- Work/Life Balance
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
- Comp & Benefits
- Senior Management
I worked at Checkpoint Systems full-time (More than a year)Doesn't RecommendNo opinion of CEODoesn't RecommendNo opinion of CEO
Pay was decent. They have a partial 401k match and stock options, if you're brave. There are some nice people working there. There's a gym in the corp office and a caf where a local Italian restaurant brings some pretty tasty salads, chicken parm, etc.
Literally everything else. Antiquated systems, bonus structure that makes it hard/unlikely to make your full bonus potential. Much of upper management gossips doesn't treat employees with respect. Had mass layoffs that resulted in people being "promoted" with a little extra pay, but actually doing 2 jobs. Culture is hard to explain, but it's not pleasant. Hard to understand how there can be such nice, but still a feeling of doom. I knew on my first day that it just wasn't right, and that feeling stayed until I left. Building is dark and musky.
Advice to Management
Laying off half the engineering team doesn't seem like the best way to cut costs when your whole business is based on the ability to innovate.
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day – interviewed at Checkpoint Systems (Hartford, CT) in May 2015.
There was a pre- screeening call. It took about a half and hour and the person who contacted me had little knowledge of the person and had no authority to hire. The second interview was more in depth and on the phone as well It was with the hiring manager. The hiring manager had made up his mind in advance and was doing his due diligence
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