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Updated August 29, 2017
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  1. "X-IO Morphing into HCI from Pure Block Storage play"

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at X-IO full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great technology for the virtualized storage space

    Cons

    Block Storage solutions are a declining market - although still a large market - As Jack Welsh said - If you are not number one or number two in a stable market - get out.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the technology innovation going


  2. "Director Global Field Services"

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

    I worked at X-IO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very friendly folks to work with

    Cons

    Distance from home to far to travel every day.

    Advice to Management

    Allow more telecommuting.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "still going downhill ..."

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

    Pros

    Neat new technology. Good Engineers. Nice building. Noisy equipment rooms. Big lunchroom/training/conference area.

    Cons

    Management style. No sales force. Insiders hired into positions. Politics between groups. Too long to get a big change through testing cycle. Difficulty getting permission to commit software changes. Average length of CEO tenure is 9 months. Longest 3 years. Kill all new products, start over with new CEO's theme.

    Advice to Management

    Selling and maintenance is what makes a company last for a long time -- or products that must be changed every couple years -- or ... choose your niche.

    X-IO Response

    Jun 13, 2016 – VP, HR

    Thank you for your input. We've focused heavily on transparency and collaboration since Bill Miller took over as CEO 18 months ago. A great number of employees have commented that cooperation... More


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at X-IO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Able to work from home or any where for that matter.
    Good benefits
    Fun place to work until 2015/2016

    Cons

    Upper management no longer listened to their employees, laid off 80% in April 2016 with no severance.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more to your employees

    X-IO Response

    Jun 13, 2016 – VP, HR

    Thank you for your feedback. As we moved to a channel only model to gain greater efficiency there were facts that lead us to make this decision:

    Sales – Since 2015, 105 accounts have carried... More


  5. "Sales"

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

    Pros

    Great People Great Product Great Opportunity

    Cons

    Getting the word out to potential customers

    Advice to Management

    Leverage other vendors better


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peyton, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peyton, CO

    I worked at X-IO full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and salary. Friendly environment and great co-workers.

    Cons

    The company changes product directions frequently. It is hard to get a good territory plan in place when the products are not rolled out well.

    Advice to Management

    Pick a product and run with it. Offer features and ease of use.


  7. "Manager"

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

    I worked at X-IO full-time

    Pros

    They have a Great group of folks working there and the technology they offer is second to none.

    Cons

    Need more awareness in the marketplace

  8. "Looking up!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at X-IO full-time

    Pros

    Great communication, especially from CEO who is very transparent

    Cons

    Smaller company, so benefits could be better

    Advice to Management

    The management culture of communicating is much better than before, keep it up.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Ground up design with astounding level of customer and partner praise"

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    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Current Employee - Sales Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    From a technology perspective X-IO provides a high performance storage system, 30 minute install, and low touch maintenance for 5 years that is cost effective. X-IO prides itself in a no platform guessing game design; just pick your media type, capacity, and 5 year hardware warranty solution.

    From an employee perspective this is a family oriented company made up of people willing to do anything for you, and the leadership is receptive to ideas and suggestions.

    Some feedback I've received from X-IO customers is the ISE storage design has outperformed their enterprise arrays.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge I’ve seen is getting customers to give back their ISE units after five years that are still performing well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the daily communication with employees, and honest evaluation on our performance. I really appreciate how approachable and transparent the leadership team has been.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Paradigm Shifting, Visionary Company"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at X-IO full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Pioneers of virtualized storage, hybrid SAN and Software Defined Storage. Rock solid, manufactured product. No "badge engineering" here. Good people, brilliant engineers and a spirit of getting the right thing done. Top notch customer service.

    Cons

    Short-cut decisions and outright maleficence of long-past CEOs have made for missed opportunities and slow growth. New senior management teams have really turned that trend around. With new product lines, aggressive pricing, smart marketing and a real focus on the channel, X-IO Technologies is poised to compete in the marketplace and gain market share.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the investment community interested in promoting the company vision and educate the press on what Software Defined Storage really means to the operation of a truly efficient data center.

    X-IO Response

    Oct 20, 2015 – VP, HR

    Thank you for thoughts and support. I can assure you this leadership team has heard your advice and continues to focus on these issues. Thanks again.


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