Cray
3.5 of 5 26 reviews
www.cray.com Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Jul 7, 2014

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Cray President, CEO, and Director Peter J. Ungaro

Peter J. Ungaro

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59% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Excellent team and company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat management, good work life balance. Office culture and co-workers are great, knowledgeable people.
    Very prestigious company to work for.

    ConsLocations not preferable due to extreme winter weather. Growth is slow, so hiring is almost always on freeze.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worst company I ever worked for.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOld established company. Good grasp on market.

    ConsBureaucratic and archaic in processes and policies.

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    A niche company, not cutting edge other than performance.

    Graduate Intern (Former Employee)
    Saint Paul, MN

    ProsExtremely intelligent people to work with.

    ConsBased in the Northern states; too cold during Winter.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't shove everyone in cubicles, let some people have offices.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work

    Software Engineer III (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsVery flexable working hours. Great co-workers. No office politics. Very stress free. Lots of people who leave Cray end up coming back after a few years.

    ConsSalaries not always competitive.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPete Ungaro is the man!

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    Experience was great for an internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsHigh level of exposure, cutting edge technology

    Conslow salary as an intern compared to other companis

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    Great Internship

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat projects to work on. Lot's of nice helpful people. The CEO is very friendly, and the interns had a chance to talk with him directly.

    ConsNo major cons for Cray.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Dysfunctional and bureaucratic. A very cumbersome and stressful company to work for.

    Administrative Service Specialist (Former Employee)
    Milpitas, CA

    ProsAn old established company in the mid-west.

    ConsArchaic in processes. Unwilling to learn new and simpler ways of doing effective business. Closed minded. Discrimination towards women.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more open and flexible to new ways of doing business and simplify current processes.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Milpitas, CA

    ProsAlong with the Internet, I learned a lot about supercomputers.

    ConsFew of the people that I worked with knew anything about computers and were rote memory installers.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNo advice.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Excellent.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, interesting projects, good management.

    ConsSt. Paul location is not ideal for some.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I was an intern with their software division, and I really enjoyed the internship and people I worked with.

    Software Engineer II (Former Employee)
    Eagan, MN

    ProsVery supportive and friendly environment (something I did not experience at some of the other places in high-tech industry where I worked after Cray). Many very knowledgeable people, I had good mentors there. Flexible work schedule. Pretty interesting work, if one likes high-performance computing and its applications.

    ConsCray's is really a niche HPC, high-end (in terms of $) market. Most organizations go with clusters of low-price commodity hardware, rather than super-computers. Also, there's tougher competition from Japanese super-computing companies than was the case before. So from a market stand-point, it's not easy for Cray -- but then, there will always be US gov't, Boeing and similar who will continue being Cray's customer base.

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