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Promise Technology Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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  1. "Good people but need better product direction"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly / caring people. Family atmosphere (seasonal / birthday celebrations). Decent pay with occasional profit sharing.

    Cons

    Cyclic industry with associated last minute sales pushes. Hit or miss mix of new products. Limited career paths due to size of company. Need to communicate with Taiwan means delayed responses + off hrs meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Devote more time to research new products to ensure validity of market need. Improve overall sales / marketing strategies.


  2. ""Good stepping stone for entry level employees""

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

    I worked at Promise Technology full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Small company, so expect to take on multiple roles. Allowing you to learn many facets of the business
    - Nice co-workers
    - Good work/life balance
    - Management is very understanding when it comes to family matters (sick child, ailing parent, etc.)

    Cons

    - Small company, so expect to take on multiple roles, lots of pressure to tackle many projects all at once
    - Management seems to not understand market wants and needs.
    - low pay and meager annual raises.
    - low employee morale

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving morale, improve R&D/market analysis when it comes to developing new products


  3. "CTO, Chip and Technology Group"

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    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer, Chip and Technology Group in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Chief Technology Officer, Chip and Technology Group in Milpitas, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Promise Technology (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well known veteran in storage industry

    Cons

    Family run business with not healthy culture.

    Advice to Management

    Family run business is not healthy, as conflicts in managment stycle created tense relationship among family members


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  5. "A great place to start a career and learn the ropes."

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will wear many hats and learn many sides of the business.

    Cons

    Pay is mediocre and the company is mainly a hobby business for the owner who runs it from Taiwan.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Company with no promise..."

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    Current Employee - Software FW Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software FW Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Promise Technology (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good for talented engineers on H1 visa or waiting for greencard. This company gets talents for cheap. If your not working, they will hire you with lower than market pay. Even not much experience, they take. Once you on board, you will do the work no one else wants.

    Cons

    At first everything seems OK, besides exploiting ppl. Later, you will find pockets of ppl who are relatives or friends of management work there too. They will have favors from mgmt. and special treatment. Unfortunately, I see lots of bias treatment for ppl of different races and groups.

    Advice to Management

    Do not be weak, take stand and back good ideas. Be fair to all employees. Treat them fairly, otherwise you will face many legal issues some time in the future.


  7. "Company with no promise.."

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    Current Employee - Software FW Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Software FW Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    In the beginning was nice. After yu know the place, you will find that there are little cliques of people very political. None I can think of, but motivating to leave.

    Cons

    Biased treatmnt of employees. Exploits foreign engineering talents with H1, no green card with low pay. If you don't have a job, u get one here with lo pay.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair to all. Don't pretend to be nice, but treat pple bad behind there backs. No promise and no guts.


  8. "Good working environment."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong team work environment. Friday bagel. Summer and winter family event. Manager are willing to give employee help in all area include work and family.

    Cons

    Compensation is not as comparative as other company

    Advice to Management

    It's good that Management know how to take care the engineer for a balance family life and work.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "really bad management"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is relatively stable for the past 10 years, so it is a good place for h1s to waiting for their green card.

    Cons

    The management is really really bad. They make their decision based on politics instead of a real market feedback. And you even donot have enough devices to work with.

    Advice to Management

    Well, I sugest the higher management should listen to what the engineers says. And useless supervisors should be fired if they cannot provide a success product.


  10. "Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA"

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

    I worked at Promise Technology full-time

    Pros

    Friendly working environment
    Around 100 workers office at Milpitas, worker will learned and handle more job areas and expending job skills
    Above average health insurance benefit, 401K match, PTO, etc.

    Cons

    Depending on job role, workers may need conference over video or phone with other area at evening or night (if this considered as “con”)
    Many grate idea but need better products support


  11. Helpful (2)

    "BAd decisions"

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

    Pros

    The work environment is pleasant

    Cons

    Management has no idea what market sector they want to be in.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with the nitch you are in. You are not going to get enough market share on new products unless you commit to them for the long run and abandoning them and the people that bring these products to light is killing the company.


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