Guidance Software

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Ridiculous organizational structure. Friends hire/promote friends culture.

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

I have been working at Guidance Software

Pros

-Great products
-Leader in the industry
-Friendly co-workers

Cons

-Inefficient organizational structure; management makes up positions for their friends
-management has poor communication skills
-The executive management are all technical and sales guys; they do a good job in bring in sales and innovating new products; however, they are not businessmen and don't know how to run a company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Stop hiring friends and start hiring competent people externally
-Hire a COO to take care of operations of the organization
-Cut spending

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A company just like any other, but with cheap benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guidance Software

    Pros

    Very smart people. Interesting projects, if you're into forensics. Nice location.

    Cons

    Deep hierarchy. No career plan. Extremely hard to get promotions. Politics everywhere. You are valued by "how serious and boring" you are, not by your capabilities. People are fired all the time, no one is safe, normally because the person disagreed with her boss. So you'd better agree with your boss and do as it was said. Benefit package is low grade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop piling managers on top of managers. Stop firing people for disagreeing with their bosses. Provide better benefits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Lack of ethics

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

    I have been working at Guidance Software

    Pros

    It's a good place to start if you are out of college or absolutely clueless about Forensics.

    Cons

    Agreed with most of the posting about the company. In a way, it's your typical corporate environment. Sr Directors will throw you under the bus in a heartbeat. VPs are clueless and all about how much b they bonus can make. Ethics and morals are thoroughly lacking in management. You can get an email about what's allow or not from HR, then Directors will tell you to do immoral stuff like over billing clients.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Resign from your position and bring in real management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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