Unitrends Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Review

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Columbia, SC
    Current Employee - Engineer in Columbia, SC

    I have been working at Unitrends full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great Place to work since being hired

    Cons

    Not enough time in a day

    Advice to Management

    Keep training


  2. Helpful (2)

    Account Manager

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burlington, MA

    I worked at Unitrends full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Strong Industry and also growing one
    Fun Culture
    Effective Product

    Cons

    Horrible Training (Product and Sales)
    Finger pointing starting from the top
    Upper management extremely disconnected from the reality of their sales floor
    Drink every last drop of the kool aid or else
    Poor leads (quantity and quality)

    Advice to Management

    Upper management: Learn the industry, get more "sales" guys
    Stop being 100% Channel


  3. Helpful (1)

    warning !!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Salem, NH

    I have been working at Unitrends (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Past teams in place were making a huge positive change in numbers, opportunities etc and will all be gone in 3 months

    Cons

    big layoff of best employees

    Advice to Management

    know who is working and who isn't on a daily basis You are blind


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  5. Solid Career launcher

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unitrends full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to fast forward your tech career

    Cons

    Lack of clear prioritization of various and numerous projects


  6. Helpful (1)

    Account Executive

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Unitrends full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Efficient marketing hype machine geared towards continually pestering current customers into buying more technology which they do not need based on FUD sales tactics.

    Cons

    Do NOT work in the Philly office. It is horrible. Absolutely soul crushing office environment coupled with incompetent ego-driven micro managers with little to no understanding of technology.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the Philadelphia management team, they are completely useless and do nothing to promote a positive sales environment or inspire people to work harder. Employees show up as late as possible and leave as soon as acceptable because every minute spent in the Philadelphia office is one less minute of their life they will never get back.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Quick, nimble and fast paced

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer

    I have been working at Unitrends full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome and helpful developers and engineers with varied industry experience. Very talented and inspiring people who help you achieve the best you can under their guidance. Awesome products lineup will boost the company revenue for sure.

    Cons

    From engineering perspective: There is very little importance given to testing and quality assurance. QA team is very small and needs upgrading and proper training. New strategies should be used to sustain growth probably with use of agile methodologies rather than using age old waterfall model.

    Advice to Management

    Good Job with Sales and Support . Need more investment in engineering especially in testing and QA. If you don't have well tested products you will always get complaints from pissed off customers and probably lose some of them as well.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced organization

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales

    I worked at Unitrends

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Learned a lot here about sales, operations, industry standards, partnerships, contracts, negotiations, business travel, corporate structure, meeting protocol and developed an amazing network as a result.

    Cons

    As expected with this role, long hours are required to meet growth expectations


  9. Growing company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unitrends

    Pros

    A sales-oriented organization. Salespeople can do very well.

    Cons

    Difficult to move from one department to another.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Fast paced, lots of growth

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    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Territory Manager in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Unitrends full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You're paid well and your performance is recognized and compensated. Lots of room for growth and promotions are merit based. Very competitive products which are not too difficult to sell.

    Cons

    As with most tech jobs, you will be required to put in a lot of hours to meet and exceed quota. This is more a reflection of the industry and not this job/company in particular.


  11. Helpful (4)

    Not sure what it wants to be

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unitrends full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Unitrends has decent technology and a substantial customer base to sell more to, and expand from - not a fly-by-night, 1-trick pony. Acquisitions and the original corporate strategy for 2014 set Unitrends on a decent path to be unique provider in the market place (cloud, virtual, aaS, not just appliance backup).

    Some of the exec team are really good - empowering the teams below them, and encouraging them to stand up and have an opinion, to think outside the box, and focus on the best way forward for Unitrends.

    Cons

    The rest of the exec team (which unfortunately is most of it), have spent years encouraging the entire company to not plan, jump at a passing thought, or not have faith in their own beliefs and prior experiences. A few people made reference to a frat house, and new hires coming from a single company - both absolutely true - stifling.

    Advice to Management

    There is significant and valid experience in the company that is not being allowed to bring Unitrends to the top. The "way it's been done" for the past 5 years, or how it was done at the A company, probably is not the right way to do it going forward. Remember you have a full portfolio - you're not just an appliance company anymore - that impacts ASP, time to close, marketing, PSO, training. Decide what Unitrends wants to be when it grows up, and let it get there - plan for it, take the bumps and move forward.



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