 22, 2014
Updated October 22, 2014
64 Reviews
2.5
64 Reviews
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Guidance Software President, CEO, and Director Victor Limongelli
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41 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • good products, good people in the field with the ability to succeed (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • Much of middle management, much maligned in other reviews, is gone (in 6 reviews)

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

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Off to a great start!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I'm a new hire, and had a really good on-boarding experience. My laptop, name plate, etc. were ready to go. My manager had training set up for the week with my peers on my new job responsibilities. I'm used to being thrown in and just start working from my prior experiences. Cool employee cafeteria, reasonably priced and employer subsidized food. For breakfast, lunch and coffee, I spend less than $10. Fun Happy Hours, and upcoming Halloween Event.

    Cons

    Organization works in silos too often. Need to work on improving communication across the organization. Stock price isn't great, but lots of stuff in the news currently that should help this market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting, Innovative Company with a Challenging, Fast-Paced enviornment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in South Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Products! Awesome People! Smart, easy to work with above market pay. Everyone helps each other here, I've been here over 6 years... When you're an industry leader its great to see us not get comfortable. Some companies would be satisfied with that but our Sr Leadership keeps pushing forward, its fantastic to be part of this company.

    Cons

    We ship a product so sometimes we have to work a little extra to meet the customer demands.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Its never perfect, my manager is engaging and we communicate openly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intelligent people with great pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Applications Developer in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Enterprise Applications Developer in Pasadena, CA

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

    Pros

    -Reserved stock
    -Higher-than-average pay
    -Yearly bonus
    -Yearly holiday party with huge prizes (I got 2 plane tickets)
    -Release parties (Universal studios / Cruise / Disney)
    -Team lunches
    -Team "offsite meetings" AKA "lets play pool at a bar"
    -Agile environment
    -Reduced cost cafe on site with large menu (whole meal for $4)

    Best perk - Extremely nice and intelligent co-workers. Experts in many different fields.

    Cons

    -No opportunity to work from home

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the FULL transition to Agile (Executives need to be behind Agile as well) and the company will prosper.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Awesome

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guidance Software

    Pros

    Great place to work. Helpful developers all around, and management is good too.

    Cons

    There are no cons working here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Awesome

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart and nice people, Management is great. Salaries are competitive.

    Cons

    Probably not at the same salary level of the big ones. You need time to scale up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Guidance is a dynamic sales-focused company that treats its people great and customers even better!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Account Executive in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Software

    Pros

    The best reasons to work @ Guidance are opportunity in a field that is unsaturated, the comp plan is aggressive and the solutions are not commoditized. With corporation litigation not slowing down and security only getting tighter, our platform is solid and supports some of the largest global companies out there. Our reputation is a strong sign of our success over the past 15 years...

    Cons

    The only downside of this company is the FSA total is only $3000 in comparism to other company;s where it is @ least $6000.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The presidents club trips are extremely motivating! Would love to see quarterly incentives as well...

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great people to work with, great work/life balance, truly believes its corporate values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in San Mateo, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in San Mateo, CA

    I have been working at Guidance Software

    Pros

    - Professional, honest, friendly people to work with.
    - Excellent work/life balance, compared to other companies.
    - Believes and lives its corporate values (so far).
    - High respect for its management.
    - Very little employee turnover.

    Cons

    - Let's see if the company can continue maintain those pro's as it grows into a larger company.
    - HR process for hiring can be long and frustrating without little communication from the recruiter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to your core corporate values as you expand the company. Continue to respect and trust your employees, and they will continue to perform for you. Please improve your HR process for hiring.

    Recommends
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