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Xyratex, Inc. not the best, but not the worst one

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Current Employee - Manager  in  Fremont, CA
Current Employee - Manager in Fremont, CA

I have been working at Xyratex full-time for more than a year

Pros

good salaries. not the best company, but not the worst one either.

Cons

bad management, luck of communication or connection between management and employees, also between teams.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Enjoyable company for some, not for others

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    Current Employee - Production Planner  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Production Planner in West Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Xyratex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, great location, great PTO vacation schedule, supportive management

    Cons

    Heavy workload for operators, imbalance if work and personal time, several layoffs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A real meat grinder environment

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Xyratex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free pizza. Free trips to Mexico.

    Cons

    Search madly to find great talent with know how and then demand you do it their sorry way.
    Abuse the temporary workforce and guest workers.
    Incompetent upper management that cover up their mistakes by blaming underlings
    Inconsistent pay practices: Pay some people far below market and others far above depending on their degree of desperation
    Unethical and mean-spirited
    Limited mobility opportunities for women unless they're willing to do unethical things
    Not really a tech company --- more of a tricky accounting firm
    Treat non UK employees like second class citizen
    Hire their own kids
    Lots of lying to the CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steve Barber, you've got a bloated Finance group who interfere with technology requirements and a lot of lazy back-stabber executives who fail to put in a full day's work. Several of them get in late, leave early, and hide their screw ups from you. You need an entirely new executive team. Wonder why they point their fingers at each other? Because they are all dead wood milking the company for all they can get. Your HR Department sucks and sits back watching you flounder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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