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Software QA Engineer

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Former Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Contractor - Software QA Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Violin Memory as a contractor (Less than a year)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Violin as a whole has a pretty laid-back culture, but still gets things done. The teams are energetic and very friendly, but the work itself is not too exciting.

Cons

All the cons that come with a fast-paced company. Often work 6 days a week, and overtime on most days as well. Regardless, company does a good job of keeping everyone's spirits up.

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  1. Exciting opportunity and fascinating technology

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Violin Memory full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Breaking new ground and changing the paradigm of the storage industry

    Cons

    Birthing pains of a young company

    Advice to Management

    Deliver the numbers


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    'Game of Thrones' have almost died out, but not extinguished

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    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Embedded Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Violin Memory full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology that is (still) good and could be very disruptive. After all the lay-offs the team seem to have bonded together better.

    Cons

    The politics never ends. This company is on probation now. With all the 'potential' there is no guarantee that it will recover.

    Advice to Management

    Control yourselves. Control the impulses of building new kingdoms inside the company and play politics. One more political conflict and this company is history. Keep open polity where ideas and descent could be freely expressed. Show some leadership, especially in the compensation area. Yes, the technology is good. But the competitors are not sleeping either. If there is no new investment this great technology will be left in the dust. But the investment could not be made because all the money have been spend on CXX compensation.


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