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Quantum Corporation CEO and Director Jon W. Gacek
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Pros
  • There is a work-life balance here like no other I (in 25 reviews)

  • Some very good people and StorNext is amazing (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Nearly no upward mobility - upper management tend to be young-ish lifers (in 11 reviews)

  • Stock price constantly dropping (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Lower management gave employees good treatment, upper management kind of gives you the run-around on layoffs.

    Cons

    Lots of layoffs, doesn't seem to be a long term place unless you want to wait for your severance

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about the plans to the employees. CEO's talk the talk but seem to lack on follow through.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Channel Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Great people and a lot of learning potential throughout the company to adopt new skill sets and grow your knowledge base of emerging technologies.

    Cons

    Big on video trainings and less on hands on training...for visual or tactical learners it is difficult. A lot of corporate change every year and shuffling roles. Tough to convey consistent messaging from year to year.

    Advice to Management

    Hone in on mentoring those under you, to bring out the best results.


  3. "Great company! In constant evolution"

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    Current Employee - Director Technical Sales in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Director Technical Sales in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people that work here are some of the best in the industry. The culture is really good and people are extremely friendly. The company is very nimble and makes it easy to be successful. People are encouraged to take ownership of their role and to give feedback to management. I feel very valued as an employee here!

    Cons

    For being a 35 year old company sometimes things change fast, you need to be flexible to work here. Some of the technology is old, but the company is starting to reinvent itself, it would take some time but is going in the right direction

    Advice to Management

    Some managers are often ineffective because they allow themselves to avoid seeing problems and go on believing things are good enough


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Top heavy and failing"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting products
    Good benefits
    Flexible schedules
    Great coworkers

    Cons

    Compensation is not close to industry standards
    Constant layoffs in an attempt to be profitable leading
    Lots of management layers, they layoff plenty of workers but never layoff managers (they actually tend to add layers when performing layoffs)
    No direction, upper management continues to drive the company into the ground
    Stock price constantly dropping
    Products, while interesting, are stagnant. There is little innovation these days
    Raises and promotions are hard to come by
    CEO keeps stating they are a growth company, but they only grow smaller and smaller

    Advice to Management

    Find a competent CEO
    Shed some layers of management, do you really need 2 or 3 levels of vice president?
    Stop pretending you are a growth company
    Figure out how to sell your products


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people and know their role. Dedicated staff given struggling company and layoffs.

    Cons

    Very political and hard to advance. Company changes direction and strategy constantly. Little work/life balance. Good old boys club in management.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside box stop doing same programs and models over and over


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Troubled tenure with troubled organization"

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    Former Employee - Director Sports Video Workflow Solutions in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Director Sports Video Workflow Solutions in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Basically descent people led by a very small select group at the top who never take no for an answer.

    Cons

    Little to no upward mobility. If not part of club then you are a cog. Not a very grounded in reality product strategy.

    Advice to Management

    Deciding to be a growth company in an industry that is down across the board was silly.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Neither Happy nor Sad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and life balance. One of a handful of companies that actually embrace telecommuting.

    Cons

    Lack of proper training at most job levels. Not many opportunities for advancement nor is there any loyalty shows to employees. Merit increases are ridiculously low.

    Advice to Management

    Have more faith in your employees. For the most part, they are well educated, dedicated employees. Treat them as such.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Death Star!"

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    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Director of Engineering in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company was comprised of several smaller groups of talented people who were all profitable in their specialties. Once acquired by Quantum, they became lost in an ill conceived conglomeration before they were killed off one by one.

    Cons

    They buy up profitable companies, turn them into cash cows, suck them dry of money, layoff all the productive people and re-label other companies stuff as their own

    Advice to Management

    Next time, fire yourself first, not last


  10. "Good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Quantum Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible time and good work environment

    Cons

    expect to work long hours.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "CEO and his team needs to get a clue"

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Quantum Corporation full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic, talented people, good work-life family-life balance, pay on-par with industry

    Cons

    Top management is clueless about how to run a profitable biz. One look at the stock price history will convince you that this is indeed the case. Quarter after quarter we are told things will be better - wrong.

    Top management needs to be removed and new blood needs to take over for things to change.

    Advice to Management

    Take your golden parachute and jump...


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