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Busy work
Inside Sales Executive-LATAM Channel Manager (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAMay 2, 2018
One was kept busy looking for new clients and selling to them. Management made a lot of changes and continues to do so but some of the changes didn't work out.
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Effective
Technical Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAFebruary 11, 2018
Guidance Software has its day of being an awesome company with substantial benefits. Unfortunately, the upper management was a big un beneficial, leading to a company acquisition.
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Productive and fun culture
GROUP VICE PRESIDENT, NORTH AMERICA SALES (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJanuary 5, 2018
Excellent Executive Leadership team

Great Sales team

Great core product. Great product roadmap.

Great customer base

Customers really liked the product

very collaborative team
Pros
Core Product, culture, compensation
Cons
New products were slow to market
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Now part of Opentext
Director of Quality Assurance (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CADecember 21, 2017
Guidance Software didn't make a profit for years and it obviously affected the culture, etc. For the first 5 years Guidance was a good place to work and then it went downhill. Now it has been taken over by Opentext and it is even worse.
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Poor Leadership
Salesforce.com Administrator (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CASeptember 22, 2017
The department I worked in (IT) was in constant flux and we did not know if we had a job from one day to the next.
I worked with a person that didn't like me, and rarely, if ever, spoke to me.
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Lack of leadership
Instructor (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CASeptember 19, 2017
For the last 4 years didn't have a solid leadership to drive the department forward. Company laid off many employees and the remaining had to pickup the load.
Pros
Good colleagues.
Cons
Lack of Leadership.
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Overall Positive Experience
Senior Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CASeptember 18, 2017
The best part of working at Guidance Software was the people. Things were pretty disorganized at the top with lots of shifting priorities, somewhat frequent layoffs, and many organizational changes. Overall I enjoyed working there.
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do NOT accept a job here
IT Manager (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, CAJune 12, 2017
Working at guidance has become such a horrible experience. this was once a great place. no longer. management is beyond clueless, with a complete lack of talent or ability to turn this company around.
Pros
none. no really. none.
Cons
so many. treated so poorly or laid off. no light at end of tunnel until sr management is replaced
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Good products
Federal Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, CAApril 11, 2017
Restructuring challenges. Workforce reductions monthly. Not the place if looking for a stable wok environment . Good people frequent management shuffling. Good customer install base with forensic solutions
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What could have been
Director (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CANovember 9, 2016
Guidance could have been a great company, however, they really missed a golden opportunity to expand into the Cybersecurity market a few years ago when activity in this area was well-publicized. As a result of not taking advantage of prime market conditions, the company has stagnated for the past several years, which has created a culture of insecurity because the company has been laying off employees in droves.
Pros
Opportunity to grow
Cons
Instability
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in a nutshell
IT Support Specialist (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CASeptember 26, 2016
nice people to work with
a bit backwards for a security company
they seem to be having some financial issues at the moment and could use more direction with prioritizing
Pros
free movie tickets and happy hour
Cons
out of money
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Great team environment.
Enterprise Software Sales/ Team Lead (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CASeptember 16, 2016
I had a great experience working at Guidance Software. Their software offerings are unmatched and I learned more that I could have imagined about Cybersecurity, eDiscovery and digital investigations.
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Great mission, poor employee satisfaction
Senior Product Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, CAOctober 19, 2015
There is little focus on the employee, constant strategy changes, and poor overall management of the business. The vast majority of the employees are committed to the company's law enforcement or security customer and are driven by their mission to solve the customer's problems.

While management has improved tremendously, the organization still works in silo's and the tactical effectiveness of sales and marketing is poor relative to competition.

The company has tremendous potential but will need better products and more reasons for high potentials to join the company.
Pros
Great company mission
Cons
Poor employee engagement and opportunity for advancement
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I Got My Forensics Experience from the Experts: Guidance Software Makers of EnCase
Senior Forensic Consultant, Professional Services (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAJune 7, 2015
I was so lucky to get hired from them straight out of college. I had the opportunity to work with so many talented people in the industry and got top notch on the job training. I am forever grateful to have worked there. I learned forensics, the inner workings of EnCase software, worked with the best talent in the industry, etc. The hardest part was the demanding work load and demand to travel being away from home sometimes months at a time. The most enjoyable part of the job was working with a great team and learning so much.
Pros
Best on the job experience, Competitive Compensation
Cons
High volume travel
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It's a good place to learn about the eDiscovery industry.
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAMay 10, 2015
Guidance Software is a good place to work when learning about the ediscovery industry. The people are nice and friendly. People are willing to help each other out.
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it is a job
Director of World Wide Facilities (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAOctober 14, 2014
each day has its own challenges which i have learned to go with and grow from. always say yes and get it done. and have fun doing it or you will go nuts.
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Avoid This Company
Anonymous (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, CAMarch 30, 2014
The compensation used to offset the bad management, but that is no longer the case. The company recently let go of ten percent of the employees, has significantly lowered compensation, and removed the potential for promotion. Management only cares about their pocket books and is outright condescending to even their top performing employees.
Cons
no potential for promotion, management is unethical, bad compensation
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Awful!
Sr Corporate Tradeshow and Events Planner (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAMarch 27, 2014
There are smart and good people in the company at the professional level. There is no vision what so ever from the Management level in this company. The biggest problem rests in the Marketing Department. Across the board marketing management is AWFUL! You sit in meetings with the Marketing Manager who has no idea what he is doing (in one 1 hour meeting he said umm 57 times), he bad mouths the Marketing VP routinely during meetings. His behavior is totally demoralizing to staff and HR is incompetent and does nothing about it. Will be interesting to see what happens after CEIC 2014 with his total incompetence and lack of any knowledge on how to run a conference (the brains behind the event moved to a new position). Guidance will get what they deserve in this case.

If you get an offer from this company....run in the other direction!
Pros
Smart employees, great location
Cons
Management from top to bottom, benefits, Hr
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Smart, good people and an impressive product, but needs a vision.
Withheld (Current Employee) –  Pasadena, CAMay 25, 2013
Little opportunity to work with other departments. Very friendly atmosphere and co-workers are smart and hard working.
Pros
Relaxed dress code, easy access.
Cons
Work in silos and no clear culture.
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Recognized globally as the world leader in e-discovery and digital investigations.
Marketing Assistant (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, CAMarch 28, 2013
Guidance Software allowed me to assist in the planning of CEIC (The Computer and Enterprise Investigations Conference), which is a annual conference held in difference locations within United States.
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