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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated April 24, 2017
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Check Point Software Technologies Chairman and CEO Gil Shwed
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Pros
  • Free Lunch (of "there is no such thing" fame) (in 39 reviews)

  • Managers try to enforce a work-life balance (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Low salary relative to the IT market (in 24 reviews)

  • Upper management not connected to employees, which creates a gap (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to start"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - QA Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Good people and good benifits.

    Cons

    Poor Managment, Low pay compare to other companies, Few opportunities to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the wages.


  2. "Check Point as a working space"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Stable and successful place to work in

    Cons

    Very hard to get your salary to be raised even if you change position with in the company

    Advice to Management

    Give better salary raise so that people would like to stay for the long run.


  3. "recommended as first place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    you can learn a lot
    good as first place to work on.

    Cons

    the salary not good enough


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  5. "QA Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, get a lot of experience and go on to another company.

    Cons

    After two years there is no opportunities to grow / Salary is Low (In QA sphere).

    Advice to Management

    Pay more attention to your employees - Not just to companies revenue.


  6. "full time job as QA Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    good people, convenient atmosphere, good location

    Cons

    poor management and HR. no real perspective and growth.
    poor salary.

    Advice to Management

    invest in old experienced employees.


  7. "Working there may seem perfect, but it's far from there"

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

    I worked at Check Point Software Technologies full-time

    Pros

    All the conditions except salary is quite good (stocks plan, food, gym etc). You are exposed to a leading cyber security company with global branches, and for a first job it can also be a goo place to start.

    Cons

    It looks like a great company, but the organizational culture is not positive, very stressful and not as professional as you would expect. The process of hiring is too lengthy.

    Advice to Management

    Seems like managers should get a better training about how to handle challenges in management. Very low salaries. Lots of inefficiency in the sense that there are multiple functions doing the same job.


  8. "Better than most"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great to work with

    Cons

    Management keeps moving plans and quotas. Not fair quotas. And there is favoritism.

    Advice to Management

    Stick to a plan for more than a year.


  9. "Software Developer C"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, great social place

    Cons

    Very old fashioned
    Pretty cheap in salaries and other basic hi tech standard perks


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good stepping stone, but don't get comfortable."

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Advisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Technical Support Advisor in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Hires right out of school/agency
    +Will teach you how to work under stress
    +Free certification
    +Get a good look at how the IT world works
    +/-Call centre environment, but no scripts or anything of the sort. You're free to do and say as you please on the calls. No protocol to follow.

    Cons

    -24/7 environment (So overnight and early morning shifts you might be stuck with for months/years)
    -One of the lowest salaries in the field
    -Everything is based on your stats, unless it's something positive in which case they ignore it
    -Very stressful; will work through your breaks, lunch and will likely need to work overtime every day
    -Matters more who you are friends with than your performance
    -Seriously high turnover rate due to stressful working conditions
    -Very high learning curve; will take you 6 months before you feel somewhat comfortable on calls.

    Advice to Management

    Try your best to keep employees happy so they don't leave. Your senior staff have a great deal of experience and if you lose that, you can't regain it unless you're lucky enough to hold onto more people, which doesn't happen with the huge turnover because....you don't make your staff happy.

    Focus on the people, not the stats; and speak with the senior staff who answer all the questions to see who needs help, and who is excelling. They are the ones who know best, not the easily manipulated stats.


  11. "Sales Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tel Aviv-Yafo (Israel)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and paid lunches

    Cons

    The salaries are not competitive at all. All the decisions are done by one person that is Gil Shwed. He approves or not even a PR of $50. Therefore, the approval cycle of each activity is very long. If you want to make new and interesting things this is not the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on strategy and on the important things.


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