Pillar Data ditches staffers, shrugs
Ain't no thing
Pillar Data has fired some of its workforce, but it's no big deal according to the company.
ESG's senior analyst and co-founder Steve Duplessie revealed the news in a tweet late yesterday, saying: "Looks like Pillar canned a bunch of folks. Unfortunately predictable" — implying that the firm was downsizing in response to difficulties.
Pillar's PR director Chris Drago said this was not the case: "Pillar is hiring right now. The company is growing." It's "not at all true" that the company is in trouble, and it's always evaluating its staff and their performance, and skills mix, ensuring that its resources are aligned with its strategy for growth.
We understand that fewer than five people were let go. ®
Way behind the storage pack.
Pillar are odd recruiters - using a naive graduate-project style questionaire to vet sales post applicants. No focus on business technology, just cold calling techniques. Sign of a company in trouble, EMC they are not.
Who would want to work at Pillar??
I don't know anyone that currently works at Pillar, but I know plenty of people that HAVE worked there. It seems to be a revolving door, no sooner are they in than they leave - usually of their own accord.
The product just doesn't do what they say it will do, and performance is bad.
There's a reason they aren't as prevalent as any of the "new" storage competitors (such as Equalogic, 3par, Lefthand, Compelent etc).
It's certainly not a company that successful people work for.