Support Staff (Current Employee) – Chatsworth – June 3, 2018
Depending on which job you enter into the company will define your job experience. I have been with the company for a long time and have seen many people come and go. Engineers get the best treatment...they are the bread and butter of the company. Sales is very competitive and you must produce to make good money. Support staff is the lowest paid and sometimes most over-looked. This is the area the company could do better. They do not keep up with the going rate for current employees. For example I have seen new incoming personal paid at the going rate whereas older employees made less. Management is okay depending on your supervisor. Some are better than others as is the case anywhere you go. Overall the company is descent and tries to do things for the employees like free lunches on payday, employee recognition awards, and bonuses.
401k, insurance benefits, bonus, incentives, paid time off, free lunches on payday
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, CA – May 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.
small core political team, Back stabbing, You can stay longer if you don't attempt to implementing a needed process.
Director of Materials (Former Employee) – Chatsworth, CA – January 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.
Human Resources Specialist (Current Employee) – Chatsworth, CA – February 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.
Good place to work, but lay offs every year or two
Technical Support Representative (Former Employee) – Chatsworth, CA – May 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.
Good pay and benefits
No training - you support whatever is sold DDN or not
Shipping and Receiving Manager (Former Employee) – Columbia, MD – September 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.
Experienced IT professional support enterprise level customers in a mission critical UNIX/Linux platform environment.
Senior File Systems Support Engineer (Current Employee) – Fairfax, VA – May 21, 2013
An experienced IT professional supporting enterprise level mission critical UNIX/Linux environment. I enjoy helping and supporting customers and building strong customer relationships. I also enjoy working and learning from team members and all different kinds of customers and customer interfacing. My goal is to apply my skills, knowledge and experiences to supporting customers and organizations succeeding their goals. In addition to learn from the people that I worked with.
QA Inspector (Former Employee) – Chatsworth, CA – November 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
Rack assembler (Former Employee) – Chatsworth, CA – December 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.
Overall a nice environment, seemed to care about their employees
Office Administrator (Temporary Contract) (Former Employee) – Santa Clara, CA – May 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.