Xyratex

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Xyratex Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
67 Reviews
2.4
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with, very talented in the mid-level of the organization (in 9 reviews)

  • It was close to home, but that has changed with all the reorganizations (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management are dreadful and completely out of touch with their employees (in 7 reviews)

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

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  1.  

    Work

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    look out for emplyees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    If you have goals and are a really hard worker, you can move your way up in the company.

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Overall a great time

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Learned about Logistic Industry

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    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)

    Pros

    The system the company used to handle the stocks

    Cons

    Non- stop of import and export process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    a good place to work in

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in Seremban (Malaysia)
    Former Employee - Engineer in Seremban (Malaysia)

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    management not technical, too dependent on engineers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good but not that Great!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Challenging, Fun, good colleagues, Pro Family

    Cons

    Always Changing and lack of empowerment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent
    Stop trying to Justify some political actions, be open and I believe there will be more support

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Was a great company, however ego and short sighted thinking have brought it short of its potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Some managers provide great support.

    Cons

    Management has trouble getting out of its own way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond your ego. Plan to be a legacy company not a flash in a pan. Should have spent more time and money raising the bar internally than on lowering it on the logo.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    over 5 year at Operator

    Current Employee - Operator in Seremban Garden (Malaysia)
    Current Employee - Operator in Seremban Garden (Malaysia)

    I have been working at Xyratex as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    All person have good manner that work together friendly.

    Cons

    Replace urgently damage trolley and six up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Go a head for your good action.

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