Avere Systems

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Avere Systems Reviews

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    The people who work here are truly gifted...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Avere Systems full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The new office space is great! It's a great combination of modern office with old industry...

    The people working here are truly gifted. There are many smart, hard working people here who love their jobs and love seeing the company succeed. It's the people who make the company and all the people working here are great.

    Cons

    Cons? The commute. It can be rough at times, but once you're through the usual Pittsburgh bottlenecks it's pretty easy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing your best to keep morale and energy of the company up. You are great at what you do, just don't let it get stale...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    A privilege to be part of this team!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avere Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    An amazing team working on innovative new technology to change the storage industry. A Transparent management team with tremendous experience and leadership.

    Cons

    It's a lot of hard work, but I knew this going in. You can't create a new technology and change an industry without sacrifice. The hours can be long at times, but every employee plays a critical role in our success.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent with your employees and customers and we will be successful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Industry changing product and an excellent group of engineers

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Avere Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    As a software developer, it is very exciting to be part of a team developing something that is going to change the landscape of the storage industry. The tools and techniques used to develop software is very cutting-edge, and it is always enlightening to work with a team of *nix wizards and learn some kernel internals or some advanced C++ feature from a colleague.
    Besides that, the free lunches, breakfast, and drinks and frequent social events are always refreshing.

    Cons

    It may sometimes be difficult to maintain a work-life balance, but this is more due to personal time management issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    VP of Sales replaced and VP of Engineering replaced in 2013.

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    Current Employee - Developer in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Developer in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Avere Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart People, working with some legends of the NFS stack, Beautiful new facilities, Good sense of camaraderie in the office with my fellow employees, very charismatic CEO. Forward thinking development workflow.

    Cons

    Trying to do introduce too many additional feature sets without adequate QA, Contentious atmosphere with habitual yelling fits by management, unfortunate dynamic developing within the management structure, Pittsburgh, extraordinary amount of red tape for a small company, overburdened and overstretched customer support organization. Bottom line, Avere had produced a very interesting product that is fun to help build. Unfortunately, they have not found an adequate market for it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are doing too many things at the same time. This means you are doing none of them very, very well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    The Next Big Thing in Storage!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Pittsburgh, PA

    I have been working at Avere Systems full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If you want to be part of a team pushing the envelope in bringing new technology to market, this is the company for you. Like most good tech start-ups, Avere has a fast-paced development cycle that doesn't get bogged down in minutiae or politics.
    The engineering team is top-notch and most have done this before. In addition, this is the founding CEO's third company, so not only is he not learning the ropes of building a company, but is passionate about the technology as well.
    Company and team is well respected in the storage industry and has the backing of Silicon Valley VCs, a rarity in Pittsburgh.

    Cons

    Don't expect a glamorous facility, company HQ is located in suburban office building that has basic office decor with no frills.
    It's a start-up, so if you can't or won't put maximum effort into your work, this would not be the environment for you (nor good for the company).
    Company provides tons of free junk food/snacks - the breakroom looks like you stumbled into a convenience store. So if you like to eat healthy, you have to bring your own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As the company continues to grow, make sure that the culture remains that of a start-up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    In 30+ years in Information Technology, never employed less than 5 years, this is one of the best companies I worked at.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Avere Systems

    Pros

    1. Strong management team, financial backing
    2. Advanced & proven technology
    3. Strong, executable business plan
    4. Demonstrated results
    5. Brand name satisfied customer base
    6. Professional, A level team

    Cons

    As with all early stage companies, the size of the sales force and ability to maximize the market window in time is always of concern. The economy for storage is strong but with acquisitions of mid-size companies by the tier 1 companies left a hole for the channel to make acceptable margins. The hole is slow to fill but new companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stick to the plan, it is working. Maximize cash flow.

    Recommends
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