Overland Storage
2.4 of 5 12 reviews
www.overlandstorage.com San Diego, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated Jan 27, 2014

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27% Approve of the CEO

Overland Storage CEO; Interim VP Operations Eric L. Kelly

Eric L. Kelly

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25% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good company, good benefits

    Technical Support Specialist (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGreat People to work with

    Consnone that I can think of

    Advice to Senior Managementnone that i can think of

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Once great company running out of time.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsWorked with some great people, but that changed with San Jose leadership change. Great teamwork in downsized and neglected San Diego campus.

    ConsDistant upper management. 2 Campuses make for bad communication and envy. Never really know what San Jose is thinking. A lot of distrust of remote management.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow good people when you see them and try to keep them

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst Company I've ever worked for

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsNone. This company is a disaster.

    Cons1) Management: Lack of leadership would be the understatement of a century. There is no real sense of direction in this place and people at the top are clueless. They do things like fire an entire division and then bring them all back with sign on bonuses.
    2) Employees: A lot of nice people but also a lot of incompetence.
    3) Salaries: Below market
    4) Benefits: Non Existent. Employees keep bearing the burden of any benefits left while executives get their nice perks.
    5) Ethics: None. This company is extremely cheap and is always looking for ways to rip employees off.They go to great lengths to question every single item you request for reimbursement and I'm not talking about an unreasonable expense. I'm talking about a $10 lunch at the airport because you were traveling on business.
    6) Outlook for the company: not good. They seem to have a layoff every other week

    Advice to Senior ManagementClose out the company already. After so many years struggling and shares trading for about a dollar for over a year, do you really think you still got a chance?

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFully established world wide organization with channel, marketing and support departments fully operational.

    Consbranding, image among past partners somewhat tarnished, LTO market declining

    Advice to Senior Managementkeep the innovation and affordable prices approach.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    san jose jobs should be better than san diego

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    Prosgood location in san diego, easy access, OK products

    Conspoor management, too many layoffs, low employee morale

    Advice to Senior Managementneed to keep employees informed and engaged

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Not what it once was

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsGood people if any are left

    ConsMany years of wastefull aquisitions in search of a bettter market than the one they already owned and several CEO's only in it for their own egos have changed a once proud company and not for the better. Used to be a great place to work, really cared about the people and the engineering that goes into a first rate product. Now seems to be all about outsourcing and cutting costs to pay for over priced aquisitions. Real division between new and old staff.

    Advice to Senior ManagementQuit

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Firmware engineering

    Staff Firmware Engineer (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsRelax and no working overtime

    ConsNo career advance or learning opportunity

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe realistic

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Overland Storage

    Project Manager (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsWith the purchase of SnapServer, Overland has developed a two tier culture between those that were long time Overland employees that had made substantial sacrifices in pay and benefits to keep the company alive, and those that were hired after the purchase in the bay area at market rates. Overland does tend to pay its new employees decently, but unfortunately it comes at the cost of poor employee moral and relations between the older and newer employees.

    ConsManagement is on a track to become a $50m company from a $300M company, rather than trying to maintain a higher level and size. While the market and commoditized product does force cutting costs and improving productivity, the level to which costs are being cut will kill the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Board of Directors needs to decide what level of business it wants to be and communicate that honestly to the employees. I would also recommend replacing Eric Kelly, as well as the CTO, and VP of Sales and Marketing all of which have shown by their results that they are not a fit for Overland Storage. Also the predominant focus on the low margin, highly priced snapserver product line has greatly damaged the tape library business which has better margins and solid market niche.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Look very, very closely at the recent performance and financials.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsUndoubtedly the quality of the people - the long-time 'Overlanders' - that remain, their passion and commitment to the company's success, utter dedication.
    Very informal - but highly productive - work environment, most departments still very supportive of flexible working - but be prepared for very long hours.
    Still some opportunities to be promoted from within (but see Cons for why...)
    Recent hires have been able to demand huge numbers of options - there's a very very small chance the company could make it big, one day - make sure you get rich if they do!

    ConsQuarterly - soon monthly? - layoffs as the business desperately tries to reach break-even; very high voluntary employee turnover as a result of poor morale, huge pay and benefit cuts, culture of fear created by the new exec team - continual rumors that San Diego facility will be closed completely. Company has repeatedly outsourced major business functions, unsuccessfully, then pulled them back in-house for a year or two before trying again. Poor communication between the exec team, and increasingly between the execs themselves, resulting in misdirection, wasted budgets, loss of focus. Back office and operations staff now cut to the point where the company might just implode.

    Advice to Senior ManagementOverland desperately needs to sell its way out of trouble, stop being distracted by has-been disk products and tarnished brands - fight: for revenue, margin and to retain the last few key staff that know how to keep the lights on.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A great group of people to work with

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis team is always looking forward to find ways to gain an advantage over the competition. It's an established company that works and acts like a start-up. Willing to do what it takes to be successful.

    ConsLots of ambition, so if you're looking for a place to get lost in the shuffle, this isn't the place for you. You'll get recognized for the great things you do and be held accountable for mistakes.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep hiring "A" players

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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