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Pivot3 Reviews

Updated January 16, 2015
Updated January 16, 2015
11 Reviews
3.7
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great team work, great family friendly environment/culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pivot3 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    People always help each other out in Pivot3. Everyone have the same goal to make this company succeed. As of any other companies, there are up and downs, but this year is shaping like a huge year for Pivot3. This is going to be a great year for Hyper-Converged, and Pivot3 is the inventor of Hyper-Converged!!! Truly believe we have all the right ingredients to obtain great success - especially the people. Like the "family always come first" culture!

    Cons

    As of many companies with multi/global sites, communications between sites may be lacking at times. This is an area we could improve on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Getting Better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pivot3 full-time

    Pros

    The company is getting better. I find it an interesting place to work. It's great working in the IT industry as well. Good management and great work-life balance.

    Cons

    Every once-in-a-while I need to work late.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it going.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Best job I've ever had, bar none.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Pivot3 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    This place has a VERY bright future as the world is starting to figure out that capacity efficient hyper-converged infrastructure is important. HUGE brain trust, a real powerhouse of IP with over 20+ patents.

    Cons

    Marketing has traditionally been more stealth with niche markets, but our new marketing team changing our messaging and people will soon realize that we invented hyper-converged infrastructure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep hiring alphas!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Diamond in the rough with incredible opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at Pivot3 full-time

    Pros

    Exceptional technology; really hot market; upper management actually has a plan; company is getting great attention; good working atmosphere; still small but long track record with a lot of AAA customers; everyone gets stock options; it's a real start-up! so: people who can wear many hats and pull-up their sleeves do best.

    Cons

    It's a real start-up! Many things still need to be built and figured out. People have to find ways to make it happen without all the support they get in bigger places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire smart people instead of pampered experts who can't do much without a lot of help.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great technology and ready to scale

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    Current Employee - Sales Leader
    Current Employee - Sales Leader

    I have been working at Pivot3

    Pros

    The executive leadership team currently in place brings a ton of industry experience to bear--both from a technology perspective as well as growing and scaling companies and emerging solutions. Strong established customer base, proven solutions, and the technology quite simply works extremely well. Strong-value based leadership style where everybody works hard, politics are kept to an absolute minimum, and managers have the authority to execute and are expected to do so.

    Cons

    Small company that has better funded competitors and big entrenched players as well--always makes for a tough hill to climb, even when the technology is much better than those well funded competitors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Now is the time to accelerate. The technology and market position is sound, you just need to put more people in the street to position and communicate value.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Think twice

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Pivot3

    Pros

    Decent pay, flexibility, decent product

    Cons

    No stability, continuous layoffs, constantly asking for more money from investors, lack of direction, poor benefits, don't make time for planning, and no regard for the employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A 10 year start-up company that is truly top heavy with management.

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Trainer in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Trainer in Austin, TX

    I worked at Pivot3 full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    I worked remotely and that was nice.

    Cons

    Company laid me off without any notice. Very poor management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Refocused team executing well

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spring, TX

    I have been working at Pivot3 full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Leadership team is making a positive impact on direction of the company. Poised to take advantage of growth as converged storage products are expanding market ownership!

    Cons

    A 10 year old startup company goes through many peaks and valleys. The most challenging of the valley's seem to be in the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Full steam ahead - time to grow!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Poorly Managed Company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

    I worked at Pivot3 full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good pay and great co-workers. Lots of flexibility.

    Cons

    Management is a total mess!! Company has squandered all of the VC money, they cannot pay their bills to the suppliers or the employees. Lots of empty promises and a product that has no fit the the mainstream IT world. If you are looking at this company as a career or being a customer I would steer clear of this disaster.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go find a real job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Product-Great Boss

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Pivot3

    Pros

    Working downtown in Austin, just a few blocks from the Capitol not only gives me a great view of the skyline, but I work with a great group of people, including my boss-James.

    Cons

    We have two locations, so seeing all of the other members of the team is more infrequent than I desire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training with how to be great managers is needed. Good people though

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