FalconStor Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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FalconStor President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Quinn
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  1. Featured Review

    Exciting time to work for FalconStor with the announcement of a new product receiving a lot of positive attention.

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    Current Employee - Regional Director in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FalconStor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Attitude of a start-up. Fun and exciting company. Get to be involved in a lot of things you wouldn't experience in a large company.

    Cons

    Resources are tight, but everyone chips in to help. People are handling multipole roles, they might not ordinarily be involved with.

    Advice to Management

    Show people you appreciate some of the sacrifices staff is making to compensate for lack of resources. People are working hard and need some recognition. Walk around the office and look like you're having fun. That will translate into a happy environment.

    FalconStor Response

    Jun 18, 2015 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your feedback and are happy to learn you are involved in new opportunities. Our quarterly town halls have been successful at bringing employees together in a relaxed happy hour like ... More


  2. Helpful (1)

    FalconStor Software

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FalconStor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technology. Senior managers that are accessible. Including the CEO. The company provides good basic benefits free or at low cost, as in the case of Health Coverage.

    Cons

    FalconStor is a fast paced company in a faced paced industry so the workload can get very heavy at times.


  3. Terrible CEO and financial performance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are good and at low cost to employees. Not a bad salary for working on Long Island. New office space.

    Cons

    Management team is terrible. Executive team thinks they can do no wrong but look at the results. Continually declining sales and headcount. No reward or thanks for hard work. Only management team gets compensated.

    Advice to Management

    Respect and reward your employees.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Good & Improving

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of talented & intelligent employees - Opportunity to work on various different projects - Excitement over new product! - Great health benefits

    Cons

    - Limited resources - Still some negative perceptions in the marketplace

    Advice to Management

    I think management has been making a number of positive changes over the last year. I would just encourage them to continue working to shift the culture to one of positivity/ fun and to reward the individuals who deserve it.

    FalconStor Response

    Jun 18, 2015 – Human Resources

    Management has been working hard to improve the attitude and perception. As a reminder, we have a program to nominate and reward fellow colleagues for exemplary work that employees are encouraged to ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    Excellent learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FalconStor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    FalconStor provided excellent environment for learning and improved my study of software technologies

    Cons

    Low salary, long hours, management far from workers

    Advice to Management

    Improve salaries, more team coding


  7. Getting Better All the Time

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is headed in the right direction with a new platform, revived products, new management and much more. The culture is shifting. Customers love what the technology does and is doing for them. Health benefits are top notch.

    Cons

    Still a small company with limited resources, but acting more like a startup to maximize those and promoting teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. Helpful (2)

    Awful place to work - Management is a joke. Managers only promote friends in their "click" Run Away!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    I really can't think of any pro's but I guess their pay is okay when compared to similar types of companies and benefits are okay but they don't pay enough for the amount of disrespect and dishonesty that medium to higher up management gives to their employees.

    Cons

    Management is very poor and if you are not in their click of friends, they will disrespect you even if your work is near perfect. The real source of the problem is that mid-level management is very friendly with upper management on a personal level which unfortunately, gives "mid-management" the ability to treat the staff however they want with no ramifications for their actions. As one of the other reviews said "run for the hills".

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff in a more respectful manner and Promote people that deserve it for their good work instead of who is the most popular.


  9. Zero incentive structure

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    There are team members who help others in adversity (speaking for the working caste).

    Cons

    Zero incentive structure. "Every battle is won before it's ever fought."

    Advice to Management

    Do the hard thing (in decision making). You get exactly what you don't pay for.

    FalconStor Response

    Jun 18, 2015 – Human Resources

    We are glad to hear that you consider your fellow employees as team members. We encourage people to work together for a common goal. All the employees that worked on FreeStor were invited to ring ... More


  10. all in all good experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    salary, work environment nice people

    Cons

    the ability to advance career


  11. Helpful (1)

    Run for the hills....

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing positive to write about this company except perhaps free bagels every morning.

    Cons

    Technology is outdated and limited in its functionality. Executive leadership is an old boys club that has absolutely no market vision and is very arrogant. Management is completely convinced they know how to save this company and will not listen to anyone. Group think dominates the executive landscape. New customers acquisitions are practically non existent for a 15 year old company. All revenue comes from existing customer base and maintenance.

    Advice to Management

    Sell the company to the first taker if there is one. Get out of the business you are in and take the money in the bank, go into stealth mode, and develop a completely new product line...oh wait, that would require real leadership and a visionary.



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