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  1. "professional services"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coraid (Less than a year)

    Pros

    travel opportunites
    customer engagement
    integration challenges with pre-existing customer infrastructure

    Cons

    travel
    lack of company direction
    desire to develop custom OS.


  2. "Quality Engineer"

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    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - QA Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friday Beer Bashes - they start at 3, or whenever someone takes the first shot! Also, they don't just do beer and wine, they do hard liquor too!

    Cons

    Poor leadership, no vision, almost every quarter in 5 reporting financial losses.

    Advice to Management

    Replace them all.

  3. "Not great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Coraid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people in the rank and file

    Cons

    Poor technology strategy
    Seem to be trying to flip the company


  4. "Board Meddles too much"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people - fun working environment

    Cons

    Meddling board members - founder issues.

    Advice to Management

    Good stuff


  5. "Product Manager"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Flex work schedule, lack of mico management. great view out the window, decent benefits, was growing at a time. fun team envronment

    Cons

    Lack of product vision, directionless ship, very very very painful commute, redwood city. growth tepid,

    Advice to Management

    change all but the finance guy


  6. "Mediocre CEO, weak engineering, no products"

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    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Marketing Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Coraid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Historically good at marketing and sales but nearly all the business-centric talent has quit.
    HQ office is nice but expensive.
    George office is cheap but little value.

    Cons

    CEO is a sales-centric general manager who delivered mediocre results at both Mu and NetApp, his previous jobs.
    Engineering mgmt is clueless on what to do.
    Engineering ranks have little to no storage talent (verify via LinkedIn).
    No technology advantage (Plan9 is a joke, ZFS belongs to Oracle).
    AoE is actually slower than iSCSI (sad but true, facts were confirmed in lab testing, latency better with iSCSI).
    Pricing is no longer an advantage for Coraid's cheap and deep storage. Now just expensive and slow storage with no unique features.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend cutting costs, recapitalize and find a new product-centric CEO that will bring real engineering talent, and find a buyer for the company. That is the best case scenario to get something besides a bankruptcy for this 14 year old startup that is irrelevant in the storage market.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Weird Scenes inside the Gold mine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy Peninsula commute being near 101 92 interchange.
    Roomy top floor offices.
    Decent coffee and espresso.
    Friendly people. People went out of their way to introduce themselves to the 'new guy'

    Cons

    Doomed niche player.
    The top is falling out of raid so the big boys are now competing directly with coraid.
    Crisis atmosphere.
    You can smell fear in the hallways.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Coraid full-time

    Pros

    Good technology idea, but no vision

    Cons

    No vision, execution, or ability to differentiate


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great go to market team"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Coraid full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    sales and marketing culture was awesome

    Cons

    cto and engineering was terrible

    Advice to Management

    past performance does not always reflect future performance


  10. "Fabulous Start up with great products and new management team"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Current Employee - Account Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Every person is important as we are all needed to make this a huge success. The new management team is making some tough decisions to lead us to the next chapter. So far, I have agreed with their decisions.

    Cons

    Lots of changes--so if you don't like change, don't come here. Coraid is in a period of transition and you have to got through some rough stuff to emerge as a world class player--especially in the competitive world of storage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on keeping on. I know you are going as fast as you can to improve everything about our products, our culture and our customer's Coraid experience.


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