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Helpful (1)

Well balanced, young tech company blended with large corporate issues

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Sales Specialist in Seattle, WA
Approves of CEO

Pros

Relaxed environment, flexible hours and ability to work from home, great perks, decent benefits. Fast growing industry and entrepreneurial work place. Sales organization supplied with fully paid cell phone. Management is willing to listen to employees about ideas on how to better the company and work environment, with genuine intention to help.

Cons

Acquisition by EMC in late 2010 has led to many integration growing pains. Many managers seem overwhelmed with growth of the company, as hiring and scale has been unbalanced with amount of work increase. End of month and end of quarter requires 12+hr work days. Senior management can be very disconnected with very little interaction with the "front line" of the organization. Seems disorganized at times.

Advice to Management

Define a solid growth plan, share it with the employees to help facilitate growth and understanding how to get where the company wants to go. Provide more opportunities to grow within the organization for young talent. More communication from the top down; lower level positions feel disconnected from the "heart" of the company.

Other Employee Reviews for Isilon, A Division of EMC

  1. Helpful (1)

    Challenging and Interesting

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

    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.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Fast growing company, frustrating in sales

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Territory Development Representative in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Territory Development Representative in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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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