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Updated February 17, 2018
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Pros
  • Great management team and work life balance (in 32 reviews)

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

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "FunTimes Yo!"

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

    I have been working at Quantum Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great management team and work life balance

    Cons

    Marketing lacks the ability to get updated and exciting messaging to customers.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, flexible hours

    Cons

    Company is not financially stable

  3. "The challenging market is unfortunate"

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    Current Employee - Engineering in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Engineering in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Quantum is a great place to work as there is a lot of creative freedom. An individual is truly empowered here and can influence as little or as much as they want. Because teams keep getting smaller and smaller, there is a lot of work...too much work... but the employees keep at it hoping that eventually Quantum's fortunes will change.

    Cons

    The market has been very challenging for data storage in general, and the constant layoffs makes it a challenging environment at Quantum as everybody is on edge and not able to plan for the future due to the constant layoffs. Also, if one wants to better themselves, they really need to take it upon themselves to do so. There aren't promotions, training, or any other career development opportunities at Quantum.

    Advice to Management

    There have been so many changes; there is so much uncertainty. Continue to treat employees that are about to get laid off with respect, and acknowledge the contributions of those that are left with a sincere "thank you". There isn't money for bonuses or lunches, so just continue to keep the work environment positive (or as good as it can be). Employees do have a choice to work elsewhere but many of us still believe in Quantum and enjoy working with the qualified managers and co-workers.

    Quantum Corporation Response

    Feb 5, 2018 – Talent Advisor

    Thank you so much for your feedback and review. This is such an excellent point. Nothing is more important than respect.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Financial troubles and a new CEO makes this a stop you don’t want to make"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Sales in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work Life balance
    Coworkers
    Occasional office party
    Free coffee?
    Friendly management
    Health insurance coverage
    Close proximity to a shopping center

    Cons

    Zero training besides videos.
    Too many rounds of layoffs leaves everyone not affected constantly searching for new positions.
    Too many forced mandatory shutdowns that require you to use your accumulated vacation hours.
    Below industry average pay.
    Laptops and equipment from the early 2000s.
    Stock constantly dropping.
    The office - eerily empty after they’ve moved all the furniture, desks, and chairs out except for the ones the few remaining workers use. At least this sets it up for an indoor soccer field?

    Quantum Corporation Response

    Feb 19, 2018 – Talent Advisor

    Thank you for your review. It was very disappointing to lose some excellent people in the recent layoffs; however the cost reductions we announced are part of the business transformation we’ve... More


  5. Helpful (4)

    "Top heavy company"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager/Tech in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Project Manager/Tech in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Quantum Corporation (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Most people are wonderful to work with and are like family.

    Cons

    Upper management has no idea how hard everyone is working to keep this company afloat. It's all about numbers on paper and not who is actually doing the work. Too much upper and middle manager's and not enough workers.

    Advice to Management

    Let the managers closest to the work and that really know what help is needed make the call on who is needed and who
    is not. Stop using 3rd party companies that don't know your business make calls on layoffs before all your best employees are gone.


  6. Helpful (3)

    "This company is in great turmoil"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I am not sure that there are any

    Cons

    Too many to list but the top 3 start with SEC alligtions and they trickle all the way down the long ladder of management.

    Advice to Management

    There are far to many useless levels of management that lead to nothing but confusion and nothing ever getting fixed.

    Quantum Corporation Response

    Feb 19, 2018 – Talent Advisor

    Thank you for sharing your review. Public companies are subject to a higher level of scrutiny, which includes such inquiries from time to time; however an investigation does not mean that Quantum... More


  7. Helpful (6)

    "FYI to employees"

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

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

    Pros

    There is none, I’m writing this review to warn employees about you’re new CEO. To all the non executives ... now it is good time to look for another job.

    Cons

    You’re new CEO Patrick should not be trusted , he is designed for one thing ... to sell company’s . He lacks the ability to save a company . He will spend the next few years milking $$ and eventually aid the company in being sold. He failed his last company and did not mind lying on a daily basis to the hard working people.

  8. "Building unlimitedly varied tiered data management solutions from a single core software basis"

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

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Has one of the three leading large system Peta-scale tiered data management software (StorNext) and have made efforts to create reference architectures around it for different customer situations. With this product, creating clever and varied custom customer solutions allowed me worldwide exposure and experiences.

    Cons

    Still a bit fuzzy on what exactly the core products are. While doing fairly well in M&E, the other vertical markets need similar invigorated passionate leaders (in product and sales) to leverage the core strengths of StorNext software into exciting powerful vertically-aligned architectures. With the company now undergoing significant changes to drive to profitability there will be a time of reorientation for everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Distill down the product suites and expand the appropriate product/sales teams to fully focus on tiered data management systems; multiple vertical market-storage solutions based on StorNext-centric architectures.

    Quantum Corporation Response

    Feb 19, 2018 – Talent Advisor

    Thank you for your review! Our 2018 transformation strategy will help us to focus our product and sales strategies for future success!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Quantum"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Great people at all levels in the company to work with
    Everyone is a team player

    Cons

    Difficulty aligning sales teams to promote the true values of the products and solutions

    Advice to Management

    Bring in more senior StorNext-oriented pre-sales engineers to bridge the technical capabilities of the products into customer solutions, to design the reference architectures, and to provide significant in-house ongoing training and support to the Sales teams


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Get out while you still can"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Sales in Bellevue, WA
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good as a 2nd step on a career path. Has credibility in technology industry to help you land your next role. pay is decent and work/life balance is better than average.

    promotion is very likely due to frequent turnover in headcount

    Cons

    Oh so much. Look the short of it is Quantum is a dying company and the fault is with the executives, c-suite and board members who milked it dry over the past decade or so.

    Specifically:
    - training is non existent if you don't self learn.
    - management basically does its best to keep the rats from fleeing the ship but will remove anyone not keeping up appearances everything is going well.
    - there are layoffs roughly twice each year

    Advice to Management

    just rip off the bandage and right size the org. Sell off StorNext or Tape Automation, but stop trying to pretend the company is or will be healthy without some serious changes.


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