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- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I have been working at Violin Memory full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
When I joined violin (in 2011) it had the potential to disrupt the market with the technology it had and be a multi billion dollar company by now ( 2014). The opportunity was missed. There was no clear direction from management and the company was run as silos. IPO was a wake up call and a reality check.
It is now on the path to recovery with clear direction from management, better work culture, less silos. More importantly let's do this together attitude across the entire organization.
Pros of working here now or joining now are no past history, solid roadmap with great technology, no high financial risk like start-ups, lot of good people that work together as team.Cons
Reward won't be as high as successful startup but has good potential to be sold for decent price once things turn around and financial equation hits break-even.Advice to ManagementAdvice
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Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at Violin Memory in February 2013.Interview Details
I was introduced to Violin Memory by a 3rd party recruiter who has worked with them for some time. The recruiter set up a phone screen with the hiring manager (VP Engineering), and that 30 min conversation seemed to go well. The recruiter then set up an onsite interview with the same manager within a week. I really liked the VP and knew he was someone I could work with, but was informed by the recruiter that the VP really wanted someone with storage industry experience. Not sure why I was brought in if that was the case, but at least he didn't string me along.Interview Questions
No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
- No difficult questions were asked. I was somewhat surprised when the hiring manager asked if I was willing to debug hardware myself given this is a management role. Answer Question
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Violin Memory is pioneering the future of flash storage in the enterprise data center. Violin flash Memory Arrays deliver storage at the speed of memory, accelerating business critical applications and enabling fully virtualized and optimized IT infrastructures. Designed for sustained performance with high reliability, Violin flash Memory Arrays scale to hundreds of terabytes and millions of IOPS with low, spike-free latency.
Founded in 2005, Violin Memory is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. At the heart of our flash Memory Arrays lies the switched memory...