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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated February 15, 2019
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Pros
  • "Free lunch which is late or stolen by another underpaid , overworked employee" (in 48 reviews)

  • "I got to travel and kept a work-life balance" (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Repetitive, boring, shifts, low salary" (in 56 reviews)

  • "No work life balance & little appreciation for hard work" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Check Point"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technology, company trying to re-invent itself and capture more market share.

    Cons

    Occasional cross-cultural challenges like any global company. Less than most.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating and continue to enable the sales force to be successful.


  2. "Innovative and Exciting Position"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Heavy R&D focus, lots of room to experiment
    Several opportunities to improve your skill
    Free food

    Cons

    Company culture less suited towards young adults
    Doesn't pay as high as several "top" tech companies or some startups

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Work/Life Balance? - no thanks"

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    Current Employee - Security Engineer
    Current Employee - Security Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    I have not found any pros yet.

    Cons

    Better not have a personal life, they don't like that, the company is everything.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe you should understand that work is a part of life, not the reason for life.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "You'll need therapy after working here"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch
    Flexible work hours
    Staff outings
    Opportunity to visit Israel

    Cons

    Aggressive management style
    Co-workers will steal your lunch (if you don't pick it up in time)
    Questionable business practices

    Advice to Management

    This company has great potential - when upper management eventually realizes they don't have to be involve in every single decision. This is an Israeli company that wants to have a bigger presence in the U.S. At the same time, they do not allow a single American executive to make decisions. Until that happens, the company will continue to function the way it does (which is aggressive, beyond ethics and defying conventional wisdom).

    The pay is very good (as are the benefits) because deep down, they know they need to overpay employees to lure them there. Genuinely speaking, this is a great job if you are ok with paper pushing and relinquishing every creative part in your brain. But if you are looking to take initiative and pitch your own ideas, be ready to face rejection time and time again. Disappointing too because, as stated above, there is so much potential for this company. But it will continue to shoot themselves in the foot if nothing changes.


  5. "Channel manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Good training program
    New products every year

    Cons

    Executive Management is based in Israel


  6. "Territory Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great technology and product set

    Cons

    Comp plan below industry standard


  7. "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    People working at Check Point are great folks. Products are comprehensive and really good, never first to market though.

    Cons

    Competition is out marketing and executing compared to Check Point.

  8. "Security Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Carlos, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people and solid technology,

    Cons

    Low pay, management has long way to go to in order to make this company as successful as it should be.

    Advice to Management

    De-centralize the decision making.


  9. "Strategic sales"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Northeast, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Northeast, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Culture people money Benefits opportunity
    Edits

    Cons

    The sales process in place

    Advice to Management

    Aquire more companies


  10. Helpful (2)

    "In the past 4 months, I have really become attached to Check Point."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment, Great Manager, Great daily activities.

    Cons

    Marketing is not a priority, it’s an afterthought. This makes it tough to get our name out to customers. We have lots of good products that no one knows about.

    Advice to Management

    Great job training your managers. My boss is great, his boss is great. This is only the second time (in 25 yrs) I have worked in a company that has this good of a management team. But please put more effort into marketing.