Quantum Corporation

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Quantum Corporation Reviews

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 2014
97 Reviews
2.9
97 Reviews
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Quantum Corporation CEO and Director Jon W. Gacek
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45 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Benefits are good, people are great, work life balance is great too (in 13 reviews)

  • Flexible time and good work environment (in 10 reviews)


Cons
  • Upper management is all about the good old boys network (in 5 reviews)

  • No stock price movement in what, ten years (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Quantum needs some new thinking

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quantum Corporation

    Pros

    Fellow employees are very nice to work with. Very interested in helping get stuff done and resolve issues.

    Cons

    Management needs focus. Focus on how to keep employees happy and motivated. Focus on how to provide competitive products at competitive prices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs focus. Focus on how to keep employees happy and motivated. Focus on how to provide competitive products at competitive prices.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company plagued with bad business management

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    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Mid-Level Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment, friendly employees, great benefits

    Cons

    Layoffs lurking at every corner, managers and executives not held accountable for bad decisions, CEO with over-inflated ego. All adds up to poor stock performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give departments reasonable budgets. Too many are operating without the necessities and without the manpower to do the work. When cutting costs, look at areas other than the workforce. Employees find it hard to stay loyal when there is a constant slow bleed due to layoffs. The ones who remain are burdened with duties that are not in their job descriptions and are overloaded in general.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    CEO is way over his head - doesn't help by hiring similarly equipped execs

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay, good culture, good benefits.

    Cons

    Bit of a gerbil wheel, unless you are in the inner circle. No real career growth potential

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to the board: replace the entire executive management team. this company has huge potential but not with the current management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Unstable, lots of management changes and uncertainty

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits package and starting salary

    Cons

    Very few chances for advancement or pay increases, frequent layoffs and uncertainty about future of the company. Poor sales management and employee on boarding process is pretty much non-existent. Top down management style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Solicit and take interest in what's going on with customer facing employees and it will help you improve the environment and retain employees who care about the future of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with amazing people and customers.

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    Current Employee - Senior Storage Systems Administrator in Richardson, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Storage Systems Administrator in Richardson, TX

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

    Pros

    Quantum is getting ahead in the cloud with their latest rollout.

    Cons

    Quantum is making big changes to their service structure. The jury is still out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure your resume is up to date.

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

    Rewarding experience for me... wish Quantum all the Best

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    Former Employee - Service in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Service in Denver, CO

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated and extremely talented people in the Teams I was privileged to interact with regularly (Engineering, Sustaining, Field Service, Service Management). Valuable Educational Services/Training. Strong, reliable and feature rich products in the mature product families. Great customers.

    Cons

    IMO... Aggressive product launches of complex, new release, feature rich products into broader (less understood) customer environments caused some early negative customer experiences. The resulting perception challenges made it difficult for talented Sales Teams to overcome facing (sometimes exaggerated) competitor FUD.

    Loss of a job due to layoffs... I really miss working with a lot of good folks.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    No career growth path. Clueless executive management. Quantum is a sinking boat.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Work/life balance if you are lucky to have a decent supervisor. If you are good at kissing at several level up in management, you will do good. Very Policies and process driven and structured environment.

    Cons

    Top down management. Bean counter as CEO with inflated ego and no leadership competency. No accountability at management level. Frequent layoffs of rank and files. Every quarter management has a new excuse for falling short of revenue and profit expectations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top 10% of management should be fired. Executives are too unfocused and engaging company into multiple initiatives but has no resources to support even one initiative. Even their larger competitors with much more resources don't try to do too many different things like Quantum in trying to do. Focus or perish.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Great opportunity to contribute now, but the future is unknown

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    Current Employee - Quality in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Quality in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Quantum Corporation full-time

    Pros

    The people that are left are dedicated to helping make the company succeed and we wear multiple hats. Overwhelmingly, anybody you talk to is willing to help out with any questions, and it definitely feels like a supportive team environment across the company.

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity to advance and job uncertainty are two of the negatives. I feel that there are some people that clearly stand out and at a different company would have moved up the corporate ladder but at Quantum we are flat and those opportunities just don't exist.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There seems to be a disconnect between the upper and lower workers. A lot of high level positions never seem to get affected by layoffs while the workers are constantly losing their jobs, or the CEO gets a significant pay raise while the company spirals down. Really?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not long to live

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    Current Employee - Procees Engineer I in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Procees Engineer I in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Quantum Corporation full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lower to mid management cared about their employees. Good culture and benefits. Positive place to be until upper management and CEO decided to outsource manufacturing jobs from the Colorado Springs plant to a third party company.

    Cons

    Overall employees were under paid compared to local and national equivalent positions. Upper management and CEO do not seem to have a clue on how to run a large corporation. Many decisions from the past few years seem to have ruined the company and stock value.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get a clue!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    They Treated Me Well, but the Writing's on the Wall

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    Former Employee - OEM Customer Support in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - OEM Customer Support in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Employees treated as professionals, good benefits, flexible schedule, reliable products, well-documented processes and procedures, excellent low- and mid-level managers who care.

    Cons

    Customers became the enemy after Quantum acquired ADIC. Quantum's culture and dedication to being a world-class organization evaporated as well. Solid, experienced professionals who (rightfully) commanded higher salaries were replaced by younger, cheaper, inexperienced, and often clueless workers. Executive management lacks vision and has little regard for customer relationships.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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