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OCZ Technology Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated November 1, 2014
Updated November 1, 2014
22 Reviews
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  1.  

    After acquisition - good place to start

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    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stay away

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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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Burn in hell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    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 (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.

  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 (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.

  7.  

    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 (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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's an ok place to work for.

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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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers. you get to learn a lot.

    Cons

    Very unorganized work environment. You are a drone there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do a better job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    a company with wasted opportunity

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    Former Employee - Sales Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Director in San Jose, CA

    I worked at OCZ Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In high growth market segment of SSDs, somewhat strong marketing team.

    Cons

    1. sales numbers at all cost.
    2. high stress environment
    3. management with ethics issues
    4. no respect for employees
    5. back stabbing culture
    6. no job security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You were right to cut head count down to save the company, but was it done blindly so more talent than rot was cut? Lead by example and also make cuts in the top management so not just the employees taking the sacrifices.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Wasted a year of my life there, regret accepting the job Stressful and unrewarded environment

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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

    Pros

    Learned a lot and some people are genuinely helpful and a good resource

    Cons

    Long hours, management does not believe in employees having a personal life. Pay rate is very low unless you're in sales, all other departments are paid poorly. Certain employees take multiple long smoke breaks and get away with it, but when you want to just take a short regular break at your desk, you get yelled at for not being productive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better and realize they need to have outside lives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience and acceptable salary

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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

    Pros

    Great work environment, friendly co-workers, access to the most advanced technologies in the field. Had to stay very competitive to keep up with the workload. Marketing strategy is leading the company into the right direction as well.

    Cons

    Prices change rapidly on most of the products. A $100 product could be half-priced overnight. RMAs are a pain in the butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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