FalconStor

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FalconStor Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
29 Reviews
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29 Reviews
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  1.  

    Run for the hills....

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    • Senior Management
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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    Technology is outdated and limited in its functionality.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
  2.  

    Sales

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

    I worked at FalconStor full-time (more than an 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
  3.  

    Depressing

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    New management should be able to turn it around

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FalconStor

    Pros

    New management team is very capable

    Cons

    Revenue is headed the wrong way for now.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    A company is going to disappear

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

    I worked at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    I could not find any pros.

    Cons

    After 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire a VP of RD with strong development experience.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    So much hope, not able to execute...yet

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    Great visionary roots. Good benefits. Opportunity is available, but you have to go get it - everyone is too busy to help you be successful.

    Cons

    Too much baggage to attract the management talent necessary for it to run well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a way to leverage patent portfolio. As always, become and stay relevant by finding a niche in the market; stick to it; and become the best at it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great people but challenging place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at FalconStor

    Pros

    Great technology. Good sales team communications. Flexible work hours. No death by excessive meetings. Great internal documentation and a very partner friendly organization.

    Cons

    Very slow to innovate and come out with new software and update current software. Communications between some departments needs a lot of work. A lot of sales challenges due to a not to distant negative history.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Become an innovator again. Look 5-10 years out. Embrace subscription based pricing. Don't just enable cloud for DR and data migration offer it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Most unprofessional company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 an 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
  10.  

    Good technology but poor quality testing and leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    People are very dedicated and hard workers.

    Cons

    Leadership is floundering.
    The technology is cool but the competition has caught up or surpassed FALC over the past couple years while their leadership has been floundering.
    FALC solutions integrate with a lot of different hardware and software technologies and they have little to no access to these technologies to test their solutions. Unix is a major lacking platform.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a buyer who can make good use of FALC technologies before you run the company into the ground.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    A junior company with potential

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Melville, NY

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

    Pros

    You can excel in a position if you are allowed the chance. Management has been changing, so there are new opportunities.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics for such a small company. Titles are given out as rewards instead of financial. The company doesn't promote a healthy work/life balance. Salaries are lower than other places and no bonus plan.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some want change, but not everyone and a few bad eggs can spoil the bunch.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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