GFI Software

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GFI Software Reviews

Updated 4 November 2014
Updated 4 November 2014
19 Reviews
3.2
19 Reviews
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  1.  

    hard work

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    Former Employee - Channel Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Channel Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    high earning potential with great bonus and commission rewards.
    room for individual contribution and growth.

    Cons

    high pressure, long hours with not very realistic targets

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ensure employee morale through better communication and realistic targets

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work, Great people to work with

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work, keep communicating.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Brilliant place for people who are proactive and can take accountability

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Don't Know What the Other Reviews Are On About

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dundee, Scotland

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (more than an 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Cool place to work - have no plans on leaving this company any time soon.

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    Current Employee - PPC Specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - PPC Specialist in Edinburgh, Scotland

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Management actually know about the product and industry. I work in a very open and honest environment and colleagues are really good fun. It is hard work but good fun !

    Cons

    None really. I genuinly have nothing negative to say about working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing please and dont change to much ! Keep listening to your customers and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Be loved by management and you will do well

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at GFI Software

    Pros

    Products are good but seem to decrease in quality after every release.
    Benefits

    Cons

    No career management
    No support from management
    No praise for good work

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst working place you can find in Malta

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Ġwann (Malta)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Ġwann (Malta)

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

    Pros

    Nothing to list. Really nothing!

    Cons

    There are tons to list here. The positive reviews listed for this company are just a big dirty lie. The working environment is just like a Chinese sweat shop...if move 10cm backwards with the chair; you hit your colleague, move 30cm sideways you encounter the end of your desk. Uber boring location, incredibly ugly on the inside of the office building. Zero leadership. In this hole what matter is how much effort you put in pleasing certain key figures within GFI. Don't worry in not know who they are; you will instantly recognize them or described to you by your colleagues. Salary, benefits, promotions are all given according to that pleasing effort. N.B. No HR exist...or rather there is someone who is enclosed in a corner and you might only know him/her when you are fired. Yes fired...it happens quite frequently when you don't "PLEASE" the director etc etc.

    If you want a bright future...keep out of here. Many are doing so, many who leave the company are not being replaced for the simple reason that no candidates apply.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pack your things and get out of there. You are destroying the company. You have no values, no skills, no leadership. All you care is your personal gain.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Boulder Team is a good ole boys club

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Boulder, CO (US)

    I worked at GFI Software full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None, unless your already a friend their group.

    Cons

    No creative control or technical control over you work. They just want someone to be heads down coding and do exactly what they tell you without question or comment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to bring in new people from outside your original group you need to accept them into the "club" and assume they have good things to contribute.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A shame there isn't better leadership.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GFI Software full-time

    Pros

    Great experience builder. Potential to grow, if under the right manager (read not sales).

    Cons

    Execs have too much ego. They preach about being open to change, but refuse to change lost areas. No real strategy (changes every few months).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pick a strategy and stick to it. Change is fine, but GFI is madness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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