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Great people to work with, great work/life balance, truly believes its corporate values

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Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in San Mateo, CA
Current Employee - Senior Support Engineer in San Mateo, CA

I have been working at Guidance Software

Recommends
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

- Professional, honest, friendly people to work with. - Excellent work/life balance, compared to other companies. - Believes and lives its corporate values (so far). - High respect for its management. - Very little employee turnover.

Cons

- Let's see if the company can continue maintain those pro's as it grows into a larger company. - HR process for hiring can be long and frustrating without little communication from the recruiter.

Advice to Management

Stick to your core corporate values as you expand the company. Continue to respect and trust your employees, and they will continue to perform for you. Please improve your HR process for hiring.

Guidance Software Response

Jun 4, 2015

Thank you for your five-star review, posted on Oct. 4, 2011. A lot has changed here at Guidance Software since the time of your posting. Recently, we assembled a new management team...leaders who are ... More

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  1. The flagship product is awesome. Incompetent middle managers are allowed to ruin morale.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Development Drone in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Development Drone in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Guidance Software

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

    Pros

    Learning about the forensic technology.

    Cons

    Cow-towing to managers who don't understand the product and prefer to surf the web and go out for massages.

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 4, 2015

    Thank you for your review, posted on Oct. 12, 2011. We are sorry to hear about your experience. At the time you posted this review, our company looked very different. But today is a new day here ... More


  2. Helpful (6)

    Unprofessional & Poorly Managed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Guidance Software

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    No one cares if you do your job well or not, or even if you do your job at all, so there's rarely anyone breathing down your neck. It's a very relaxed environment - people curse, no dress code. There are often free lunches because of meetings - they are not cheap with hotels and restaurants, so you can end up eating and/or staying at some nice places. Pretty flexible scheduling - as long as you don't abuse and get your work done, you can change your hours around.

    Cons

    POLITICS!! They will affect you even if you aren't involved. No one knows what they are doing - everyone here has their jobs because they were in the right place at the right time and made the right friends. There is no accountability and no transparency regarding any decisions or actions by co-workers and management. It's a process-obsessed company where no one is familiar with any of the processes. Everything is made up as you go along, even when there are precedents for how to do things. Extremely high turnover - they've had 4 or 5 marketing VPs over the past 4 years and constant lay-offs in all departments at every level - NO ONE is safe. Very low level of education and experience from almost everyone - although it's a tech company, you feel like you work at a manufacturing plant with people who can barely read and write. Endless meetings that are more for people to continue their vendettas rather than to actually get any work done. Never express your point of view on the project at hand - it is not welcome here. If you're smart, you'll be seen as a threat. If you're average, you'll just be ignored.

    Advice to Management

    The management is part of the problem. This company is only doing well because the marketplace is very, very tiny. They will sink once other cyber defence companies get bigger and stronger. The culture at this company is rotten and that comes from the top down. My advice to management: fire yourselves and let an entirely new group of people run this place.

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 4, 2015

    Thank you for your very detailed review, posted on July 25, 2011. We are sorry to hear about your experience. At the time you posted this review, our company looked very different. But today is a new ... More


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