Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Borderline abusive

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer free lunch to everyone. Good place for the following 1) young people getting started 2) People who live in San Carlos 3) people who are unemployed or in the twilight of their career who can't find another job

    Cons

    Culture starts from the top. And this executive team continues to let history repeat itself by not providing their employees with any trust to execute on their jobs.They micromanage the entire company and squelch almost any idea that is not their own. There is a revolving door in the San Carlos marketing department. They can't hold on to good people because they realize they can leave the company and get more money, promotions and more respect working for another company.

    Advice to Management

    Not that these stubborn executive team will take any advice because they know best but here is some advice anyways 1) Stop yelling 2) Trust employees to do what you hired them to do and don't get in their way. Let them soar and let them make mistakes 3) Say thank you every once in a while.


  2. Professional services engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Professional Services
    Current Employee - Professional Services
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  3. Helpful (3)

    With great power comes great responsibility!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Sales Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


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  5. Worst Job I Ever Had!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Endpoint Security Support in Carrollton, TX
    Former Employee - Endpoint Security Support in Carrollton, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  6. Helpful (3)

    Needs some work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Former Employee - Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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


  7. Senior qa engineer

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


  8. 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


  9. Helpful (4)

    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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    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.


  10. Facilities team

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good place for job experience.

    Cons

    Company budget is very bad.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Great place to learn and leave

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Former Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Gives exposure to high end customers and technologies. Mid-level employees are great and fun people. Builds tough skin. Has loophole expense policy that lets you take expensive taxi rides but forces you to sleep in a terrible hotel fifty miles away from the city you are visiting. Rarely fire people based on their incompetence.

    Cons

    Salary will never be as good as their competitors. You can go work at Palo Alto Networks, Fortinet, or FireEye and they will pay you at least 20% more. Management does not listen at all. Once you are recognized as being good at your job, you will be worked until you start to lose your hair. Purchasing takes more than one year. Product management is a joke and a laughing stock in the rest of the company. There is no real vision. They are only concerned with squeezing every last dollar to make the stock go higher. US headquarters feels like a place that only exists because it has to. It lacks energy, team building and is like a graveyard. Only gives RSUs every two years even if you are a top performer. In summary, Check Point makes it very difficult to enjoy your work. People who have stayed more than three years are not ones who want to strive for excellence and achieve. They just do the daily grind to hit their numbers so they can get paid. If you are in the San Francisco Bay Area and want to work on great software, in security, or any other modern technology platform then skip Check Point.

    Advice to Management

    Listen and build you team in the US. Improve the product quality instead of saying that the metrics only show bugs increased a small amount. Treat people with respect instead of yelling at them. CEO should go out and talk to the employees directly because he probably has no idea what is actually happening and is never present in the US offices unless passing through.



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