DataDirect Networks

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DDN has derailed and is crashing soon.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Account Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
Current Employee - Account Executive in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

Intelligent and dedicated engineering force

Cons

Management lacks coherent focus and message to DDN sales and engineering teams
C-level suite pontificates about product releases and alliances that do not materialize and leave company working backwards
Internal communication completely broken and hostile

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Clean out the C-level suite and start building from scratch. HPC storage is only a market sliver and you do not have products to compete in the enterprise.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  2.  

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

    • 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

    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
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