Aladdin Knowledge Systems
3.2 of 5 11 reviews
www.aladdin.com Petah Tikva, Israel 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Apr 28, 2014

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Yanki Margalit

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64% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Family atmosphere

    IT Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company treated it's employees quite well, even though tough economic times.

    ConsSmaller satellite locations at times were isolated

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring back the company that Vector Capital / SafeNet overtook.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great entry level position

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsActive management with training and participation

    ConsLittle advancement potential to move forward

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore trianing from middle management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Avoid Riding on Aladdin's Magic Carpet

    Senior Executive (Former Employee)

    ProsGood technology. Core HASP product is excellent. Some excellent technology expertise.

    ConsCEO was incompetent and he employed family members and friends of company. They were a global company but did not operate effectively in a global way. High turnover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring in real managers who have successfully scaled a company beyond $100 million; do what you do best..start a new company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great workplace, management restructure hurt the company and the culture badly

    Director (Former Employee)
    Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    ProsBenefits, workspace, ethics, flexibility. A great group of people to work with, and a challenging business segment.
    Major growth opportunities both personally as well as generally for the company.

    ConsManagement intrigue and politics was hurting the company badly. It was basically three different companies running under the same banner. All competing for internal resources, frequent management changes drove the company down both professionally as well as from a culture perspective.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStick to your ethics and professionalism. A public company is not a place to practice politics.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very good company, great people, great products, nice place to work for

    Senior Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
    Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    Prosnone because it is a great place to work and a nice people too

    Consvery good company, great people, great products, nice place to work for

    Advice to Senior Managementvery good company, great people, great products, nice place to work for

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best company I ever worked for

    IR Manager (Former Employee)
    Tel Aviv (Israel)

    ProsAmazing atmosphere, family, care
    career growth

    Conscompany was sold, new ownership less rewarding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    a nice family like firm

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood atmosphere
    good people
    achievable goals
    teamwork is a higg developed value

    Consthe company is very conservative wen it comes to adopting new technologies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Poor pay & unfriendly career advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosgreate chance to work on internet based electrical software distribution, and security related technologies, opportunity to gain edging experience & knowledge

    Consthe pay was really low, and managers don't pay any attention to employee's career advancement, not to mention upper management lacks of leadership

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt may be worthy of trying to spend a little bit more to retain telents, and care a little bit more for employee advancement

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Channel Sales (Current Employee)

    ProsThe company has great technology

    ConsLeadership is not very professional.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMake a desicion and stick with it.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    SafeNet lost the Aladdin magic in the US

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people were the best part of Aladdin. There was a family-like atmosphere until Vector Capital/SafeNet came along, laid off dozens of people, and lowered company morale.

    ConsUnder Yanki Margalit, the organization operated more like a Mom and Pop shop than the global corporation it was. While this was bad for company growth, it was great for company perks. Yanki was generous with his employees. For example, he gave a secretary and her husband a free vacation to Israel. Severance packages of one month per year worked were common. Under SafeNet management, the severance package decreased to one week per year worked, the employee paid health insurance costs rose, and the management generosity disappeared. The culture shifted from a family run business to a dollar oriented, corporate culture where even the employees from India say, "You can do better than SafeNet."

    Advice to Senior ManagementTalk to your customers, employees, and managers before making a decision based on the bottom line. Positions were eliminated in the merger that never should've been eliminated, and some of the hardest working, most talented people were let go based solely on job descriptions. No one talked to the managers to get their opinions about who should be kept or let go. If SafeNet had actually learned about how Aladdin operated before terminating people, the merger would've been much smoother, leading to less dissatisfaction among customers and employees.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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