Violin Memory
2.4 of 5 33 reviews
www.violin-memory.com Santa Clara, CA 150 to 499 Employees

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Updated May 14, 2014

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Kevin Denuccio

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27% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    ProsSo much to learn from a leader in the field

    ConsLike any start ups way to go

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    It was a great place to intern, but wouldn't want to work there after college.

    Sales Intern (Former Employee)
    Mountain View, CA

    ProsGreat people, great salary, and easy work.

    ConsFast employee turnover, cut-throat environment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsViolin as a whole has a pretty laid-back culture, but still gets things done. The teams are energetic and very friendly, but the work itself is not too exciting.

    ConsAll the cons that come with a fast-paced company. Often work 6 days a week, and overtime on most days as well. Regardless, company does a good job of keeping everyone's spirits up.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Exciting opportunity and fascinating technology

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsBreaking new ground and changing the paradigm of the storage industry

    ConsBirthing pains of a young company

    Advice to Senior ManagementDeliver the numbers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    'Game of Thrones' have almost died out, but not extinguished

    Embedded Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGreat technology that is (still) good and could be very disruptive.
    After all the lay-offs the team seem to have bonded together better.

    ConsThe politics never ends.
    This company is on probation now. With all the 'potential' there is no guarantee that it will recover.

    Advice to Senior ManagementControl yourselves. Control the impulses of building new kingdoms inside the company and play politics. One more political conflict and this company is history.
    Keep open polity where ideas and descent could be freely expressed.
    Show some leadership, especially in the compensation area. Yes, the technology is good. But the competitors are not sleeping either. If there is no new investment this great technology will be left in the dust. But the investment could not be made because all the money have been spend on CXX compensation.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Had hope of a career advancement only to find out that you end up losing your personal life and family

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood people to work with. Some good perks.

    ConsManagement is another story. Work expectations are way to high with a measure of "No Failure". There is no regard to family or personal life. If you like that kind of life and want a career with no life then this is the place. Days will become a blur and your life gets sucked out.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet some people with good people-management experience instead of being a robot following a rigid scale of unreasonable measures trying to achieve selfish goals. The IPO was a failure

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Crushed dreams. Nice that the CEO got richer while everyone's stock bottomed out.

    Presales Engineer (Current Employee)
    Reston, VA

    ProsNone. They paid the check every month at least. I had benefits??? Whee.

    ConsEngineering management sucks. Product development management sucks. Sales management sucks.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWay to run a technology company into the ground. Glad you got rich. Screw you.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Get Out Now

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    Prosnice kitchen, clean office, nice cafeteria

    Conshigh attrition, mass exodus of talent, the writing is on the wall.....

    Advice to Senior Managementsell the company NOW !! Stop being GREEDY

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Promising with the new management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsI enjoyed the people I worked with. Very smart and willing to share their knowledge. The facilities are nice and work is good. The new CEO seems to know what need to be done, to turn things around, after the disappointing IPO. Wall street trusts him, and the stock price is reflecting that.

    ConsUnfortunately the IPO was not what anyone expected. We missed the numbers and things went downhill after that. I didn't like when people started leaving and our group became smaller and smaller. Also, sometimes the projects are not very clear and they change direction , more often than desired.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a clearer plan of what projects need to be implemented, and do not make changes midway.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very likely too late for this company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe only thing this company has going for it is the technology. However, the tech fits into a niche space and is not currently poised for hypergrowth.

    ConsThe leadership was (perhaps not anymore) incompetent. Most of the senior exec staff has been appropriately axed, but a few still remain. There is also a very poor installment of mid-tier Eng leadership that is almost equally as incompetent. Joining the ranks for Violin was the biggest mistake of my career.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company as soon as possible.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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