Guidance Software

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Ridiculous organizational structure. Friends hire/promote friends culture.

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  • 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. 4 people found this helpful  

    It wasn't so bad, but the Owner needs to go!

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

    I worked at Guidance Software

    Pros

    Good/Friendly people outside of the 'LOCKED' room.

    Cons

    C++ and Enscript? Career killer.
    The CTO is not a CTO and is still coding day and night.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change leadership and improve the culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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