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Check Point Software Technologies Reviews

Updated March 23, 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. Helpful (3)

    "OMG - It's True!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong brand/market awareness and reputation for firewall products. Loyal customer base that continues to buy products and renew maintenance contracts. There is some decent technology, and stable products, but...

    Cons

    Success/strength is limited to firewall business and a somewhat loyal customer base. Extremely difficult working environment with substantial turn over. Everybody is micro-managed at every step, which makes breaking away difficult. People are not empowered, and it is very difficult to bring new ideas to the table. The working environment is perhaps the biggest issue at Check Point that inhibits their success.

    Although the technology is sound and stable, it is not cutting edge. They have not been able to see much success in new areas of security technology. Hardware-based model is not adapting to current market trends.

    Advice to Management

    No pint as they would not take any suggestions or advice -- "they know better".


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Tough place, good people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good for people trying to get experience. Get to know people from around the world. Somewhat of a "free lunch". After making it a Check Point you can make it anywhere. They do know about security which is a good thing to know. HR people are good, especially the director.

    Cons

    Hard work, lot's of pressure. They catch people doing things wrong. 30% attrition rate a year.

    Advice to Management

    I think they make it so they have a lot of churn, they want to always have a young, fresh company. The model works well in Israel, but I don't think it works in the US. Maybe if you caught people doing things right. Give people good titles so that when they leave they can get better jobs.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Firewall Support"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firewall Support (TAC) in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Firewall Support (TAC) in Irving, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Learn a ton
    Free Check Point Certs
    Opportunities to specialize in a product team
    Will take candidates who don't have any real world experience

    Cons

    The pay is honestly not very competitive for the level of work that you will be doing.
    Very strict on work load.
    Call center environment, not able to take breaks when you want to.

    Advice to Management

    Management is a mix of those few who are on your side and understand the amount of stress that the job brings. Then there are a few that have been around for longer and they only care about hitting their call stats.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Professional Services"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Gain new knowledge about firewalls and how Check Point prevents threats to networks
    - You can take Certification exams for free
    - You get free lunches
    - Managers do Happy Hour once a week (Managers buy food for everyone)
    - Entry Level positions available every 3-6 months

    Cons

    - Low starting compensation
    - Sometimes overworked and underpaid
    - Some of the managers think they are always right when they are wrong
    - A lot of new changes are taking place at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so discerning to your workers. Be nice and treat them like you would want to be treated. Put yourselves in your co-worker's shoes for once.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Lead Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Lead Consultant in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Check Point family, the team is amazing. The best professionals I've ever worked with. Good products.
    Opportunities to travel around the world.

    Cons

    Managers in Israel want to know everything and make all decisions. All new hires must be approved by Gil (CEO).

    Advice to Management

    Check Point is grown up already. Stop leading it like a start-up.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "revolving door"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Sales in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great product with some caveats - passionate development team.Difficult to make a good salary here ($200k+) for experienced sales professionals but great for young guns looking to get a start in the security world. Expect to make around $150k annum. Good Health plan.

    Cons

    Unfortunately this company does not have it's customers best interests at heart. The internal push is to get new customers and upsell to existing regardless of fit. Difficult to build long term loyalty with this approach.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees reports on customer concerns and act on them. A long row to hie (18 months?) but ultimately will build a better brand.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Inside sales rep"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - South Central Account Executive in Hayward, CA
    Current Employee - South Central Account Executive in Hayward, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    culture, coworkers, compensation payout, enviroment

    Cons

    lack of structure, constant change to processes, employee turnover


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Security Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start or to come back to."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Field Sales in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Industry leading technologies. Hard to sell newer technologies in public sector, but financials love it. Emerging product has all the focus by upper management.

    Cons

    High management turnover, just unfortunately not at the very top. Strong micro-management environment from the CEO down. Some low level deal discounts have to be approved a hemisphere away by the president of the company. This is not efficient.
    New school customers do not love us like the company things they do, however. Younger potential customers love PAN, Fortinet, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Empower, trust, and then pay your managers to fully run thier territories. Managers, fight for industry level wages for your employees.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Good while it lasted"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stable company with stable growth

    Cons

    Salary not up to par with industry

    Advice to Management

    Proactively increase the salary of employees to industry level to avoid employees leaving



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