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DDN Storage Overview

Chatsworth, CA
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
DDN is the leading big data storage supplier to data-intensive, global organizations. For 20 years, DDN has designed, developed, deployed and optimized systems, software and solutions which enable enterprises, service providers, universities and government agencies to generate ... 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. 

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  • PTO accrued in year one

  • Nine paid holidays

  • Latest and greatest technology tools

  • Cell phone bill reimbursement

  • Stock options

  • Bonus program


  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Killer referral bonus program

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision benefits

  • 401k match

  • Maternity and paternity leave

Be part of something BIG. #THINKDDN


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.


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.



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. 


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.

One of the best parts about working at DataDirect Networks is the amazingly intelligent, friendly and eclectic group of people we’re privileged to call coworkers. In the spirit of celebrating our unique culture and the individuals that contribute to it.

Check out the profiles of these outstanding DDN employees:

Alex Bouzari, CEO - Chief Executive Officer & Paul Bloch, President  

Margaret Finnstrom, Sr. Accountant  

Jed Carandang, Sr. Graphics Designer  

Fabrizio Mariani, Systems Engineer Manager, EMEA  

David Magat, System Administrator ll  

Chris Gills, Sr. Production Material Planner

Kathie Harris, Sr. Payroll Administrator  

Elvis Pham, Factory & Supplier Quality - Manager

DDN Storage Reviews

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


    DDN has a great group of talented employees, dedicated to contributing to the success of the Company. The technology is cutting edge and constantly changing. If you are looking for a place to grow, this is definitely the place. You will be stretched both personally and professionally.


    It is unfortunate that there is a segment of the employees who are not happy who chose to go on Glassdoor and other social media to harm the Company with a very tainted and bitter perspectives of things. Not sure if these folks realize that they harm other colleagues who are trying very hard to make things better. Your experience is not everyone else so don't go on and communicate your sentiments as if they are for all the employees.

    Like all companies, there are sour grapes and always a reason why they prefer to write rather than communicate the "truth" internally and do something actionable about it. Ask yourself the question, what have you done about it before going and posting negative comments. You are as much at fault as those who you blamed if you don't take the necessary actions to improve things yourself.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees. Continue to strive better to promote best practices programs and initiatives for them. This will go far in attracting and retaining talent.

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DDN Storage Interviews



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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
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    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at DDN Storage (San Jose, CA) in July 2015.


    I applied on line and the company recruiter got back to me within 2 weeks to set up the interview. The interview lasted about 30 min as scheduled. The hiring manager was very nice, small talk leading to the technical questions. It was hard to gauge the interview as the whole experience seemed smooth. I followed up with the company recruiter a week later and no feed back was provided. Overall the company sounds interesting and the interview experience was pleasant.

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DDN Storage Awards & Accolades

  • Best in Show Most Innovative Flash Memory Enterprise Application, Flash Memory Summit, 2014
  • Best of Show, NAB, 2014
  • Top Supercomputing Achievement, HPCwire, 2013
  • Best HPC Storage Product or Technology, HPCwire, 2013
  • Best HPC Storage Product or Technology, HPCwire, 2014
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