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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated May 13, 2018
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Check Point Software Technologies Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed
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  • I got to travel and kept a work-life balance (in 20 reviews)

  • Free lunch as long as you stay under the limit (in 43 reviews)

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  1. "Senior security Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Offers lots of training. Meet with clients from all over.

    Cons

    can have quite a few night calls.


  2. "Getting better"

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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 place to work and good culture

    Cons

    Compensation could be better

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Support Advisor in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Technical Support Advisor in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Lunch is covered by up to ~$8.00 every day
    -You can work as much overtime as you like
    -Flexible PTO
    -Personal growth (promote within)
    -Travel opportunities, mainly Canada and Israel if you are a Technical Support Advisor (company provides means of compensation)
    -Upper level management is very understanding and ask for you to share your thoughts/ideas with them
    -All product team managers are very understanding and easy to get along with
    -You have the ability to expand your product knowledge by attending training- after your shift or during the work day, depending on the subject.
    -Happy Hour once a month (no alcohol) with great food and drinks/deserts.
    -One big cake per month for to recognize birthdays and service anniversaries
    -Yearly raises/bonuses
    -Depending on how you treat others, it's like one big family

    Cons

    -High stress levels
    -Workload is way too high
    -Under staffed
    -Turnover rate
    -Under paid by a large margin (~ $20-$30k)

    Advice to Management

    -Keep leading by example
    -Push for raises from management in Israel or the turnover rate will never slow down; ultimately costing the company more money in regards to training.


  4. "Things have been better"

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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

    Encourages entrepreneurial spirit
    Amazing people throughout the organization

    Cons

    Lack of structure and training makes it difficult for an individual with minimal experience to come in and be effective


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Area Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Area Manager in Rockville, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Technology and good people
    Great place that wants to hire very young in their careers folks and train them
    Great place to learn cyber market

    Cons

    COMP PLANS! You will never be able to understand the commission structure
    So many team mates not making any money- so many times I heard "worst" comp year ever despite having 70-90% numbers against quota
    Benefits- going down- company is pinching pennies, yet has billions in the bank
    Marketing- have to use partners MDF to even get swag to hand out!
    Metrics- that is all that matters! You want to make sure you don't end up on one of the reports- does that drive behavior for "faking" meetings?
    Senior enterprise reps- ask to see the comp plan and have your manager explain it before your join

    Advice to Management

    Look at what is happening in the space. Most Cyber companies are growing 20%- Check Point is around 6%. North America Sales teams have 40-60% turnover.
    Customers are starting to notice. The competition is outselling, out marketing and out rewarding their employees.
    It takes an investment in people and brand awareness to grow revenue.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "CP"

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    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Most People good to work with

    Cons

    Not good Compensation hard to make changes


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Check Point is being left behind"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Sales in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch as long as you stay under the limit

    Cons

    - No product training at all. Here it is, go sell.
    - Most managers starting their career at Check Point and completely out of touch with normal business the it is conducted in most software companies.
    - Check Point loves to point out how Cash Rich they are but it takes forever to get an expense report approved. Sometime it isn't.
    - MARETING, or I should say NO Marketing. Out marketed by every competitor. On a good day Check Point will give away a 25 cent laptop camera cover.
    - Pay is thousand of dollars below the market
    -Support is paid on how quickly they can close a ticket. Not how quickly they can solve the customers problem.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your competitive and how they are beating you. Tell Gill to get off his wallet and pay your people what is norm in the market and for Gods sake understand that Marketing is just a cost of doing business.

  8. "Great company to start your career in tech"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Carlos, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice work/life balance. Some nice perks for employees including catered lunch Mon-Fri that gives you around $8-9 dollars to spend each day. This saved me a lot money last year. Very friendly work/family environment with a great staff. One of the industry leaders in technology/network security. Brilliant minds to work with

    Cons

    A lot of uncertainty at times on the direction of the company and who to approach to get the right answer. There are just way too many cooks in the kitchen in terms of communication from the top and who to listen to especially on the sales/marketing team. Every decision has to come from Tel Aviv, Israel (HQ) even though they are on the opposite side of the globe and nothing gets done unless they confirm the decision.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on a better designed career path for the new employees entering the industry as ISRs/Marketing Ops to encourage them and grow within the company. Give leaders in the bay area more decision making power without the need to depend on someone in Israel. Spend a bit more $$ on marketing to compete with some of the other industry leaders.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Security Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Products speak volume.

    Cons

    Disorganized and no team comradery


  10. "Great technology...but"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They are hiring people with no experience. Which is great if you are trying to get into the cyber game.

    Cons

    Very little marketing, very high quotas.


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