Check Point Software Technologies

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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
184 Reviews
3.6
184 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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People, Great Products, Diminshing Compensation

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Atlanta, GA

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

    Pros

    Bleeding edge cyber and critical data security solutions - opportunity to move within the corporate organization - small enough to be a big fish quickly - large enough to make things happen

    Cons

    Compensation scheme for sales is to put the sales folks on an island and burn the boat. Not my idea for wealth creation. meaning they reduce the number of accounts and increase you quota 30% or more over actuals - well above thier growth rate - meaning your value diminishes each year you stay on board. at some point, you move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some Sr management performs in a world class manner, some do not. Overall I found mgt to be generally fair. and where it was not, they do address it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    software developer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    like the place and the environment

    Cons

    the money is no so good

  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Be careful of this place

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, great co-workers and some travel

    Cons

    Low pay, no leadership, no clear objectives. Diamond Engineers are basically paid to deal with customer complaints while Check Point charges the customer a huge amount of money.

    You are told to be on call 24/7 for your clients. Is it your vacation? Too bad, take a call at 3am.

    You will not be given any encouragement, told that you're never doing enough to please customer who will never be happy.

    It took me 6 months just to figure out what I was supposed to be doing, another 6 months to realize I wasn't doing properly the whole while I was not gettting any feedback from my supervisor. After the the first year I decided to look for a new job. Left Check Point and it was the best decision of my career.

    If you like long hours, no feedback from your managers and never satisfied customers Check Point is the place for you!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No amount of advice would improve things there.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Products; however don't have a good sales operations!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

    Check Point is a market leader in the network security world!

    Cons

    Very low! Sales operation needs more direction

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work, really.

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    • 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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    + free lunch if you like waiter.com
    + great view of local regional airport
    + feeling of safety and security behind TSA-certified security apparatus

    Cons

    - Your hours in the office are tracked, even though you are an exempt employee
    - Culture is cheap, prepare to get screwed on travel, bonuses, and stock
    - Many new employees get desktop computers (who does that these days?)
    - High attrition in marketing and sales
    - Marketing is poorly managed, under invested and way behind the times
    - Employees are not empowered to do anything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop more trust and empower your employees.
    Look at market rates for salary and stock compensation packages.
    Address the root causes of high attrition rate.
    Stop the excessive micro management by upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company that takes care of their employees

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

    Great culture & work enviroment. They buy you lunch everyday

    Cons

    For me the location is a con but other wise non to mention

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    great

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

    great pay for their people

    Cons

    nothing at all, i have nothing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    go boys

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Account Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    One of the best software companies in the Bay Area

    Cons

    You will get more than your share of responsibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to ramp the company against the competition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Challenging, engaging, and underpaid

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

    Check Point has a Challenging environment, where you will almost certainly learn something new every day, with great coworkers. They provide meals (lunch) as a benefit, and have an excellent medical benefits program.

    Cons

    The worst parts about working at Check Point are: The stress. Often you will need to work very hard -- put in (unpaid) overtime, and sacrifice your work life balance to stand out as a valued employee. Frequently you will be underpaid in relation to others doing the same work at different companies. There is a feeling of being treated as a cost rather than an asset; and I have witnessed quite a few co-workers leaving for substantially greater salaries at other companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop treating the profit margin of the company as the only end goal.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work!!!!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Team Engineer-DTAC in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Product Team Engineer-DTAC in Irving, TX

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

    Pros

    Positive changes this past year. Complete 180 from where we were a year ago. Excellent decision to promote individuals to technical managers who understand the technology and have a true understanding of what we are going through. Sr. Manager is engaging and provides room for growth.

    Cons

    Know? None. employees who expect others to do their job have been let go or so the writiing on the wall and left on there own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Mimic what we're doing in DTAC.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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