Egenera Reviews

11 Reviews
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Egenera Chairman, President, and CEO Peter J. (Pete) Manca
Peter J. (Pete) Manca
4 Ratings
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    Basically a good company that's gone through some tough periods.

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    Former Employee - Engineer  in  Boxborough, MA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Boxborough, MA

    I worked at Egenera full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generally enlightened management with reasonable telecommuting policies and good employee relations. Smart engineering staff. Good facilities. Decent balance of challenge vs sane work environment.

    Cons

    Still suffering the long-term effects of changing product direction and the economic downturn. Project planning could be a little more realistic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just keep treating employees with respect. And maybe recapture some of the technical edge that the company had in its Bladeframe days.

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Egenera Interviews

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Egenera in June 2007.

    Interview Details

    The hiring manager called for a phone screen and was very pleasant. He asked questions about my most recent software projects, and provided a lot of information about the company and software team. He mentioned that the company was doing well and aiming to go public with an IPO very soon. When I arrived for the interview, I was surprised by the large number of boxes and large crated computers in every hallway. It seemed pretty cramped. They were having problems with the HVAC system that day, and there was water pouring out of the ceiling into someone's cube (I kid you not). Meanwhile, I was starting to sweat from the sweltering heat. I interviewed with two engineers who were pretty easy to talk with but grilled me on hypervisor algorithms. On the way to one engineer's office, we went through the very hot hardware lab with dozens of large systems haphazardly cabled together and rivers of power cords all over the floor. In the end, I didn't get an offer, but I heard later that they a layoff anyway.

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    • There was almost a pop quiz of what the latest bugs in the Xen hypervisor are.   View Answer
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Website www.egenera.com
Headquarters Boxborough, MA
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 2000
Type Company - Private
Industry Information Technology
Revenue $25 to $50 million (USD) per year

Egenera is taking on a big market, armed only with a blade. Designed for handling database and Web application chores, the company's PAN Manager software enables data center operators and other businesses to manage their blade server-based data storage and network provisioning systems. The application runs on the company's own BladeFrame computer servers, as well as blade server models from such vendors as HP, Fujitsu, and Dell. Customers come from the financial services, telecommunications, health care, IT services, and government sectors, among others. Founded in... More

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