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Updated June 29, 2017
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  1. "Exciting time to work for FalconStor with the announcement of a new product receiving a lot of positive attention."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Director in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Attitude of a start-up. Fun and exciting company. Get to be involved in a lot of things you wouldn't experience in a large company.

    Cons

    Resources are tight, but everyone chips in to help. People are handling multipole roles, they might not ordinarily be involved with.

    Advice to Management

    Show people you appreciate some of the sacrifices staff is making to compensate for lack of resources. People are working hard and need some recognition. Walk around the office and look like you're having fun. That will translate into a happy environment.

    FalconStor Response

    Jun 18, 2015 – Human Resources

    We appreciate your feedback and are happy to learn you are involved in new opportunities. Our quarterly town halls have been successful at bringing employees together in a relaxed happy hour like... More


  2. "23"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The whole company is under good environment, and the everyone is nice to the newbie and people who have questions.

    Cons

    The whole company is not like previous years and had some economic problem. Low salary to the employees and interns.

    Advice to Management

    no

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Falconstor is a great company to work for."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in Buenos Aires (Argentina)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has the best management that I work for. Great technology and vision on what software define storage is.

    Cons

    None, the company is in the right direction. They are making the necessary investments in order to take this company to the next level.


  4. "New management should be able to turn it around"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    New management team is very capable

    Cons

    Revenue is headed the wrong way for now.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FalconStor provided excellent environment for learning and improved my study of software technologies

    Cons

    Low salary, long hours, management far from workers

    Advice to Management

    Improve salaries, more team coding


  6. "Getting Better All the Time"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company is headed in the right direction with a new platform, revived products, new management and much more. The culture is shifting. Customers love what the technology does and is doing for them. Health benefits are top notch.

    Cons

    Still a small company with limited resources, but acting more like a startup to maximize those and promoting teamwork.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good & Improving"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    - Lots of talented & intelligent employees
    - Opportunity to work on various different projects
    - Excitement over new product!
    - Great health benefits

    Cons

    - Limited resources
    - Still some negative perceptions in the marketplace

    Advice to Management

    I think management has been making a number of positive changes over the last year. I would just encourage them to continue working to shift the culture to one of positivity/ fun and to reward the individuals who deserve it.

    FalconStor Response

    Jun 18, 2015 – Human Resources

    Management has been working hard to improve the attitude and perception. As a reminder, we have a program to nominate and reward fellow colleagues for exemplary work that employees are encouraged to... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "FalconStor Software"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FalconStor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great technology. Senior managers that are accessible. Including the CEO. The company provides good basic benefits free or at low cost, as in the case of Health Coverage.

    Cons

    FalconStor is a fast paced company in a faced paced industry so the workload can get very heavy at times.


  9. "Getting better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    Small company, opportunity to get different types of experience in latest technology, foosball table, ping pong table, nerf guns, some upper management very good

    Cons

    Small company, very low employee retention, everyone must wear many hats, very long hours, poor communication, very low morale, schedules are not practical.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more smart people to share the work load. Try to improve morale and stop smart people from leaving. Don't be afraid to upgrade equipment so people can be more efficient.


  10. "A decent place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You can work independently. No micromanaging. Interesting technology. Very nice employees who are always willing to help. Very flexible environment.

    Cons

    Little or no appraisals (supposed to be annual but not always). Reorging too often causes disjointed management. Need better planning and upper management direction.

    Advice to Management

    Need better planning and upper management direction. Communication could be much better from management and between departments and business units.


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