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Helpful (3)

Progressive and energetic company

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Itasca, IL
Current Employee - Solutions Architect in Itasca, IL

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

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Innovative technology with growing market demand and penetration, coupled with a "small company" feel and roots. Very competitive compensation structure for both technical and sales staff. Company has zero debt, huge cash reserves, and invests highly in internal growth.

Cons

If you aren't internally driven to succeed on your own (reach out for opportunities, work your territory, have a pipeline), you won't do well here. Success is tied to performance. Turnover on non-driven sales professionals can be high; retention of Systems Engineers and technical folks is much higher. Comp plans change annually, sometimes with unattractive consequences; for example, a FY2013 comp plan change caused SE bonuses to be tied to an entire region's performance, rather than your individual performance with your Sales counterpart, which had the unintended effect of a compensation reduction for the highest performers in a territory, as their numbers were reduced by the lower performers in their region.

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  1. Helpful (9)

    Good Product, horrible engineering practice, horrible VP of engineering and managers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oceanport, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oceanport, NJ

    I have been working at Commvault full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    a good product thanks to some legacy, and good people (past and current)

    Cons

    horrible engineering management, most of them haven't seen the world outside Commvault, so it's like frog in the pond situation for them. They think whatever they are doing is the best thing in the world.
    You can imagine the engineering practice when basic things (like install, backup/restore) doesn't work every build without needing to fix it.

    There is no ownership given to individuals and managers control everything. Individuals hardly get a complete picture when they work and mangers stitch things together with few people (they are good only doing this) in their good books.

    The new fad in Commvault is statistics, to judge the performance of individuals. If there hasn't been a bug fix/close for a day then individuals get mails from managers questioning there commitment and drop in productivity.

    VP installs every build even before it's made available to anyone else, what is he doing?

    Lot of favoritism in everything

    Hiring is a mess - people with no experience get selected if your spouse has good relation with upper management

    Lot of people (~30-35%) are there because they will do anything without questioning their managers.

    Release cycles are a royal mess, nobody except the VP knows why are we doing this

    Because of all the above your work/life balance is gone for a toss.

    Advice to Management

    Hire some real managers, grow up look outside


  2. Helpful (6)

    A tale of two companies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oceanport, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oceanport, NJ

    I have been working at Commvault full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1) The company has vision and knows generally how to build a great product.
    2) Some of the managers of the company really look out for their team and make Commvault a great place to work.
    3) Benefits are pretty good
    4) Compensation CAN be good if you are in the top 5%
    5) Fun with toys. If you need any particular hardware to get your job done, you will get it. lack of resources is typically never an issue which is very helpful.

    Cons

    1) While the vision is there, execution is simply lacking in most cases. Timelines are always put into place for development projects but often the features are delivered late or in states of terrible quality.
    2) The initial design of projects can include many different teams to get an idea of how to best develop the product to meet the needs of customers, but after these initial meetings the developers are usually cut loose to design however they want and the feature that gets delivered is often nothing like the initial plan.
    3) With the timelines that are put into place, too often flexibility is given on the development side but the final timeline (i.e. RTM) is never flexible which puts more pressure on QA testing.
    4) It is often said that you should not have to put in more than your typical 40 hour work weeks, but with the timelines and workload it is not uncommon for many people to be working evenings and weekends to catch up on all the tasks.
    5) Management often doesn't come to the same decision so you will start a task one way based on some direction then someone else comes down and asks why is it being done that way and tells you to change it so then you have to try to figure out who is right and waste more of your time.
    6) If you are liked by the right people, you can go far. If you are not liked by the right people then your job is affected by lower compensation, more work load, fewer compliments and less recognition even if you are doing one of the better jobs on your team.
    7) too much focus is given on giving new features instead of fixing existing problems. Too often these new features are then ignored out in the field and they slowly die away showing that all that time spent on it was just wasted.
    8) New ideas are always coming up for side projects and ways to spread information but usually these are temporary fads. Too much time seems to be wasted on projects that quickly die off because no one uses them

    Advice to Management

    Get on the same page. Involve many more people in the design phases (System Test, Products, Support) because Development shows too often that they have tunnel vision while developing. There is still too much favoritism going around. Everyone needs to be treated equally and valuable team members need to be recognized regardless if some managers do not like them personally for some reason.


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