Egenera
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www.egenera.com Marlboro, MA 150 to 499 Employees

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Egenera Chairman, President, and CEO Peter J. (Pete) Manca

Peter J. (Pete) Manca

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43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Good product, difficult sales

Salesperson (Current Employee)

I have been working at Egenera full-time

ProsGood product and good people

ConsIt's a great product to position but for some reason it's difficult to engage partners (HP/Dell).

Advice to Senior ManagementDifficult one. Maybe sell the company? Sorry, I wish I could say more. You're good people and have a great product.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Basically a good company that's gone through some tough periods.

Engineer (Former Employee)
Boxborough, MA

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

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

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

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

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very, very low morale

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
South Boston, MA

I worked at Egenera full-time

ProsSmall company. Seemed to be improving.

ConsAwful energy. Shady people. Distrust before you even sign your offer. Heavily judged.

Advice to Senior ManagementRelax, it's high availability and DR. A CIO's least favorite expense. It's data insurance.

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At first very enjoyable, but after the layoff, it was very depressing.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Marlborough, MA

I worked at Egenera

ProsPeople were very friendly and knowledgeable. Work was interesting and challenging.

ConsNo annual reviews or pay increases for most engineers.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet focused, not enough guidance from the executive management.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Ok but not an innovation company any longer

Manager (Former Employee)
Marlborough, MA

I worked at Egenera

ProsThe people are very good

ConsManagement is not open to new ideas and think they knowveverything.

Advice to Senior ManagementCreate some energy and inspiration. The place is like a funeral home.

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Do your homework before interviewing here!

Sales Engineer (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Egenera

ProsInnovative technology, Good work-life balance, Good people to work with

ConsPoor executive product engineering and pricing decisions have hurt the company and investors, poor promotion/hiring decisions. No effort to promote the company's solutions via appropriate advertising channels. Business partnerships have not been managed effectively and have subsequently expired. Too many good people have either resigned or have been let go as part of recent staff reductions.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company...quickly!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Just because you are first to market doesn't make you the winner

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Egenera

ProsSolid Technology
No longer in the server business

ConsMoving at the pace of Mainframe development. The need for N+1 at the server level will eventually move to the application layer. Haven't had new customers in a while and they can't compete with Cisco UCS.

Advice to Senior ManagementSell the company the window closed before you could adjust

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

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Egenera...great product, great people.....

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Egenera

ProsDuring my tenure at Egenera I found the people to be their best asset. The PAN software is a great product in the right environment.

ConsStill a start up after so many years. Can't seem to gain mainstream traction. Other compeitiors are now in the space..ie...Cisco UCS.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep fighting the good fight!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great idea poor direction

Pre-Sales Systems Engineer (Former Employee)

I worked at Egenera

ProsGreat innovative product that was set to to change the IT landscape. The founder was a visionary that really took a great idea and built a solid product around it.

ConsThe senior management had good ideas, but was torn. The CTO who is now the CEO was stuck in his ways and really was one of the main causes of the downturn in business. The management did a great job of upsetting the one big OEM partner and let go of the people that the partner actually worked well with. Now the good people and me are jumping off the sinking ship why we can.

Advice to Senior ManagementStop being a hard headed engineering company and realize that you are a software company that relies on partnerships.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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