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Updated Jun 20, 2014

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2.4 27 reviews

67% Approve of the CEO

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Gary Quinn

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14% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Long decision making for trivial things

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    Advice to Senior Management- 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Most unprofessional company to work with

    Technical Support Engineer (Former Employee) Melville, NY

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    In a word, MISERBALE

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Melville, NY

    ProsYou get a learn new technologies, hardware and software.

    Cons1. 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 Senior Management1. 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Melville, NY

    ProsFamiliarity 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.

    ConsHorrible 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 Senior ManagementNo matter what is said management will never learn to respect it's employees and the value they bring to Falconstor.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    FalconStor is a Software Sweatshop

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Melville, NY

    Prosgood benefits and free food which is needed as you're expected to work 18 hour days

    ConsSoftware sweatshop. absolutely no compassion or tolerance for life threatening illness.

    Advice to Senior Managementstop feeding your employees bagels and dinner and let them go home!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not a place that I would work again

    Sales (Former Employee)

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

    ConsNo training, no support. Poor communication.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell to a larger company that has better management.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Falconstor...Not Enterprise ready. Great ideas, poor follow through

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Melville, NY

    ProsCompetive 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.

    ConsFalsonstor 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 Senior ManagementTreat 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Unemployment is better than working at FalconStor

    Sales Director (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsBecause your unemployment has run out

    Consin my opihnion they do not treat peoplee with respect, they are more interested in the short term gain than the long term gain

    Advice to Senior ManagementThey should look at the big picture not the transaction, you will keep your custoemrs longer. Stop selling stuff that does not worf

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Depressing

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Melville, NY

    ProsExposure to a lot of technology, ability to learn the ins and outs of storage industry.

    ConsUpper management lacks directions, compensation is unfair, a job well done is never acknowledged, project specs & requirements always change on the fly.

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A company is going to disappear

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsI could not find any pros.

    ConsAfter the original CEO, Reijane, passed away, no one from the management team cares the company and really knows what to do next. Most people in the management team only know status management, they do not know modern RD technology, such as web development, etc. As a result, they could not work with RD team closely to work on projects.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire a VP of RD with strong development experience.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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