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Challenging and Interesting

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

I have been working at Isilon, A Division of EMC

Pros

There is always something interesting to work on at Isilon. The Engineering team is relatively small, but growing rapidly. The overall system architecture is very good, and can be a pleasure to work with.

Cons

With at least one of the second-line managers, if you get on his bad side it's very difficult to get back on his good side. And sometimes folks seem to end up on his bad side for no obvious reason.

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    Fast growing company, frustrating in sales

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    Current Employee - Territory Development Representative  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Territory Development Representative in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Isilon, A Division of EMC

    Pros

    Free coffee/snacks, parking, health insurance and a really great view of the Puget Sound. Every once in awhile there is also a company party, about once a quarter.

    Cons

    In Sales you get continually hosed over. Promotion opportunities are extremely rare to come by are unfairly given. You will also be vastly underpaid for your services if in inside sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees. Lip service is common, need to actually listen to people. Recognize valuable, tendered employees and reward them for their service.

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    Typical tech mentality guides this place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Isilon, A Division of EMC

    Pros

    There are many technically competent individuals working here. The technical challenges are exciting. The customers use the product for real work. My effort goes into a product used by many around the globe. The strength of the product's value proposition and the size and growth of the market opportunity go a very long way in compensating for the mistakes of management.

    Cons

    Management is extremely inexperienced at managing. They make a lot of very common and disastrous mistakes. Problems are ignored until they become critical issues. The development process has many flaws, and these are neither recognized nor addressed in any systematic fashion. Those in power subscribe to the delusion that individuals can innovate without the support of management. Innovation is seen as either a waste of time or a threat to order.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not disparage employees, either current or former. Do not disparage customers, ever, to anyone, for any reason. Be sincere and honest to people, be they peers, employees, vendors, partners, or customers. Do not play games with deadlines and requirements. Do not mislead others (or yourself) about your own knowledge of the customer, the market, or the technology. Withholding information from sales and support is a problem. These groups need to be trusted and allowed insight into the engineering process, not cut off and treated within a damage control regime.

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