Dot Hill

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Dot Hill Reviews

Updated August 25, 2014
Updated August 25, 2014
9 Reviews
2.8
9 Reviews
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Dot Hill President, CEO, and Director Dana W. Kammersgard
Dana W. Kammersgard
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  1.  

    Wonderful intern experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineering Intern in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Dot Hill as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dot Hill offered a great intern experience and provided work in a very broad range of topics. My boss was very responsive and helpful. Every employee I worked with loved their job. There was also a great sense of community.

    Cons

    I can't say I ran into any cons during my time at Dot Hill. I could not have hoped for a better intern experience.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    technology challenges

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

    I have been working at Dot Hill full-time

    Pros

    lunch brought in occasionally for team meetings
    Boulder county
    lunch time bike rides if time

    Cons

    product readiness not always mature
    weekend work for rush / deadlines
    frequent product changes

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to engineering feedback
    insurance plan improvements

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Horrendous management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Dot Hill full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people on the technical teams are generally great people and they are fantastic to work with. Some of the nicest people you will ever meet. Compensation isn't bad and the enviroment is very pleasant.

    Cons

    Management for this company is absolutely ridiculous. They keep trying to force engineers into management roles even though they have no desire to become managers. There is a serious disconnect between higher level management and the people actually doing all the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pull yourselves together and hire some people who actually know what they are doing/want to be doing it. Also, give a little more credit to the actual employees instead of just looking at the numbers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director PS & Business Development in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Director PS & Business Development in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at Dot Hill full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    1.Great potential and outlook
    2.Aware of employee needs
    3.Good Compensation

    Cons

    1.ESPP has trade window which is restricted
    2.Very OEM focused
    3.ENG driving road maps at times
    4.Week marketing group

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep working on penetrating the channels and promoting the DHS brand out in the market.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Poorly Managed Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Dot Hill full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/Life balance was okay, but that's about it.

    Cons

    Zero repercussions for poor management decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Management is running DH into the ground

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO

    I worked at Dot Hill

    Pros

    They pay isn't bad, although don't count on raises once you get in and they had a 5% salary cut in the summer of 2010. They also don't push the engineering teams as much as other departments - or to be more accurate, they don't get flogged as much when they cannot deliver 125% year after year.

    Cons

    Being an engineering driven company (Dana's words) can be acceptable as long as they understand they have to deliver, every other function is a support group. DH's problem is when engineering slips schedules, fails to meet cost targets, and doesn't deliver acceptable reliability and function the rest of the teams take the blame. The engineering team is good, but the expectations across the board are unrealistic. However, to state this (and worse yet, demonstrate it before mgmt accepts the slip) is paycheck suicide.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For those 2 at the top, leave. For those one level down, stop staying silent to keep the paycheck coming and start pushing back for realistic schedules and to deliver the right products.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    If you just work for the paycheck then this place is for you

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA

    I have been working at Dot Hill

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, telecommuting (except under some managers).
    Some people do not even have a office at work.

    Cons

    The company has been loosing money for many years in row. So they're not being generous with employees. No or small raises. No training. No promotion.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employee right

    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Dot Hill

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Dot Hill

    Pros

    Friendly and caring staff. Various great managment personnel over the years. Manufactures a quality product line and overall a positive enviornment to work in.

    Cons

    Economy is taking a toll on the company. Lack of vision for the long term future. New technology completed too soon.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to think about the long term success of this company. Decisions should be more well thought out prior to putting them in action.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    A company that has a big poteintial if the management team could have a positive change

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dot Hill

    Pros

    1. employees are general speaking nice
    2. company has a big potential as long as management team does the right thing
    3. work time flexible

    Cons

    1. team work needs improvement
    2. ESPP has trade window which is restricted.
    3. benefit not as good as the other companies in same industry

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make company profitable, stock holders expect stock price up.

    No opinion of CEO

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