Quantum Corporation
2.8 of 5 85 reviews
www.quantum.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Quantum Corporation Reviews

Updated May 17, 2014
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2.8 85 reviews

                             

24% Approve of the CEO

Quantum Corporation CEO and Director Jon W. Gacek

Jon W. Gacek

(38 ratings)

34% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Death Star!

    Director of Engineering (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsThe company was comprised of several smaller groups of talented people who were all profitable in their specialties. Once acquired by Quantum, they became lost in an ill conceived conglomeration before they were killed off one by one.

    ConsThey buy up profitable companies, turn them into cash cows, suck them dry of money, layoff all the productive people and re-label other companies stuff as their own

    Advice to Senior ManagementNext time, fire yourself first, not last

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    First 5 as ADIC were great. Last 7 as Quantum not so good

    Engineer - Field Support (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsEveryone I worked with was great, but they were workers, not managers

    ConsToo many layers of management that do nothing except try to keep their jobs

    Advice to Senior ManagementWake up!! Most of you need to go!!! Stop protecting each other's jobs!!! You are ruining what used to be a good company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    CEO is way over his head - doesn't help by hiring similarly equipped execs

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood pay, good culture, good benefits.

    ConsBit of a gerbil wheel, unless you are in the inner circle. No real career growth potential

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to the board: replace the entire executive management team. this company has huge potential but not with the current management

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    No career growth path. Clueless executive management. Quantum is a sinking boat.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsWork/life balance if you are lucky to have a decent supervisor. If you are good at kissing at several level up in management, you will do good. Very Policies and process driven and structured environment.

    ConsTop down management. Bean counter as CEO with inflated ego and no leadership competency. No accountability at management level. Frequent layoffs of rank and files. Every quarter management has a new excuse for falling short of revenue and profit expectations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTop 10% of management should be fired. Executives are too unfocused and engaging company into multiple initiatives but has no resources to support even one initiative. Even their larger competitors with much more resources don't try to do too many different things like Quantum in trying to do. Focus or perish.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best news to bring back old SVP of Sales, but too little too late

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsTape and Dxi products are good, smart people on the engineering side and decent work/life balance

    ConsThe now previous SVP of sales was not very good in leadership and completely rocked the boat the wrong way for properly leading a sales organization. Basically preached sales teams to fight against one another for sales to customers, which causes bad behavior across the board. The incentives to help customers was a total miss by this person and Quantum is paying for it. If you have sales teams trying to steal sales from eachother, of course the business is going to suffer and the client is going to get the short end of the stick. i foresee Quantum being sold to another company soon, or parts of the business going to different ventures.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop cleaning house the lower level employees, you need to look at leadership changes now! Or else things will get really bad before they even get remotely better.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Would not work for Quantum

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFlexible work environment, good training

    ConsBad management, poor leadership, immature products, company debt

    Advice to Senior Managementwork on making products work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Quantum has become a difficult place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood people,salaries competitive with competitors

    ConsService management is rife with favoritism and cronyism.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Horrible place to work

    Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsNumber two player in deduplication market
    Large installed base of legacy tape

    ConsHorrible management
    Sales management who have never carried a bag and lack understanding of sales issues
    revolving door
    Will dismiss you if you miss your number after a Quarter
    Stay away from this organization at all costs!

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit- you are not worthy of the salaries you are drawing

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A long slow death

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSome really great people work here and the company has a long legacy of innovation in its space. Despite all the trials and tribulations, there's still a core of good folks.

    ConsThe senior team is pathetic. How much longer can this team be allowed to slowing suck the company dry. No stock price movement in what, ten years? Yet the senior team keeps paying themselves for "performance". This place is like the Death Star and Gacek is Darth Vader, except he was never good.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou really should do employees and shareholders a favor and resign en mass. This is really the proper thing to do after all you've done to destroy this once great company.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Quantum is managed like a firm from the 1950's - very old school

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsQuantum is in the high tech sector where the potential for growth exists. They also have a fairly substantial installed base of customers

    ConsSenior leadership at Quantum is very poor. The board has allowed too much inbreeding and no one seems to be held accountable.
    Turn over is excessively high and they hide behind the fact that Washington is a work to right state.
    You can be let go for any reason at any time

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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