Guidance Software
2.2 of 5 48 reviews
www.guidancesoftware.com Pasadena, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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15% Approve of the CEO

Guidance Software President, CEO, and Director Victor Limongelli

Victor Limongelli

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20% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great company to work for!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Guidance Software full-time

Proswork life balance.
great talents, supportive management

Consresistance of change. benefit could be better.

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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It's become "just a job"

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Pasadena, CA

I have been working at Guidance Software full-time for more than 8 years

ProsPays well (although this is changing with recent job cuts and firings). It's a great product and has been around for over 15 years.

ConsMicro-management
Lack of direction
Lack of communication
Its become a vindictive environment (regarding upper management)
Company feels as though its always looking for reasons to get rid of people.
MANY people are looking to leave.

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with the employees and treat them as adults.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company flushed down the drain by mismanagement

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Guidance Software full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood product; pockets of smart, talented employees

ConsPoor growth and career potential. Very poor management and upper level management. Management requires training in appropriate HR behavior, people skills. Management creates and fosters a stressful, distrustful and unpleasant culture; does not reward expertise, hard work or dedication.

Advice to Senior ManagementTime to clean house - especially at the higher levels. Recognize and reward employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to learn the eDiscovery world from ground up

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Guidance Software full-time for more than a year

Prosgreat product, great technical talent, great clients

Conspoor management, lack strategic vision, poor execution

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employees are good to work with and upper management are nice people.

System Analyst (Former Employee)
Pasadena, CA

I worked at Guidance Software full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood people to work with, compensation is sufficient, most managers connect well with employees.

ConsBottom line trumps everything, internal resources spread thin, products could open up from specialized markets to more mass media / general sales.

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to achieve a better balance of focus on customer markets - the small customer is what made the company thrive and deserves to have more attention shifted back to them.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Guidance Software....where there is none.

Forensic Consultant (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Guidance Software full-time

ProsThere are none that I can think of.

ConsEverything from workload to manager

Advice to Senior ManagementGo to business and management school

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Intelligent people with great pay

Enterprise Applications Developer (Former Employee)
Pasadena, CA

I worked at Guidance Software full-time for more than 3 years

Pros-Reserved stock
-Higher-than-average pay
-Yearly bonus
-Yearly holiday party with huge prizes (I got 2 plane tickets)
-Release parties (Universal studios / Cruise / Disney)
-Team lunches
-Team "offsite meetings" AKA "lets play pool at a bar"
-Agile environment
-Reduced cost cafe on site with large menu (whole meal for $4)

Best perk - Extremely nice and intelligent co-workers. Experts in many different fields.

Cons-No opportunity to work from home

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the FULL transition to Agile (Executives need to be behind Agile as well) and the company will prosper.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Lots of Turnover, Poor Management, and Little Governance

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Guidance Software full-time

ProsGreat locations, people you work with are friendly

ConsHeads of Sales, Marketing, Channels, and other departments turnover constantly. You will be very lucky if you survive during these transitions. If you are junior or paid below market or there is a perceived issue associated with your termination, you will probably be OK. Very little process due to the turnover.

Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to the founder and outside officers is - this is a public company so treat it like that and make the right decisions. Look at how much marketshare you've lost to rivals. You were early leaders, but you haven't been able to maintain that lead. Look at all the turnover for goodness sake. How many earnings misses are we going to hear about. How many times are investors going to hear about Conference attendence numbers, expensive reports the company has comissioned, and that the next "big" product is coming in two quarters.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Awesome

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Guidance Software

ProsGreat place to work. Helpful developers all around, and management is good too.

ConsThere are no cons working here.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A decent place to work for

SQA Engineer (Former Employee)
Pasadena, TX

I worked at Guidance Software full-time for more than 3 years

ProsSince this is a small company. It allows individuals to research and used various tools for their work. There are some good people working there. It's pretty rare to have to work on weekends.

ConsThis is a place where friends promote friends. In order for you to move up, you need to be are of the clique crew or have friends at the top.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs to be more qualified to manage. Perhaps take more management.

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