Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Check Point Software Technologies Chairman and CEO 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. HR

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    very challenging, you can really influence, great and smart people

    Cons

    Recreation philosophy can be improved


  2. Organization par excellence!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

    All aspects of working here are great. It was a privilege being associated with Check Point.

    Cons

    Cannot think of any aspect.


  3. Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer
    Current Employee - Security Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good colleagues, good culture, flexible and friendly

    Cons

    Salaries and benefits are below average

    Advice to Management

    Stay competitive


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Great

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Flexible work life schedule

    Cons

    They do not pay the highest salaries but make up for it in other areas


  6. Expectations wildly exceeded

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Carlos, CA

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

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

    Pros

    The people are high quality and very collaborative. It is a pleasure to work with every single colleague both in US and overseas. The products are superb and so there's a lot to be proud of. I was surprised by how many people know and respect Check Point. I thought I was coming to a little known small place, but everyone I've talked to was impressed. I did not expect it but there's a high level of prestige that came with joining Check Point.

    Other Pro's: Food. Food. Food. Every day, 5 days a week, Check Point brings in lunch from waiters.com, and the company pays for each employees' lunch. Employees can order from an online portal that offers 30 different restaurants through out the week -- rotating among high quality local places. You will eat like a King or Queen here.

    There is also a refrigerator full of great food for before and after lunch including both goodies as well as healthy things like cheese, fruits and snacks. It has been said that everyone gains 15 pounds their first year here. I have not gained an ounce, but I have eaten better than ever. As long as one is careful, they can enjoy a variety and quantify of amazing foods without gaining.

    The environment is flexible. I was told by some old timers and even HR party liners that there was no flexibility at Check Point, but it turns out there's realistically just as much as any other big company. As long as people are working hard, delivering results, and managing to their MBOs, the leadership team is very supportive of work/life balance. This is very valuable and will help attract top talent. People can start and leave at various hours throughout the day to meet their personal and family commitments.

    Cons

    Health Benefits are competitive but some elements of dental coverage are not as robust as they could be compared to alternatives

    Advice to Management

    A wellness program would be a superb addition. (i.e. subsidized gym membership or other incentives to maintain healthy lifestyle).


  7. Great place to grow.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Diamond Services Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Diamond Services Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

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

    Pros

    Great environment to learn and develop. The lower and mid level management make an effort to provide good feedback, and not good as well. You get the chance to work with the worlds largest companies and make a difference.

    Managers try to enforce a work-life balance.

    Cons

    Starting salary is not high - hard to get past the first 18-24 months until a decent raise is given. No benefits such as a car leasing deal.

    The work load in the support organisation is enormous. Very tough and demanding job and you are given a lot of responsibly practically from day 1.


  8. A company enjoying 20 years of constant success and growth. Now on the verge of breaking into new security markets.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

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

    Pros

    - You get to work with some of the best minds in the IT security industry.
    - You get to work with Check Point's core firewall products which are considered leaders and visionary by third party assessors.
    - The company is small enough (c3000 emp.) for individuals to have their ideas listened to and when appropriate acted on.
    - Hardwork is recognised and commended.
    - A lot of money is invested into R&D over marketing (unlike some competitors...), this leads to the near constant release of new industry shaping products, such as the new Capsule offering.

    Cons

    - Despite Check Point security solutions being installed in 100% of Fortune and Global 100 companies, it is a relatively unknown company on the global corporate landscape.

    Advice to Management

    Spend more on marketing and let everyone know who we are and what we do.


  9. Helpful (2)

    The work environment is at the same time very relaxed, intensely challenging, with great support from the team.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Working in a high-level customer support position allows exposure to the whole range of Check Point products. The customer base is Fortune 100 and 500 companies who have the funding to have the best products and support available. The support team at Check Point is very collaborative and supportive, with constant cross training. The depth and breadth of expertise is amazing. Managers have their own accounts and provide great leadership by example. Mobility within the company is well supported.

    Check Point has well-stocked break areas--fruit, yogurt, cereal and good coffee every day. Lunch is paid for and delivered every day, not just the occasional pizza.

    Cons

    The prospect of working with mission critical support of major enterprises can be daunting. However when the amount of support from fellow employees and management is figured in, it is hard to call this a con.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Check Point the way it is. The culture is not traditional and makes it fun to be at work.


  10. Working at the International support center is awesome!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Escalation Support Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Escalation Support Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

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

    Pros

    Challenging, interesting and great place to work.
    Management is always open minded and flexible.

    Cons

    Salary is lower than used in the market. Some employees leave sooner than required by contract in order to meet the desired salary.


  11. Great Place to work in.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, salary, benefits, free lunch, great location

    Cons

    no Car, not payment for car.



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