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Not as fun as could be

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

ProsHome office and flexible schedule
Still small and relatively easy to move sideways
It's not a public company (even though a lot of rumors of being structured for a possible IPO soon).
Focused product line
Good talented people working in different areas of the company

ConsProduct is not attractive anymore, as used to be in the past. Lack of products and competitiveness
Lack of people management. Managers are sometimes too technical and in most of the case doesn't really care about their employees in several aspects other than employee's job role.
Management are too young and lack experience
Some of Higher management (VP level) not qualified
Decisions are taken in a very chaotic environment. Most of them leaded by incompetent higher management and unrealistic thoughts from people with none or few field experience
Very low investment on labs and

Advice to Senior ManagementLook after your employees happiness. Make them proud and rate their effort and not only the results.
Focus on the macro aspect of the business and empower the employees. Give them a chance to manage their business.
Don't under estimate the competition and face the reality of not being the leader anymore.
Learn with your competition and trust your employee's feedback.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    This is the greatest company in the exciting space of Big Data and Cloud!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    I have been working at DataDirect Networks full-time


    Pros: Great coworkers, smart and passionate. Fast growth in a booming market. We solve the most amazing problems for our customers, from helping find new drugs… Cons: We are adding many new people and offices in different cities… Advice to Senior Management: Stay focused on the great market opportunity, and engage with employees… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Great Company

    Finance Intern (Current Employee) Chatsworth, CA

    I have been working at DataDirect Networks as an intern for less than a year


    Pros: Fast pace, down to earth people, value engineers a lot Cons: Finance function is a mess, currently in a trouble of… Advice to Senior Management: Do not create layers as the company gets bigger No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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