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Guidance Software Overview

Pasadena, CA
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public (GUID)
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
At Guidance Software, we love working with gifted, ethical, enthusiastic people. Throughout our company and across our partner and customer communities, we solve problems by collaborating with some of the best minds in security and digital investigations every day. If ... Read more

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  • See what life at Guidance is like for a sale pro. Ready to join our Guidance Sales team?

    Savvy With Our Sales Team

    Sales Careers | Mar 15, 2017 Today there is no hotter place than security -- And our sales team works with customers closely on a daily basis to build strong relationships. We not only help customers on the forensic side but also on the commercial side.

  • Up close with Lesley Carhart, security incident response team lead from Motorola Solutions and recipient of Guidance Software's Women in Technology award at #EnfuseCon17.

    100 Seconds with Lesley Carhart

    Technical Careers | Jun 12, 2017 Guidance Software is honored to interview Lesley Carhart, security incident response team lead from Motorola Solutions and recipient of our Women in Technology award at #EnfuseCon17. In this video, Lesley talks about her journey and career as a female in the field of computer forensics, and what it takes to overcome gaps and challenges.

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Guidance Software – Why Work For Us?

Our Guides work passionately to keep our customer's most valuable information safe and secure from risk every day. At Guidance, we are changing the face of cyber security. Ready to join us? 

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What's it like working on our Product Engineering team? Collaborate with brilliant minds in cyber security and digital investigations every day. Flexibility to work from home (aka Pajama Program). Great compensation and benefits...and more.

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Today there is no hotter place than security -- and our sales team works passionately to put customers first and exceed expectations at every opportunity. Do you have a zest to achieve? Then consider a Sales career at Guidance. 

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Guidance Software Reviews

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Guidance Software President and Chief Executive Officer Patrick Dennis
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    "A tech turn-around story in the making."

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Pasadena, CA
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    I have been working at Guidance Software full-time (More than a year)


    In spite of the challenges the company has a lot of potential, great people to work with and a predominantly collaborative culture. Strong core product offering in forensics and digital investigations ...a dynamic and interesting market to work in.


    After years of losses under the former leadership, company is pushing for profitability and growth under the new management team. It requires hard work and very lean teams. This can be a challenging environment for some who were used to a different culture with lower expectations.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to push us into profitability and turn us into a grown-up company. Next, modernize the infrastructure to reduce friction of mundane tasks such as expense reports.

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Guidance Software Photos

Guidance Software photo of: Good times at our 2016 Annual Employee Appreciation Summer Picnic! We had fun building 22 wheelchairs for our veterans together and helping the Soldiers' Angels charity.
Guidance Software photo of: Congratulations to the top 3 winners of our Product Engineering Hackathon 2016! Great hacks were shared around the theme of usability.
Guidance Software photo of: We had a great time at Innovate Pasadena's "Hit Refresh" panel! Marilyn provided tips to help navigate the tech jobs market.
Guidance Software photo of: Guides having a fun time together at Black Hat!
Guidance Software photo of: Our fabulous Events team together at Black Hat USA.
Guidance Software photo of: #GuidancePeople looking good at the Black Hat Business Hall Reception!
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Guidance Software Interviews



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    Inside Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pasadena, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Guidance Software (Pasadena, CA) in July 2016.


    Phone interview, and then face to face. They ask for a presentation - make sure you understand from them what they mean by that regardless of what kind of instruction they give you by document or verbal. Get a very good understanding of what they are looking for.

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Guidance Software Awards & Accolades

  • Best Computer Forensic Solution, SC Magazine Awards U.S., 2016
  • Security 100 List, CRN, 2016
  • Gold Award, Security Training Educational Programs, Info Security Products Guide, 2016
  • Bronze Award, Endpoint Security, Info Security Products Guide, 2016
  • 2016 Security 100: 20 Coolest Endpoint Security Vendors, CRN, 2016
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