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DDN Storage Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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DDN Storage Co-Founder & CEO Alex Bouzari
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Pros
  • Our Manufacturing team is a hard working group that can't be beat (in 10 reviews)

  • Great people, great management and on top of it very competitive compensation (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • By-and-large there is not a sense that upper management is on your side (in 3 reviews)

  • DDN is not a "9 to 5 and go home" kind of place (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best Engineers"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with the best engineering team. Some processes and structures without rigidity. Above average compensation & benefits.

    Cons

    Fast paced environment and not for those who just sit back and observe. Must have passion in making a difference. Must have energy to move things along quickly and have sense of urgency.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the training and development of your employees will go far!


  2. "DDN Storage is very good."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Tokyo (Japan)
    Current Employee - Technical Support in Tokyo (Japan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DDN Storage full-time

    Pros

    DDN storage is good workplace which has awarding.

    Cons

    The Products of DDN storage is very fast and large capacity. But, firmware of product has some bugs..

  3. Helpful (1)

    "good company to work for but with some cons"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DDN Storage full-time

    Pros

    you get to learn a lot from people sitting at higher management positions because they still do coding.

    Cons

    no canteen, small place, infrastructure need to improve a lot.

    Advice to Management

    do set up proper policies which will help employees in long run and not just blindly copy othe service based companies in India. also, do not cheap out on things which will make employees' workplace better e.g. small things like chairs, laptops and accessories, tables etc.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get new technology to work. Good team work. you get a chance to change a role within a company.

    Cons

    Currently I don't see any downside of this company.


  5. "Has Potential"

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

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

    Pros

    The pro of working at DDN is the people you work with. From the get go the people are what has kept DDN around and relevant. Management needs to understand that without the people they will not be around. Not all revenue generating folks are what makes DDN success. Its all the back office individual as well that contribute to the overall success of the company.
    The company has created a step challenge to motivate the employees to stay fit with prizes for winning teams. It appears that everyone really enjoys it. Chatsworth as well as Santa Clara have fitness equipment and classes for the staff. I really enjoyed the smoothie machine that was introduce to get people to think healthy alternative to drinking sodas.

    Cons

    Very bad communication.
    Management doesn't treat everyone equally.

    Advice to Management

    Take more conservative booking goals and don't base your own goals and objective on the employees when it isn't meant. All employees try to do their best and make the company great. Please be more transparent to the employees and set realistic goals that are truly achievable. Find ways to improve company morale.


  6. "Great opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Paris (France)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Paris (France)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Multi-cultural environment. Great team of hard working, very talented and extremely helpful individuals. Opportunity to work on projects that make meaningful impact for the business, the industry, clients, yourself. Also, the office is very nice, located near one of most beautiful forests in the area (for outdoor activities lovers).

    Cons

    Moving at speed which may be challenging but also rewarding. Occasionally long hours.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with the great work.


  7. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at DDN Storage full-time

    Pros

    Distributed teams accross the world. Passionate and highly talented people. Finding the right solutions by bringing storage closer to the computation nodes that need it is a real challenge and exciting.

    Cons

    Technical issues from time to time with the infrastrure.

  8. "Working for past 8 months"

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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

    Pros

    Fast paced and collabarative working culture, like startups

    Cons

    Being a small company, often limited resources


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to work for"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. You get to work with the brighest minds in Storage/HPC. So lot of learning opportunities.
    2. Flexible timings and work from home.
    3. Very friendly and supportive work culture.
    4. Management listens to your carreer related concerns and supports you.
    5. If you work hard and perform, there is no problem with salary/compensation.
    6. DDN has products that span multiple domains be it userspace/kernel/parallel file system/cloud so there is a vast scope for learning.

    Cons

    Some passionate enginners might not like the lack of balance (tilted more in the direction of the former) b/w
    This is what we would like you to build vs What would you like to build ?

    Advice to Management

    Currently the way I see it, Product roadmap is decided with too much of a sales focus. It would be helpful if balance was shifted to the side of engineering by a certain amount. I think in long run, it would help the company build more stable products and retain existing cutomers as well.


  10. "DDN review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Software Development Engineer in Pune (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good working environment, technically proficient people,

    Cons

    Currently place is small, but its going to change to much larger and comfortable place.


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