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Not as fun as could be

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

I have been working at DataDirect Networks full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Home 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

Cons

Product 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 ManagementAdvice

Look 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.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

19 Other Employee Reviews for DataDirect Networks (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous 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 to cure diseases, delivering services and movies into the cloud to millions of people, to predicting the weather, speeding up scientific discovery across many fields, making the world a better and safer place

    Cons

    We are adding many new people and offices in different cities and countries, keeping track of who does what is at times challenging

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on the great market opportunity, and engage with employees to get very valuable feedback. The last few months have been great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Intern  in  Chatsworth, CA
    Current Employee - Finance Intern in 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 implementing the new accounting information system

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not create layers as the company gets bigger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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