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Overland Storage Reviews

Updated January 3, 2017
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Overland Storage CEO; Interim VP Operations Eric L. Kelly
Eric L. Kelly
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  1. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    Company is headed in the right direction with some great technology.. Everyone in the offices are very dedicated to their role.

    Cons

    Marketing has been a big issue along with visibility to our partners. Stock price is hurting and more money needs to be invested in these programs

    Advice to Management

    Work harder on solutions and marketing... by doing this it will make the lives of your sales folks easier. Invest in the company and its core products


  2. "Work here only if you're desperate."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free parking in the City Plaza Garage. Close to Light Rail and Caltrain.

    Cons

    Low morale. Smoke and mirrors.

    Advice to Management

    I noticed there's a serious lack of accountability and ownership. This happens from the top down and throughout the company. It needs to be addressed.


  3. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people and very invested in their work

    Cons

    Company has been around for a long time but has not seen significant growth


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "No direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Support Manager and Team members great to work with. Always willing to help each other out. No one thinks he is superior to others. Very team focused.

    Cons

    Little to no formal training for new products. No direction for the company. When it comes to new product, not focused, marketed or implemented will. Compensation is lacking for the type of work and experience they require

    Advice to Management

    Better focus and direction. Management needs to get together with employees more often to understand how they feel and obtain any feedback. Upper Management seems to be too often disengaged causing employee moral to be lacking.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Don't do it"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Randy Gast, COO, and Awanish Mistra, Sr. Director of IT as well as the shipping guys and a few others. Not much else.

    Cons

    Poorly run, horrible environment.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of the top guys. Old blood needs to be replaced with new blood. They need an infusion of execs with energy and vision.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Shortlived"

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

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time

    Pros

    I really enjoyed the people at the company. They had fun parties and good times and contests. The environment was clean and corporate.

    Cons

    They downsized and let the sales staff go. I was just starting to enjoy the job, but because they were not bringing in enough revenue they had to make changes.

    Advice to Management

    Get better at planning so you can afford to bring on new people and not have to let them go after only having them there for such a short time.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Too many Chiefs...."

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

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

    Pros

    Some talented people, company has been around for long enough to have some history.
    Acquisition of Tandberg Data removed one competitor.

    Cons

    Way too many managers who have no clue how to generate demand in the market, and the ship changes course every 30-days. Morale sucks because they treat most of the dedicated employees like they are expendable. Starts at the top, Eric, and flows downhill from there.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on what you do best, and don't try to push the products that are far from being ready to sell. Treat your employees as your most valuable asset. Don't toss them out with no severance package like you've done so many times before.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good and Bad"

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

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time

    Pros

    Good people and a lot of autonomy. Supportive management

    Cons

    no brand recognition. too many products that have become commodities in the market place

    Advice to Management

    stop trying to do too much. focus on smaller number of key products rather than spreading ourselves too thin with a bunch of products that don't differentiate


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Engineer"

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

    I have been working at Overland Storage full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people, relaxed and clean work environment

    Cons

    Limited opportunity for growth, low company morale


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Good people, lack of focus at the top, old products are OLD, new products are unproven"

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

    I worked at Overland Storage full-time

    Pros

    Good people that work hard to support customers with existing and new products

    Cons

    Strategy is too fragmented. Too much focus on unproven technology with old products that are losing share too fast to be replaced with new products.

    Advice to Management

    Get focused - 3 lines of business that largely can't take advantage of economies of scale serving completely different customers dilutes all efforts.



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