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Helpful (1)

Could be so much better.

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

I have been working at Xyratex

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great people to work with, very talented in the mid-level of the organization.

Benefits are good compared to some places I have worked in the recent past.

Cons

The product road map is non-existent but we continue to move forward in spite of it (usually in crisis mode).

There are many processes in place but they are rarely utilized which adds to the chaos.

There are also missing processes that cause everyone to do critical items differently also adding to the chaos and a sense that we never do the same thing the same way 2 times in a row.

Advice to Management

Get control of the organization and the processes (define who does what to/with whom).

Set a product road map and communicate it to the masses.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Dump the VP/Senior management, dead wood.

  2. Helpful (1)

    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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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