CommVault
3.3 of 5 95 reviews
www.commvault.com Oceanport, NJ 1000 to 5000 Employees

CommVault Reviews

Updated Apr 13, 2014
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3.3 95 reviews

                             

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CommVault Chairman, President, and CEO Bob Hammer

Bob Hammer

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63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good product for marketing , nothing much that i can think off"
    in 10 reviews
  • "The company has vision and knows generally how to build a great product"
    in 8 reviews
Cons:
  • "Because of all the above your work/life balance is gone for a toss"
    in 3 reviews
  • "There used to be good management, but they all left because they no longer wanted to work there"
    in 4 reviews
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Good Product, horrible engineering practice, horrible VP of engineering and managers

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oceanport, NJ

I have been working at CommVault full-time for more than 3 years

Prosa good product thanks to some legacy, and good people (past and current)

Conshorrible engineering management, most of them haven't seen the world outside Commvault, so it's like frog in the pond situation for them. They think whatever they are doing is the best thing in the world.
You can imagine the engineering practice when basic things (like install, backup/restore) doesn't work every build without needing to fix it.

There is no ownership given to individuals and managers control everything. Individuals hardly get a complete picture when they work and mangers stitch things together with few people (they are good only doing this) in their good books.

The new fad in Commvault is statistics, to judge the performance of individuals. If there hasn't been a bug fix/close for a day then individuals get mails from managers questioning there commitment and drop in productivity.

VP installs every build even before it's made available to anyone else, what is he doing?

Lot of favoritism in everything

Hiring is a mess - people with no experience get selected if your spouse has good relation with upper management

Lot of people (~30-35%) are there because they will do anything without questioning their managers.

Release cycles are a royal mess, nobody except the VP knows why are we doing this

Because of all the above your work/life balance is gone for a toss.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire some real managers, grow up look outside

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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A tale of two companies

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oceanport, NJ

I have been working at CommVault full-time

Pros1) The company has vision and knows generally how to build a great product.
2) Some of the managers of the company really look out for their team and make Commvault a great place to work.
3) Benefits are pretty good
4) Compensation CAN be good if you are in the top 5%
5) Fun with toys. If you need any particular hardware to get your job done, you will get it. lack of resources is typically never an issue which is very helpful.

Cons1) While the vision is there, execution is simply lacking in most cases. Timelines are always put into place for development projects but often the features are delivered late or in states of terrible quality.
2) The initial design of projects can include many different teams to get an idea of how to best develop the product to meet the needs of customers, but after these initial meetings the developers are usually cut loose to design however they want and the feature that gets delivered is often nothing like the initial plan.
3) With the timelines that are put into place, too often flexibility is given on the development side but the final timeline (i.e. RTM) is never flexible which puts more pressure on QA testing.
4) It is often said that you should not have to put in more than your typical 40 hour work weeks, but with the timelines and workload it is not uncommon for many people to be working evenings and weekends to catch up on all the tasks.
5) Management often doesn't come to the same decision so you will start a task one way based on some direction then someone else comes down and asks why is it being done that way and tells you to change it so then you have to try to figure out who is right and waste more of your time.
6) If you are liked by the right people, you can go far. If you are not liked by the right people then your job is affected by lower compensation, more work load, fewer compliments and less recognition even if you are doing one of the better jobs on your team.
7) too much focus is given on giving new features instead of fixing existing problems. Too often these new features are then ignored out in the field and they slowly die away showing that all that time spent on it was just wasted.
8) New ideas are always coming up for side projects and ways to spread information but usually these are temporary fads. Too much time seems to be wasted on projects that quickly die off because no one uses them

Advice to Senior ManagementGet on the same page. Involve many more people in the design phases (System Test, Products, Support) because Development shows too often that they have tunnel vision while developing. There is still too much favoritism going around. Everyone needs to be treated equally and valuable team members need to be recognized regardless if some managers do not like them personally for some reason.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company to build your career, but not useful here can do better in another company

SMTS (Current Employee)
Oceanport, NJ

I have been working at CommVault full-time for more than 8 years

ProsCommvault have a Good product, good technology.
For out of college students this is a best place to grow your career.
Pay is almost in par with market. Benefits are OK.

ConsThey say 8 hour day's work. But we will end up working 12 hours a day or more if you are a work-a-holic even more.
A person working here since more than 5 years will be doing the same stuff, like in QA he will be testing the same product.
All products/features are designed by developers. We design a feature just because a customer asked for it. We never think do we really need it. Testers not even involved.
Not even Team Leads are involved.
Raise will be zero, not even 2% some times.
A person can leave commvault and make more money. Some times it will be 20% more than commvault.

Advice to Senior ManagementFeature/CMR based development will not succeed. It should be project based development.
Should give an oppurtunity to all employees to grow.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Progressive and energetic company

Solutions Architect (Current Employee)
Itasca, IL

I have been working at CommVault full-time for more than a year

ProsInnovative technology with growing market demand and penetration, coupled with a "small company" feel and roots. Very competitive compensation structure for both technical and sales staff. Company has zero debt, huge cash reserves, and invests highly in internal growth.

ConsIf you aren't internally driven to succeed on your own (reach out for opportunities, work your territory, have a pipeline), you won't do well here. Success is tied to performance. Turnover on non-driven sales professionals can be high; retention of Systems Engineers and technical folks is much higher. Comp plans change annually, sometimes with unattractive consequences; for example, a FY2013 comp plan change caused SE bonuses to be tied to an entire region's performance, rather than your individual performance with your Sales counterpart, which had the unintended effect of a compensation reduction for the highest performers in a territory, as their numbers were reduced by the lower performers in their region.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Does not live up to the expectation

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Oceanport, NJ

I have been working at CommVault full-time

ProsFlexible timings and good leave policy. Good product.

ConsBad mid-level management. Company still working in startup mode - unorganized. No communication across teams. Work is average.

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Professional Services Consulting Engineer

Professional Services Consulting Engineer (Current Employee)
Chicago, IL

I have been working at CommVault full-time for more than a year

ProsI work with some good Consulting Engineers. The best thing that could happen to the company is a buyout. Senior Management for worldwide sales and services are very weak and a buyout would solve this problem.

ConsVery little training
Work on the average of 55 to 60 hours per week
Need to add additional Engineers
Weak support department
Company's product is average

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to do something about all of the turnover in people in the last few months.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to gain technical expertise, but career potential is selective to a chosen few.

Technical Support Engineer (Current Employee)
Oceanport, NJ

I have been working at CommVault

ProsWork in state of the art facility. Decent amount of time off given.

ConsMiddle management lacks true leadership and competence.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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very good, plenty of freedom, start-up opportunities

IT Manager (Current Employee)
Oceanport, NJ

I have been working at CommVault

Prosflexible hours, can work at home
top technology. High standards of excellence.

ConsThe pay could be better

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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no commitment

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA

I worked at CommVault

ProsGreat Product and story - that's it

ConsNo guidance, no help in getting anything done, no direction

Advice to Senior Managementget committed

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Honestly this isn't a good place to work. Way to much BS and backstabing going on.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Oceanport, NJ

I worked at CommVault

ProsGreat product that really works

ConsSupport leadership and management- Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Staff treated poorly
If you’re not in the inner circle, you’re treated as an outcast.

Advice to Senior ManagementDont believe the hype.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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