Check Point Software Technologies

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Great place to work--if you can handle it.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Irving, TX
Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Irving, TX

I worked at Check Point Software Technologies

Pros

Learn many aspects of industry-leading firewalls very quickly
Great benefits
Free lunch
Great stock purchase program
Teamwork is highly encouraged

Cons

The pay is comparatively awful
Management can play favorites, although I hear that has changed now
Some degree of micro-management from Israel

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Pay your employees what they are worth, and they will stick around longer. Check Point is a great place to work. If you took a poll of why technical advisers left, the number 1 reason would be because they were offered more elsewhere.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A Leader in Enterprise Security

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA

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

    Pros

    Check Point is a leader in Enterprise security
    Great benefits, including paid lunches
    Great people to work with
    The company does a good job of familiarizing individuals with the culture in Orientation

    Cons

    Not as focused on the consumer portion of the business, if that's the area you are focused on
    All business efforts are scrutinized by upper-management, leaving a feeling of distrust

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust in the employees you are hiring; believe in their experience and offer more opportunitiies to lead the way from a marketing perspective.
    Reward your long-term and effective employees through recognition programs, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place to gain experience, but the upper management is very heavy handed.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn IT Security inside and out if you stay for 2+ years
    An environment with relaxed dress code and a few perks like paid for lunch up to 8 dollars from a choice of 4-5 restaurants every day.

    Cons

    Poor entry level salary
    understaffed in every department makes for a very heavy workload
    Managers for the Technical support department are not technical whatsoever which makes them incompetent at properly delegating responsibilities.
    Their decisions are strictly on meaningless metrics and parameters. For example, how many tickets have been closed per worker on average... How often tickets are closed, length of time tickets have been open.
    Extremely stressful demands from technical customers and non-technical managers.
    This company is all about trial by fire. The strong survive. Training is very poor and the tools provided are minimal. It's very much a cooperative effort with colleagues and a lot of patience that gets you through the endless and demanding phone calls which are very technical and complicated in nature.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire technical managers that can properly discern and delegate responsibilities to maximize efficiency.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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