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"Excellent place to learn, fantastic people, not perfect"

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Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Pasadena, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Guidance Software full-time (More than a year)

Pros

a. Extremely knowledgeable, diverse, nice people.
b. Pleasant Pasadena location.
c. The company owns the Forensic Software market.
d. Some managers are awesome, among the best in the industry. (I was one of the lucky ones that had a good manager).
e. Very productive working environment: very few meetings, fantastic coding style, deep code reviews.
f. Cinema, barbeque from time to time.
g. I'm an industry veteran and Guidance was the place where I've learned the most.

Cons

a. Promotions to leadership/management positions are rare, when they happen it is in a opaque way.
b. Some managers are way below average.
c. People get fired constantly for "butting heads with the wrong person".
d. Real estate near Pasadena is expensive (not that Guidance can do anything about it).

Advice to Management

Train your middle managers, so they learn to deal with people. Create your own management talent pool, don't go always after people from outside for leadership positions. Guidance has a fantastic workforce, treat them with respect. Disrespectful managers should be provided proper guidance (no pun intended). Allow for easier lateral movement in the company.

Guidance Software Response

Jun 4, 2015

Thank you for your review, posted on March 28,, 2013. We appreciate you taking the time to provide details about the matters that were important to you. A lot of time has passed since your posting... More

Other Employee Reviews for Guidance Software

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Not the worst place to work but not exactly the best either"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guidance Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top of class forensic software so you stay on top of the current technology.

    Cons

    High turn over. Little training on the products and high expectation to be an "expert".

    Advice to Management

    Let the consultants install the software for testing on their laptops. How can anyone learn a tool they can't even use according to policy. Have actual technical directors instead of sales people running technical consultants.

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 4, 2015

    Thank you for your review, posted on March 27, 2013. 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "“Only good if you have the right friends”"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    Some of the people are worth getting to know.

    Cons

    Management only promotes friends, not those that can do the work. Growth opportunities do not exist even though management says they want to help, they hold people back.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bringing in friends and promoting those that do not know anything. Stop holding people back because once they are gone, they are gone

    Guidance Software Response

    Jun 4, 2015

    Thank you for your review, posted on Feb. 28, 2013. 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 at... More

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