3PAR Reviews

Updated January 5, 2015
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  1. Technical Support Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3PAR

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally a good team to work with.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve for anyone who is new to the 3par storage array.

    Advice to Management

    Retain talented staff members.

  2. Avoid unless you've got no where else to go

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at 3PAR full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the site is closely situated next to high power lines so there isn't a lot of activity (traffic) to get to work and the parking lots are usually empty so there's a short walk. upper management seem nice.

    Cons

    avoid like the black plague! many of the line managers are legends-in-their-own-minds and are super arrogant. the quality of the products are poor.

    Advice to Management

    consolidate the fremont site with the rest of HP. demote the guys with inflated titles.

  3. it's an ok place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3PAR full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    work is technical challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    it's now part of a very big company.

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  5. Quality is not Job #1 at 3PAR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at 3PAR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    A lot of talented people and all seem to work very hard.

    Cons

    Every project is schedule-driven, quality does not even enter into the picture.
    The grind never eases up. It jumps from one late project to another project that is even farther behind.
    Every day its a battle of their arrogant startup attitude va the HP corproate overload of processes.
    So many managers seem so "angry"/"annoyed" about something - they make life miserable.

    Advice to Management

    A lot of good people work for these "angry"/"annoyed" mgrs, unless things change soon, these folks will leave as soon as they can.

  6. I am SO glad to be out of there

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Fremont, CA

    I worked at 3PAR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most co-workers were awesome. Very helpful. I also have to admit: I had a lot of respect for the product line.

    Cons

    Line management SUCKS at this place. Heavy nepotism-like favoritism. Don't ever disagree with your manager or his pet(s). Otherwise, you're permanently relegated to second (or third) class citizen. My last two managers there were absolute train wrecks who showed NO respect to employees who weren't their personal favorites. My stress levels were getting so high I was getting physically ill. I HAD to leave for the sake of my own sanity.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your engineers with the respect they deserve. They bust their hides slaving and sacrificing their family time so you can get your overblown comp packages. You better hope the job market doesn't improve. You guys are gonna have BIG staffing issues if it does.

  7. Good place to work overall

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at 3PAR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Most people are nice. The company cares for employees.

    Cons

    There is not much incentive to work hard in the company. Very political.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the mid-level management. They may want to add bonus to their own instead of adding value to the company.

  8. Lot of politics

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    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I worked at 3PAR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you good with your manager/director you can servive at this place.

    Cons

    Directory/Manager of the department will bring its own people from his/her previous company and they will make sure you leave on your own.

    Advice to Management

    Install some nice people who can work for the companies interest.

  9. I've changed my mind after three years

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at 3PAR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most individual contributor co-workers are awesome to work with. They are helpful and supportive when providing help, and are appreciative and gracious when you help them.

    Cons

    There is a definite "old boys club" here. Only a privileged few get training or recognition, as there is a strong caste system in place. If you're not a suck up, you're treated like a cancer. Dare not present an opinion that is contrary to your manager's. It it's not his (or one of his pet's) idea, then it's a bad idea.

    I thought things might get better with the acquisition by HP, but I was sorely disappointed. There is no investment in the employee, betraying a total disregard for the employee. The individual contributor is just another nameless part number that can be discarded replaced at will by management.

    Advice to Management

    Start paying attention to individual contributor morale, or you'll constantly be spinning your wheels bringing replacements up to speed.

  10. Excellent. Long time employee. Very stable

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    Current Employee - Director in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at 3PAR

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people. Steadfast Executive Team. Great products. Successfully differentiating products in a competitive space. Great beneftis. Long term investment in employees. Stable Executive Team--GREAT team environment. Not a lot of Politics.

    Cons

    Just got bought by HP! But HP is hiring for 3PAR expertise and Storage Expertise. Now working for a big company. Miss small company environment.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do...just bring that expertise to HP! They hired you all for a reason!

  11. 3PAR

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at 3PAR

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Some of the people are really sharp.

    Cons

    Management is very poor. Constant fire fighting. Founders need to be pushed out and company needs to replace with talented execs.

    Advice to Management

    If you want success for the company either learn to lead or step aside.

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