Delphix Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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  1. Helpful (4)

    Rewarding Opportunity for leaders

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delphix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wide open opportunity to influence a rapidly growing and evolving company. If you are a performer and a leader, then you will do well. Revenue roughly doubling YOY 3 years running and being cash flow positive are significant metrics. This is a company led by solid fundamental business practices, not a spend+pray, smoke+mirror mentality like many others in the market.

    Cons

    If you are someone who needs a template or roadmap of how to sell or accomplish your goals, or a legion of people to do your selling for you, then this organization is not a good fit for you. There are no hiding places in this company - it is a true start-up environment. With that comes challenges and often frustration. I have found guidance and outstanding support when needed, but when it comes to getting things done, there's no options other than rolling up your sleeves and doing it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work leading us to a successful IPO! The product strategy is sound - criticism here has obviously come from those that couldn't sell successfully.


  2. Helpful (3)

    Generally a solid place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Delphix full-time

    Pros

    Delphix has attracted a large number of intelligent and motivated people within the engineering department. The core technology that Delphix uses is strong, and Delphix makes a strong investment in both maintaining it as open source and in attracting existing experts in it from the open source community outside of Delphix.

    Cons

    The engineering culture can be a bit of a monoculture. The people who shape the culture have mostly guided it in a way that reflects the cultures in which they have been successful, but there isn't as much flexibility to accommodate other versions of a good engineering culture as there could be.

    Advice to Management

    As the company continues to grow its engineering organization, it needs to be more flexible and open to individuals with different backgrounds than the ones that some of the early contributors had.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Energetic, Growing Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great communication at all levels - Lots of energy, people are excited about the company's successes and there are new people joining all the time - Engineering team is very sharp, committed to learning and development - Market is not yet mature, so there are a lot of interesting technical challenges - Engineers can work on any part of the product; having worked on front-end and back-end features, there's a lot of learn

    Cons

    - Some growing pains... seems most acute in sales which manifests as amazing quarters followed by lackluster ones as new salespeople learn how to sell - Market is not yet mature, so if you're looking for certainty, it's tough to have that - Culture is such that trust has to be earned over time, resulting in a steeper than needed learning curve

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the communication about all the different aspects of the business. Engineers really do want all these details. Continue to be open and honest.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Established Startup with solid strategy

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Services Practice Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Services Practice Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delphix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The way you spend every day has a huge impact on the success of the company. Executives rely on the ingenuity and initiative of the staff. You have every opportunity to make a difference in the success or failure of the company. The level of support from Support, Services, and Engineering is exceptional. These are highly talented and motivated personnel who care about the success of the customers.

    Cons

    Typical growing pains. Too much work, too many customers, not enough employees. Sometimes you have to reinvent the wheel. Process/procedures are good, but if you're expecting a flowchart with 3 colors you'll have to make it yourself. There's still a lot of tribal knowledge. Folks comfortable with startups won't have issues.

    Advice to Management

    Steady as we go. Invest in education and documentation to allow customers to have an easier time. Begin to hire ahead of demand, so we can work through some of the growing pains without burnout.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Brilliant technology, brilliant team.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Delphix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Technology is so stunning and disruptive that it can be difficult to convince prospective customers that it works as advertised (but it does and we prove it all the time). Clients who implement the technology effectively simply will never get rid of it and nearly universally buy more. Every team within Delphix is top-heavy with energetic A players who will do anything to help close deals and ensure successful implementations.

    Cons

    Standard startup growing pains -- you could work 24/7 and never complete what you know should be done. Also, if you need bright lines around your job description and your career path, this isn't for you.

    Advice to Management

    Diligently monitor the team for burnout. Persist -- full adoption of this technology by the market is inevitable.


  7. Best tech company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Delphix full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Exciting fast growing company with a great merit based culture developing innovative game changing products.

    Cons

    Haven't hit any real cons yet.


  8. High Energy Start-Up with Solid Management, Product, and Investors

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Menlo Park, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in Menlo Park, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very strong team (leadership and staff) Outcome and metric driven Solid capable product and sufficiently large market Investors are top notch

    Cons

    Can be intense Engineering and Sales Centric Culture


  9. Innovative, High Energy, Market-making Software Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Revolutionary product, culture of innovation, commitment to excellence, constant drive to raise the bar.

    Cons

    Emerging market segment that takes time to master.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Cool product, unclear culture

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, encourages work/life balance

    Cons

    office politics, weird culture, quick turnover


  11. Helpful (6)

    Cliquey boys club

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Delphix full-time

    Pros

    Lots of very smart and highly motivated employees Delivery of relatively high-quality engineering products Unique and collaborative approach to product development Multiple office locations and flexible work-from-any-location policy

    Cons

    Management plays clear favorites and quickly eschews those who don't fit in Tremendously unrealistic expectations that are further held back by an inability to give over control to anyone outside of a small nucleus at the top Company results headed the wrong direction

    Advice to Management

    While the management team is exceptionally smart and talented, some of them seem blind to the far-too-numerous instances of their own tenants being held to an obvious double-standard



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