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FalconStor is a Software Sweatshop

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melville, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

I worked at FalconStor

Pros

good benefits and free food which is needed as you're expected to work 18 hour days

Cons

Software sweatshop. absolutely no compassion or tolerance for life threatening illness.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

stop feeding your employees bagels and dinner and let them go home!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for FalconStor

  1.  

    Great teamwork but can be hectic at times

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at FalconStor

    Pros

    Teamwork: Team members watch out for one another. If one member drops the ball another will pick it up immediately.
    Free Lunch for Support Engineers
    Free Dinner

    Cons

    Learning curve of the VTL, IPStor, SIR, and FDS appliances when first starting the company.
    Long Hours and changing shifts.
    Weekend Support
    Can get extremely busy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of focusing on self gains, focus on your employees and clients more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Falconstor...Not Enterprise ready. Great ideas, poor follow through

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Melville, NY

    I worked at FalconStor

    Pros

    Competive pay structure for engineers in a down market. For smaller companies that have fewer requirements and would prefer to have the vendor configure everything, a portion of their software offerings would work well (VLT). Developing some interesting products. Very aggresive sales force.

    Cons

    Falsonstor needs better upper management; most have an engineering background and have little management/executive experience. Plain and simply put, management doesn't understand the enterprise customer. The company is having problems establishing and maintaining a foothold in the enterprise space...plagued with constant software problems. Most of the enterprise customers they have had over the last five years are moving to other vendors due to having suffered multiple failures or major outages resulting in data loss. There is little to no documentation available to distribute covering best-practices and deployment strategies. Documentation is only created upon request. Employees are not provided enough information and direction to have a chance to succeed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat people with a little more respect. Honor is more than a word thrown out in a conversation, there is a deeper meaning. Underhanded management and sales practices never lend themselves to succeeding in the marketspace. Customers are smarter then that and should be treated as such.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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