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Commvault Reviews

Updated June 16, 2018
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Pros
  • "Great culture and work life balance with way above average career paths in multiple divisions" (in 27 reviews)

  • "Great product that does so much more than just backup" (in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance - more of work" (in 17 reviews)

  • "Corrupt senior management just covering up legacy faults" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent Job Opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Current Employee - Solutions Architect
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Culture, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    No regular raises, intense focus on revenue.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Be open to suggestion for improvement.


  2. "Global Solution Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Compensation Positive Family based culture

    Cons

    Comoany under a lot of pressures and tensions to perform

    Advice to Management

    Dont buckle under fron outside pressure ...embrace the challenge

  3. "Great place to work."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commvault full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Unlimited vacation. 401K matching. Excellent health plan. Great compensation. Many opportunities to try new things and grow your career.

    Cons

    Some miscommunication and unwillingness to collaborate between departments. Major departments are more like silos than a unified team.

    Advice to Management

    Expand projects to include other areas of the company. Maybe don't always hire managers from within the current pool of employees. Just because someone writes good code, doesn't mean they are good with people.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great experience so far"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Beautiful office and decent pay for the area.
    - Opportunity to work closely with the senior management
    - Senior management is extremely motivated and that rubs on to the team
    - You report to managers who are themselves extremely technical and understand your work
    - Use of modern technologies and proactiveness to adapt, rather than stay stuck with legacy stuff.
    - On the whole, ideas are encouraged and if you show initiative, efforts are acknowledged.
    - Unlimited PTO is great. The justified use of it is obviously expected, but in general the company walks the talk when it comes to the policy and it’s not for namesake.

    Cons

    - Recent reorganization has led to an uncertain atmosphere and it’s a little demotivating
    - 401k plan should improve. The vesting schedule is wayyyy too stretched out for a meagre 2% company match
    - Very few social events for employees to unwind
    - Culture varies across departments which sometimes makes company social events awkward to attend

    Advice to Management

    - After the recent Elliott saga, build confidence among the employees that you GENUINELY care and you have their best interest in mind. Things will only get worse if you don’t put employees first. Employees can’t bring their whole selves to work if they are constantly working in an air of uncertainty.
    - HR should take measures so that company social events don’t feel like individual team events.
    - Make efforts towards simplifying the product and have a more streamlined and stringent quality assurance process.
    - Raise the bar for hiring


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Some of the most intelligent people"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work with some of the most intelligent, innovative and motivated people
    - Leaders that really do care about their staff and focus very much on their team's development and personal trajectory
    - All the usual tech company benefits such as onsite gym, subsidized food, social activities, sports fields, open working environment, flexible working arrangements, health insurance and unlimited PTO.
    - High amount of responsibility and impact on department, company and own development.
    - Transparency and visibility right from the C-suite. Frequent communications, town-halls, all hands which allow for everyone across any function to be super close to senior leadership and very well informed.

    Cons

    - Typical hyper-growth pains, stretched for work-load, missing processes, rapid and constant change everything that you would expect in a tech company.
    - Not all managers and departments are created equal, sometimes the expectation is on you to be the change you want to see

    Advice to Management

    - Make sure you hire and develop more of the great mid-level leadership that you then expose to the workforce

    - It was great to see the leadership team talk about the new values it would be even better to see that day to day unscripted

    - Hold people accountable, it will continue to make everyone grow and innovate along the way

    - Promote the value of work life balance and policies across the entire organization not leave it up to manager digression. We are after all one organization.

    - Continue to expand total reward programs including parental leave


  6. Helpful (11)

    "Honest Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Commvault full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are good.

    Company means well and does try to push good values. Pleasant environment and overall the company has a good reputation.

    There are opportunities to move up within the company with a couple caveats.

    Overall the Commvault software is very good, although can be challenging to support.

    Cons

    - Nepotism is in full bloom. If you know the right people within the company you will move up faster.
    - Colleagues can be very political. Plenty of backstabbing to go around to get ahead
    - Have recently had a round of layoffs because the primary owner Elliott Management was not happy with margins, this resulted in Bob Hammer being forced to step down.
    - Support has too many managers and supervisors for a small number of people. A group of 25-30 people can have 2 Supervisors and a Manager.
    - Head of Global Support is located in Australia, which results in micromanagement of support from afar.
    - Although they have an anonymous employee feedback called Vaulters Voice, many still fear reprisal if negative comments are made. Managers often can figure out in some cases who the person was by comments.


  7. "Product Certification"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Commvault full-time

    Pros

    Good work culture and so much to learn

    Cons

    As such I did not had.

  8. "Exciting business transformation"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Commvault full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Strong product line with great new features and release.
    - Technology company with a rapid change and business transformation.
    - Great culture "Company knows how to treat and value good employees"
    - Great work life balance.

    Cons

    In a Technology Company there has always been a rapid change and one need to adapt to those changes to help company grow and transform, however most of the individuals here are adamant to these changes which give an overall negative impact.

    Advice to Management

    Company needs to better the Marketing strategies and Commvault product branding campaign rather than getting into individual self branding.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Legacy management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Commvault full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A lot of nice people.

    Cons

    Senior management is legacy and full of heavy politics. Engineering is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Upgrade, trim fat. Refocus the product direction.


  10. Helpful (7)

    ""Let's go fight a war that has already been fought, and do it with knives""

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    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Itasca, IL
    Former Employee - Sales Specialist in Itasca, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Commvault full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Strong Management to 3rd line of sales
    - Team based selling approach, all hands on deck
    - After realizing I joined the Titanic, it took 9 months for them to fire me. God I am in GREAT shape

    Cons

    - C-Suite MUST be on dope to think they can compete with EMC, Veritas, Rubrik, Cohisity with current licensing strategy.

    ~Marketing? (Crickets)

    ~Innovation "For the last13 years, I have said we are still NOT interested in selling an appliance...next question" Bob Hammer (2018-Introducing the NEW Commvault Hyperscale Appliance)

    - Company should have been chopped up years ago but EGO turned it into the Kmart of technology....or at least Elliott Management will...

    Advice to Management

    Sell your shares now.


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