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GFI Software Reviews

Updated November 1, 2017
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  1. "Tons of opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, well known and respected products. Big enough to have a lot of opportunities, but not so big that it's a heavily structured, corporate environment.

    Cons

    If you need a lot of hand-holding and/or like to do the same exact things every day, this may not be the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage people to seize opportunities for development and share the vision for where the company is going.


  2. "Interesting job, great industry to work in"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, MT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The industry is great and the environment is pleasant. GFI has software used on thousand of SMB servers around the world be it in US, EMEA or APAC.

    Working in security software or archiving software or faxing software is always interesting as well as other software categories GFI embarks upon.

    Cons

    Lots of changes in the business could create some confusion at first till people get used to the changes.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Entrepreneurial Spirit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clearwater, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The energy at GFI was great, and they had a strong Management Team.

    Cons

    Offices across the globe required sn adaptable schedule, but it was sn amazing experience.

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for my time at GFI. I appreciate the opportunity, and I hope to cross paths with you in the future.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Finally getting it right.."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time

    Pros

    New marketing strategy is top notch and company is now committed to growth...it appears they finally have a great team of execs to lead.

    Cons

    more global than ever so make sure you want to be part of a truly global company..this is a good thing but caution to those who do want this..

    Advice to Management

    keep listening to the customer and sales partners.. the company has momentum to grow


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting and Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time

    Pros

    - Great team of talented individuals;
    - You could never say you are bored - a challenging environment which allows individuals to be creative and make their role their own.
    - I look forward to what each day will bring

    Cons

    I love the fact the environment changes so rapidly; however if you're someone who like rigidity and routine then GFI is perhaps not the right place for you.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Don't Know What the Other Reviews Are On About"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent working conditions
    Good Benefits
    Great People

    Cons

    Don't have anything bad to say I enjoy my job, I work hard. If I do a good job I get recognised for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Brilliant place for people who are proactive and can take accountability"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Exciting environment with lots of opportunities
    Training is provided in technical as well as "commercial skills"
    Management is prepared to listen and react - especially the CEO

    Cons

    Changes can come quickly and be hard to understand without asking questions.
    Flexibility is key and this can imping on personal life sometimes, although they do give due account for people who go over and above.

    Advice to Management

    Explain better to the whole organisation the strategy and culture that you are trying to build.

  8. "Great place to work, Great people to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You work hard, but are well rewarded. Success is celebrated, and the company works hard to train up and support skills gaps.
    Great office location in Edinburgh.
    Free softdrinks
    Foosball table!

    Cons

    Hard work, and rapid change, but for me that just keeps it interesting.
    Not much else to say, they constantly work to address any issues/problems as they arise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, keep communicating.


  9. "A place where you can learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Valletta (Malta)
    Current Employee - Lead Software Developer in Valletta (Malta)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with. You'll learn a lot from experienced co-workers. Grown in knowledge and career path.

    Management has open door policy and willing to listen to suggestions.

    Some Benefits: Has life and health insurance. Paid overtime. Time in lieu. Paid extra vacation leave. Ability to forward extra vacation leave to the following year. Parking, Free food every end of month and lots of activities during the year. Has Gym and Games Room.

    Proud to work with great products used by thousands of customers worldwide.

    Cons

    One thing I strongly miss is working from home. I wish it was more encouraged. I wouldn't mind accountability. I think its a plus for both employees and company.

    Advice to Management

    As mentioned above in Cons. They should consider working from home in the R&D department more of a standard. Some Companies for example allow once a week to work from home. Or encourage it when you have a new child to take care.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Very Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    No micro managing.. the management at GFI is great. The environment is conducive to growth, which is terrific when you have a lot of potential. If you go above and beyond, you can advance. Benefits are really good (healthcare, etc), atmosphere is positive, for the most part.. you will always have those that are negative within an organization, but I really like GFI. They have allowed me to grow. Balance is good as well.. and it is expected that you do not live your life only working. Hours in Sales tend to be somewhat flexible; although you have you may have to cover West Coast hours, it is only until 7pm EST. Not bad. The Sales department is one of a kind.. you don't have to make cold calls. Most all calls come from Leads generated by trials of the software someone downloads. Overall, the culture is good.. and everyone is very friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Training is lacking... there is not many policies and procedures unless you are in the Customer Service Department. If you like change, this is the job for you.. GFI is always changing.

    Advice to Management

    Get some training in place for new folks and have on going training for the entire staff. Pay could be higher than what it is as well. Also, it is very important to listen to your employees and what makes them happy. You do, however, have a very low turn over rate, which is terrific.


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