Guidance Software

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4 people found this helpful  

Worst days of my professional career.

(Current Employee) Pasadena, CA

Pros-Working at the forefront of digital forensics and that's it.
-Employees are generally friendly and helpful.

Cons-There is absolutely NO training provided and false promises of helping employees advance in their careers, by middle management, run rampant.
-QA managers are more like project managers rather than people managers.
-Micro management is the name of the game.
-Morale is very low and there are no signs of improvement.
-Goals are assigned that will help management advance and look better and not help the employees at all.
-Employees tend to avoid management as much as they can.
-Meetings are stretched and very unproductive.
-Most of the times work is assigned and instructions are given on completing the assignment so no brain power is needed.
-The company revolves around R&D and other departments are secondary.
-R&D is keen on using its proprietary scripting language and any other technology is dismissed even if it will help the company deliver better products.
-Trust issues between management and employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire middle management that is good in managing people. The founders of the company should step aside and let real business people run the company. I agree with the previous posters that people should be promoted to management depending on their leadership ability and not how well they know the software. The employees are not committed to their managers or the goals of the company, they are complying with them. Bring in consultants that will tell management what is wrong with the company and its structure and how they can take advantage of the low-hanging fruit to implement changes and see immediate results.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    2 people found this helpful  

    Do Not Work In The Customer Service Department

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Guidance Software


    Pros: The pay is okay and Pasadena is a great location… Cons: Too much of a dictatorship from management in that department and you will never be able to advance unless the management… Advice to Senior Management: You need to do some serious work on your people… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    5 people found this helpful  

    Only if you enjoy pain - and arrogance

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Pasadena, CA

    I worked at Guidance Software


    Pros: The facilities are pleasant and well tended. There is always enough free… Cons: Guidance software is a purely development driven company. Core development alone decides what will or will not be included in a product release. All other… Advice to Senior Management: Leadership needs to realize that Guidance Software isn't a start-up any more. Quit thinking like a start-up. Examine what your target market needs from you, that… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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