Xyratex Reviews

Updated July 10, 2015
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Pros
  • 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. Hard transition from Contract Engineering to Product based org

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    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xyratex (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good team, very dedicated, had numerous growth opportunities

    Cons

    Management instability, hard transition form contract engineering to product based


  2. Work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    My days were always packed with tasks and deadlines to meet. I learned to multi task effectively and to prioritize my work flow for best efficiency. Our management was very hands off allowing us wide breadth of autonomy to achieve our metrics. New field for me.

    Cons

    This company could care less about it's employees! And it is just a job. Everyone wants out of the place but economy is still sucks. disjointed organization

    Advice to Management

    look out for emplyees


  3. 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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    Overall a great time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great starting point for me to learn and practice my trade. Very knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Way to cliquish. Too much like junior high school. at times


  6. Great co-workers, reasonable compensation

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    • Senior Management
    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. Good People and Interesting Work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Havant, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Havant, England (UK)

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - Knowledgeable and good people to work with - Interesting work - Good work / life balance - Supportive of training and education

    Cons

    - Bonuses small and very few and far between - Not many opportunities for promotion and advancement - Projects usually under-resourced

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and ensure opportunities are available especially for those who have been tied into certain programs and projects for a number of years


  8. OK place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xyratex

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

    Pros

    Benefits and salary, people are great and teams pull together to get the work delivered. People feel that they are all in this together.

    Cons

    Pressure and constant changes of direction is a cause for huge frustration. Long hours culture is a problem in some teams.

    Advice to Management

    Management need more people skills as many are engineers at heart and need to be trained. HR need to be given more resources to be proactive in their approach, it would help having an HR director on the Board to promote a good people culture.


  9. Great people...extremely incompetent midlevel and toplevel management.

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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)

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People are intelligent, hard working and committed in most departments I worked/interacted with. Friendly work environment. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Top level management is full of false promises. In every all-hands meet they will tell you how great their plans are and yet in the next all-hands, you won't hear them talking about their previous plans (because they have been utter failures). A lot of employees are dissatisfied with how pathetic the management are and in how little recongnition/compensation the employees who actually do work get from the management. It's sad to see a set of good and dedicated people's skills being wasted with a directionless management.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise people for their work. Don't make promises/plans statements if you are never going to fulfill or implement them.


  10. Learned about Logistic Industry

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Logistic Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Logistic Executive in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The system the company used to handle the stocks

    Cons

    Non- stop of import and export process

    Advice to Management

    So far the company management handled with systematically, so hope carry on and make the company 1 of the outstanding company among other companies.


  11. a good place to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineer in Seremban (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Seremban (Malaysia)

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    not stressful. more exposure to management side, rooms to make decisions.

    Cons

    management not technical, too dependent on engineers.

    Advice to Management

    please understand the company process and get into business technically instead of depending on the engineers.



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