Fusion-io Reviews in Salt Lake City, UT

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
104 Reviews
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104 Reviews
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Pros
  • Free lunch, Ping Pong, Foosball, Challenging problems to really get you thinking (in 19 reviews)

  • This is also a great work environment with employees that work hard and are driven to succeed (in 16 reviews)


Cons
  • Because we are growing fast we are going through some growing pains (in 10 reviews)

  • Over the past year, there has been many senior management changes (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Awesome Company for Interns

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Intern in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Fusion-io full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They treat you as one of their own. Gives you freedom to implement our ideas.

    Cons

    It recently got acquired by Sandisk.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great fun place but future unknown with Acquisition from SanDisk

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    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Fusion-io full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Past years has been Great, Fun Place to work. Good Work life balance. Friendly employees and management. good benefits and perks with free lunches everyday & drinks.

    Cons

    Changes and lack of communication from new owners leave us wondering what will happen in utah offices. no executives here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent, communicate to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fusion-io knows how to keep talent interested and loyal.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Fusion-io as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free lunch, Ping Pong, Foosball, Challenging problems to really get you thinking. Friendly environment, good leadership.

    Cons

    For the sake of listing a con, however minimal it is, as an intern the training was very minimal and the expectations were that of a full-time employee. As I said, this was hardly an issue as I was able to work through the tasks without too much trouble.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great product, great culture.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager, Technical Publications in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Manager, Technical Publications in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Fusion-io full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch every day, fascinating technology, good camaraderie and atmosphere. Many very bright people to work with. The SLC location is very nice too, with views of the valley and easy access to Big and Little Cottonwood canyons.

    Cons

    Weak product management. The benefits are mediocre.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give the Product Managers some teeth!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Potential is there if they can go from start up to grown up

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    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Software QA Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Fusion-io full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good work and life balance, ability to work from home, lots of smart engineers, some very interesting technology, buy out by SanDisk gives some much needed financial muscle and (hopefully) some mature engineering best ractices

    Cons

    Too much Flux and change in engineering which causes constant refactoring, not enough communication between development, QA and product management, buy out by SanDisk is causing lots of fear and uncertainty

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Way too many VP's, so cut the chaff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Engineering Team

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineering in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Fusion-io full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fusion-io has a spectacular Engineering team who are very dedicated to their product and company. I have been a Program Manager for over 10 years and never worked with a many competent and motivated Engineers. I was surprised by the business acumen with the team and the desire to propel the company forward. Their vision of the storage industry and how to lead it is quite remarkable. The company perks are also very good; they provide quite a bit of swag and other perks to keep you motivated through the day. The benefits are also very good from a health/dental care standpoint. compensation is great for Utah and also competitive in the industry.

    Cons

    Some of the negatives are the inflexibility with regard to paid time off. All employees begin again with the equivalent of 15 days of PTO, no matter how long you have been in industry. It is a non-negotiable quantity and often company recruiters will recommend an adjustment in salary over the PTO. Also the 401K matching is an embarrassment, in fact it when the announced they were adding it and gave the amount, up to $1,500, I thought they misspoke! The strategic vision at the company is also lacking and it creates quite an incredible amount of churn within the organization. There is still a start up mentality to chase every opportunity at odds with a scaling company focusing on their core competencies.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good place for interning and learning

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Engineering Coop in Salt Lake City, UT

    I have been working at Fusion-io as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The mentor program for interns is very good. People in the team are very helpful. The work load for interns isn't too much. Also free lunch.

    Cons

    Long-term stability is one of the primary concern. Lots of senior management changes in the past year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company's stock price has plummeted a lot since the founders have left. Gotta do something so that it rises consistently.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Used to be amazing, but not as fun lately.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Fusion-io full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Onsite gourmet lunch, annual engineering summits, and amazing products. Benefits were very competitive with other companies. Co-workers were wonderful, committed, and did everything in their power to help new people.

    Cons

    After the upper level management change, the company had a bit of a different feel. Less concern for employee's work/life balance. Hiring freeze seemed to result in an abundance of interns and a drain of skilled/experienced staff. IT management seemed to be pushing as much as possible to hosted services (i.e., e-mail changed to office365 without any input from internal Linux users).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance needs to be considered. Often, it seemed like management felt they were doing us a favor by employing us. Middle-level management had little or no respect for real life struggles of staff (not all mid-level management suffered from this, some of them were very good).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people, great benefits

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Former Employee - Manager in Salt Lake City, UT

    I worked at Fusion-io full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free lunch, stock purchase plan, smart people.

    Cons

    Management shake up, loss of founders, turmoil, loss of edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in R&D.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work, always innovating.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT

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

    Pros

    Free Lunch, nice atmosphere, well designed buildings, and good work equipment.

    Cons

    Many of the executives work in the San Jose office as opposed to the Corporate office in SLC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A bit top heavy organizationally..

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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