Check Point Software Technologies Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    phone screen
    1:1 preliminary screen w/ lead
    1:3 presentation w/ management
    1:1 w/ manager

    job description is qualifying leads for the sales exec, but expect to do a full blown enterprise sales pitch as if you are the sales exec (they won't tell you that)

    once all is good, your profile is shipped off to Israel for final approval

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Lack of communication & expectations

    Pay is based on what your previous employer paid you..

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 days - interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Went in for interview and everything went well. It went longer than I expected. I had 3 interviews the first day and then I had to pitch one of their products during my second interview.

    Interview Questions
    • You see a lake in front of you, describe it for me.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    They offered me the position, but the pay was very low, lower than industry standards.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Started out getting a cold call from the recruiter, scheduled a next day phone interview. Phone interview went well, flew out for a day of on-site interviews shortly after. On-site interviews were a mix of applied problems, one on one design talks, and fairly technical field-specific questions.

    The interviews were interesting and fun, the people were friendly and smart, and the whole process was much more enjoyable than any other interview processes I've had.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    There was an HR interview , technical exam, and then there was a group exercise, which completed the interview process. Afterwards the Technical Managers, HR Managers, and the TAC Directory would question each interviewee separately before making a final decision to go forward with the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions regarding basic networking, and the tcp/ip handshake   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Entry Level Technical Advisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Irving, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Total time between scheduling the interview and being hired was about 45 days. During the interview they split you into teams and have you work on team exercises and a technical test, and then they make some cuts after lunch.

    After you come back for lunch, you have individual interviews for technical skills (basic security, networking, and they provide a study guide ahead of time) and for customer service skills. After those there is a hands-on with the product with no direction other than what the final results of each step should be. This is to see how well you do with a new product that you don't know anything about. Problem solving on your feet.

    If you make it through the day without being cut, you're not guaranteed the position, but you have a really good chance.

    Interview Questions
    • What was a time where a customer was upset, and what did you do to help them?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation was possible. At that time, all ELTAs started at $18.46/hour.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    strangest ever. No feedback provided at all, whatsoever by the hiring manager, no returned phone calls, e-mails, etc. Feedback from others in the process much better. Hiring decision is made by corporate committee, so very proceedure oriented. process took a long time and then BAM, you have the offer. one phone screen, resume screen by corporate, initial interview (offsite at a Starbucks, hiring manager in a windbreaker, no tie), second interview with his peer, that was very good, recieved good feedback and got a feel that the corporate culture was appropriate. Third interview via phone to hi boss, smooth sailing, and then another interview with the hiring manager.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not able to negotiate -
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Acton, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Acton, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    personable people in hr. the hiring manager was very knowledgeable and seemed to encourage employees to grow. the health and benefits were appropriate. there was an emphasis on technical knowledge although not specific to the company's products just technical knowledge overall. the company is interantional and there is a lot of emphasis on understanding differnt cultures and ways of working

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    no relocation package

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Redwood City, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Redwood City, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    interview with 4-5 bright people that were really good on the technical side. Some with no technical question.
    My favorite question of all time is: I have a 10 digit number and you guess what is it.
    I only say how many digit you got right and how many position of digits are right.

    go.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    good
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    I went to a set of 3 test, I passed and will go to an interview next week aThe first test are 4-5 tasks for which you have to complete in 3 hours (they give you 4 but they say they expect you to solve them all in 3 hours) you can choose a language: C/ C++/JAVA/ C#, If you choose C you have 4 questions, all other language - you have 5. each question you have to solve and you can run test - the test show you if you passed or failed but they dont show you for which test you failed. The test also show you the time and you have to be as efficient as possible.
    other test - follow a set of order - open ftp protocol
    other test - scatch a gui on the painter

    Interview Questions
    • The first test are 4-5 tasks for which you have to complete in 3 hours (they give you 4 but they say they expect you to solve them all in 3 hours) you can choose a language: C/ C++/JAVA/ C#, If you choose C you have 4 questions, all other language - you have 5. each question you have to solve and you can run test - the test show you if you passed or failed but they dont show you for which test you failed. The test also show you the time and you have to be as efficient as possible.
      other test - follow a set of order - open ftp protocol
      other test - scatch a gui on the painter
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Check Point Software Technologies.

    Interview Details

    Set of interviews first HR then Manager then technical testing. This can be writing code or solving some technical issue. Testing can be for full day very intense and stressful.
    Be prepared to sit down and write code. They take off points if you need internet or ask questions. Limit this as much as possible.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations, they say they don't want to turn into Shuk, The real reason is that the CEO approves the salary before the candidate gets the offer. No one wants to go back for change approval .
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

See What Check Point Software Technologies Employees Are Saying

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