Quantum Corporation
2.9 of 5 71 reviews
www.quantum.com San Jose, CA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Quantum Corporation Reviews

Updated Mar 17, 2014
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2.9 71 reviews

                             

21% Approve of the CEO

Quantum Corporation CEO and Director Jon W. Gacek

Jon W. Gacek

(29 ratings)

36% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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This was a great company to work for.

Field Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at Quantum Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood salary and benefits. Flexible work environment. The quality of personal across the company is good . Excellent team work.

ConsQuantum has not recovered from the recession. Layoffs have been the norm for the last five years. Management cannot jump start sales and cost cutting has become the way to improve the bottom line.

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

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Senior Engineer (Former Employee)
Boulder, CO

I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

Proschallenging projects, good first level management, good community of people.

ConsMany strategic direction changes, struggles to execute on plans.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake the employees more of a stake holder in the strategic direction of the 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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Quantum needs some new thinking

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Quantum Corporation

ProsFellow employees are very nice to work with. Very interested in helping get stuff done and resolve issues.

ConsManagement needs focus. Focus on how to keep employees happy and motivated. Focus on how to provide competitive products at competitive prices.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement needs focus. Focus on how to keep employees happy and motivated. Focus on how to provide competitive products at competitive prices.

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Good company plagued with bad business management

Mid-level Manager (Former Employee)
Colorado Springs, CO

I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood work environment, friendly employees, great benefits

ConsLayoffs lurking at every corner, managers and executives not held accountable for bad decisions, CEO with over-inflated ego. All adds up to poor stock performance.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive departments reasonable budgets. Too many are operating without the necessities and without the manpower to do the work. When cutting costs, look at areas other than the workforce. Employees find it hard to stay loyal when there is a constant slow bleed due to layoffs. The ones who remain are burdened with duties that are not in their job descriptions and are overloaded in general.

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

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They Treated Me Well, but the Writing's on the Wall

OEM Customer Support (Former Employee)
Colorado Springs, CO

I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time for more than 10 years

ProsEmployees treated as professionals, good benefits, flexible schedule, reliable products, well-documented processes and procedures, excellent low- and mid-level managers who care.

ConsCustomers became the enemy after Quantum acquired ADIC. Quantum's culture and dedication to being a world-class organization evaporated as well. Solid, experienced professionals who (rightfully) commanded higher salaries were replaced by younger, cheaper, inexperienced, and often clueless workers. Executive management lacks vision and has little regard for customer relationships.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Wasn't there long..

Regional Sales Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time for less than a year

ProsGood pay, nice people, good technology and product

ConsSome poor market decisions have led to a lot of layoffs to protect themselves on wall street. Not much for training either. Everything is done on your own online with no help otherwise than being thrown to the wolves.

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop the training program. Make it a structured, classroom environment. Increase people on the street in major metro areas and condense the area your regional managers are covering. Adding qualified, well trained people to the field will allow them to penetrate under performing areas of the country.

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

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Former high flier in a very difficult industry

Manager (Former Employee)
Irvine, CA

I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

ProsMarket Leadership (but in a declining Market)
Competitive pay & benefits
Broad Product Line
Some good intellectual property

ConsData storage industry in turmoil, very hard to make money
Lots of overhead
Trust issues with dist/reseller channel
OEM business in decline

Advice to Senior ManagementOrganization is somewhat top heavy and inflexibility is everywhere

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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In the beginning it felt like a great place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Quantum Corporation full-time for more than 8 years

ProsGreat co-workers, flexible hours relaxed environment, excellent benefits.

ConsToo many layoffs just prior to the Quantum / ADIC merger to present.. it felt like each year there were at least 1 following year end actuals. service has their act together. don't know what sales/mktg is doing??

Advice to Senior ManagementShed some weight in the mid (mgmt).

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

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Decent work place

Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee)
San Jose, CA

I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time for more than 5 years

ProsDo all planning development training and relevant support tasks yourself, followup clarify tasks priorites shedules and goals. learn a lot.

ConsNot all teams are formed and treated equal. Business successes, customer support relations, product development and management are very subject to the macro environment. Lots of unrealized potential.

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on team building, customer support, support training and execution. Seting and meeting the right customer expectation and appropriate product sizing and recommendation to customers are key

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Stay and stagnate

Service Organization (Current Employee)
Englewood, CO

I have been working at Quantum Corporation full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNone, it's just a job

ConsNo training at all, standard benefits that keep rising, no feeling of worth by management. No raises in 3+ years and we're told that "..Quantum does not believe in Cost of Living increases". The only raise you will ever see if you move from one department to the next. Movement within company is somewhat limited.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake your Service Employee's feel like you care, like we're worth an investment. Train us on other companies products that we interface with daily. Throw a picnic or something once in a while. We haven't even seen a Thanksgiving Turkey or a Christmas dinner in 6+ years for gods sake!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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