OCZ Technology Reviews

Updated November 1, 2014
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  1. After acquisition - good place to start

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Developer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Developer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at OCZ Technology full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    In the past, there are many negative things, but the company is changing almost 80 percents. from last year 2013.
    average salary for middle level.

    Cons

    Set the goal and should meet the goal, instead of a partial goal.

    Advice to Management

    1/ The change sounds good now, but should not stop.
    Looking over the employees, and decide who is contributing efforts.
    Make a fair raise to keep good employees, and adjust it for those who is not worth.
    2/ Try to keep customer relationships as good as we can, because they are our profits.
    I think we know it but we are not really focusing on this point.
    Internet, social web, ... is so popular nowadays, why don't we bring customers to our social website, so they can know and understand more about us. Then they can buy more our products.
    3/ When the customers know about us as a friend in their mind, they will think about our products first, then Samsung?
    4/ People take time to write reviews, so we have to read carefully and seriously improve more change?

  2. Stay away

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at OCZ Technology full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Fitness room, good coffee machines, enough parking space, good area with a lot of restaurants.

    Cons

    Noisy work environment, cube walls are lower than in any other american company, a lot of micromanagement, permanent fire fighting. Very unhealthy and hostile atmosphere.

    Advice to Management

    Burn in hell.

  3. ok

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OCZ Technology

    Pros

    lots of stuffs to learn

    Cons

    they don't have much cons

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Stay Away from this company

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Access to latest SSD technology

    Cons

    Company runs backwards. Engineering creates products and pricing and then dishes it off to marketing making it extremely difficult to sell. Engineering priced the product out of the market!

    Advice to Management

    Get some management. Do the marketing and then design a product that performs and is competitively priced to the market.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Technical support

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at OCZ Technology

    Pros

    Great position, loved the work.

    Cons

    Boss created hostile work environment.

    Advice to Management

    Don't single out employees because of personal conflicts.

    OCZ Technology Response

    Jun 18, 2014Staffing Manager

    Wish we had more information to figure out what this review is really about. A couple things come to mind. Did you ever address/report this issue with HR at the company? We also have a 3rd party ... More

  7. 7 years and counting!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at OCZ Technology full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I been with this company for 7 years now and my experience has been very positive so far. There is plenty of opportunity to grow within and we just became a much bigger company from the acquistion by Toshiba Corporation. I look forward to many more good years with this company.

    Cons

    Only downside for me is that I wish that the company was closer to my home but all in all is not that bad of a commute.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!!

  8. New opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

    I have been working at OCZ Technology full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    With Toshiba acquiring company and upper management committed to seeing a successful turnaround prospects have never looked better.

    Cons

    Still working out some processes but very open upper management team responsive to listening and changing.

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on making us great.

    OCZ Technology Response

    Jan 30, 2014Staffing Manager

    Great summary! Thanks for your input.

  9. Great company with great product

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome products that are fun to sell

    Cons

    Some of the mid-level management can be overbearing and flat out rude.

    OCZ Technology Response

    Jan 31, 2014Staffing Manager

    Thanks for posting comments. Some tech folks should adjust their style at times but I know it gets difficult in a fast paced company.

  10. Helpful (3)

    Cool technology, terrible employer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Many great co-workers. Very interesting technology.

    Cons

    Terrible management at all levels. They still treat the company as a "start-up" as an excuse to overwork employees for less pay than could be considered ethical. Sick days are considered a detriment to the company, so are highly discouraged. Constant promises are made to employees by management to keep them happy, only for them to be broken soon after (bonuses/raises, reduced work load, filling important positions, etc.). Promotions are very rare.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the amount of middle managers - the engineers are so much smarter than their managers too much is lost in translation. Pay people fairly.

    OCZ Technology Response

    Jan 31, 2014Staffing Manager

    Many changes have come upon OCZ. The company has been reorganized into a more effective organization over the last year. Most now refer to OCZ 3.0 since we have become a part of Toshiba.

  11. It is a great place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Work on next generation technolgoy
    2. Great environment and coworkers
    3. Energetic team
    4. Exicting projects

    Cons

    1. Frequent OT to met project schedule
    2. Need to support a wide range of product portfolio
    3. Communicate with staff from other countries who may not understand English

    Advice to Management

    1. More market and growth focus.
    2. Narrow product suite to profitable lines
    3. Bundled strategy (software+hardware) instead of just a hardware strategy
    4. Better execution, say less, deliver more.

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