Data Domain Reviews

Updated June 5, 2015
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Data Domain Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer EMC Corporation Joseph M. Tucci
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  1. Wonderful People

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    Former Employee - Global Logistics Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Global Logistics Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Data Domain (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    True team environment and excellent leadership.

    Cons

    EMC acquisition dismantled what was a great organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading by listening and by example


  2. Great place to work !

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer

    I have been working at Data Domain

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I met great manager, mentor and co-worker here. Manager try his best to help you work properly. Mentor is a principle engineer and take his responsibility very serious.

    Cons

    -----waste the energy: hope turn off at least part of the light in the work area after 7pm to save the energy.

    Advice to Management

    nothing to complain yet.


  3. Employee focused, customer oriented

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC

    I have been working at Data Domain full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    treat employees extremely well, realize that they are the lifeblood of the company. singular product, with extreme focus on function and customer service.

    Cons

    cubicle farm, though every employee from low end engineer through manager has the same treatment. corporate parent, EMC, brings stability and layered management to the table.


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  5. Extremely positive for majority of the time however it lost the startup mentality over the past year

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA

    I worked at Data Domain full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The company has great technology built on a solid foundation.
    The company has a extremely compelling solution that if far the industry leader in almost all dimensions

    Cons

    The company is struggling to address in a timely manor some of the critical capabilities that very large customers are demanding. The process to get commitment and the engineering schedules are too long.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of taking care of their employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Miserable Place to Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Data Domain full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative product, exceptionally smart people

    Cons

    Senior managers were awful and only interested in making money for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to middle management, it contributes to the company, as well.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Can't wait for my contract to expire.

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Data Domain full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Cheaper food in cafeteria than past employer. Every Friday at 4:30 is ok party in cafeteria.
    Free soda.
    Free workout center vis-a-vis past employer.
    Great products to work on.
    OK hours for business side. 9am normal time start.

    Cons

    2-week vacation (not including sick days) - compared to last employer with 3 weeks.
    Photocopy machines lacking in work area - 2 machines per floor - have to walk half way across building.
    IT Helpdesk very weak - response time very, very slow - several weeks to clear help desk ticket.
    Lack of sufficient training program for new employees - training provided by giant corporate EMC in Massachuesetts.
    Business-side management eats young (newer employees) - seen bad treatment of good, terminated employees
    Lack of 1-on-1 or clear directions from business side management.
    People there tends to rather just take paycheck than enjoy the products.

    Advice to Management

    Better training materials or localized training availability in Santa Clara, rather than utilize the EMC corporate training modules.
    This isn't Apple -- people aren't going crazy for these products.
    Clearer directions to employees -- we cannot read your minds.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great Job...just not a career

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Data Domain full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I say its a great place for those just out of college because you get to work on intricate details of the storage domain and you learn different technologies, software methodologies, and troubleshooting skills. If you're a quick learner, this is the place for you. Also, if you're in the late stages of your career, this is a place for you because if you perform your job, you're almost guaranteed a stable pay check. There's little employee turn over.

    Also, the 401k and stock options give enough incentive to tough it out at least until they vest.

    Cons

    However, this is not the place to make a career out of in my opinion. There is just not enough creative leeway or space to put an individual stamp on a project. Once you learn the technology stack and troubleshooting skills, it gets boring. Those who are passed the entry level, but still haven't made a career should be careful not to pigeon hole themselves here. Just have a "backup" plan, pun intended.

    Office politics tend to get the better of people here. Best to keep head down at some times.


  9. Data Domain

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at Data Domain

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with very supportive.
    Team members are always willing to help.
    I enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Vice President of Federal needs to be replaced to ensure future success.
    Purchase by EMC changed the atmosphere within Data Domain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on Data Domain as it was before the EMC acquisition.


  10. Great Place

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer

    I have been working at Data Domain

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology, very happy customer base.

    Cons

    Our technology rocks and has simplified dedupe target based systems. The bad part is you have to work with customers with all their crappy backup software so it backups properly to Data Domain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the Data Domain culture alive within EMC. This is a long shot wish, but hopefully will be accomplished.


  11. Helpful (3)

    Management will the be factor that limits this company's growth, rather than product.

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Data Domain

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

    Pros

    They have a good product in the space they're in, and they're one of the few companies still hiring in the valley. There are many bright people employed in engineering who can continue to differentiate this product among others in their field. Storage is a difficult space for a new company to enter and they've managed to do this when few other companies can. People perceive they'll make money at this company which isn't something that has been seen for many years.

    HR is run by many really good people who attempt to infuse their values throughout the company. That can't be said for many companies in the valley.

    Cons

    The company is run by a small group of insiders who don't understand business beyond thier areas of expertise. There is limited cross-company communicaiton. Management tends to hire above those who are already in place, but then ignores their input. It seems vitually impossible to penetrate into the founder's circle of influence. The company is run like a very small start-up which of course is no longer true. They created an enrivonment which speaks of work-life balance, but that is not the life of most people there. Most folks work killer hours and would leave if they could find a job. The bad economy keeps people entrenched at Data Domain.

    Advice to Management

    Begin to communicate to your VPs and Directors who you've brought in as "experts".



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