Delphix
4.3 of 5 6 reviews
www.delphix.com Palo Alto, CA 50 to 149 Employees

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A company based on a brilliant idea

Principal Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Palo Alto, CA

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementCheck out the culture in the early of Google.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent Team & Excellent Work Environment

Professional Services Architect (Current Employee)
New York, NY

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

ProsTop 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.

ConsI 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 Senior ManagementKeep the focus and keep doing the right things.

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

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Excellent engineers, good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
San Francisco, CA

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

ProsThe 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.

ConsSometimes 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 Senior ManagementEncourage 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!

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

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Excellent engineering culture

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
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.

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

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

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Rewarding in career but not in experience

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Menlo Park, CA

I worked at Delphix

ProsVery smart engineers and dedicated team.

ConsChaotic management. Too much politics

Advice to Senior ManagementDo things right and more open communication

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Engineering done right

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I have been working at Delphix full-time

ProsAn 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.

ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementMake sure the engineering culture thrives through the growth of the company.

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

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