Check Point Software Technologies

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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
175 Reviews
3.5
175 Reviews
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Check Point Software Technologies Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is great - lots of group outings, always free lunch, breakfasts on Fridays (in 18 reviews)

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


Cons
  • Upper management is extremely cheap in their hiring practices (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.  

    Sales Candidates Beware

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager
    Former Employee - Account Manager

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The technology is great.
    Benefits are good.
    Security Engineers were well received by clients.

    Cons

    On-boarding consists of 40 hours of pre-recorded webinars -- hardly sufficient for the breadth of job requirements. Very little sales support and encouragement from sales management. I stumbled for months because there was no real-world coaching; no substantial introduction to resources and internal systems; no quote development training; no CRM training - how to input data the Check Point way; an Account Base that changed dramatically after (3) months; rotating Sales Engineers. Customers had better relationships with Channel Partners than with Check Point. direct because of the rotating cast of Account Managers. Senior executives have no real understanding of the competitive landscape. Low Pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales Managers should support team members; they will throw their team members under the bus very quickly in order to save their own skin. My experience: they only manage upward. Ego-driven environment needs to go.
    On-boarding plan should include an assigned mentor.
    Significant dollars for Marketing are needed -- there is virtualy none, and the competitive landscape has gotten greater over the years.
    Ask the field sales people what's working / what's not -- and listen!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Past worker - its OK

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

    There was the free food.

    Cons

    There were the long hours.

  3.  

    Just okay.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

    The people you work with are generally nice. The product also, is very well known as being the top in the industry.

    Cons

    Company is very disorganized, as a whole. Some job descriptions may be a bit misleading when compared to actual job responsibilities.

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  5.  

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

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    Former Employee - Partner Alliance Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Partner Alliance Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good learning experience; not so good salary or management style

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good learning experience.
    Options for lateral moves.

    Cons

    Below market salary.
    CEO and Israeli teams think they know it best, and the Americans are just good at following.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you think you can do it better, do it!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company, low pay

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Irving, TX

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and get experience in the security field. Free lunch, company events, and a trip to Israel.

    Cons

    Low pay for the work/stress. Other companies will offer you double what you are making at Check Point after you've been there for a year, and Check Point doesn't care enough to meet even half way to match.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Turnover kills the support experience. After leaving the company and needing to call in for one thing or another as customer, it is painfully obvious that the engineers are undertrained and inexperienced. Usually it is faster to figure it out on your own if you know even a little bit about the product.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Buyer Beware

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Plenty of room to grow and follow a career path

    Cons

    There isn't much I could say here

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Micromanage

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

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

    Pros

    Free lunch up to $8.50 everyday.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Poor Micro managed

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

    good free lunch that you can eat

    Cons

    they are really cheap not paid a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let people think for themselves

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