Druva

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Druva Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
38 Reviews
3.8
38 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Right Product, Right Space, Right Team`

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Druva full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Collaborative culture, growing quickly, excellent product with enthusiastic customers, fun environment, good people aligned with where they want the company to go, no political BS that I've seen, great office, great market opportunity

    Cons

    while cloud backup is the future, still need to educate in the sales process. Doing a lot--pretty much like every startup/young company however.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to do what doing--cranking out great product, expanding go-to-market model, keeping it fun.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    insecure, immature and idiotic

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

    I have been working at Druva

    Pros

    Most of your co-workers are good people. The company thinks that having a party or giving a raise is the solution to low morale so people get rewarded nicely from time to time.

    Cons

    CEO is insecure and builds a very Indian-centric culture that allows execs to speak down on people. Most management is controlled by CEO who instead of helping people, just wants to look smarter than everyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You don't have all the answers. Let your people speak, you might learn something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Culture lacking

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Druva full-time

    Pros

    Perks are FRee lunch delivered everyday from the eatclub and sometimes there are friday afternoon happy hour. Beer in fridge. there are also some nice people and the office is in good location for the cal train.

    Cons

    very high turnover. Office culture is negative. Lacking positive advice or praise coming from the leadership to employees. Very poor communication from leadership to employees like what is the direction and reason for so many changes? . Lack of experience in leaders make them so paranoid, always questioning employees, and if you don't like it they say you can just leave today. So be cautions. So many have resigned.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate employees more, otherwise they will keep quitting. Trust employees and point out their good not only just their weekness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is what you are looking for in an on-fire startup

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Druva full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    A+ product. Customers are very happy and the development team does a terrific job. Fast paced environment where people are enabled to make quick decisions. Strong players and strong coaches. Folks with an entrepreneurial spirit will thrive

    Cons

    Company is growing quickly and working to put processes in place that correlate with the increase in employees and customers. Some of the old processes have broken as the company has scaled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your open communication to employees. Continue to enable and empower your people. Keep up the great work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast paced, challenging, and rewarding.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Druva full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Transparent culture; everyone is accessible; collaborative environment; fun; fast paced. You're working with smart, ambitious people. Free snacks, daily catered lunch, free parking, volunteer opportunities. Ability to create and own projects. Creativity and problem-solving is always encouraged. I've grown so much in my time here. Totally worth the commute.

    Cons

    Expected growing pains of a start up--A lot to do and with limited resources. Sometimes the environment could be distracting (comes with the territory of an open work space), but if you're agile, smart, and have a roll-up-your-sleeves-and-get-your-hands-dirty approach, you'll be fine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great product and ambitious vision for the company. Continue your efforts to grow your people as the company grows. It's certainly appreciated and makes a difference to us!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Inexperienced Management and Illegal to take vacation....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Druva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product. Thriving space. Great investment team and capital. Some very good, bright people.

    Cons

    Very inexperienced C-level team. Right hand doesn't know what left hand is doing OFTEN in this company. Vacation does not mean vacation with this company...you are expected to take calls and be available even when using PTO time and with family thousands of miles away. Ridiculous. Huge lack of communication between various areas of company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people take a real vacation...where they can actually enjoy it with their family uninterrupted. Set realistic goals. Be consistent about your message. Learn that product does not make a company successful....PEOPLE do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great, Lots to things to Learn

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

    I have been working at Druva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I was surprised to see 25+ reviews for company of this size, and a lot of them negative. I think the company hired wrong initially, and glassdoor became a dumping ground of all the criticism. The reviews on glassdoor are divided between people who left and those who love the company and are trying to bump up the rating.

    Good product and interesting space makes your work interesting. Fairly flexible management, and good feedback at all levels.

    Overall the company will have a great exit in next 1-2 years, so lots of things to learn and part of a wining team.

    Cons

    Work could be intense sometimes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More open house sessions. An employee on-boarding team or person.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Everything you could look for in a startup

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Druva full-time

    Pros

    It has a great startup atmosphere with all the perks. They are professional but also flexible in providing the resources needed for growth in your career.

    Cons

    Besides gaining weight from eating too many snacks and enjoying happy hour weekly, my only complaint is that it's located in Sunnyvale and I am a city person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Looks like we have a great product and I would love to see this thing being taken to the next level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great experience and friendly environment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - lower level in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - lower level in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Druva full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free lunch and snacks. Short work days every Friday. Team work instead of top-down orders. Flexible hours. No micro-managing. A lot of freedom to try new things and figure things out on your own. No one gets angry with you when you make a mistake. No time card!

    Cons

    Although I worked hard and fulfilled my goals last quarter I did not receive 100% of my bonus, and considering my salary is lower than average I was really counting on that helping with my finances. So, it's a really good thing they feed me!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't expect everyone to be an innovative, leading, Steve Jobs type of person; he needed people to follow him in order to be successful.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Product, Good Growth and Outlook, Intense culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Druva full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great product, haven't seen like this in my career. It sells for itself
    Only thing better than product is the support. Those guys in India are awesome
    Growth growth and outlook. 110% quota in 2013
    Innovation and great team

    Cons

    Long distance with India, distributed team
    A lot of tribal knowledge, and no central training function

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep turnover low, better communication with new joiners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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