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Current Employee - Software Engineer IV  in  Saint Paul, MN
Current Employee - Software Engineer IV in Saint Paul, MN

I have been working at Cray full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Very interesting new technology and smart people to work with. Good work/life balance.

Cons

Pay is just OK, but not as competitive.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Cray is nice, but certainly is no Cray Research.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Saint Paul, MN

    I worked at Cray

    Pros

    St Paul facility is nice and parking is free (but sort of a pain.) Benefits are better than most. Innovation and technical expertise are valued.

    Cons

    The culture isn't very friendly or fun - little or no time for socializing and getting to know fellow employees (the divided up facility probably made this worse.) Recognition is inconsistent across divisions. Performance planning and feedback is hampered by painful tools. There is a lot of work to do and not enough time to do it right.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lighten up! Put more focus on happy employees and less on the bottom line. Positive employees will ensure a positive bottom line much more efficiently.

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    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Cray can be exciting but software management has poor leadership

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer  in  Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Cray

    Pros

    Cutting edge hardware technology. Pride in working on the most powerful computers on Earth. The ability to make a difference in a small to medium size company. Bonuses for the last few years. Very American company.

    Cons

    Software engineering leadership is poor. Much of the software work is just integration. Projects are seriously (and continually) under resourced. Retirement benefits are way below industry standard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We waste too much time on filling out time tracking, time cards, and status reports. It is inexcusable that there isn't an integrated solution for this instead of 3 separate interfaces.

    Approves of CEO
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