I have been working at OCZ Storage Solutions full-time (Less than a year)
- In-house SSD controllers, NAND flash, F/W, H/W... all under one roof
- April 1st, 2016, OCZ will be officially be integrated into Toshiba (TAEC) family and become its SSD BU.
- Smaller scale company which allow one to do more, learn faster, less "wall" between groups, easy access to cross-functional group...
- I love the group I am working in now. Although it is not perect, but it is one of the best storage companies I work for so far
- Cureent South San Jose location is nice because traffic is not too bad. According to what I learned so far, plan is in place for current OCZ South San Jose location move into a new Toshiba building near 1st street San Jose. Exciting time and plenty of opportunity to grow!!
- Salary is pretty good compared to other similiar storage company.
- A very diversify work force, it is in big contrast to other companies like Intel, NetApps, SanDisk...etc (you know what I mean)
- Way less H1B1 visa holders work at OCZ, if any.... This is a very good thing which shows OCZ is not a company that abusing H1B1 program
- There is not too managenment layers between my level to CEO, Sr. Executives are very accessible and work with.
- Plenty of food choices nearby at OCZ current location, although OCZ do not have onsite cafe services (not a big deal for me)
- Well.... just like any other storage company out there... Flash/SSD price pressure is creating tons of issues for Toshiba
- New Toshiba health benefit don't offer KP - HMO (OCZ offer KP)
- There was a very small scale layoff at Toshiba recently. It's heartbroken to see very capable engineers got let go...
- Not too many cons actually...
- Certain new manager-level hire is not necessary the best one out there, I will see this will play out...
Advice to Management
- Make KP as one of the health benefit options
I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at OCZ Storage Solutions (Arlington, MA).
More of a BS session. They said they heard of me from another employee. • Ensure that enterprise computing Took two phone calls. One from VP of Engineering and the other one from the hiring manager. Looking back on it now, there were distinct warning signs that I did not pick up at the time. Very unorganized and unprofessional organization. CEO was full of himself and needed to be stroked by his employees.
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