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GFI Software Reviews

Updated February 15, 2017
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  1. "Technical Support"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Technical Support Representative in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reasonable expectations
    Training at your pace
    Specialists are all very friendly and there to assist and help when they can
    Management is very accommodating

    Cons

    Understaffed per volume of work, mostly a lack of Tier 2 or above.

    Advice to Management

    Management was very helpful. You could tell that in many aspects their hands were tied, especially during company takeover. They handled the change with a great deal of grace and empathy.


  2. "Technical Support Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, nice office with amenities, option to work from home

    Cons

    Lack of communication between departments

    Advice to Management

    Hold on to your best employees


  3. "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ġwann (Malta)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ġwann (Malta)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and collaborate.

    Cons

    Need more social events and team building.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    "Avoid like the Bubonic plague"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Birkirkara (Malta)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Birkirkara (Malta)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GFI Software (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company was once a true software company, with focus on delivering innovative software products, however the company and its culture was destroyed when it was acquired by the new investors that are milking its profitable products to acquire new companies.

    Cons

    Constant monitoring using tools such as 'Crossover' and zero trust to employees that have worked with the company for years and in some cases decades. Company places no value the work quality and simply rates people based on arbitrary metrics.

    New Management are hacks with no actual talents are just there to line their own products. Due this most senior employees have move elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Stop ruining iconic companyies.


  6. "Good Place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small, family oriented environment. Nice people and benefits

    Cons

    They needed to hire more people

    Advice to Management

    As always, listen to your employees.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Once great, not anymore"

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

    I worked at GFI Software (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    GFI was home for me, the employees were family.

    Cons

    Now everything has changed, on bare bones salaries, employees are wrung of every drip of blood and sweat that the management can get out of them.

    Advice to Management

    Call up Nick Galea, he knows how to run GFI.


  8. Helpful (11)

    "Welcome to the graveyard of ambition"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, MT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malta, MT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GFI Software (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I need to fill in 5 characters? None

    Cons

    Used to be one of the best software companies in Malta - ever since Joe Lehmandt and Aurea took over there has been nothing but bad news. Company is driven by quantity metrics rather then quality metrics. They introduced a tool that every employee has to install on his/her machine which takes a screenshots at 10 min intervals, logs all activity, urls visited and the Top Management still insists this is not a snooping tool. Avoid this company at all costs.

    Advice to Management

    Stop giving yourselves positions and start respecting the employees - you owe that much to them. And please start coming to work every once in a while if you want to lead by example. Focus on employees not numbers.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Avis d'un ancien"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyon (France)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lyon (France)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    La mutuelle et le CE me paraissaient relativement interessants

    Cons

    GFI ressemble à beaucoup d'autres SSII importantes, par l'effectif, qui ont eu une croissance externe importante tout en conservant une organisation et une gestion de grosse PME

    Advice to Management

    Il faudrait revoir la manière de considérer les collaborateurs (évolution de carrière, salaire, ...) afin de mieux les motiver.


  10. "Pourrait faire beaucoup mieux"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Bonne ambiance de travail

    Cons

    - pas d’évolution
    - pas d'augmentation de salaire en 3 ans


  11. Helpful (6)

    "GFI Software"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlesex, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Middlesex, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GFI Software full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    It was a great and ambitious company with impressive on-premise software products. A great team and good management. Good benefits and good pay.

    Cons

    Changes in the company strategy, and company culture lead many employees to quit or to leave. Average training provided.



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