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- "Friendly people." (in 4 reviews)
- 2.014 Nov 2013Anonymous EmployeeFormer EmployeeRedwood City, CA
Great co-workers, interesting technology, and some of the most astounding raw potential of any company I have ever worked for.
Exceptionally poor management in the Engineering branch, increasing attrition/loss of experienced and reliable employees, unclear direction and poor decision making.2
- 5.023 Jul 2012Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsAthens, GA
You won't find a better group of people with whom to work, regardless of which coast you choose (I happen to be at the Athens, GA location). Everybody has a great work ethic and you'll find that your contributions REALLY COUNT and are recognized. Respect for the individual worker is paramount, and especially considering jobs I've had in the past ... this alone is a rare and invaluable commodity. Executive team is top-notch and are very communicative/personable ... none of the "head in the clouds" stuff or superior attitude you get with execs at so many other companies.
As other have said: Coraid is currently a startup of sorts. Things can get pretty hectic at times, but I personally don't think that's a bad thing.
- 1.09 Oct 2014Senior Product Marketing ManagerFormer Employee, more than 3 yearsRedwood City, CA
Historically good at marketing and sales but nearly all the business-centric talent has quit. HQ office is nice but expensive. George office is cheap but little value.
CEO is a sales-centric general manager who delivered mediocre results at both Mu and NetApp, his previous jobs. Engineering mgmt is clueless on what to do. Engineering ranks have little to no storage talent (verify via LinkedIn). No technology advantage (Plan9 is a joke, ZFS belongs to Oracle). AoE is actually slower than iSCSI (sad but true, facts were confirmed in lab testing, latency better with iSCSI). Pricing is no longer an advantage for Coraid's cheap and deep storage. Now just expensive and slow storage with no unique features.
- 5.06 Jan 2014Account ManagerCurrent Employee, less than 1 year
Every person is important as we are all needed to make this a huge success. The new management team is making some tough decisions to lead us to the next chapter. So far, I have agreed with their decisions.
Lots of changes--so if you don't like change, don't come here. Coraid is in a period of transition and you have to got through some rough stuff to emerge as a world class player--especially in the competitive world of storage.
- 5.06 Jan 2011Director of MarketingCurrent EmployeeRedwood City, CA
The people here are smart, friendly, easy-going, listen to new ideas, respect each other and not into the political BS that has made so many other companies a nightmare to work for. The exec team knows what they're doing and are poised to lead us to the promised land.
Growing fast - so you have to be comfortable working in this type of environment.
- 5.020 Jan 2011QA EngineerCurrent EmployeeRedwood City, CA
The engineering group is dedicated, but also has fun. Good communication. Not a quiet place. Engineers are talking to each other, while on the other side of the room Sales are talking to customers on the phone. We hear sales being made in real-time. Very exciting! This also makes for immediate feedback as to which features need to be prioritized. No politics here. Everyone pulling in the same direction. There is a clear mission, and that is to go public in a big way. Every Friday the company buys lunch and we teleconference with our Athens office to get the latest scoop from the execs, so every employee knows just how the company is progressing. All engineering effort goes into actual product design and testing. We have very short product cycles with a good balance of schedule vs risk. No dinking around in engineering planning meetings all day and not being able to get your work done. And the Engineering VP makes sure everyone has the equipment they need. And the technology truly is the wave of the future for Data Storage. ATA over Ethernet (AoE) communication using typical network switches gives line saturation speed with port redundancy for free. It's all about elegant SW design here starting with company founder Brantley Coile (who designed and coded Cisco's PIX firewall and NAT appliance). We actually saw and got to say hello to Ken Thompson (who created Unix with Dennis Ritchie) when he visited Brantley. Geniuses are just walking around here, which is a great learning opportunity for me!
It's a start-up, so you get what comes with a start-up. We work long hours, but it's fun seeing features getting implemented in days and weeks instead of months and years (like at a large company). Also Engineering cubes are in the same room with everyone else, so some engineers wear headphones to deal with the noise. The bay area location is mid-Peninsula near Oracle, so depending on where you live there could be commute issues. I'm in Sunnyvale so it's about 30 minutes each way if I drive. But there is a shuttle from the train station that services these office buildings, so I do that sometimes.
- 2.030 May 2014Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Easy Peninsula commute being near 101 92 interchange. Roomy top floor offices. Decent coffee and espresso. Friendly people. People went out of their way to introduce themselves to the 'new guy'
Doomed niche player. The top is falling out of raid so the big boys are now competing directly with coraid. Crisis atmosphere. You can smell fear in the hallways.3
- 1.031 Jul 2013Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, less than 1 year
Unique Technology that can be a huge game changer in the storage industry
Poor management...People in CxO level positions for first time that do not have the background or credentials to lead at that level.1
- 5.01 Nov 2012Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee
There is a reason Coraid is one of the the highest privately-funded storage startups. The technology is absolutely revolutionary and there is a killer team behind it.
Like any rapid growth environment, lots of hours required.
- 2.014 May 2015Senior Product Marketing ManagerFormer EmployeeRedwood City, CA
Flex work schedule, lack of mico management. great view out the window, decent benefits, was growing at a time. fun team envronment
Lack of product vision, directionless ship, very very very painful commute, redwood city. growth tepid,
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Coraid has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 18 reviews left anonymously by employees. 37% of employees would recommend working at Coraid to a friend and 33% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.
37% of Coraid employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Coraid 3.7 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.9 for culture and values and 2.7 for career opportunities.