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Commvault Reviews

Updated January 15, 2019
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  • "Great culture and work life balance with way above average career paths in multiple divisions" (in 30 reviews)

  • "Great product, nice colleagues, work-life balance" (in 34 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent Job Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Technical Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Firestone, CO
    Current Employee - Technical Account Manager in Firestone, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary
    Great Benefits

    Communication
    - Great teaming communication
    Management
    - Really good communication across the board
    - Management listens to your concerns and takes action were needed

    Customer Environments
    - You have a wide range of different customers environments that you are exposed to
    - This to me is a great opportunity to expand knowledge since you have the visibility to multiple environments that are setup in different and unique ways
    - Build on your interpersonal skills. Key to build on all your customer relationships

    Cons

    Risk
    - I have found that to be successful in the [TAM] role. Some risks need to be taken. (Not everything is done by the book)
    Some Examples:
    - Training customers on specific Commvault methodologies/items to assist in a project to be a success.
    - Training cloud matrix and reporting tools that are useful to the customer/management

    Travel
    - You will have to travel to each customers site. (Not a lot of travel)
    Example: During QBR "Quarterly Business Reviews" 3 months if customer requests onsite visits

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! There are a lot of challenges that we all face. And need management encouragement to help keep us moving forward

    Commvault Response

    Dec 27, 2018 – Employee Experience Team

    Feedback like this is great! We've worked hard over the past few years to continually improve the way we communicate internally, and we glad to hear you've seen and felt the difference. When you talk... More

  3. "Awesome Place to Work"

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

    I have been working at Commvault full-time

    Pros

    Culture is very attractive
    Beautiful headquarters
    Onsite cafe, game rooms, lounges, gym, slide
    Work life balance
    Freedom to be yourself
    Family environment
    Location
    Employee perks
    Community involvement
    Networking

    Cons

    Future of the business is somewhat unclear
    Salaries could be better

    Advice to Management

    Find new ways to keep morale high and culture strong.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good company, painful senior management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer
    Former Employee - Pre-Sales Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Commvault full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good size company
    Mid-level and below there's really talented engineers that challenge you, help you grow
    Positioned in a market segment that has survived disruption so far compared to other segments
    Broad platform grants selling opportunities in multiple verticals
    Great benefits (LTIPs are good, 401k is reasonable, good medical package)
    Unlimited PTO at managers discretion
    Work from home flexibility
    Backup space helps you grow your technical career fast & hard
    Geographical regions can cater to local needs (most U.S. companies fail at this)

    Cons

    Regular sales turnover, comp plans changes too disruptive.
    Lack of transparency (senior to upper management level).
    Poor execution track record.
    Management look down on women.
    Culture of fear in Development.
    Culture of friends+family in upper management.
    Too political to execute+pivot (can't even release a working feature because it "wasn't invented here" or didn't have someone's rubber stamp on it)
    No well-defined career paths. Seen too many try to grow out of Support or Development, and get their careers dashed by the respective heads from Sydney and Tinton Falls because they take leaving as a personal affront to their leadership.
    The disruption is coming and CVLT is not ready. (Azure Backup/ASR/Amazon Backup anyone?)

    CTO is too busy focusing on being the technical 'superstar' at the expense of the company, his office, and customers. Seems intent on being a one man army SE, a Sales guy, a product manager, a evangelist, but has zero intent on being a CTO and a leader which involves taking a step back to trust other teams do what they are paid to do. Results in promises made and broken, fractured work repeated in multiple locations, of which all trying to fly under the radar just to push the needle forward, and no major strategic initiatives can be executed because they gain visibility that clashes with CTO, and we lose in the field as a result.

    Development focused on shipping features too fast, checking boxes as they go, instead of releasing quality code and measuring their efforts. Pretends its a startup from the 90's, changing priorities every week to the point that no deadlines, delivery dates, or promises over functionality can be trusted until technically heavy SE's have played with the feature themselves, or have used the product in the field.

    Advice to Management

    CTO needs to be a CTO. Or a SE. He cannot be both. Or you could spin him off into a subsidiary/startup owned by the parent company, introduce new blood into the ranks.

    Consider going private in these soon-to-be-disruptive and turbulent times. (ie - Microsoft is competing with you, stop saying they aren't).

    Consider full upper management transition, not just the CEO.

    Consider diversification, acquisition activity both inside and outside of the backup space, because you've broken your data management promises for 5 years running and losing ground to Rubrik, Cohesity, Zerto, Veeam, AWS and Azure, and you need to correct the ship fast.

    Invest in training and labs so the field can continue to learn. The product is so complex that only those who spend every weekend and night building and funding personal labs are able to cope with 1/3rd of the product's complexity.

    To CTO:
    Stop inventing products by powerpoint, learn to lead by encouraging teams to execute, not micromanage because they didn't repeat your verbiage word for word, stop trying to introduce complexity just to keep yourself relevant, then blaming the field for not understanding your secret decoder slide deck.

    You are killing the field with your non stop licensing changes, and you will continue to strangle growth by not understanding the simplicity customers, partners and the field crave (hint: it's not another 20+ SKU that only you can translate)

    Your distrust of smart architects, pre-sales engineers, marketers and product managers trying to steer you towards relevancy in the new cloud world will only continue to cause pain.

    To Development:
    You are not Amazon. You need to break out of your bubble and focus on releasing quality products with impact that can be measured and solve customer needs. Releasing a feature is not a sufficient measurement of success by itself. Your level of innovation and coordination is too low. And you need to learn how to acknowledge and learn from failure, and accept input from outside your bubble. Stop calling yourself a startup. You are a mid sized organization, and need to act like it. Trust support to do support, stop spending 60% of your time trying to be a support organization, or all things to everyone. Focus on being great engineers, and leverage the rest of the organization to do what they are good at, or you will continue to cause pain just like the CTO.


  5. "Great Place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Various
    Former Employee - Various
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unbeatable product, great support, super people

    Cons

    Going thru change which can be painful


  6. "Great"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Sales Director in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything is extremely professional and very satisfying

    Cons

    There are no cons worth mentioning

    Advice to Management

    All's well


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Decent Internship, not the best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Development Intern in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Development Intern in Tinton Falls, NJ

    I worked at Commvault (More than a year)

    Pros

    Long lunches, lots of interns to spend time with, relaxed environment

    Cons

    Many intern managers are too busy to spend a lot of time working with the intern, so you may be lost for days or find yourself with nothing to do.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Commvault full-time

    Pros

    Passionate employees, headquartered in east

    Cons

    Male dominated, old guards.


  9. Helpful (8)

    "If you are a woman - stay away"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Awesome company if you are working with good manager and good team.

    Cons

    No advancement, no raises for a woman. You constantly are struggling with higher paying men for your place under the sun and constantly are being put down by male management. Work - life balance is none! Everything depends on your managers mood. This company is more political than White house, biting each others heads off while covering behinds is an official company sport.

    Commvault Response

    Dec 5, 2018 – Employee Experience Team

    Thank you for sharing your feedback, I have to say it caught me off guard and I would encourage you to reach out to me directly. This is not at all the culture that we see day to day at Commvault and... More


  10. "Work-life balance with awesome pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Commvault full-time

    Pros

    Great food
    Great stock benefits
    Work-life balance
    Awesome teams
    Great pay

    Cons

    Everything is as it should be.