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  • You get to work with some great people, who work hard in their jobs, even though they will get no appreciation or recognition from management (in 9 reviews)

  • I learned to multi task effectively and to prioritize my work flow for best efficiency (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Incompetent upper management that cover up their mistakes by blaming underlings (in 6 reviews)

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  1. If you have goals and are a really hard worker, you can move your way up in the company.

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in West Sacramento, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in West Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Xyratex as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of nice people to work with. I was there 5 years and became part of a very important team with in the Sacramento operations.

    Cons

    They don't give out raises, and don't convert great employees to permanent. They treat non-Xyratex employees like shlt.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, the Sacramento location moved to Mexico.


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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xyratex

    Pros

    Flexibility Good Leave Policy For those who don't wanna work

    Cons

    Old possible technology Poor appraisal Its degrading in all aspects now

    Advice to Management

    Value associate else you are gone


  3. Dissolving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xyratex full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with select, respected co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Under Acquisition. UK blocking meaningful access on the integration team to other regions. No retention strategies communicated in over 4 months since announcement. Extremely UK-centric, keeping Seagate from seeing talent in other regions.

    Advice to Management

    Seagate needs to ensure that the intellectual capacity they are purchasing is not lost before the proposed acquisition closes. If acquisition does not go through, too much damage has been done to the business for a positive outlook.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Most unloyal company I've ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Production Operator in West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Production Operator in West Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Xyratex full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    +Great diversity in the culture. I was immersed in a diverse mix of all kinds of cultured individuals and it was a great experience as a result. +Good entry level wage

    Cons

    -No real potential to go from the general "Production Operator" title into any position with more responsiblity. -There was no real sense of appreciation for working hard and busting down deadlines. -Temp-to-Hire promise is a straight up lie. Co-workers who were temps had been employed for just shy of 5 years never had the opportunity to become a permanent. -Majority of the supervising staff did not communicate well with employees about work load and scheduling of overtime. -Was often required to work 64+ hours a week for 3 weeks straight. Meaning, there was no work/life balance. My social life was centered around work. -No real flexibility to those who are students looking to further their education.

    Advice to Management

    To management, the people below you, the ones out on the production floor, temp or permanent, are all equally as important as those in the front office. A sense of appreciation or maybe even a pat on the back once in a while goes a long way in the eyes of a young, hard working kid. Creating opportunities for those loyal to your company to move up is important for ensuring the future success of your business.


  6. Great co-workers, reasonable compensation

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager

    I have been working at Xyratex full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some very talented, savvy people work here

    Cons

    Benefits are not as good as they should be for a company with a US base in California.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your teams. I can count significant training opportunities offered over the past ten years without having to take off my socks.


  7. Helpful (1)

    Lack of Accountability

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xyratex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with. Benefits are decent

    Cons

    Lack of accountability Total disconnect between upper management and workers Lack of communications


  8. Helpful (2)

    great salaries, poor management, bad outlook

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    Current Employee - Development Manager
    Current Employee - Development Manager

    I have been working at Xyratex full-time

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    great salaries and compensations, ability to work remotely, there are some nice people in the compnay

    Cons

    strategy is not defined, no understanding of current market, poorly-skilled management team, no processes, no architectural process

    Advice to Management

    hire good managers that know what they do


  9. Helpful (1)

    Xyratex, Inc. not the best, but not the worst one

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    Current Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Xyratex full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good salaries. not the best company, but not the worst one either.

    Cons

    bad management, luck of communication or connection between management and employees, also between teams.


  10. Enjoyable company for some, not for others

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    Current Employee - Production Planner in West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Production Planner in West Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Xyratex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great location, great PTO vacation schedule, supportive management

    Cons

    Heavy workload for operators, imbalance if work and personal time, several layoffs.


  11. Helpful (2)

    blind leading the weak

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Xyratex

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    One of the remaining manufacturing companies in Sacramento. Strong dedicated site boss looking after us. Company financial ok, make money for now. Good location, easy commute. Getting paid on time. Stupid boss let me do anything. Lots overtime is good.

    Cons

    A good old boys network. If you are an English white male, you have a bright future. Anybody else sit and wait. Evidence? Look no further than recent high level promotions in UK and Asia, young English white males. Blame my parents for wrong skin color. UK is king and cannot do wrong. Local is junk and cannot do right.

    Advice to Management

    Big layoff is near. You take care either the right people, or they will vote with their foot. I can not count on CEO. I better search for new job now.



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