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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated March 17, 2017
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  • Free Lunch (of "there is no such thing" fame) (in 39 reviews)

  • Managers try to enforce a work-life balance (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Advanced Diamond Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and people

    Cons

    People company. About who you know.


  2. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company, Career Opportunities, Good Benefits

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, Work/Life Balance, Lack of appreciation


  3. "QA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great products and technology. Learning opportunity

    Cons

    Compensation benefits are tight, more competitive with market will be better


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  5. "Mobility team is a continual disaster"

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

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

    Pros

    Strong growth in cybersecurity market as a whole, great F1000 customer base
    Pretty good travel and expense policy for sales people (average)
    Local sales leadership is very strong, get it, takes good care to keep good people around

    Cons

    1.) If you are considering a role on the mobile security team, run....run very fast. CP is one of the only players poised to crush the emerging mobile threat market yet continues to fumble the ball. Leadership in Israel has mismatched expectations with what the market will bear/produce and the product is full of empty promises- development is slow and new releases are few and far between. Sales reps will not hit unrealistic quotas and they decelerate payments, plan on making just your base salary and traveling like a dog. In the end the lion share of the commissions are impossible to earn.

    Advice to Management

    FIX YOUR LOGO and accelerate your brand.
    Read the industry analyst reports (Gartner, Forrester, etc) on the Mobile Threat and take them to heart.
    Deliver on the features you promise.
    You do not have a people problem, stop burning through quality mobile sales people because you are not seeing growth, rather understand the reality of the market and right size your expectations. Go execute against that.


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    "WORK HERE IF YOU DARE"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch up to $8.50
    Free snacks
    Weekends off
    Some travel--SKO, regionals etc.
    Good entry to the technology corporate world

    Cons

    Well....where do I start? If you want to be degraded and disrespected and feel like you have no value, join the inside sales team. Most of the field you are countered part with will see you as their admin and expect you to do all their net new work and when they don't meet their numbers, the blame is on you. (Luckily I had a few good field reps.) There is absolutely no structure what so ever, if you have a question on something you will get a "I don't know" and then be forced to find the answer yourself. Training program for new hires?....totally unorganized and irrelevant to the role. No moral or work ethic, people come and go as they please or while they are there, it's not work. No motivation from the team to grow and promote or even do better in your current role.

    When it comes to pay, you get paid less than what other companies offer. Not to mention there's no way to track how you get paid commission and what you are getting paid on. Everything is a mess and there's no clear answer on anything. When you ask, people will say "welcome to Check Point" how sad of an excuse. On top of that, when the new year starts you'd expect to have your numbers/goals. Not here. Expect to see that in June and then still be expected to reach that above and beyond 100%. As far as a prospecting tool.....didn't have one. Was told to google and LinkedIn prospects. What a joke. A prime example of how cheap this company is.

    No one is ever on the same page and this company is a hot mess. Surprised people have lasted longer than a few months here. As if I didn't give you enough reasons to not work here.....One of the team "leads" is not only uneducated but also is not able to be trusted. Prime example of where you can go by kissing butt so if that's your style go for it!

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so cheap. Have things set and ready when the year starts or lower your expectations. Get it together.


  7. "Anonymous"

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

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

    Pros

    Largest pure-play security vendor in the world.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  8. "Good opportunity, but poorly managed sales team"

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

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

    Pros

    Great introduction into the network security industry.
    Travel opportunities
    Good perks--catered lunches, snacks, gym discount, good benefits etc.
    Good learning experience

    Cons

    Really poorly managed sales team. Higher ups are not really in tune with the rest of the company. Weird commission layout.


  9. "Account Manager"

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

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Well engineered product
    Great environment surrounded by great people

    Cons

    Focus seems to be more on the technology and not enough on the customer


  10. "Inside Sales Representative"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Training, good mangers, and a helpful staff.

    Cons

    Majority of them are a bunch of kids who are not motivated.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Run as fast as you can from sales job"

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

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    its in a good industry

    Cons

    Marketing and Sales Management are horrible.
    Cheap.
    Heavy handed company attitude.



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