Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro)

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Fast paced technology company with main focus on product development and TTM

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Current Employee - Account Manager  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Level of engineering expertise. Compensation is fair

Cons

Demanding work hours, not enough holiday PTO

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Protect the distribution channel

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Network with your clients and move on.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time

    Pros

    - Good insurance benefits. You will really need the medical insurance to get fixed up after working at Supermicro for a while.

    - Job security - if you are any good, you are basically a rock star here. If you are terrible, they will not fire you.

    Cons

    - Unless you are related to or favored by upper management your career is on hold the moment you first step through the doors of this business.

    - Narcissists and sycophants are rewarded. Most of the mid-level managers fit this description. Politics rule the office.

    - Most of the office areas here are dark and depressing dungeons that will slowly drain the life out of you.

    - Good luck if you don't speak Mandarin. Even many employees with good English skills will speak Mandarin to others when you are in the room and a part of the conversation. This is very offensive.

    - You'll almost never see the light of day because you are often expected to work close to or over 12 hours a day, usually to make up for someone's mistake.

    - The compensation here is terrible, and good luck getting _any_ sort of significant raise or promotion even if you put in an exceptional effort. The credit for anything you do that actually gets noticed will go to your manager.

    - You have to get the CEO to sign something or nobody will act and your projects--no matter how minor they are--will not get done. Everyone is so afraid of offending the man that they don't want to tell him any bad news. This is a shame, because he is the only one that can fix the problems.

    - There is no proper communication between departments or with customers and most of it is about blaming others for delays and mistakes.

    - There are multiple meetings each week that pretty much the entire company gets dragged in to. These consist of nearly indecipherable propaganda speeches and public humiliation of employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This company needs to be rebuilt from the top down. It's a joke to its customers and employees, and upper management is oblivious to this or just does not care. Supermicro is seen as a source of cheap products with poor to mediocre support, and most people in the industry have never heard of it.

    I can see the same look of frustration on the faces of all young people here (including native Chinese speakers) that are passionate about their career only to realize that it will go nowhere at Supermicro. This is why so many talented people leave and end up working somewhere where they can excel. Supermicro should work to retain these people and eliminate the employees that give them a poor reputation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not the best workplace but not the worst either

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place for new immigrants who don't speak good English
    Very family style of management, which can be good for people with low performance
    Good medical insurance

    Cons

    No accountability, too many internal conflicts caused by undedined or poorly defined process

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Establish a fair performace review and reward system and let go the bad apples

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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