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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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Check Point Software Technologies Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed
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Pros
  • "Free lunch as long as you stay under the limit" (in 45 reviews)

  • "I got to travel and kept a work-life balance" (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very low salary compared to the market" (in 45 reviews)

  • "No work life balance & little appreciation for hard work" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "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. "SE"

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    • Senior Management
    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, stability, market leader

    Cons

    Massive product portfolio. Hard to be an expert on all the products.

    Advice to Management

    Get back to basics

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Technical Support Advisor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  5. "Things have been better"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Don’t even bother"

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

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

    Pros

    - Good products but that’s about it
    - Great stepping stone
    - Great place to coast if you want to just rest and vest

    Cons

    - Everything has to be approved by Israel
    - CEO will blame US sales for lackluster talent without taking ownership on lackluster internal training and development needed to help them become high-performing sales reps (HR won’t help either)
    - Get ready not to be paid a penny on commission and then expect a statement at the end of they year stating that you owe them money for “overpayment” on commission
    - Also expect not to make any sense of the commission statements you get
    - You’d be lucky to even get a comp plan before H2
    - By the time you get your bonus, it’s been withheld because of the money you owe for “overpayment”
    - Just don’t even bother

    Advice to Management

    - Nothing can save you


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Sales team is underappreciated"

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    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Inside Sales Representative in San Carlos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    They have great pto, offer stock options, expensing items, trips, there are some great partner events.

    Cons

    Underpaid, not enough engineering resources.. family and friends are hired frequently.. commission targets are not given to sales teams until half the year is over.

    Advice to Management

    Pay the account managers market value..

  8. Helpful (2)

    "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


  9. 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.


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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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