Promise Technology

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Promise Technology Reviews

Updated June 10, 2014
Updated June 10, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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  1.  

    A great place to start a career and learn the ropes.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    You will wear many hats and learn many sides of the business.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre and the company is mainly a hobby business for the owner who runs it from Taiwan.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Company with no promise..

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software FW Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software FW Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Promise Technology full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    In the beginning was nice. After yu know the place, you will find that there are little cliques of people very political. None I can think of, but motivating to leave.

    Cons

    Biased treatmnt of employees. Exploits foreign engineering talents with H1, no green card with low pay. If you don't have a job, u get one here with lo pay.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be fair to all. Don't pretend to be nice, but treat pple bad behind there backs. No promise and no guts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company with no promise...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software FW Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software FW Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Promise Technology (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for talented engineers on H1 visa or waiting for greencard. This company gets talents for cheap. If your not working, they will hire you with lower than market pay. Even not much experience, they take. Once you on board, you will do the work no one else wants.

    Cons

    At first everything seems OK, besides exploiting ppl. Later, you will find pockets of ppl who are relatives or friends of management work there too. They will have favors from mgmt. and special treatment. Unfortunately, I see lots of bias treatment for ppl of different races and groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do not be weak, take stand and back good ideas. Be fair to all employees. Treat them fairly, otherwise you will face many legal issues some time in the future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good company, mid range culture

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Promise Technology full-time

    Pros

    Good freedoms if you are pushy, raid product line is doing much better and seems to solve customer needs

    Cons

    Low to mid range products mean culture is a bit dated, but good for advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go for it

    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good working environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Promise Technology

    Pros

    Strong team work environment. Friday bagel. Summer and winter family event. Manager are willing to give employee help in all area include work and family.

    Cons

    Compensation is not as comparative as other company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's good that Management know how to take care the engineer for a balance family life and work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    really bad management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at Promise Technology

    Pros

    It is relatively stable for the past 10 years, so it is a good place for h1s to waiting for their green card.

    Cons

    The management is really really bad. They make their decision based on politics instead of a real market feedback. And you even donot have enough devices to work with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Well, I sugest the higher management should listen to what the engineers says. And useless supervisors should be fired if they cannot provide a success product.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    A company that wants to change but not fast enough

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Have opportunity to know how storage is applied in niche markets such as rich media and surveillance.

    Cons

    No work and life balance. No clear career path. Low pay.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Leaving when I get better opportunity.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    * It is a good place for short-term and low pay.

    Cons

    * Management has no clear vision and direction.
    * Management cannot communicate well.
    * Unless you are connected to family, no future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    * Improve your comunication.
    * Do not say things you cannot keep promise.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    As a firmware engineer of Subsystem and RAID

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Hsinchu (Taiwan)

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

    Pros

    1. Good working atmosphere
    2. Several good mangers
    3. Good work/life balance

    Cons

    1. Below industry-average pay
    2. Low company outlook

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    so so

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Promise Technology

    Pros

    flexible working hours for employees

    Cons

    poor working environment, needs some renovation to fresh out the working space.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    poor working environment, needs some renovation to fresh out the working space.

    Approves of CEO

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