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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated March 15, 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. "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.


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    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Carlos, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Founder still with the firm and very productive.

    He has a unique style different than any other founder in the field at the level CHKP competes

    Cons

    The firm is at the stage where it is preparing for the next round of growth to double the size of the company.

    This will probably require additional breadth of executive management and some delegation of authority to be able to act with speed against the competition.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to maintain leadership in the field.

    This will require further refining of a long-term strategy to counter some of the fiercer competitors.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovation, best in class , market leader

    Cons

    Work life balance , compensation perceived as not so competitive

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Very Friendly"

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

    Pros

    The work environment is very friendly and inviting.

    Cons

    I personally do not have any cons


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    "Security Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Security Engineer in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Mature pure-play security company with industry leading state-of-the-art solutions across the entire security spectrum. Focus on providing extremely well performing unified products with a strong emphasis on channel partners for resale and services add-ons. Excellent entrepreneurial culture and team orientation. Tons of learning experiences and growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Have not seen any in my time here. Really happy to be contributing my time and energy to our goals and missions. Seems to be a strong feeling that we are positively impacting our customers at a very high and important level. I like being part of that kind of momentum.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work! Stay exclusively security focused, continuously upgrade existing products, introduce new technology offerings as appropriate and maintain the solid customer support.


  8. "Diamond Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Diamond Services Engineer in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Diamond Services Engineer in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team work, great leader in charge , great technology behind the product , great opportunity for travel ,

    Cons

    Theres not much. Every work place will over work engineers. This place doesn't. If all depends how you manage your work load. Your outcome depends how much you out in. Compensation could be better. Other jobs pay more but doesn't mean it's not a good place to be.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "CheckPoint is, by far, the best company I have ever worked at."

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    Current Employee - SE Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - SE Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great technology, great vision and the company is a de facto thought leader in information security. Upper management seems to really care about their people

    Cons

    Horrible marketing
    No ability to keep a good CMO long term
    Not enough field reps and SE's to grow business
    No local marketing budget

    Advice to Management

    Hire (and keep) a world class CMO and then give them the budget to create demand


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to grow"

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    Former Employee - Professional Services in Irving, TX
    Former Employee - Professional Services in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free training, tons of room for advancement, overtime, great employee's, good benefits. I personally started with an extremely low salary, but I worked extremely hard, put in long hours, never said no to any potential engagement and 3 years later I'm making $150k+ for another company, but in the same line of work. The point here is to separate yourself from others, prove you want it more, Check Point is a great stepping stone to more lucrative possibilities down the road if you just put forth effort!

    Cons

    Morale can be somewhat low at times, salary is below average, overworked

    Advice to Management

    Focus on managers that know how to lead and also lead by example. I personally had great management, but I understand that's not always the case.


  11. Helpful (3)

    "Sales Operations"

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    Former Employee - Sales Operations
    Former Employee - Sales Operations
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive work environment, accepting new ideas and initiatives, a lot of opportunities to grow and develop within the company

    Cons

    Salary might be lower than other competitive companies, but gives you a great opportunity to start and other compensation bonuses that make up for the gap



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