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Data Domain Reviews

Updated May 27, 2017
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Data Domain Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer EMC Corporation Joseph M. Tucci
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  1. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Great Culture, Great learning ground.

    Cons

    Long Hours and competitive environment.


  2. "Account Executive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everything was great and I enjoyed working there.

    Cons

    No complaints, everything always ran very smooth.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job

  3. "Wonderful People"

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    Former Employee - Global Logistics Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Global Logistics Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Data Domain (Less than a year)

    Pros

    True team environment and excellent leadership.

    Cons

    EMC acquisition dismantled what was a great organization.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading by listening and by example


  4. "Production line Quality support engineer, responsible for products testing, quality, and processes improvement."

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    Former Employee - OEM Mfg Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - OEM Mfg Support Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Good team and friendly working environment; challenging job responsibility; Cross functions team communication and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Off site OEM contract manufacture, difficult for remote support; High cost on technical support and process improvement; difficult to monitor and improve production processes.

    Advice to Management

    Setup effective remote weekly meeting to review production daily products throughput and quality monitoring and risk issue management; Build up effective technical support team to provide correct solution for emergence production problems.


  5. "Employee focused, customer oriented"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    treat employees extremely well, realize that they are the lifeblood of the company. singular product, with extreme focus on function and customer service.

    Cons

    cubicle farm, though every employee from low end engineer through manager has the same treatment. corporate parent, EMC, brings stability and layered management to the table.


  6. "Extremely positive for majority of the time however it lost the startup mentality over the past year"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clarita, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Data Domain full-time

    Pros

    The company has great technology built on a solid foundation.
    The company has a extremely compelling solution that if far the industry leader in almost all dimensions

    Cons

    The company is struggling to address in a timely manor some of the critical capabilities that very large customers are demanding. The process to get commitment and the engineering schedules are too long.

    Advice to Management

    Need to do a better job of taking care of their employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Miserable Place to Work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Innovative product, exceptionally smart people

    Cons

    Senior managers were awful and only interested in making money for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to middle management, it contributes to the company, as well.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Can't wait for my contract to expire."

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Cheaper food in cafeteria than past employer. Every Friday at 4:30 is ok party in cafeteria.
    Free soda.
    Free workout center vis-a-vis past employer.
    Great products to work on.
    OK hours for business side. 9am normal time start.

    Cons

    2-week vacation (not including sick days) - compared to last employer with 3 weeks.
    Photocopy machines lacking in work area - 2 machines per floor - have to walk half way across building.
    IT Helpdesk very weak - response time very, very slow - several weeks to clear help desk ticket.
    Lack of sufficient training program for new employees - training provided by giant corporate EMC in Massachuesetts.
    Business-side management eats young (newer employees) - seen bad treatment of good, terminated employees
    Lack of 1-on-1 or clear directions from business side management.
    People there tends to rather just take paycheck than enjoy the products.

    Advice to Management

    Better training materials or localized training availability in Santa Clara, rather than utilize the EMC corporate training modules.
    This isn't Apple -- people aren't going crazy for these products.
    Clearer directions to employees -- we cannot read your minds.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Job...just not a career"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Data Domain full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I say its a great place for those just out of college because you get to work on intricate details of the storage domain and you learn different technologies, software methodologies, and troubleshooting skills. If you're a quick learner, this is the place for you. Also, if you're in the late stages of your career, this is a place for you because if you perform your job, you're almost guaranteed a stable pay check. There's little employee turn over.

    Also, the 401k and stock options give enough incentive to tough it out at least until they vest.

    Cons

    However, this is not the place to make a career out of in my opinion. There is just not enough creative leeway or space to put an individual stamp on a project. Once you learn the technology stack and troubleshooting skills, it gets boring. Those who are passed the entry level, but still haven't made a career should be careful not to pigeon hole themselves here. Just have a "backup" plan, pun intended.

    Office politics tend to get the better of people here. Best to keep head down at some times.


  10. "Data Domain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team to work with very supportive.
    Team members are always willing to help.
    I enjoyed my time there.

    Cons

    Vice President of Federal needs to be replaced to ensure future success.
    Purchase by EMC changed the atmosphere within Data Domain.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on Data Domain as it was before the EMC acquisition.


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