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"Great place to work--if you can handle it."

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Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Irving, TX
Former Employee - Technical Advisor in Irving, TX
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Learn many aspects of industry-leading firewalls very quickly
Great benefits
Free lunch
Great stock purchase program
Teamwork is highly encouraged

Cons

The pay is comparatively awful
Management can play favorites, although I hear that has changed now
Some degree of micro-management from Israel

Advice to Management

Pay your employees what they are worth, and they will stick around longer. Check Point is a great place to work. If you took a poll of why technical advisers left, the number 1 reason would be because they were offered more elsewhere.

Other Employee Reviews for Check Point Software Technologies

  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great place to gain experience, but the upper management is very heavy handed."

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    Current Employee - Professional Services in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Professional Services in Irving, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities to learn IT Security inside and out if you stay for 2+ years
    An environment with relaxed dress code and a few perks like paid for lunch up to 8 dollars from a choice of 4-5 restaurants every day.

    Cons

    Poor entry level salary
    understaffed in every department makes for a very heavy workload
    Managers for the Technical support department are not technical whatsoever which makes them incompetent at properly delegating responsibilities.
    Their decisions are strictly on meaningless metrics and parameters. For example, how many tickets have been closed per worker on average... How often tickets are closed, length of time tickets have been open.
    Extremely stressful demands from technical customers and non-technical managers.
    This company is all about trial by fire. The strong survive. Training is very poor and the tools provided are minimal. It's very much a cooperative effort with colleagues and a lot of patience that gets you through the endless and demanding phone calls which are very technical and complicated in nature.

    Advice to Management

    Hire technical managers that can properly discern and delegate responsibilities to maximize efficiency.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Driven to always do whatever the customer wanted, with no regard for personnel"

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    Former Employee - Diamond Engineer in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Diamond Engineer in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome way to start learning about security with incredible benefits package.
    At least one trip to israel to see the head office, great experience all around.
    The diamond team specifically teaches you multiple facets of business and handling the security needs of some of the largest companies in the world.

    Cons

    The support team is essentially the lowest man on the totem pole as far as checkpoint is concerned they continually throw everything down on the support team and very little consideration from upper management is given in regards to feedback, direction, or compensation.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your support network, these are thr guys that fix contact busting problems and get next to zero recognition for what they do. Then most of the best achievers walk out because other companies will pay over 50% more and actually care about their support team.

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