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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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Check Point Software Technologies Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed
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Pros
  • Managers try to enforce a work-life balance (in 17 reviews)

  • Free Lunch (of "there is no such thing" fame) (in 36 reviews)

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  1. "Check Point CSM"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work with a leading company in the industry

    Cons

    Marketing would help improve success


  2. "Great company and product, local team sufferring"

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

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

    Pros

    Awesome product in the cybersecurity industry, pretty flexible with PTO and accommodating with family issues

    Cons

    Not a very organized on-boarding or training process, makes it very difficult to feel you know enough to succeed.

  3. "It has so much potential to be a better company!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Great and smart group of people work here
    -Their products are truly good

    Cons

    -Lack of communication, especially between teams based in Tel Aviv and San Carlos
    -Lots of micromanaging
    -More time spent on execution, less on strategy


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Security Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Top Notch Cyber Security company to work for.

    Cons

    As with any vendors whose goal is to provide coverage to all enforcement layers for cyber threat prevention, integration with other solution that specializes in key specific functionality can be cumbersome to integrate. Nonetheless, Check Point will do their due diligence to allow the integration to happen approve by all parties which customer/consumer fails to understand.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good Spot to Start"

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    Former Employee - Diamond Engineer in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Diamond Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    your colleagues will feel like an extension of your family, lunch is catered everyday, can move up the ladder very fast

    Cons

    management has no idea what they are doing (this includes the director), management tends to over work anyone who shows initiative, the buddy system is how one gets promoted, once in support role leaving support is almost impossible without quitting

    Advice to Management

    Stop promoting your friends and open every management job with a rec and interview each candidate. Allow people to grow their careers into other departments.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Huge room for improvement."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to start your career or gain valuable experience. Great people and company culture in San Carlos office. Solid technology and products.

    Cons

    Lack of organization and vision. Chaotic work environment. Lack of direction and execution on what should be important business goals for any company. Israeli leadership very combative and difficult to work with. Huge disconnect between Israel HQ and United States office, which has not gotten better in time I have been at the company. Sub-industry standard pay. Oh, and the lunch isn't "free" like they say it is...

    Advice to Management

    Take lessons from other Silicon Valley tech companies and agree on a general direction for the organization.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great product, processes need a lot of improvement"

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    Former Employee - Channel Manager
    Former Employee - Channel Manager
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is well known and has good solutions for security market. They work with you and look to retain employees. Can make decent money if the cards fall right.

    Cons

    Constant changes to sales targets and processes. Salesforce, rainking and other applications are underutilized to the point that they are almost non existent. No marketing support. Company is engineering focused and believe sales should be a given with the right product. Changes to management have led to employee attrition, trying to become more like Cisco for their next growth phase.

    Advice to Management

    The top management at Check Point needs to be replaced to further the upward trajectory of the company. Bringing in failed sales leadership and hoping they can revitalize is not a path to success.

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Nightmare"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid pay
    Good benefits
    Great products
    Work from home for some positions

    Cons

    Management changes
    Quota changes at random with no reason
    Micro-managing without reason
    Insane sales targets
    Marketing efforts are laughable
    Support for sales very low
    Technical support unresponsive

    Advice to Management

    Stop making changes so often and disrespecting employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "TAC engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay for lunch and have it delivered so you don't have to worry about leaving the office for it

    Cons

    Too many changes for short time period.

    Advice to Management

    Make it fun like it used to be


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Pause and do your homework"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hot field currently and most products are top of their class

    Cons

    Pay is low in relation to competition. Management is scattered as they don't have a true sales hierarchy like most established companies do. No verticals, just now focusing one team on the Enterprise space and territories seem to be put together with no real logic or consistency.

    Advice to Management

    Be up front and don't pass the buck so much. Pay more so you don't such a young sales force that while competent, at times can lack a maturity that is needed in larger accounts. Get the Channel more focused on more than 1-2 partners per region.


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