GFI Software Reviews

Updated November 4, 2014
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  1. Great place to work, Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    You work hard, but are well rewarded. Success is celebrated, and the company works hard to train up and support skills gaps.
    Great office location in Edinburgh.
    Free softdrinks
    Foosball table!

    Cons

    Hard work, and rapid change, but for me that just keeps it interesting.
    Not much else to say, they constantly work to address any issues/problems as they arise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, keep communicating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Brilliant place for people who are proactive and can take accountability

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Exciting environment with lots of opportunities
    Training is provided in technical as well as "commercial skills"
    Management is prepared to listen and react - especially the CEO

    Cons

    Changes can come quickly and be hard to understand without asking questions.
    Flexibility is key and this can imping on personal life sometimes, although they do give due account for people who go over and above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Explain better to the whole organisation the strategy and culture that you are trying to build.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Tons of opportunities

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    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
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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Freedom to be creative!

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    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
  6. 1 person found this helpful

    Don't Know What the Other Reviews Are On About

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions
    Good Benefits
    Great People

    Cons

    Don't have anything bad to say I enjoy my job, I work hard. If I do a good job I get recognised for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

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

    Exciting and Challenging

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time

    Pros

    - Great team of talented individuals;
    - You could never say you are bored - a challenging environment which allows individuals to be creative and make their role their own.
    - I look forward to what each day will bring

    Cons

    I love the fact the environment changes so rapidly; however if you're someone who like rigidity and routine then GFI is perhaps not the right place for you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful

    Very Good

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    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
  9. hard work

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    Former Employee - Channel Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at GFI Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    high earning potential with great bonus and commission rewards.
    room for individual contribution and growth.

    Cons

    high pressure, long hours with not very realistic targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ensure employee morale through better communication and realistic targets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Cool place to work - have no plans on leaving this company any time soon.

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    Current Employee - PPC Specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - PPC Specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    Management actually know about the product and industry. I work in a very open and honest environment and colleagues are really good fun. It is hard work but good fun !

    Cons

    None really. I genuinly have nothing negative to say about working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing please and dont change to much ! Keep listening to your customers and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. A shame there isn't better leadership.

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    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

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