Overland Storage

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Overland Storage Reviews

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
14 Reviews
2.4
14 Reviews
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Overland Storage CEO; Interim VP Operations Eric L. Kelly
Eric L. Kelly
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  1.  

    Great people but company lacks vision and leadership

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Overall good people to work with.

    Cons

    Pay is below par with industry. Lack of leadership and vision. The financials are awful and they keep doing things to try to prop the company up. Or, make it look bigger than it really is. Tarnished name in the industry.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Field Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time

    Pros

    I received my paychecks on time and that sums it up.

    Cons

    I do not need to go into details as my peers have touched on the cons. Company moral is low. I can say coming from a sales perspective, the company is a tier 3 storage company with a bad channel reputation. I would only recommend this company if you are unemployed and cannot wait for another opportunity to come along.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Here's advice to the board and C-level execs: oh wait it doesn't matter they are all the same people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company, good benefits

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great People to work with

    Cons

    none that I can think of

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none that i can think of

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Once great company running out of time.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Overland Storage full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Distant 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 ManagementAdvice

    Know good people when you see them and try to keep them

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Worst Company I've ever worked for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time

    Pros

    None. This company is a disaster.

    Cons

    1) 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 ManagementAdvice

    Close 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?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Overland Storage

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the innovation and affordable prices approach.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    san jose jobs should be better than san diego

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

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time

    Pros

    good location in san diego, easy access, OK products

    Cons

    poor management, too many layoffs, low employee morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to keep employees informed and engaged

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Not what it once was

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

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people if any are left

    Cons

    Many 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 ManagementAdvice

    Quit

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Firmware engineering

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    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Overland Storage

    Pros

    Relax and no working overtime

    Cons

    No career advance or learning opportunity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be realistic

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Overland Storage

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Project Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Overland Storage

    Pros

    With 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.

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    The 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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