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DDN Storage Overview

www.ddn.com
Chatsworth, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1998
Company - Private
Information Technology
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
DDN is the leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For over 15 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to ... Read more

DDN Storage – Why Work For Us?


DataDirect Networks (DDN) is the world's largest privately held information storage company. We are the leading provider of data storage and processing solutions and services that enable content-rich and high-growth IT environments to achieve the highest levels of systems scalability, efficiency and simplicity. DDN enables enterprises to extract value and deliver results from their information. Our customers include the world's leading online content and social networking providers, high-performance cloud and grid computing users, life sciences researchers, media production organizations and security & intelligence organizations. Deployed in thousands of mission-critical environments worldwide, DDN's solutions have been designed, engineered and proven in the world's most scalable data centers to ensure competitive business advantage for today's information-powered enterprise. 

Be part of something BIG. #THINKDDN

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Our customers tackle the world’s biggest challenges in business, science, academia and government. And everyday, they rely on DDN Technology to turn their BIG ideas into reality.

WORK WITH AMAZING PRODUCTS

Our products and their unique capabilities are the foundation that make it possible for researchers to push the limits of “what can be done”. We enable these innovators to discover cures to disease, observe global warming patterns, model innovative automotive and aerospace designs, discover new sources of energy, create and distribute Ultra HD movies and TV, make societies safer and accelerate business results across a wide variety of industries.

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WORK WITH AMAZING PEOPLE

Our team is made up of the best and the brightest innovators that have kept us at the forefront of storage technology for the past 15 years. If you’re yearning for an environment that’s highly energized, collaborative and rewarding, we’d like to hear from you. 

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“In the past year, DDN has provided a transformative experience, allowing me to pursue my passion for sharing the amazing stories of our customers. What’s different here is that our technology truly provides unique opportunities for our customers to make the most significant advancements in science & business, to improve the social good.“

Amanda Katona Senior Manager, Customer Advocacy


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“I started at DDN 3 years ago as a graphic designer, while pursuing my undergraduate degree. DDN helped pay for my college through the tuition reimbursement program. There are great mentors here who provided many opportunities to broaden my professional experience and advance here. I’ve been promoted 3 times.”

Allen Djalilmand Manager, Creative Services


WORK WITH AMAZING BALANCE

We work hard and play hard together, both in the office and at our offsite events. A host of fun activities exist at our Silicon Valley campus, including an outdoor bocce ball court, walking/biking paths and gaming tables. Balance extends to encouraging our team to enjoy their downtime with highly competitive PTO, health, tuition reimbursement and retirement benefits.

DDN Storage Reviews

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Lots of autonomy and ability to make a difference. Interesting work. Great compensation and benefits and wellness programs such as various healthcare options and Step Challenge, and onsite exercise classes for some of the locations. Great effort by HR team to make DDN a good place to work and show that the company does care about its employees.

    Cons

    Needs to remove stagnant, uneducated, unsophisticated workforce who are not putting in their shares to make the company grow and be more successful. These complacent employees have been allowed to do what they want and need to be exited immediately.

    Middle management needs to communicate better and protect their staff from senior management. They are being paid the big bucks to do buffer the messaging, but instead are just CYA'ing.

    Advice to Management

    To Sr. Level Management: Support your management and HR teams to do more for the employees even if you can't do it yourselves. More goodwill be good for your employees.

    Figure out a way to exit those that aren't progressive and been around too long and continue to be comfortable with watching the clock and not making an effort to change or be better. Bring in fresh blood with new and different ideas which they got from other companies. These old timers are not loyal (and are just protecting their own skin) and are very threatened by "new" blood as they know that these incoming members are much better than them.

    Do both of the above and your 3-4 star ratings are not too far behind.

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DDN Storage Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
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    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at DDN Storage (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    Horrible, very unprofessional. This was the most unprofessional interview I've had in my entire career. It was quite obvious that the person conducting the interview had an extreme lack of managing folks. You could barely get a word in edgewise cus he continually cut you off at the knees to interject. Asked questions that were not pertinent to the position. Was to busy grandstanding to try and impress me, and all as he did was look foolish and showed he lacked managerial experience, more importantly good listening skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Question that were totally unrelated to the position. He was too busy asking a question that was not relevant so he could jump in and attempt to look smart. He didn't sound smart, he sound extremely immature and too busy thinking he was impressing me with what he knew. Waste of my time completely. Glad I found this out at this point. Especially given the fact he bad mouthed current employees in an interview.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Based on the phone interview, I was completely turned off after the first 5 minutes.

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DDN Storage Awards & Accolades

  • Visionary Product Award, Storage Visions, 2015
  • Best of Show, NewBay Media, 2015
  • Best in Video Surveillance Data Storage Award, SIA New Product Showcase, 2015
  • Best HPC Storage Product or Technology Reader's Choice, HPCwire, 2015
  • Best Use of HPC in Automotive, HPCwire, 2015
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