FalconStor Reviews

Updated July 30, 2014
Updated July 30, 2014
28 Reviews
2.4
28 Reviews
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  1.  

    OK

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Melville, NY

    I worked at FalconStor

    Pros

    learn a lot good team

    Cons

    salary, hours are very long

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of change needed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY

    I have been working at FalconStor

    Pros

    1. Great place to learn many new technologies
    2.

    Cons

    1. No real career development, it becomes a sweat shop and before you know it you've worked many 10-12 hour days and have no clue where you're going 'career' wise.
    Management doesn't care about your future or present goals, they just want the work done.
    As a result, by setting false expectations about your ability to grow with FalconStor..u end up being disappointed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the brand, change the management style, put REAL processes in place.
    Stop this "DROP EVERYTHING NOW AND LETS ALL SCRAMBLE AND DO THIS" work style because it doesn't work and EVERYONE , even you management, ends up spinning wheels unecessarily.
    At the end of the day it does NOT pay.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    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
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  5.  

    FalconStor is a Software Sweatshop

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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
  6.  

    Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Falcon, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Falcon, NC

    I have been working at FalconStor

    Pros

    Flexibility of the product and excitement of an ever changing work place

    Cons

    Lack of direction with product and employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice to the management at this time

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great teamwork but can be hectic at times

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer  in  Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Melville, NY

    I have been working at FalconStor

    Pros

    Teamwork: Team members watch out for one another. If one member drops the ball another will pick it up immediately.
    Free Lunch for Support Engineers
    Free Dinner

    Cons

    Learning curve of the VTL, IPStor, SIR, and FDS appliances when first starting the company.
    Long Hours and changing shifts.
    Weekend Support
    Can get extremely busy at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of focusing on self gains, focus on your employees and clients more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unemployment is better than working at FalconStor

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    Current Employee - Sales Director  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales Director in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at FalconStor

    Pros

    Because your unemployment has run out

    Cons

    in 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    New management, new challenges...

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer

    I have been working at FalconStor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    New management team is doing well so far

    Cons

    High work load during the last years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep focus on customers needs and employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A company is going to disappear

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    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

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