iQstor Networks

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iQstor Networks Reviews

Updated October 2, 2014
Updated October 2, 2014
6 Reviews
2.5
6 Reviews
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Jason Lo
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  1.  

    Tightly knit family feel, exciting technology

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA

    I worked at iQstor Networks full-time

    Pros

    - You work with brilliant people who are very competent
    - You get the chance to work on more than one technical area

    Cons

    - Funding and available work come and go (as of 2011, not sure about now)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Study the niche for your product carefully
    - Position your product to compete better in the global marketplace
    - Try to maintain regular profits and pay so that you do not have to cut work hours

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Niche Product, Unstable Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newbury Park, CA

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

    Pros

    Good pay, if you can survive the financial ups and downs
    Nice building and location
    Good people -- excellent knowledge and potential is here
    CEO seems to know proper direction for the product.

    Cons

    Not a stable company currently
    Sales fluctuate and salaries come and go too quickly
    Several people left this company or lost their jobs this year.
    Hours were cut across the board also.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on trying. Package the product better, get some well-known endorsements. Find new customers and new markets. Use the brilliant talent of people you already have. Stop cutting peoples hours, cut other things instead. Move into a smaller, cheaper building for instance. People are the lifeblood of your company. Remember that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Don't jump from one frying pan into this one...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering in Newbury Park, CA
    Former Employee - Engineering in Newbury Park, CA

    I worked at iQstor Networks

    Pros

    Management is easily sold on hiring new talent if you are cheaper than the next guy and embrace cultural work ethic similar to Mr. Lo's - work both US and CHINA hours. Fortunately, Mr. Kong, the VP and CTO is more experienced with not only business professionals, but the technology that would have given the company more success if they had better sales and marketing experts.

    Cons

    - low pay
    - no bonuses
    - no company community or team environment
    - non-US business values
    - constant turn over
    -angry/burned sales relationships within industry (poor reputation)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Allow Mr. Kong to be the leader and push Lo to the Board. Hire more engineers, well read, well paid sales professionals, and add more trust to those running your company by stopping the "clocking in and out" for salaried employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Doesn't Keep Up With Industry

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at iQstor Networks

    Pros

    Flexible schedule. Mostly decent people working there.

    Cons

    Low pay. Owners extremely cheap and don't get along. Stuck on old products that don't work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to keep up with the industry and not cheap out on everything.

  6.  

    Not a god place to work if you are ambitious; road to nowhere

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

    I worked at iQstor Networks

    Pros

    not too many good things to say

    Cons

    not a stable environment, work is not rewarded and engineers are overworked without rewards. Best if you are used to working in a chinese sweatshop or if you need a green card.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    either invest in the technology and employees or please: fold

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Glad to share with iQstorer and the ones who are interested in iQstor potentially

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Developer in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I have been working at iQstor Networks

    Pros

    1. in an industry with rose future, networks storage
    2. encouraged innovation among employees on both product and process,
    3. recognition to people with excellent performance,
    4. ready to align the challenge jobs out of headquarters
    5. trust and stock option granted to key members
    6. dare to afford employees having made mistake and encourage thinking differently
    7. emphasize action firstly, actively, bravely
    8. sensitive to employees' feeling, detect the uncomfortable factors instantly

    Cons

    1. add more communication channels between various functions
    2. open from senior management to employees,
    2. take risk in bigger step,
    3. enhance marketing,sales and customer relationship

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    As a start up company, iQstor need right people in various functions, weigh more on cost-effective than the price.

    Recommends

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