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Quantum Corporation Reviews

Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a work-life balance here like no other I (in 24 reviews)

  • Some very good people and StorNext is amazing (in 17 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. Helpful (2)

    "Account Manager"

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

    Pros

    Good technology, demand in the market.

    Cons

    Business strat changes every 3 months.

    Advice to Management

    Define your strategy and stick with it.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "A company of possibilities but no future"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Engineer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome, dedicated employees with incredible wealth of knowledge and technical knowhow, cool and robust products, good work-life balance, relatively decent benefits.

    Cons

    Egocentric, blowhard, overpaid CEO out of touch with reality. should be flipping burgers, not running a tech company.
    Waaay too much emphasis on sales but zero emphasis on service, support, operations, process infrastructures. Inefficient, bureaucratic, confusing processes costs big $$$$, but ignored. Improvement suggestions are blown off.
    Compensation laughable.
    Not much culture.
    Being penny stock seems acceptable. Stock was once >$22, CEO seemingly happy at 60 cents.

    Advice to Management

    Find a competent CEO, dump several unnecessary management levels. Send all manager to management 101 classes. Evaluate all internal processes and fix them. Stop throwing money out the window.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Too many laters of management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Columbus, OH
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Decent pay and good benefits

    Cons

    Too many layers of management, too many layoffs, outdated products

    Advice to Management

    Too many of you. Time to cut back managers who manage less than twelve people


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Test"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    good technical people and work environment

    Cons

    CEO, no product direction, dis-functional management


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Field Service Engineer"

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

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time

    Pros

    Excellent products. Research and development was excellent, and was primarily conducted at the Denver headquarters.

    Cons

    After 2012, the high level direction of the company changed dramatically.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Account Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Room for Improvements"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Quantum Corporation full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The employees pull together to get things done. It is truly a team effort. The rating would have been less if it wasn't for the tremendous team effort.

    Cons

    Little recognition or reward for hard work. Many vacation days are actually working days. Management is mostly unskilled at managing. Processes are weak and many employees do not know their customers.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money on training. Hire a few more people. Recognize that their are many employees that work very hard and yet Sales gets the credit for success.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Layoffs just keep coming"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hilton Head Island, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work / life balance

    Cons

    Worked here for over 5 years. No real direction, trying to cut the way to profitability.
    Cut major efforts, trying to do too much. Products are too niche and too old. Company doesn't own the intellectual property that it relies upon, which means as costs rise from others, Quantum loses more and more margin. Not stable and I don't see a good end in sight.

    Advice to Management

    Drop management layers, concentrate only on what you are good at and sell to the highest bidder. BTW : if you don't own the technology, you won't be profitable at it.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Sales"

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

    I worked at Quantum Corporation full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits were decent, although insurance prices significantly increased over my years there. Offers an ESPP. Flexible work schedules. Most teams in sales are not micromanaged, but that is slowly changing. Some managers are solid, along with some of the talent across the organization. Some nice people there, I hope they see the signs and get out before the ship has completely sunk.

    Cons

    I have many friends that are still at Quantum... but I hope they get out. This ship isn't just sinking under the current leadership, it's also on fire too.
    CEO needs to go, has only driven the company into the ground. Upper level management are all buddies - they all seem to look out for each other, rather than looking out for the company's best interest.
    Office space in Bellevue is outdated and constantly being re-configured - perhaps the musical-chairs funds should be spent on something that would help generate revenue.
    Inconstant with work from home opportunities. Varies across the organization, with any rhyme or reason.
    Culture and work environment are poor. Everyone just comes to work, sits at their desk, does their job, and then heads home. In Bellevue, you could walk to you desk and not have a conversation with anyone for the rest of the day, if you wish.
    Sales incentives and compensation bonuses are continuously being cut and reduced - in an effort to help reduce costs.
    Because the company has been doing so poorly over the last 3 years, no one should expect a raise. Management consistently expects their employees to be happy with a 0-2% annual raise.
    Executives are so concerned about revenue recognition, they seem to be willing to just adjust how discounting is reflected on hardware versus support, as hardware revenue can be recognized right after it shipped. Support cannot be recognized until the month the support is rendered. I'm not a Wall Street or ethics expert - but if it walks like a duck, and talks like a duck...
    Do not board this ship, my friends... You'll be sorry you did!

    Advice to Management

    Executive level appears to be like a "gentlemen's club," they have all been with the company for many, many years. Get some new blood in there, don't just wait for people to retire and burn the company to the ground.
    Take a dose of your own medicine and, "Take the high road" and consider your decisions from a ethical perspective.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Software Engineer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Englewood, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coworkers; decent work-life balance; except for compensation, pretty good benefits

    Cons

    Quantum pays about 20-25% below industry average; most mid- and lower-level managers are either dictators or micro-managers; facilities are a joke - labs are in warehouse facilities, all the furniture is old, used, mismatched junk.

    Engineering business processes are run on the cheap: critical tools are of the free variety; bug tracking systems are used for project management; IT has to manage a hundred different applications (most cheap or free); more time is spent in status meetings than actually working.

    Only one raise in 5+ years; stock option grants are so small they're insulting (and worthless); frequent layoffs due to upper management not knowing what they're doing - but management never feels the cuts, only the worker bees.

    Employee moral is low. Opportunities for promotions and salary increases are non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs a refresh. Purge the young, clueless SVPs and bring in experienced, seasoned executives; replace the ego-driven CEO. Build and communicate some real vision.



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