Check Point Software Technologies

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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated August 11, 2014
Updated August 11, 2014
170 Reviews

3.4
170 Reviews
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Check Point Software Technologies Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed
Gil Shwed
120 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work environment is great - lots of group outings, always free lunch, breakfasts on Fridays (in 17 reviews)

  • I love working with the great people (in 11 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is extremely cheap in their hiring practices (in 11 reviews)

  • No work life balance what so ever (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good company, low pay

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    Former Employee - Technical Advisor  in  Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Irving, TX

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time for more than a 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
  2.  

    Buyer Beware

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time for less than a 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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    Micromanage

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    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 for less than a 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
  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Excellent Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Channel Services Manager  in  Troy, MI
    Current Employee - Channel Services Manager in Troy, MI

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

    Pros

    Check 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.

    Cons

    It is hard to find any cons with this company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place

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    • Senior Management
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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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The pros include the outstanding people, the company culture, benefits, and mgmt.

    Cons

    The hiring process can be a little time consuming.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Check Point Sucks

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your Senior staff before you lose them all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Sales

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay 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 ManagementAdvice

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

  11.  

    Easy to cruise by without doing much work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

    Interesting business model (SaaS) and some cool people on the BA team.

    Cons

    Typical of big organizations, cons include inefficient org. structure and lack of passion for company vision amongst employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a better/more exciting company culture. You need new, young/fresh ideas, so figure out how to attract that talent.

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