Double-Take Software

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  1.  

    Great Company....

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Double-Take Software full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership, Benefits, Work life balance

    Cons

    Communication was sometimes challenging due to the location of the different departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stay away...

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Double-Take Software full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Not working for them anymore

    Cons

    The company was acquired by Vision Solutions and the new executive management have ruined it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to your employees and do not continue to support the bad decisions made by incompetent and clueless managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company was just acquired, so you should expect a culture change.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Double-Take Software

    Pros

    Leading technology in their industry, and a strong customer base that really loves the product. It was a fairly employee-friendly company, relatively little bureaucratic hoop-jumping. The culture was more conservative than a start-up (no dogs or skateboards in the office), but still fundamentally a cool software company. The VP of Development is one of the original founders.

    Cons

    They just go acquired by a much more conservative company, and several of the old offices were closed, and many of the long-term employees were laid-off. I think you have to assume that the culture will change to a more conservative one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Double-Take's recent challenge was that it was not responding to the market trends well enough. If the new management slows down innovation in pursuit of short-term cash flow, they will probably loose this market.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Double-Take Software

    Pros

    Middle management is excellent.

    The product is great and does what is promised.

    Advancement opportunities.

    Feedback from field engineers is now being acknowledged and incorporated into the product.

    New management is promising a renewed focus and improvments where needed. It is beginning to show. Vision management appears to have what they say they do. Vision.

    Cons

    Upper management prior to Vision Solutions acquisition was short-sighted.

    The product was allowed to degrade.

    Feedback from field engineers either did not get back to development teams or was ignored.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    New management please do everything you have stated you will do. The Double-Take team is excellent at execution and delivery when pointed in the right direction and given a clear goal.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    It's OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN

    I have been working at Double-Take Software

    Pros

    Family friendly, nice culture, overall a fun place to work. Benefits are good, and the salaries are good. Relaxed casual dress code and atmosphere. Lots of smart fun people. Free donuts on Fridays.

    Cons

    Sales are stagnant, lots of product bugs because QA is almost non-exisant these days. We haven't really pushed out a decent product since we went public. The constant pressure to create new products and add features has killed quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop releasing new products and feature for a while and fix all the bugs that are killing our customer base.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Enterprise Sales Engineer

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    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Engineer in Sugar Land, TX
    Former Employee - Enterprise Sales Engineer in Sugar Land, TX

    I worked at Double-Take Software

    Pros

    Very good technical sales team that works together to help each other.
    Some excellent Enterprise Sales Managers.
    Good product mix.

    Cons

    Software products increasingly inconsistent in quality.
    One product fixes an issue but similar ones (that have different code bases) don't get fixed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales needs more input into the development process. Engineering is developing products that don't meet current or prospective customer needs that sales team wants to communicate to Engr but can't effectively.

    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great company, but depending on your goals, there is potential to stagnate.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Double-Take Software

    Pros

    Growing company, good product, most people are high-performers, not very bureaucratic, may be able to work from home. Management seems very loyal to employees. Employees generally have very high morale.

    Cons

    Company is very distributed, which can be good, but also limits visibility in the organization, and may limit career growth (unless you want to move).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great overall job managing the stability, growth, and market position of the company. Worry a little bit more about career development plans for employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good Ole Boy Club

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    Former Employee - Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Sales Engineer

    I worked at Double-Take Software

    Pros

    Management is clueless
    Salary is ok
    Software sell itself
    Engineers are top notch

    Cons

    Management is clueless
    No communication to staff
    HR is blind to all employee issues
    No loyalty to Sales Engineers
    "Good Ole Boys" network very discriminative unless your one
    Too easily thrown under the bus constantly
    Too many chiefs with nothing to do, just a lazy title......and you wonder where the sales are ??

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    MOVE ON !! Please, bring in some fresh ideas and let company grow, not stagnant with Old Mentality that has been here for years.
    Company will never succeed with "old timers"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work with a lot of opportunities for hard working people

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative
    Current Employee - Senior Sales Representative

    I have been working at Double-Take Software

    Pros

    Lot of freedom to do the job, ability to travel and because of niche market you are able to meet lot of people in all industries.

    Cons

    Product can still be improved on some levels

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make product more stable and focus on what is really required on the field

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Experience while working for DoubleTake

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    Former Employee - Sales Management
    Former Employee - Sales Management

    I worked at Double-Take Software

    Pros

    Great compensation package and benefits

    Cons

    -Upper Management (Directors,VPs,President)was absolutely terrible.
    -Professionalism-terrible
    -Employees were talked to very disrespectfully
    -It was like a "good ole boys club"
    -HR acts blind to everything going on at the company
    -Upper Management was allowed to bring people in and let them go one after 6months with no questions asked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say that if you want your business to succeed, you better get on the ball and get rid of those in charge that are taking your business down. The crudeness,disrespect and over all treatment of employees by the upper management you hired, is extremely disrespectful and you are not oblivious to it. You had some fantastic people hired within the last couple years and you allowed your upper management to call them on the phone and get rid of them without any explanation other than, " We do not have to give you an answer as to why you are being let go, we are just letting you go". This happened numerous times to numerous employees. Get a hold of your company before someone else does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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