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A software development shop

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)

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

Pros

If you like software development then it's a nice place to work. Nice people. Central Tel Aviv office location. Free and subsidised food. Big office, many people. Regular training opportunities. They do take on fresh graduates, but sometimes the level of training is lacking. Which is a pro and con in one.

Cons

Management is top heavy. The compensation package lacks many perks found at other similar technology companies for example company car, business class travel, comprehensive healthcare and dental.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Less micro management by upper management. Allow lower level managers to do their jobs and have more autonomy. The expenses approval process is also too top heavy and micro managed.

172 Other Employee Reviews for Check Point Software Technologies (View Most Recent)

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    I don't understand why people work here

    • Comp & Benefits
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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 (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Free lunch
    Free trip to Israel!
    Most of the employees (non-upper-management) are good at what they do

    Cons

    No telecommuting allowed, even checking email from outside the office is a hassle

    Company is absurdly bureaucratic, down to timing when salaried employees clock in and out. The issue tracking system is used for metrics and constantly gamed by everybody involved. Company is too cheap to get developers standard and decent tools, like large monitors and modern computers. Absolutely no concern for employee productivity. Dogfood is a way of life to an absurd degree. As in, you might not have any access to internal network resources all day because we're dogfooding a buggy firewall build.

    Very top-down management. Much time is wasted in building and supporting prototypes and mockups and intermediate builds so that the VPs can say that they are terrible. They are the only people whose opinions matter. Products end up getting shaped to meet the needs of the Check Point leadership and not of the broader user base.

    Weak engineering culture, due to the way projects are managed. Hard to take pride in one's work given the caliber of product turned out and the level of support provided to customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cash in your stock and build a nice villa on the Mediterranean and retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Nice company to work at

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    great experience of high level programming

    Cons

    low salaries and not much vacation days

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