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Good company to work for
Failure Analysis Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAOctober 16, 2017
Learn more new exciting things
Company policy is fair
But immediate manager is micro management . It kills motivation and creation. This problem is on individual not the company policy.
Pros
Free lunch
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Great place to work and learn
Employee (Current Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAAugust 29, 2017
Work can easily spill over into personal life if you let it, but the pay is great and the environment is competitive. Its a great place to work, and the experience is invaluable.
Pros
Experience
Cons
unstable work hours
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DataDirect Networks Inc. is a fair competetive Data Storage Company
Sr. Buyer/ Planner (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAAugust 4, 2017
DataDirect Networks Inc. is a fair competitive Data Storage Company. The management team is stable and supportive to their employees. The company acknowledge good work and provides annual bonuses.
Pros
good benifits
Cons
none
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Good place to work, but lay offs every year or two
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAMay 9, 2017
Hired as a full time Level one engineer supporting full line of Hardware sold. This was hardware break/fix. This was enjoyable and fit my background. Over the years the position turned into more of a software support position with no training on complex parallel file systems and networking.
Pros
Good pay and benefits
Cons
No training - you support whatever is sold DDN or not
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Human Resources Specialist (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAJanuary 11, 2017
DataDirect didn't have good management, but I did enjoy the work I performed. Management needed to engage more with the employees. I got along with most my co-workers, there was a work/life balance.
Pros
Free lunch on paydays, wellness activities.
Cons
Poor Management, lack of support
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Management and Engineering don't communicate well
Firmware/Software Architect (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COOctober 19, 2016
Work: Research new feature, document, interface with engineers
Learned: Large team leadership, Linux
Co-workers: Hard working
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Don't waste your time
Manufacturing (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CA 91311March 25, 2016
This company is all over the place. Management is lackluster and a bit incompetent. A lot of turnover and zero direction given.
Pros
It's a job
Cons
Everything
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Very good in productivity and punctual
Rack assembler (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CADecember 20, 2015
On a day to day base is early morning focus on priority orders. Learn how to manage time for maximum productivity effectively. Gained experience on how to mage a productivity department and produce quality quantity. Co-workers are friendly and very team oriented. The hardest thing about the job is misplacement of material and missing what completes an order. Most enjoyable is a job well done.
Pros
paid for lunches when working 12 hrs or more
Cons
work almost every day for a month
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Gave me a great Job opportunity
Shipping and Receiving Manager (Former Employee) –  Columbia, MDSeptember 22, 2015
• Responsible for inspection of all incoming and outgoing products within the entire facility.
• Manually entered all product serial numbers into a computer data base for company records.
• Worked with Macola Inventory Product Control program daily.
• Maintained an excel spreadsheet used for tracking inventory.
• Familiar with Bill of Materials (BOMS) for product inspections.
• Filled out inventory reports reviewed quarterly.
• Tracked inventory such as PC boards and PC components in Macola.
• Used pallet jacks to transport different stock around in the warehouse and kept in a strict order.
• Send all monthly reports to company headquarters.
Pros
Great Hours
Cons
No Contact after my assignment was completed
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Great job and benefits
Inventory Specialist / Shipping (Current Employee) –  Columbia, MDJune 12, 2015
I have worked here 5 years and have had a great experience and have learned alot of new thigs, Great people and fun enviroment.
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Overall a nice environment, seemed to care about their employees
Office Administrator (Temporary Contract) (Former Employee) –  Santa Clara, CAMay 27, 2015
A typical day at work would be Company-wide announcements and notifications, preparing conference rooms with supplies and providing catered lunches for all business meetings, reorganizing as much as I could throughout entire building. The most enjoyable part of the job was all the support and gratitude from multiple employees to express their appreciation for my work.
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Needs structure
Western Prepress Sales Manager (Former Employee) –  Los AngelesApril 23, 2015
day to day was stressful. The goals of the company were not well established. many changes made by the owner because of poor investments
Pros
Nice employees
Cons
needs vision and structure
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Fast paced, high pressure
Director of Materials (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAJanuary 28, 2015
Data Direct Networks – Data Storage Infrastructure for Web-Scale and High-Performance Computing
• Execute a Procurement cost savings program for controller components by 15% ($13,500,000.00). End of 2011 achieved $10,800,000.00 (80% of goal).
• Increase On time supplier delivery performance from 75% to 95%, achieved 85%.
• Inventory Reduction Program of $14,000,000.00 by $7,000,000.00. Dec. 2011, $6,840,000.00 (98% of goal).
• Successfully completed the transition of DDN’s Top Level Assemblies from a Tier 1 Contract Manufacturer in Northern California (Flextronics) to a different Tier 1 Contract Manufacturer located in Guadalajara, Mexico (Sanmina).
• Negotiated, managed, and successfully developed relationships with Key Suppliers that enabled DDN to ship at or exceed revenue goal for 18 consecutive quarters while increasing total company revenue by 20% per year.
Pros
Excellent compensation
Cons
Punitive Management Style
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Energetic workplace but weak upper management
NPI Operations Program Manager (Former Employee) –  Sunnyvale, CAOctober 1, 2014
Owner has too much say and very disruptive to daily operations and to goals set forth by working teams.
Old timers lack motivation to contribute.
Pros
good Ops and Eng team
Cons
Poor upper management leadership. HR support is not existing
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Like many other small-to-mid companies, there is a fear to share new product info with anyone other than an inexperienced core team. The result, FUBAR
Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAMay 18, 2014
DDN Displays a big award for the fastest growing cloud storage company, however there are many lawsuits and dissatisfied customers with failing DDN products do to the inexperienced Directors who were hired off the street - each recommended by friends.

No development processes, and no teamwork. Just politics to gain raises and promotions - while the few experienced individuals who gained their experience by not playing political games are escorted to the door.
Google DDN for their massive blood-bath layoffs as product orders are cancelled by dissatisfied customers.
Pros
none
Cons
small core political team, Back stabbing, You can stay longer if you don't attempt to implementing a needed process.
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Great people to work with
Q A Engineering Manager (Current Employee) –  Columbia, MDMarch 18, 2014
Everyone works to help each other and we have so good comps. Ping pong table free soda and coffee. Pay day breakfast and a lunch celebration for those who have a birthday that month.
Pros
work with cutting edge technology
Cons
very schedule driven and quick changes in priorities to win a sale.
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Good company to work for
QA Inspector (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CANovember 15, 2013
Every day activities includes checking computer servers electrical functions or verifying final assemblies & documentations - Occasional group meetings with the President of the company to inform latest status of the business - Helpful assistance from co-workers to accomplish your duties, i. e., help move products to & from various in house locations & give verbal explanations of working procedures - The companies product was instrumental with the taping & broadcasting of the Olympics from Beijing, China
Pros
Monthly celebrations of birthdays
Cons
N/a
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I always had a great day at work because im a hard worker and work good with othiers
Warehouse Worker/Forklift Operator (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAFebruary 19, 2013
I learn alot at that job,alot hours,and alot of dedication to my work seven days a week,i work good with othiers to bad the job ended
Pros
we got lunch, dinner
Cons
im a very hard worker
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Made 200+ hires since I started...growing fast
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAFebruary 1, 2013
New Hire Process was a growing pain due to new processes being implemented and the growth of the company at a fast rate. Also trying to maintain all systems and keeping everyone happy was a challenge. Having the resources to manage new tasks was challenging but was able to power through at the best of my ability and learned that I can be challenged and achieve my goals. Being successful is empowering and motivating so I can walk away with integrity and know that I did my best and a job well done. Recieved ackowledgement from the hightest onthe Executive Levels.
Pros
free lunches on pay day. businesscasual attire
Cons
infrstructure or there lack of
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great place to work.
Stock Room Clerk - Lead Person (Former Employee) –  Chatsworth, CAJune 8, 2012
Enjoyed working there for a couple of years until management changed.
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