OCZ Technology Reviews

Updated July 28, 2014
Updated July 28, 2014
20 Reviews

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  1.  

    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

  2.  

    Stay Away from this company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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

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  5.  

    7 years and counting!!

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    New opportunities

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    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Stay focused on making us great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    OCZ Technology Response

    Jan 30, 2014Staffing Manager

    Great summary! Thanks for your input.

  7.  

    Great company with great product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Awesome products that are fun to sell

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  8.  

    Cool technology, terrible employer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.

  9.  

    It is a great place to work

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    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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Business Analyst Corporate management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at OCZ Technology

    Pros

    Great People very helpful with everything

    Cons

    Management sucks. Everyone is making money except for the employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share the wealth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    The shareholders and investors should think twice about OCZ's future.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Can't identify any at this time. I do work on a lot of projects.

    Cons

    Upper management is very disorganized and junior. No exec understands the high end enterprise storage industry. Strategic direction of the company is unknown. Just build products and ship them. Take a look at the Vector, very unstable, the OCZ way, 6 out 10 fail, lots of RMAs. Moral is very low and the communication to employees is very bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The CEO should understand the storage industry better before deciding what products should be created. Don't allow the weak marketing and product management teams make these decisions. Communicate with the employees a lot. A lot of VP and Director titles that are incapable of doing their jobs. A lot of top SW and HW talent is gone. This was crucial to the future of OCZ.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    OCZ Technology Response

    Jan 31, 2014Staffing Manager

    A lot has changed at OCZ since this review was written. Our product focus has expanded and OCZ is now part of Toshiba. We now have direct access to critical parts and technology, combined with OCZ ... More

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