Delphix Reviews

Updated June 23, 2014
Updated June 23, 2014
9 Reviews

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  1.  

    Amazing place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Delphix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    People at Delphix are smart, motivated, and genuinely invested in the company. The environment is fast-paced, and communications at all levels are honest and direct. Great social events too (e.g. Scotch Fridays).

    Cons

    Although the company is growing very fast, it still functions like a start-up. Some of its systems and processes are not optimized.

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

    Beware

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    Current Employee - N/A  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - N/A in Menlo Park, CA

    I have been working at Delphix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Getting a lot of press in tech journals. Couple of high profile deals. Limited competition in a space that could potentially become a new category.

    Cons

    Unclear product strategy, go-to-market strategy, aggressive work hard/work hard culture, low integrity/honesty, extremely high turnover, especially in sales where it's nearly impossible to be successful

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Building a company is about more than just building a product

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Tough to sell

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good engineering, "interesting" culture with a reputed VC firm backing..

    Cons

    If you are in Sales, be ready for 9 months to 1 year sales cycle; deceptively hard to sell and be prepared for a crazy sales management breathing down your neck.. Its definitely a Glen Gary type sales culture, shark is the logo, so should not be a surprise.. Comp is comparable to big shops although you cannot count on it, management keeps surprising you..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    A company based on a brilliant idea

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    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Palo Alto, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Palo Alto, CA

    I worked at Delphix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The product was built on a great idea. There is no competitors yet. And they have an excellent engineering team with many smart folks.

    Cons

    Oracle might build a similar product and compete with it. The sales have not reached to a scale to dominate the market.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Check out the culture in the early of Google.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Team & Excellent Work Environment

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    Current Employee - Professional Services Architect  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Professional Services Architect in New York, NY

    I have been working at Delphix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Top notch team with excellent teamwork and support.

    CEO (Jed) leads the team from front and has a clear cut vision for the company for next few years which is a rarity in today's IT environment.

    The Engineering team is very thorough and responds quickly to customer requirement/issues. Same goes for Support and Services team.

    The Delphix core product alleviates a genuine business problem and the company is on excellent growth path.

    Cons

    I am working for this company for almost 6 months now and has yet to come across anything which I think is negative(which speaks for itself !!). My only worry is that company should not loose it's core focus as it expands rapidly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the focus and keep doing the right things.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent engineers, good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Delphix full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The engineering team is uniformly excellent; many of my coworkers invented the technologies the product is built on top of at their previous jobs, so even as a seasoned software developer I'm always learning from my coworkers. Most people are really approachable and friendly, including company leaders and sales personel to the extent that I interact with them. We get updates about management and sales activity pretty frequently, and word of large accomplishments on those fronts spreads around the office quickly. The engineering group is run as a meritocracy. Customer needs (which are mainly communicated through support staff or engineering management) dictates engineering priorities, as it should be. After working at a couple of larger companies, being able to choose and design my own projects and really own them is a big plus. In short, it's a great systems engineering startup experience. Also, our support group is very talented -- each of them could easily be an engineer at any other company.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can be intimidating to bounce ideas off of the best engineers in the industry. Also, commuting into Menlo Park once a week (I am usually at the SF office) is a pain that I suspect will disappear once the company grows a bit more.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage communication between sales and engineering. I sometimes feel like engineering could to a better job of anticipating the next steps if we knew more about the customers. Also, keep up the high hiring standards!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent engineering culture

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

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

    Pros

    - Smartest engineers I've ever worked with.
    - Excellent executive/sales/marketing teams.
    - Meritocracy based culture.
    - Senior management is very open to feedback and constructive criticisms.
    - Cool startup culture (free lunches, untracked PTO, ping pong hall, flexible work hours, etc)

    The engineering team at Delphix is top-notch. It includes the smartest group of people I have ever worked with. Some of them include the co-inventors of the ZFS filesystem, DTrace, early engineers from Sun's Fishworks team (which comprised of the top engineers at Sun), etc.

    Delphix has a very engineering driven culture; so much so that the managers which lead the different teams at Delphix are themselves great engineers (and great managers).

    The company as a whole is doing very well and growing rapidly year by year. Overall, it's an excellent place to work, which is very hard to find elsewhere.

    Cons

    I can't really think of anything major that I'd consider a con, but one minor thing I'd say is that there are three offices (San Francisco, Menlo Park - HQ, and Boston), so the team is pretty spread out, which makes it hard, sometimes, to collaborate. Although people from SF and Boston come out regularly to HQ, and vice versa.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing and don't lose sight of what makes Delphix an excellent place to work (see above).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding in career but not in experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Delphix

    Pros

    Very smart engineers and dedicated team.

    Cons

    Chaotic management. Too much politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do things right and more open communication

    Doesn't Recommend
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineering done right

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Delphix full-time

    Pros

    An engineering culture founded on the notion that smart engineers with good ideas get stuff done, and that decisions should be based on technical merit and backed by data. This meritocracy translates to a bottoms-up engineering ethos where individuals are encouraged to understand and react to the business needs of the company. Titles and HR structure and not used as a tool to manipulate direction; anyone that articulates good ideas and drives execution has the ability to have huge impact in the company. Product management and HR management are minimalist, engineering processes that matter (e.g. code review) are embraced, while bureaucratic impediments to execution are eschewed.

    The engineers themselves are some of the brightest I've ever worked with, and are always willing to help others, whether it means getting source control setup or diving in to help with a customer escalation. The problem space is broad, complex, and growing, full of problems to solve. I need to work somewhere where I am intellectually challenged by my coworkers, in an environment where it is impossible to understand every moving piece in its totality, and I've found both at Delphix.

    Cons

    The physical environment at HQ doesn't reflect the engineering culture, and standards at any other startup (catered lunches, open space, lounge whiteboard areas, etc) are lacking. This will hopefully change now that the space is more permanent (it had been on a sublease).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure the engineering culture thrives through the growth of the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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