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  1. "Great entry level position"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Active management with training and participation

    Cons

    Little advancement potential to move forward

    Advice to Management

    More trianing from middle management


  2. "Avoid Riding on Aladdin's Magic Carpet"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good technology. Core HASP product is excellent. Some excellent technology expertise.

    Cons

    CEO was incompetent and he employed family members and friends of company. They were a global company but did not operate effectively in a global way. High turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Bring in real managers who have successfully scaled a company beyond $100 million; do what you do best..start a new company.


  3. "Great workplace, management restructure hurt the company and the culture badly"

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    Former Employee - Director in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Director in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aladdin Knowledge Systems full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits, workspace, ethics, flexibility. A great group of people to work with, and a challenging business segment.
    Major growth opportunities both personally as well as generally for the company.

    Cons

    Management intrigue and politics was hurting the company badly. It was basically three different companies running under the same banner. All competing for internal resources, frequent management changes drove the company down both professionally as well as from a culture perspective.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to your ethics and professionalism. A public company is not a place to practice politics.


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  5. "very good company, great people, great products, nice place to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Support Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aladdin Knowledge Systems full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    none because it is a great place to work and a nice people too

    Cons

    very good company, great people, great products, nice place to work for

    Advice to Management

    very good company, great people, great products, nice place to work for


  6. "Simply great!"

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    Former Employee - Director R&D in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Former Employee - Director R&D in Munich, Bayern (Germany)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aladdin Knowledge Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Best company I've ever worked for.

    Cons

    Unfortunately acquired by by Vector Capital.


  7. "a nice family like firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Aladdin Knowledge Systems full-time

    Pros

    good atmosphere
    good people
    achievable goals
    teamwork is a higg developed value

    Cons

    the company is very conservative wen it comes to adopting new technologies


  8. "Best company I ever worked for"

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    Former Employee - IR Manager in Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Former Employee - IR Manager in Tel Aviv (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Aladdin Knowledge Systems full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing atmosphere, family, care
    career growth

    Cons

    company was sold, new ownership less rewarding


  9. "Poor pay & unfriendly career advancement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    greate chance to work on internet based electrical software distribution, and security related technologies, opportunity to gain edging experience & knowledge

    Cons

    the pay was really low, and managers don't pay any attention to employee's career advancement, not to mention upper management lacks of leadership

    Advice to Management

    It may be worthy of trying to spend a little bit more to retain telents, and care a little bit more for employee advancement


  10. "xxx"

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    Current Employee - Channel Sales
    Current Employee - Channel Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great technology

    Cons

    Leadership is not very professional.

    Advice to Management

    Make a desicion and stick with it.


  11. "SafeNet lost the Aladdin magic in the US"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people were the best part of Aladdin. There was a family-like atmosphere until Vector Capital/SafeNet came along, laid off dozens of people, and lowered company morale.

    Cons

    Under Yanki Margalit, the organization operated more like a Mom and Pop shop than the global corporation it was. While this was bad for company growth, it was great for company perks. Yanki was generous with his employees. For example, he gave a secretary and her husband a free vacation to Israel. Severance packages of one month per year worked were common. Under SafeNet management, the severance package decreased to one week per year worked, the employee paid health insurance costs rose, and the management generosity disappeared. The culture shifted from a family run business to a dollar oriented, corporate culture where even the employees from India say, "You can do better than SafeNet."

    Advice to Management

    Talk to your customers, employees, and managers before making a decision based on the bottom line. Positions were eliminated in the merger that never should've been eliminated, and some of the hardest working, most talented people were let go based solely on job descriptions. No one talked to the managers to get their opinions about who should be kept or let go. If SafeNet had actually learned about how Aladdin operated before terminating people, the merger would've been much smoother, leading to less dissatisfaction among customers and employees.


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