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FalconStor Reviews

Updated November 27, 2017
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Pros
  • Great technology and vision on what software define storage is (in 5 reviews)

  • The company has amazing technology, a great story and good people (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Need better planning and upper management direction (in 6 reviews)

  • 2011 Bluestone; 2012 Bluestone; 2013/2014 CDP/NSS; 2015/2016/1stHalf2017 Freestor; soon (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Turning point"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    Great people to work with; very knowledgeable.

    Cons

    Everyone is replaceable mentality from management.

    Advice to Management

    Although business is important, the staff and knowledge of those remaining is equally as important.


  2. "Tech Support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    Nice people to work with them

    Cons

    the company got bad luck started from 2010

  3. "anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FalconStor part-time

    Pros

    Good company, great people, great technology.

    Cons

    Workspace is nice but building is old.


  4. "Company curve = 1/x"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    Company with strong existing business ties that can keep it afloat. Upper management has been extremely hard at work trying to reverse a bad situation.

    Cons

    After ReiJane's passing via unnatural causes, the company has been struggling.just to keep existing. This reflects strongly with employee morale and paycheck. Search company stock history. It is clear you are not there to have fun and grow, you are fighting on the losing side of the battle and tasked with aid to reversing the tide.

    If you get hired, you are probably replacing one or more expensive-er employee(s) who has left.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. Your job is not easy. Tough decisions must be made, we understand.


  5. "all in all good experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    salary, work environment nice people

    Cons

    the ability to advance career


  6. "So much hope, not able to execute...yet"

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

    I worked at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    Great visionary roots. Good benefits. Opportunity is available, but you have to go get it - everyone is too busy to help you be successful.

    Cons

    Too much baggage to attract the management talent necessary for it to run well.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to leverage patent portfolio. As always, become and stay relevant by finding a niche in the market; stick to it; and become the best at it.


  7. "Great people but challenging place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology. Good sales team communications. Flexible work hours. No death by excessive meetings. Great internal documentation and a very partner friendly organization.

    Cons

    Very slow to innovate and come out with new software and update current software. Communications between some departments needs a lot of work. A lot of sales challenges due to a not to distant negative history.

    Advice to Management

    Become an innovator again. Look 5-10 years out. Embrace subscription based pricing. Don't just enable cloud for DR and data migration offer it.

  8. "A junior company with potential"

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    Current Employee - Director in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Director in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can excel in a position if you are allowed the chance. Management has been changing, so there are new opportunities.

    Cons

    There are a lot of politics for such a small company. Titles are given out as rewards instead of financial. The company doesn't promote a healthy work/life balance. Salaries are lower than other places and no bonus plan.

    Advice to Management

    Some want change, but not everyone and a few bad eggs can spoil the bunch.


  9. "Have only worked for 4 months."

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    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You don't have to worry about past experience. They provide training on their products.

    Cons

    Less growth, you don't know where your future is going.

    Advice to Management

    Employees are not stable because of less growth.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of change needed"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great place to learn many new technologies
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    Cons

    1. No real career development, it becomes a sweat shop and before you know it you've worked many 10-12 hour days and have no clue where you're going 'career' wise.
    Management doesn't care about your future or present goals, they just want the work done.
    As a result, by setting false expectations about your ability to grow with FalconStor..u end up being disappointed.

    Advice to Management

    Change the brand, change the management style, put REAL processes in place.
    Stop this "DROP EVERYTHING NOW AND LETS ALL SCRAMBLE AND DO THIS" work style because it doesn't work and EVERYONE , even you management, ends up spinning wheels unecessarily.
    At the end of the day it does NOT pay.


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