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"Successful inspite of themselves (Sr. Management)"

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Sales Representative
Former Employee - Sales Representative
Doesn't Recommend

Pros

Dedicated employees
Good technology - once it has been truly tested
Solid Support Staff, both pre sales and post sales

Cons

Rush to get technology out
Sr. management screamer mindset
Co Founder has helicopter appointment mindset - Of course they want to see me, I'm here
Sales management and Corporate Communications reloving door (3 bosses in 9 months)

Advice to Management

Let the staff do their jobs, it's not just all about the co-founders
Let your managers manage and stop rewarding the one who complains the loudest
Honor your commitments

Other Employee Reviews for DDN Storage

  1. "Recent Positive Changes"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hidden Hills, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Hidden Hills, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Lots of autonomy and ability to make a difference. Interesting work. Great compensation and benefits and wellness programs such as various healthcare options and Step Challenge, and onsite exercise classes for some of the locations. Great effort by HR team to make DDN a good place to work and show that the company does care about its employees.

    Cons

    Needs to remove stagnant, uneducated, unsophisticated workforce who are not putting in their shares to make the company grow and be more successful. These complacent employees have been allowed to do what they want and need to be exited immediately.

    Middle management needs to communicate better and protect their staff from senior management. They are being paid the big bucks to do buffer the messaging, but instead are just CYA'ing.

    Advice to Management

    To Sr. Level Management: Support your management and HR teams to do more for the employees even if you can't do it yourselves. More goodwill be good for your employees.

    Figure out a way to exit those that aren't progressive and been around too long and continue to be comfortable with watching the clock and not making an effort to change or be better. Bring in fresh blood with new and different ideas which they got from other companies. These old timers are not loyal (and are just protecting their own skin) and are very threatened by "new" blood as they know that these incoming members are much better than them.

    Do both of the above and your 3-4 star ratings are not too far behind.


  2. "Good People - Poor Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chatsworth, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at DDN Storage (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People at DDN are great, hard working and helpful to each other.

    Cons

    Management is overworked, under staffed and is constantly at odds with each other


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