3PAR Reviews

Updated March 12, 2014
Updated March 12, 2014
24 Reviews

2.6
24 Reviews
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3PAR President, CEO, and Director David C. Scott
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  1.  

    it's an ok place

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at 3PAR full-time

    Pros

    work is technical challenging and interesting.

    Cons

    it's now part of a very big company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  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 for more than a year

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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