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Sunnyvale, CA

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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 8 reviews)

  • Good people in the field, good products (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management should not turn blind to this and need to have stronger performance management to get rid of these dead weights quickly (in 4 reviews)

  • founders are very interesting people, business may face a lot of challenges, a lot of politics, lost a lot of very good people (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    "Lost its focus, Challenging Outlook"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good technology. They are strong systems integrators for HPC applications and parallel file systems.

    Cons

    Sales have stalled. The HPC market, which is so dependent on government funding is declining. The companies ability to penetrate more profitable, commercial markets has been unsuccessful.

    Rampant turnover leads to poor morale and declining customer satisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Seek new management with growth potential. Develop a strategy and execute a plan. communicate more effectively. Focus on consistency!


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Wacky company"

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    Former Employee - Computer Systems Engineer/Sales Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Computer Systems Engineer/Sales Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people in the field, good products

    Cons

    Frequent huge upheavals in management, causing big layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage. Learn how to work WITH the people before laying them all off. I got hit in one such bloodbath; I hear they've done it again since. The 'brain drain' they must experience is keeping them from really being a strong company.


  3. Helpful (5)

    "DDN has derailed and is crashing soon."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent and dedicated engineering force

    Cons

    Management lacks coherent focus and message to DDN sales and engineering teams
    C-level suite pontificates about product releases and alliances that do not materialize and leave company working backwards
    Internal communication completely broken and hostile

    Advice to Management

    Clean out the C-level suite and start building from scratch. HPC storage is only a market sliver and you do not have products to compete in the enterprise.


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