Checkpoint Systems

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Updated June 26, 2015
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Checkpoint Systems President & CEO George Babich, Jr.
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Protect your soul!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chaska, MN
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Chaska, MN

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people at Checkpoint/Checkview are amazing. Many come from a military background since the emphasis of the company is on physical security for retail customers.

    Cons

    The company used to show its employees that it cared for them. Several turnovers in senior management later, and the atmosphere is one of subdued gloom. Several positions have been eliminated in a desperate cost-savings attempt. The remaining employees are overworked and very under-appreciated.


  2. Mature Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Checkpoint Systems full-time

    Disapproves of CEO
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fairly stable financially although stock price is down. Company has a decent market position in EAS, labels, and is trying to push software into retail.

    Cons

    Corporate management is disorganized and is trying to transform itself to high tech. However, nobody in management has in-depth knowledge of retail.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some knowledgeable people to work in the corporate office.


  3. Helpful (4)

    Staff Accountant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Thorofare, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Thorofare, NJ

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very nice facilities to work in, controller has been there 15+ yrs

    Cons

    Mid level accounting managers are inept and inexperienced. Constantly putting out fires and never dealing with the big issues like how poorly SAP setup was botched. Don't walk, run from this place. Business is doing poorly and one of their biggest customers (GAP) just closed 175 stores.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is rotten here. Poor attitudes and entrenched employees who will not change. Work on turning the business around, need new technologies and real innovation to save the business. Fire the CEO, leadership starts from the top.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Directionless.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Thorofare, NJ
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Thorofare, NJ

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very Few pros. Layoffs, and aimless running around is the norm.

    Cons

    Directionless. Management does not understand business.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Worst Work place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thorofare, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thorofare, NJ

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Some people are good to work with.

    Cons

    This is place is all about being someone favorite. Even if your not a performer. People who work hard never appreicated. When they like they hire people and when they want they fire people. No growth opp no Ethics at all.

    They always bad mouth about employees. Worst pay masters.

    Advice to Management

    Change in HR management.


  7. Helpful (2)

    Engineer

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Newark, NJ
    Former Employee - Engineer in Newark, NJ

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Salary was ok but not high enough for putting up with the terrible culture through the entire company.

    Cons

    Do not work here!

    Terrible team work, terrible decisions with little to no logic. Communication among small teams doesn't exist. Every project is a rush and no time to actually design or develop the products. I feel sorry for the customers because Checkpoint doesn't actually design anything new, they just put what they have, from the past 10 years and put it a new form factor.

    Advice to Management

    None. They are all terrible leaders.


  8. Work At Checkpoint

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems

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

    Pros

    It was interesting, with the ability to take on as much responsibility as i wanted .

    Cons

    Management was lacking. They did not have a good understanding of the direction the company should go in.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    My 26 year career @ Checkpoint Systems was Great! Growth thru various R&D & Field Service Technical EAS/RFID roles.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager Regulatory Engineering in Thorofare, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager Regulatory Engineering in Thorofare, NJ

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Leader in EAS/RFID anti-shoplifting Radio Frequency passive tag security systems. Great people, Cool technology!

    Cons

    R&D budget was funded less than most companies designing high tech products.
    MBO bonus plan can limit innovation.

    Advice to Management

    Find out why employees leave CKP & grow a culture that retains top performers.
    CKP has much more potential than their $13 - $15 per share stock performance, if they fuel & incent creative new solutions.


  10. Too many distractions

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Service in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Field Service in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Interesting technology to work on. My direct supervisor was great. I knew him my entire career at Checkpoint. He was caring and easy to work with however the Area Managers are so overwhelmed with other responsibilities there is little bandwidth left for them to address individual issues.

    Cons

    There is very limited vertical mobility for the individual technician within the Operations organization. A sharp technician can reach the upper limits within a relatively short time if they are ambitious. Beyond that there are few opportunities to move up into an Area Mgr type position as these slots do not open very often. There are opportunities to move out of Operations into other areas but these frequently require relocation to the Thorofare, NJ office which may not be suitable for many.
      The salary structure within Operations needs to be addressed to better fit Checkpoints evolving technology. RFID is becoming evermore prevalent in retail environments. They have many Technicians who are very proficient with the RFID technology and someone with 10+ years won't be compensated any more than a Tech with the same tenure but without the RFID expertise. Compensation needs to be brought in line with skill set. Along those same lines Operations Mgmt has tolerated many marginal employees far longer than they should have. Their inability to complete projects or resolve relatively simple technical issues inevitably gets saddled onto those who can. I realize this can be an issue in almost any organization but when you have a good handful of long tenured guys (10+ yrs) whose abilities have not progressed beyond what a 2 yr employee has should be a red flag and be acted upon.
      About 3 yrs ago Checkpoint Operations Mgmt implemented a new Service distribution model. The new model did away with individual geographic areas for each Technician to be responsible for. In its place now a group of Techs are responsible for a much larger geographic area. Many tasks such as call distribution were supposed to be automated so that back office people could focus on other internal things to speed billing and other functions. This system has not worked and resulted in chaos instead. It is the single biggest reason I left the Company.

    Advice to Management

    For Senior Operations Mgmt., realize what is not working and fix it. For Executive Mgmt. consider changing your travel meal policy to a flat daily per diem instead of the current system which treats grown adults like children and borders on the absurd.


  11. Helpful (1)

    National Account Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Thorofare, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales in Thorofare, NJ

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The ability to tie Labeling Solutions with EAS/RFID systems. Compelling LOBs that compliment each other.

    Cons

    Senior leadership has delivered value to shareholders by reducing expenses over the last 2 years. Unfortunately, senior leadership seems unable to deliver innovation to market.

    Advice to Management

    The Board of Directors needs to transition to a new CEO who has a background with Innovation versus a CEO whose expertise was a CFO.



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