Checkpoint Systems Reviews

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Checkpoint Systems President & CEO George Babich, Jr.
George Babich, Jr.
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    Some great people, but terrible culture overshadows that.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thorofare, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thorofare, NJ

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems full-time (More than a year)

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    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.


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    Anonymous Employee in Hartford, CT
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    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Checkpoint Systems (Hartford, CT) in May 2015.

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    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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Website www.checkpointsystems.com
Headquarters West Deptford, NJ
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1969
Type Company - Public (CKP)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Tyco, Avery Dennison

Checkpoint Systems wants to keep shoplifters in check. The company makes electronic article surveillance systems (EAS), radio frequency identification (RFID) tags, and electronic security devices (using electromagnetic technology), such as intrusion alarms, digital video recorders, and electronic access control systems used by retailers that have included Barnes & Noble, Sears, Target, and Walgreen. Its EAS units employ paper-thin disposable circuit tags attached to merchandise that are disarmed at checkout; if not disarmed, the tags trigger electronic sensors when the ... More

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