FalconStor Reviews

Updated March 21, 2015
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  1. pas de process de travail claire et objectifs flou

    Current Employee - Inside Terrirtory Account Manager in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Inside Terrirtory Account Manager in Paris (France)

    I have been working at FalconStor

    Pros

    bon ambiance de travail malgré les conditions détériorés

    Cons

    pas de structure de travail réel

  2. Run for the hills....

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

    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    Technology is outdated and limited in its functionality.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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FalconStor full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    None this company is on the verge of collapse

    Cons

    Company has no Direction....
    CEO turning company into a private Company from being public and the stock is worthless
    Solution VTL CDP dont work and are out dated, not keeping up with the competition. Dont expect them to be around for to long.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Lange Entscheidungsprozesse für triviale Dinge Long decision making for trivial things

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FalconStor full-time

    (Translated from English)

    Pros

    - Sehr unabhängiges Arbeiten. Man ist meistens sein eigener Chef.

    - Fast keine Reviews und Meetings. Einfaches Leben und man kann alles abstreiten, da es kein Briefing und keine eindeutigen Anweisungen gibt.

    - Strong independent working you are your own boss most of the time.
    - Almost no reviews and meetings. Easy life and plausible deniability due no briefing and lack of instructions.

    Cons

    - Keine Karriereleiter

    - Fast keine Fortbildung (verbessert von "gar keine Fortbildung")

    - Der CEO, der Großes versprach, lieferte nichts Bemerkbares.

    - No Career path
    - Almost no Training (improved from no training)
    - CEO who promised the world delivered nothing noticeable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Weniger reden und mehr Entscheidungen treffen. Schreiben Sie Memos, halten Sie Meetings ab und informieren Sie die Mitarbeiter darüber, was passiert.

    - Vereinfachen Sie die Management-Struktur. Gefühlt haben wir mehr Manager als Ingenieure.

    - Less talk more decision making. Write memos, have meeting and inform the employees about what is going on.
    - Reduce management layers. From feeling we have more management than engineers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Most unprofessional company to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Melville, NY

    I worked at FalconStor full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    -No experience required

    - Good place to learn basics of backup technologies

    - good for short term

    -Good for interning

    Cons

    -No future prospects unless you are managerial or higher position

    -The technologies used are not used widely so if you have 10 years experience you might have to
     start from beginning while switching the companies

    -The senior employees treat newcomers very unprofessionally and make team environment very
      uncomfortable

    -Very unstable management, Managers have no control over the team members.

    -Join if you are bored of being unemployed

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and HR journalist position to monitor employee harassment in the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    In a word, MISERBALE

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

    I worked at FalconStor full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    You get a learn new technologies, hardware and software.

    Cons

    1. you will find that majority of the people do not want to share what they know. If you ask them a question, they will tell you to read the CDP/NSS admin guide. The CDP/NSS guide book has no detailed information on troubleshooting.

    2. You are thrown into the fire without any formal training. You can take online training with no interaction from your manager or colleagues.

    3. Most managers have to management experience on how to talk to employees and treat them like crap.

    4. There is no raises or praise for your work.

    5. You are told to come to your manager if you have questions, when you do he tells you to talk to your co-workers who tell you to read the guide, which is poorly written.

    6. You are left to figure things out on your own.

    7. There is no career path, I knew ppl that were there for 6-7 years doing the exact same job and for some of them this was/is their 1st job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Make the direct managers take management training.

    2. Setup REAL training for new employees so they understand the software which they will be supporting.

    3. Acknowledge work that is done well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Yes there is a morale problem - it is not a smear, it is true,.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

    I have been working at FalconStor

    Pros

    Familiarity with technology - you will learn a lot if you take the time, there is a lot of equipment to learn and coworkers are good resources. Lots of good people work for the company in lower positions.

    Cons

    Horrible management - I don't think anyone is actually trained to be a manager, and upper management does not care about the workers at all. Long hours are expected, as is working Saturdays. Some times people are called in from vacations for customer support. No appreciation for job well done but you will hear if you did wrong. Negativity is all you will hear from your manager, because he is hering the same from above.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No matter what is said management will never learn to respect it's employees and the value they bring to Falconstor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. FalconStor is a Software Sweatshop

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    • Senior Management
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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
  10. Not a place that I would work again

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at FalconStor

    Pros

    Exciting product. coworkers great, has a lot of potential.

    Cons

    No training, no support. Poor communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sell to a larger company that has better management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. Falconstor...Not Enterprise ready. Great ideas, poor follow through

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    • 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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