Dot Hill Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
9 Reviews
2.8
9 Reviews
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Dot Hill President, CEO, and Director Dana W. Kammersgard
Dana W. Kammersgard
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    technology challenges

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

    I have been working at Dot Hill full-time

    Pros

    lunch brought in occasionally for team meetings
    Boulder county
    lunch time bike rides if time

    Cons

    product readiness not always mature
    weekend work for rush / deadlines
    frequent product changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to engineering feedback
    insurance plan improvements

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrendous management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Dot Hill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people on the technical teams are generally great people and they are fantastic to work with. Some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Compensation isn't bad and the enviroment is very pleasant.

    Cons

    Management for this company is absolutely ridiculous. They keep trying to force engineers into management roles even though they have no desire to become managers. There is a serious disconnect between higher level management and the people actually doing all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull yourselves together and hire some people who actually know what they are doing/want to be doing it. Also, give a little more credit to the actual employees instead of just looking at the numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Poorly Managed Company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Dot Hill full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/Life balance was okay, but that's about it.

    Cons

    Zero repercussions for poor management decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Management is running DH into the ground

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Dot Hill

    Pros

    They pay isn't bad, although don't count on raises once you get in and they had a 5% salary cut in the summer of 2010. They also don't push the engineering teams as much as other departments - or to be more accurate, they don't get flogged as much when they cannot deliver 125% year after year.

    Cons

    Being an engineering driven company (Dana's words) can be acceptable as long as they understand they have to deliver, every other function is a support group. DH's problem is when engineering slips schedules, fails to meet cost targets, and doesn't deliver acceptable reliability and function the rest of the teams take the blame. The engineering team is good, but the expectations across the board are unrealistic. However, to state this (and worse yet, demonstrate it before mgmt accepts the slip) is paycheck suicide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those 2 at the top, leave. For those one level down, stop staying silent to keep the paycheck coming and start pushing back for realistic schedules and to deliver the right products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    If you just work for the paycheck then this place is for you

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Dot Hill

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, telecommuting (except under some managers).
    Some people do not even have a office at work.

    Cons

    The company has been loosing money for many years in row. So they're not being generous with employees. No or small raises. No training. No promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employee right

    Approves of CEO

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