Cray Reviews

Updated August 25, 2015
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  1. You won't do better than this

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Software Engineer III in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cray full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Industry leader Cutting edge Product lines you can be proud to say you work on Incredible people Innovative management Creative colleges Excellent benefits Always opportunity to learn People who are passionate about there work

    Cons

    Career often engages you do completely that you can loose track of time spent while working through tasks. If you are not extremely disciplined you might become absorbed by your projects.

    Advice to Management

    Keep going there is alway something to create or improve


  2. Helpful (1)

    Great company, smart people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    +Bleeding edge technologies +Freedom to innovate +Real impact on product lines

    Cons

    -Can be pigeonholed into a group/department

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cray full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cray is full of smart, competent people who value getting work done. They have great benefits, and a great work/life balance.

    Cons

    It's actually located in St. Paul. The skyway system isn't nearly as good as Minneapolis, and we're very cramped for space. There are numerous people that are just sitting at desks, because cubes are in short supply. There are rumors that this is changing soon, though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on doing what you're doing, as you're clearly doing something right.


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  5. Good company with lots of stability and work life balance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Cray full-time

    Pros

    Great old fashioned stable company

    Cons

    Not a lot of career growth especially in management

    Advice to Management

    Start listening the high productivity employees who deliver


  6. Helpful (1)

    good company

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    leading edge technology. What we do matters

    Cons

    many long days and weekends.


  7. Helpful (1)

    System Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Cray full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work on cutting edge hardware. Flexible working hours. Vacation time is reasonable although entirely off the books.

    Cons

    Minimal match for 401K contributions Bonuses are random in that they may have nothing to do with what you do. Extreme effort on you part does not mean you get a bonus. When bonuses are paid by the company, extra effort does not mean that you get a larger bonus. Since vacation is off the books, you are NOT paid for unused vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Re-examine bonus system. Many are tired of doing extreme effort and getting the same bonus as those who did minimal work.


  8. Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, almost all of whom will help you with anything you need.

    Cons

    Long hours, 60+ per week minimum. Vacation not a guaranteed benefit - take it when/if you can get time away from projects. No training. Bonus is a joke given the hours required to work. Actual job is in no way representative of what was described before accepting the position. Travel is continuous.

    Advice to Management

    Wake up!!! People are not going to work 60-100 hour weeks all year long.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Challenging and interesting work

    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Talented people, great location in downtown Seattle. Good tools and resources made available.

    Cons

    Some political issues, but not worse than other places. Opportunities for growth are a little limited by the size of the organization. Salaries are a little low compared to other similar positions in the region.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Life in Cray

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They are growing in the market and expanding in the marketplace. Nice location in downtown St Paul with potential to enlarge their space.

    Cons

    Maintenanice of the building is whoa fully inadequate for electronics with leaky glass roof in the common area. Multi floor arrangement and inadequate elevators. Very pidgon holed once in a group.


  11. High values in technology and innovation.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer VI in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Software Engineer VI in Saint Paul, MN
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Most influential company in HPC industry. Solid management and moderate bureaucracy. Every employee shares company's goals.

    Cons

    Frequent change in the technological trends. Hard to predict business outlook (it's the nature of the business).



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