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GFI Software Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
19 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Good

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

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    No micro managing.. the management at GFI is great. The environment is conducive to growth, which is terrific when you have a lot of potential. If you go above and beyond, you can advance. Benefits are really good (healthcare, etc), atmosphere is positive, for the most part.. you will always have those that are negative within an organization, but I really like GFI. They have allowed me to grow. Balance is good as well.. and it is expected that you do not live your life only working. Hours in Sales tend to be somewhat flexible; although you have you may have to cover West Coast hours, it is only until 7pm EST. Not bad. The Sales department is one of a kind.. you don't have to make cold calls. Most all calls come from Leads generated by trials of the software someone downloads. Overall, the culture is good.. and everyone is very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Training is lacking... there is not many policies and procedures unless you are in the Customer Service Department. If you like change, this is the job for you.. GFI is always changing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some training in place for new folks and have on going training for the entire staff. Pay could be higher than what it is as well. Also, it is very important to listen to your employees and what makes them happy. You do, however, have a very low turn over rate, which is terrific.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A shame there isn't better leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time

    Pros

    Great experience builder. Potential to grow, if under the right manager (read not sales).

    Cons

    Execs have too much ego. They preach about being open to change, but refuse to change lost areas. No real strategy (changes every few months).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a strategy and stick to it. Change is fine, but GFI is madness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Boulder Team is a good ole boys club

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO

    I worked at GFI Software full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    None, unless your already a friend their group.

    Cons

    No creative control or technical control over you work. They just want someone to be heads down coding and do exactly what they tell you without question or comment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to bring in new people from outside your original group you need to accept them into the "club" and assume they have good things to contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Poorly managed, lack of direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing, Sales
    Former Employee - Marketing, Sales

    I worked at GFI Software full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is good. A lot of good people. Not the worst managed company I've been with.

    Cons

    A collection of businesses. Not focused. A CEO with a very foul mouth. There are good people, but there are mediocre executives in senior management who never seem to be held accountable.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Tons of opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, well known and respected products. Big enough to have a lot of opportunities, but not so big that it's a heavily structured, corporate environment.

    Cons

    If you need a lot of hand-holding and/or like to do the same exact things every day, this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage people to seize opportunities for development and share the vision for where the company is going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freedom to be creative!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager Engineering in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Manager Engineering in Boulder, CO

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    The empower their employees. Everyone is involved in a truly collaborative process. I am very happy here! About to IPO any day now!

    Cons

    Nothing yet, will update later if something comes up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great Job!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Challenging place to work, too much drama.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Support Representative
    Former Employee - Support Representative

    I worked at GFI Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    GFI pays ok and the hours are also manageable. The location is outside of Tampa so the commute isn't too bad to get to work.

    Cons

    The place is synonymous with a theatre house. The place is full of drama and it seems nearly no one can keep anything to themselves. It is a small company with little room to move up. Also, to move up you have to be buddies with the higher ups.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ticket Jockey Support

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Enterprise Support in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Enterprise Support in Clearwater, FL

    I worked at GFI Software full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a job and pays okay.

    Cons

    Big company mentality - you're just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you treated people better, you wouldn't ALWAYS be hiring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ass Kisser Heaven

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Cary, NC
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Cary, NC

    I worked at GFI Software

    Pros

    Good Product, Paid Family Benefits

    Cons

    lack of direction
    no career advancement
    employees are treated like pawns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lack of Direction in Mgt
    Stop killing off your resellers, develop them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    The worst working place you can find in Malta

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Ġwann (Malta)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Ġwann (Malta)

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing to list. Really nothing!

    Cons

    There are tons to list here. The positive reviews listed for this company are just a big dirty lie. The working environment is just like a Chinese sweat shop...if move 10cm backwards with the chair; you hit your colleague, move 30cm sideways you encounter the end of your desk. Uber boring location, incredibly ugly on the inside of the office building. Zero leadership. In this hole what matter is how much effort you put in pleasing certain key figures within GFI. Don't worry in not know who they are; you will instantly recognize them or described to you by your colleagues. Salary, benefits, promotions are all given according to that pleasing effort. N.B. No HR exist...or rather there is someone who is enclosed in a corner and you might only know him/her when you are fired. Yes fired...it happens quite frequently when you don't "PLEASE" the director etc etc.

    If you want a bright future...keep out of here. Many are doing so, many who leave the company are not being replaced for the simple reason that no candidates apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pack your things and get out of there. You are destroying the company. You have no values, no skills, no leadership. All you care is your personal gain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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