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"Management is running DH into the ground"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Longmont, CO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

They pay isn't bad, although don't count on raises once you get in and they had a 5% salary cut in the summer of 2010. They also don't push the engineering teams as much as other departments - or to be more accurate, they don't get flogged as much when they cannot deliver 125% year after year.

Cons

Being an engineering driven company (Dana's words) can be acceptable as long as they understand they have to deliver, every other function is a support group. DH's problem is when engineering slips schedules, fails to meet cost targets, and doesn't deliver acceptable reliability and function the rest of the teams take the blame. The engineering team is good, but the expectations across the board are unrealistic. However, to state this (and worse yet, demonstrate it before mgmt accepts the slip) is paycheck suicide.

Advice to Management

For those 2 at the top, leave. For those one level down, stop staying silent to keep the paycheck coming and start pushing back for realistic schedules and to deliver the right products.

Other Employee Reviews for Dot Hill

  1. "If you just work for the paycheck then this place is for you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carlsbad, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible work hours, telecommuting (except under some managers).
    Some people do not even have a office at work.

    Cons

    The company has been loosing money for many years in row. So they're not being generous with employees. No or small raises. No training. No promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employee right


  2. "Executive Assistanta"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Dot Hill full-time

    Pros

    Small, family friendly atmosphere work together to achieve results for the company.

    Cons

    Salary increases were based on stock prices. Could go several years without a salary increase.

    Advice to Management

    Try to incorporate some of the old 'Dot Hill' style in employee relations. Since STX I felt like I was just a number not an individual with a unique set of skills.

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