Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated July 18, 2015
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Check Point Software Technologies Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed
Gil Shwed
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Pros
  • Free Lunch (of "there is no such thing" fame) (in 18 reviews)

  • I love working with the great people (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management should concentrate with appropriate training for all new employees (in 11 reviews)

  • Low salary, no real salary discussions, salary usually raise 1%, degrading treatment by the management, when something goes wrong, you get to the head (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Channel Manager in Saint Louis, MO
    Current Employee - Channel Manager in Saint Louis, MO

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, above average benefits and people who are willing to help.

    Cons

    No cons really come to mind.


  2. Growth is good, change is needed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people across the board. People want to see you succeed and knowledge transfer and internal team support is high. Growth causes change but it's good for business and the company seems to be adapting to the market needs.

    Cons

    Pay is lower than market and competitors are offering great opportunities for the same role but more money. Management doesn't seem to have the ability to make decisions at their level, everything has to be approved at the top.

    Advice to Management

    Fight to keep your employees.


  3. Great place for new college graduates, but not a place to stay at

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in San Carlos, CA

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Proactive hiring style (you will hear back within 2 days of the onsite interview with a "yes, we want you" or "no, we don't want you"). -Gives people with no experience a chance. A lot of companies are putting out insane professional experience requirements for entry level positions. -Typical benefits -Catered lunch system

    Cons

    -Pay tends to be low and caps early on and all compensation adjustments have to be approved by the IL head quarters -System of overtime requiring "pre-approval." Usually this just means you work 8 hours a day and go home (which is nice), but sometimes managers introduce crunch deadlines and squeeze uncompensated overtime. -Career advancement in the CA office for developers is limited.

    Advice to Management

    Get used to high turnover. Inexperienced people will join and as soon as they learn how things work and get a job offer somewhere else they will leave.


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  5. Professional services engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services
    Current Employee - Professional Services

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    *People *Benefits *Stability *Solid product line and direction *Good technology

    Cons

    *Experience is dependent on managers, there are some great ones and some not so great *Salary seems lower than similar positions at other companies - but then again, everyone always wants to make more *Work/life balance is a bit off *No official comp time for weekend or travel time

    Advice to Management

    There are good days and bad days at Check Point, but overall it is a great company to work for. I am glad that we have the upper management we have.


  6. Helpful (2)

    With great power comes great responsibility!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Sales Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great culture, not micromanaged, or being babysat by upper management unless you are not doing your job. - Amazing work/life balance. The best I have been a part of in my experience. - The ability to see how things work internally, and feel comfortable enough to suggest new ideas or an approach to better things. - Management does listen, beyond that is /dev/null.

    Cons

    - Training for the various products is severely lacking. The expectation to know all products offered without proper training is difficult. - Management of accounts and tech support can be lackluster, it's a "who you know" game in order to get proper escalation and support most times. - Yearly targets are solely based your numbers, not the scope of reality of the accounts. So, if you have a REALLY good year you have to meet, or exceed that number. - Career opportunities internally are lacking, more opportunities are presented from customers. - Change is S-L-O-W.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people in the field. Not only the customers, but the account/engineering folks who are engaging with customers on a daily basis.


  7. Worst Job I Ever Had!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Endpoint Security Support in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Endpoint Security Support in Carrollton, TX

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    GREAT Co-workers Benefits are amazing Great environment to learn Possible Travel

    Cons

    Hostile Management Very High Stress Expect to work 10 Hours a day minimum Most people want to quit for about the first 4 months in support Every job located in Dallas is classified as a lateral move

    Advice to Management

    Keep closer eye on middle management. Most of the time they are sugar-coating everything they tell you.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Needs some work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great employees, Best security products on the market, and great benifits

    Cons

    No Marketing, sub-par inside sales with no calling experience, crazy product licensing that are extremely confusing to partners/customers and C level management that do not realize that they're loosing market share because of this.

    Advice to Management

    No advice will ever be taken because Amnon knows best


  9. Senior qa engineer

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Established company, good products and nice stability

    Cons

    Head office is in IL, so not much carieer growth

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Helpful (1)

    Worked here for over 2 years

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diamond Services Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Diamond Services Engineer in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience with tier 3 - tier 4 troubleshooting. great experience with firewall/security technologies

    Cons

    Getting experience with tier 3 - tier 4 troubleshooting. Getting experience with firewall/security technologies


  11. Helpful (3)

    OMG - It is all true

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing in San Carlos, CA

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Not many to speak of.

    Cons

    Totally micromanaged, constant turnover, difficult working environments, not interested in any new ideas, stuck in the past, only interested in the "deliverable", not it's purpose or what the outcome will be. They expect you to always be working day and night. The US is just an outpost, the world revolves around Israel. Super cheap organization from every aspect.

    Advice to Management

    Total management revamp is needed. The market is changing and management's current strategies will miss the transitions and get passed by. The only reason FEYE, Fortinet and PAN are succeeding is because of checkpoint's on missteps.



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