Checkpoint Systems

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Checkpoint Systems Reviews

Updated September 18, 2014
Updated September 18, 2014
33 Reviews
2.5
33 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Company to work for, Not great

    Current Employee - Field Service Technician
    Current Employee - Field Service Technician

    I have been working at Checkpoint Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    401K, Insurance, etc. Great package.

    Cons

    They cut the aforementioned package and downsized.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership starts at the top

  2.  

    Not a good option

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

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems as a contractor

    Pros

    The people seem nice. Broad exposure to the different types of electronic article surveillance.

    Cons

    Pay is never on time, with no real idea of when invoices are going to be paid.. Even 45-day net checks would routinely break 60 days. At this point, everything is over 90 days. The schedulers do not have a firm handle on when equipment is arriving, so time is wasted waiting for installs. This is how a full weeks' work ends up becoming 1 days' work. As a contractor, you can't make ends meet like that, especially if you don't know if you're going to be paid.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fix the pay issues. Hire competent schedulers who can manage the issues and not waste time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    old company got lost

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    good people work there for long time

    Cons

    bad leadership
    no vision
    poor management especially in new business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sold the company when you can

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    CEO and Presidents mostly in it for personal enrichment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Security products for retail brick and mortar is an industry where there are very few good competitors. This should theoretically create opportunities for Checkpoint to create great solutions (but they won't)

    Still a few good, sharp people left at corporate and some former acquisitions.

    Cons

    Leadership is uninspiring and product management is too incompetent to recognize early opportunities.

    Acquisitions are poorly integrated. Acquisitions not well thought through and weak upper management cannot avoid meddling and breaking what was acquired. I feel badly for the employees of most of the companies Checkpoint acquired.

    The good, sharp people still left are not in management leadership positions. Most keep their heads down, mouths shut, and try to not get fired. This makes for a futile and unrewarding work experience.

    C suite management relies heavily on leaders promoted to high levels from one of the unprofitable acquisitions. If they were such fantastic leaders with the ability to deliver results, why was their business failing when they were acquired?

    Upper management not willing to take risk on new ideas until a competitor does it first. Then it is brilliant. More time spent beating down good ideas than encouraging them or imagining how to leverage them. Creates a culture where ideas are punished. Business cases are beat into the ground repeatedly until the champion simply gives up.

    Sr Management finds inventive ways to financially bonus themselves at the expense of their employees.

    Large bureaucracy suitable for very large corporation built by prior CEO, yet remains a sub-billion dollar mid size firm years later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management team cannot be trusted to act upon sound advice. Advice to shareholders is to not be one.

    Long term vision is average or below average. Compensation is average. Benefits are average to slightly above. Morale is poor but management thinks that sharing employee surveys is the answer. Why not try to become well above average and promote/support/fund good ideas?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many Hats

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn foreign languages.
    Learn other jobs when wearing many hats

    Cons

    Bonus program is a joke. Some people were tricked into working long hours to earn a non-existent bonus.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just sell the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    VP

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Checkpoint Systems

    Pros

    dynamic, flexible, process oriented, accountability

    Cons

    retail market sector is difficult business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    diversify business

  8.  

    Dedicated

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Customer Service in Chanhassen, MN

    I have been working at Checkpoint Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The commute to the office is short, there is flexibility in schedules and the benefits are decent.

    Cons

    Recent cut backs have impacted every entity negativley and the work load is nearly impossible to manage.

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

    Treading water, waiting to be sold or bought

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

    I worked at Checkpoint Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers
    Self-directed environment
    not much else

    Cons

    No communication of direction
    Lack of resources to complete the job
    Reduction of resources leads to increase of work for the rest
    Morale is at rock bottom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share org charts
    Provide details about company direction creating accountability
    MBO (bonus) program is a disincentive program

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Same old same

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chanhassen, MN

    I have been working at Checkpoint Systems

    Pros

    My management team was very good at distributing information, getting us time off when needed, they stayed out of your business as long as you were meeting deadlines and being productive. Benefit package was pretty good, but my experience is in company's with less than 50 people.

    Cons

    Same old work day after day, nothing really new and exciting. It is a grind, the company is always talking about how poorly we were doing in the market and makes you worry about if you are going to have your job. My management reassured our department was safe, but still makes you worry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A more social environment would be pleasant. 6'-0" cube walls prevent any social interaction and make the days go on forever, I can go a entire day without talking to a single person face to face. More of a team concept would be nice as well.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Things need to change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thorofare, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Thorofare, NJ

    I have been working at Checkpoint Systems

    Pros

    Great product to stand behind and very interesting industry

    Cons

    MBO bonus structure is ridiculous. You are given additional job responsibilities (that are not even manageable) disguised as MBO's in which the payout is based on company performance that is not meet. Comparing work load to salary is not measurable. Ever since the PC conversion people are working under extreme pressure everyday just to get the bare minimum completed. Couple this with reducing the work force by 20% and the end result is very unfavorable for the organization. Employee morale is extremely low and to working harder simply just means you are given more work. Very discouraging!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Re-evaluate the position that is currently taken. We reduced the work force by 20%, spent enormous dollars on a system that was not set up correctly and the expectations are at an all time high for reporting. Multiple jobs for each person is causing an extreme lack in focus and it will only cause the results to continue to dive. I feel people are just waiting for the market to pick up and when it does the situation is only going to worsen as we do not backfill important roles. We need to be more proactive!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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