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Updated February 17, 2018
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DDN Storage Co-Founder & CEO Alex Bouzari
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Pros
  • DDN is surrounded by great people, flexible work schedules are a plus, and the technology is on of its kind (in 11 reviews)

  • Our Manufacturing team is a hard working group that can't be beat (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper Management does not what is hapenning internationally (in 5 reviews)

  • executive management don't care about their employees (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great opportunity so growth"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DDN Storage full-time

    Pros

    This company is honestly the best . So far in my opinion this company is a wonderful place to grow. it provides a great platform for one to grow in the company and provides amazing opportunity to travel and meet fresh new exciting employees. With great salaries more responsibility is bestowed upon you, which makes the job exciting and challenging pushes you to be the best that you can be. With all companies has its positives and negatives I can honestly say that this company is growing more positive direction everyday

    Cons

    Don't listen to all the negative reviews , this company is growing in positive strives every day. You get to work with some of the top people in the industry can offer such NASA , Uber, and Tesla just to name a few.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to management, don't be so quick to shut down new or encouraging advice or opportunities from new employees, be open minded


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Just Saying..."

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    Current Employee - Sales in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Sales in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    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.

    Cons

    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.

  3. "Small business feel in a big business world"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Small business atmosphere, friendly workplace

    Cons

    Could be a little more competitive w/ wages to bring to bring in more talent and inspire the want for advancement from those already there

    Advice to Management

    Work on more competitive wages


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Believe the negative reviews..."

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    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Salaries. Great, top tier product. Fastest storage around. Some great internal resources (people) if you search hard enough.

    Cons

    Privatly owned by two first class jerks that make everyone walk on eggshells. You learn very quickly that the current culture in Sales/Marketing is very negative and not team oriented. This environment has created a cut throat environment of in fighting, which has pushed groups into isolated islands within the company.

    Advice to Management

    The current owners need to release control of their company before it’s too late... They have taken it as far as they can. Small minded individuals cannot bring growth to this company.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Need to figure themselves out"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DDN Storage full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    There are a lot of brilliant people working there. Lots of innovation if you're a software or electrical engineer. This is a medium sized company. Stay there long enough and you will know everyone and they will know you. The medium size makes it very family-like in many ways.

    Cons

    The company seems to ebb and flow, having really good quarters that exceed forecasts, followed by less than good quarters that don't. The company then over-compensates by reducing head count without considering what those people actually do. This reduces morale for the remaining people and then the cycle is destined to repeat itself. Loyalty does not appear to be rewarded because of this and is basically taken out of the equation as part of an employee's makeup. Although there is no official policy, it does appear that employees who do not have families tend to be kept during layoff cycles because they are more likely to work extra hours, while older employees with families tend to be the ones let go, as their experience commanded higher salaries, and make them more likely to be targets of cost-reducing measures.

    Advice to Management

    Learn who is really helping the company survive and grow. Learn to recognize loyalty. Profitability is important for that survival and for reinvestment, but do so many people need to lose their livelihoods while the co-founders bankroll their lavish lifestyles? What if they took a reasonable cut because they risked in the beginning and came up with the right idea that does employ hundreds of others, and instead kept enough around so that a few dozen others could still provide for their families and maintain some dignity? That kind of action could payoff in magnitudes. Just an idea...


  6. "Great company to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DDN Storage (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good management and coworkers are friendly

    Cons

    A lot of things to do.


  7. "Growth for opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at DDN Storage full-time

    Pros

    People are interesting and passionate. Culture is very diverse. We're located across the globe. Product is very innovative and we are moving to better software.Impact what we do matters and makes a difference.

    Cons

    Lots of he say and she say. Don't pay attention to the rumors every company has this type of negativity.

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget what the main focus of what the company is. Start encouraging other employees to strive to do the best and you will see a difference at DDN.

  8. "DDN is a great place to grow."

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    Former Employee - Level III Technician in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Level III Technician in Chatsworth, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    DDN allows you to further your career by educating and taking your knowledge to the next level. they will train you to be able to excel in whatever field you desire within the company

    Cons

    if you don't put in the work your outcome will be just that, nothing

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work and keep the engagement with your employees


  9. "Too much employee turnover"

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

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

    Pros

    Solid products with excellent performance

    Cons

    Limited management focus leaves customers in the dark when problems arise


  10. "Great place to work, learn, and develop"

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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 DDN Storage full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very good team leader, great people to work with and interesting work

    Cons

    Not enough training to meet the expectations


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