Check Point Software
3.0 of 5 127 reviews
www.checkpoint.com Tel Aviv, Israel 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 13, 2014

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58% Approve of the CEO

Check Point Software Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed

Gil Shwed

(90 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "good free lunch that you can eat"
    in 13 reviews
  • "Big, stable company with no financial problems"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "The upper management are very agressive and always yelling at each other"
    in 9 reviews
  • "Micro management, senior execs are not aware of what's going on in the field"
    in 4 reviews
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Buyer Beware

Account Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Check Point Software full-time for less than a year

ProsOpportunity to learn about security software.
Great technology company.
Good benefits.

ConsManagement constantly berates you to the point you are unable to focus on job. Focus is on the negative; not what you're doing well.
Insufficient training - not what was promised.
Complete work overload.
Competition has aggressive marketing / Check Point completely misses the mark in this area.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Micromanage

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Carlos, CA

I have been working at Check Point Software full-time for less than a year

ProsFree lunch up to $8.50 everyday.

ConsMicomanagement especially coming from the Israel headquarters. Definitely working cultural clash with Israel.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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My experience was exhilarating both with my learning experiences and with the people I worked.

Partner Alliance Manager (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Check Point Software full-time for more than a year

ProsThis company does a great job familiarizing you with all cultures of Check Point to give you the best understanding of their products. Great people to work with as a team.

ConsUpper management should concentrate with appropriate training for all new employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompany plans and strives on sales throughout each quarter and should be looking also at how to get to better sales daily.

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

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Check Point Sucks

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Check Point Software full-time for more than 5 years

ProsThe stock offerings were real and not options so same day sales of vested stock increased my net take home by a significant margin. Those golden handcuffs are the only reason the work there.

ConsThe organization is run in Israel. They don't listen to american input.

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your Senior staff before you lose them all.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Check Point Software full-time

ProsPlenty of room to grow and follow a career path

ConsThere isn't much I could say here

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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develop protections against various Malwares

Student Software Developer (Current Employee)
Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

I have been working at Check Point Software part-time for more than a year

Prosgood balance between work and life
free dinner and lunch
good location

Consvery low salary
a lot of internal bureaucracy
promotions independent in your work skill

Advice to Senior Managementhigher salary and less bureaucracy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Poor Micro managed

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Check Point Software

Prosgood free lunch that you can eat

Consthey are really cheap not paid a lot

Advice to Senior Managementlet people think for themselves

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Excellent Company

Channel Services Manager (Current Employee)
Troy, MI

I have been working at Check Point Software full-time for less than a year

ProsCheck Point has created a great enviorment for there employees to work in. The enviorment enables the employees to get in touch with anyone within the company. This allows for almost flawless execution of anything from sales to basic everyday activity.

ConsIt is hard to find any cons with this company.

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

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Sales

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Check Point Software

ProsIndustry leading products, security focused, good quality of life with no micro management. Strong presense in fortune 100. Good team mentality on a local level.

ConsPay below industry standard. Pay structure prevents commission until following fiscal year. Closing a deal does not necessarily mean you'll be paid, othere sales teams can "steal" deals without your knowing or authority. HQ in Israel disconnected from rest of company. Very little spent on marketing products vs competition. No perks or club.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease spending on marketing new products. Pay commesurate to industry based on role and promotions. With $1.5B in bank, create sales incentive trip.

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Great place to work, grow and develop

Team Leader (Current Employee)
Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

I have been working at Check Point Software full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGood people, many opportunities, may chances to travel, good balance between working and living

ConsBecoming a very large organization with many people and no longer the family it used to be.
slow bureaucracy and politics sometime

Advice to Senior Managementkeep up the good work

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

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