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  • A New Era for X-IO as It Reengineers Direction & Culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at X-IO full-time (Less than a year)

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    Pros

    During the recruitment process, I was told up front, that X-IO was going through changes and an entirely new direction and focus that centered on a high performance product and with a company culture to match. The recruiters, HR and everyone else for that matter were completely transparent about where X-IO and what X-IO had challenges with in the past, and what they still wanted to overcome, they were up front about the industry perceptions, things that held them back and knew they needed to make serious changes from the ground up. I was told point blank that they wanted people who were comfortable with a fast-paced, risk-taking, ask for forgiveness not permission, and experimental environment---where one would not be hampered by silos, roadblocks or old ways of doing and thinking. I thought, wow, sign me up! This is the kind of environment I thrive in and after meeting the team, speaking with everyone and asking them how they felt from before to now, there was no hesitation in their answers. They felt like great things were happening, there was a renewed focus, and it just felt "better" than before. Much of that stems from the leadership who is now in place. What a rockstar lineup and one of the main reasons I chose to work for X-IO. If you are looking for a place where you have great people, the best products in the industry, feel you can make valuable contributions and changes, that people listen, want your opinion and help, then look no further, X-IO could be the place for you.

    Cons

    I would say the cons at this time are the fact we don't have enough hours in the day to do everything we'd like to do. We are scaling so fast that it takes long days and nights at times, (not all the time) to get things done. In many ways it's a Pro, because it shows the tremendous amount of momentum happening. You just wish you could do everything on your list tomorrow to make X-IO better, faster.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing--right people, product, and placement and continued motivation and encouragement to take X-IO to the next level.


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    Sales Engineer Interview

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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at X-IO in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interview with the recruiter, then an interview with the HR manager which lasted approximately 30 minutes consisting of questions regarding my general professional background. The HR manager described their paradigm shift from a engineering-based company, to a desire to move to a more sales based company. There were no tough questions from HR.The HR manager repeated particular statement over again which at the time did not raise any concerns to me everybody sells. This goes without saying if you're presales engineer to a degree. Interview with SE manager which had a slightly alarming amount of who do you know questions. For example how many decision-makers do you know how many companies, basically pumping me for leads. When I mentioned some of national companies based in my region that were my accounts the manager was ignorant of the famous national company. Needless to say this was a red flag. The SE manager asked me very little in the way of technology or storage strategy questions. The bottom line is if you need sales leads get a good sales rep or just buy the leads.

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    • No tough questions, other than pumping for sales leads.   1 Answer

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Website www.xiostorage.com
Headquarters Colorado Springs, CO
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2002
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year

XIO, formerly Xiotech, believes in the power of data. The company develops data storage systems and provides related support services. XIO's support services include archive management, data collection and preparation, and paper conversion. Other applications include tools for data management and data protection. Serving some 1,200 customers, the company has partnerships with VMware, Citrix Systems, Microsoft, Oracle, and others. Founded in 1995, XIO was once a wholly owned subsidiary of Seagate Technology. Venture firm Oak Investment Partners now holds a majority ... More

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