Guidance Software - Poor executive leadership, high turnover, good if you're in Sales for $$$ | Glassdoor
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"Poor executive leadership, high turnover, good if you're in Sales for $$$"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

* Good location close to Old Town Pasadena
* There is a degree of flexibility to move around within the organization although the latest layoff may have changed this.

Cons

* High turnover (42%) leads to low employee morale
* You need to fight tooth and nail for your deserved salary adjustments
* You may be working under incompetent management
* Inept sales managers who are overpaid but not making their quotas in contrast to the underpaid and unrecognized departments that support the inept sales team
* Ironic technological inefficiencies for a technology company
* A lot of office politics!!!
* Horrible accounting and budgeting practices.
* It was obvious the recent layoff was just for show.

Advice to Management

You are a small company acting as a large corporation. Recognize the little people who actually produce work rather than those who simply delegate and take all the credit. If there is no fundamental change, the company should go back to being a private company. It was not ready.

Guidance Software Response

Jun 4, 2015

Thank you for your review, posted on June 29, 2009. At the time you posted this review, our company looked very different. But today is a new day here at Guidance Software! Our newly assembled ... More

Other Employee Reviews for Guidance Software

  1. Helpful (3)

    "The Grass is never Greener!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pasadena, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Location, nice furniture, standard benefits package.

    Cons

    Management not very open to change, very disorganized. Quick to jump to results without looking at the entire problem. Found that when you expressed your concerns, they were overlooked. Management spent too much time trying to be legal and not doing what they should have been doing.

    Advice to Management

    Train management, it's more about effective managers leading a team, motivating that team. Management standing up and owning mistakes, making a point to fix them.

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 4, 2015

    Thank you for your review, posted on Aug. 12, 2008. We are sorry to hear about your experience. At the time you posted this review, our company looked very different. But today is a new day here ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Was good until we got bought out"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guidance Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    When I was hired, my team was very well integrated.

    Cons

    As a remote employee, was overlooked a great deal. After completing a major data migration, the team split up like rats abandoning a sinking ship

    Advice to Management

    Look to your roots.

    Guidance Software Response

    May 19, 2017

    Thank you for your review. Regarding your comment about getting "bought out," we are very sorry you have incorrect information. We'd like to clarify for our readers that Guidance Software has not ... More

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