Xyratex

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4 people found this helpful  

Awful Company

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA

I worked at Xyratex

Pros

nothing positive about working for this company. Ok, it was good pay, but not worth it because of all the Cons. I couldn't get out fast enough.

Cons

I worked in the W. Sac office. Everyone was running scared, poor management, the worst I've ever experienced professionally. Overworked employees.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Dump the VP/Senior management, dead wood.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Has the potential for great things, but needs to execute

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Xyratex

    Pros

    - great technology
    - business has economies of scale to leverage
    - blue chip customers
    - good direct management
    - talented recent hires

    Cons

    - limited financial upside opportunities
    - does not invest in internal IT (7 year old email system!)
    - not a fun or cool place to work
    - executives not accountable for product slippage or deficiencies
    - UK based company does not have Silicon Valley drive!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hold senior executives accountable for their deliverables.
    Staff needs motivation, limited visibility of management does not help the situation. There is hard work ahead to reach the next level of success and there is little drive from management to motivate staff to go the extra mile.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Outdated and Out of Touch

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Xyratex

    Pros

    decent pay
    great people to work and travel with
    lots of personalities to learn from
    great technologists who are willing to share and collaborate
    ample free lunches and dinners

    Cons

    sweatshop for all engineers and technicians
    no communication from senior management
    senior management lock themselves in their offices
    bicker with customer - philosophy of "customer is right only when they agree with us"
    do not understand the needs of the customer
    in-fighting between technical and marketing deparments
    poor market research / understanding
    loyalty is strictly a one-way street
    lead from behind

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand the voice of the market
    understand the voice of the customer
    involve yourselves with the "common worker" at all levels at least once quarterly
    be as straightforward with the employees as you expect them to be with you
    in other words, follow the advice of the "best" CEOs, and follow the "Golden Rule"
    Think about how these things stifle innovation.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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