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FalconStor Reviews

Updated June 29, 2017
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  • 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)

    "Was Great"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    Original Technology. The core technology still remains.

    Cons

    No longer innovative. The core technology may become stale without a visionary at the helm.

    Advice to Management

    I can't figure what the company wants to do so I can not provide any meaningful advice.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "The Horribly Slow Murderers with the Extremely Inefficient Weapons"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Taichung (Taiwan)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Taichung (Taiwan)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    - technology
    - nice niche products
    - technical employees
    - in many departments employees are barely controlled ( you want to be your own boss join falconstor)

    Cons

    - no clear path. ( 2011 Bluestone; 2012 Bluestone; 2013/2014 CDP/NSS; 2015/2016/1stHalf2017 Freestor; soon?: Cloud mobility and VTL?
    - Forced startup spirit
    - Continued headcount reduction
    - No communication from the Visionaries ( upper management )

    Advice to Management

    strategic planning process:
    Identify the target market
    Identify Competition
    Analyze Falconstors products and services
    Compare with competition
    Identify unique selling points
    Target customers with unique selling point

    change management:
    Motivation is so low i could not find a metric to measure it anymore
    speak with leaving Employees find out whats wrong

    Communication:
    Start getting the message to everyone!
    - Memos
    - Team meetings
    - One-One talks
    - Better Information flow on decisions share critical data make sure employees at all levels understand how their actions impact the company.
    - Help employees establish the connection between what they do and how it affects revenue. Define clear cause-effect relationships so that it’s easy for them to see how their efforts impact the company’s financial results.

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Think long and hard, a complete restructuring is happening now"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at FalconStor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great products, great learning experience particularly to those new to industry, decent health insurance benefits, fellow employees are wonderful to work with.

    Cons

    Still struggling terribly in the market place. Extremely insecure future for the company right now 2Q 2017. Health insurance benefits waining. No 401k match. Stock is at all time low. FalconStor historically does not engage employees with career advancement activates, whether professional or IT industry based training, you are on your own. Financial compensation for rank and file employees is sub industry/geographical standards.

    Advice to Management

    Take the company private, truly empower your employees. Take a closer look at the entire portfolio and dive deep to compare them to competitive products in the market.
    Completely reboot and re-invest in a precise and strategic marketing plan. One that will truly resonate with customers and industry analysts and not just mildly placate them. Clearly it is either that or simply sell it all off to the highest bidder before its too late. Oracle, Dell, IBM, Microsoft, AWS. They all should make an offer resulting in a veritable bidding war.


  4. "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


  5. "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.


  6. "Software Engineer"

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

    I have been working at FalconStor full-time

    Pros

    You will have your own space to work. All the people in the office are quite friendly. It's just like staying in home when you sit in the office.

    Cons

    Nothing new on the product and the size of company is too small. Can't really compete with other vendors.

    Advice to Management

    Need to find a way to get out of current situation. Nothing new on the product and the size of company is too small. Can't really compete with other vendors.


  7. "Company is going down"

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

    I worked at FalconStor full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good engineering people to work with.

    Cons

    Management has gone all downhill since the founder stepped down

  8. "Mixed feelings..."

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, very decent salary, good products.

    Cons

    -Recently continually declining headcount (sales, pre-sales, etc...) and that is making it almost impossible for the company to 'survive' I believe.
    -Management.

    Advice to Management

    How can you sell and grow business if you don't have (local) sales and pre-sales people anymore? Just wondering...


  9. "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.


  10. "Managment had no consistent diretcion or plan"

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

    Pros

    Solid coworkers who kept trying

    Cons

    Just bounced from one grand idea to the next


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