I worked at Adaptec full-time (More than 8 years)
great culture, good work life balance, company cares about its employees
strong position in the market place as a / the leader in their segment
great name and always opens doors to get meetings
solid products with very good reputations
strategy confusion - systems? software? silicon? all? different strategy each quarter
Could have been much bigger with some longer term strategic focus.
activist investor didn't help any either.....
Advice to Management
should have been the FC leader and appliance leader.... Should have kept the silicon
tie in with real silicon lead now is good.
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Adaptec (Sunnyvale, CA).
Phone call tested the basic programming /C questions (Structs, constructs) Nothing much about the resume but depends on who takes the interview, if a Manager then will ask about the course work and resume related questions
Onsite was less than a week later - Mostly questions relating to stated resume and basic programming concepts. Not a tough interview
Not a lot of Negotiation as I was a fresh grad
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