Xyratex
2.2 of 5 61 reviews
www.xyratex.com Havant, United Kingdom 1000 to 5000 Employees

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4 people found this helpful  

It's a company that is on the decline

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Fremont, CA

ProsA lot of very talented Engineers work here and the commitment that they have shown has been extraordinary. Facilities are good and staff are generally provided whatever tools are needed to do their jobs effectively

ConsThere appears to have been significant cronyism going on at senior management level in the last couple of years within the SI Division, leading to the Division following a strategy that is not appropriate for the industry in which SI operates, as the senior staff team now has insufficient HDD industry experience or knowledge (those with experience and who disagreed with the strategy get removed). The Division now operates with significantly higher numbers of VP's, Snr Directors & Directors than ever before, yet the revenue is less than 2006 ($385m then, $343m in 2010)

Advice to Senior ManagementStarting at the SI EVP level and working downwards, dismantle the SI team that has been brought in over the last couple of years and rebuild

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible upper-management

    Software Engineer (Former Employee)
    Lake Mary, FL

    I worked at Xyratex


    Pros: If you're lucky enough to get a good direct report manager you will be happy. Unfortunately, Xyratex is not in the business of hiring such… Cons: Xyratex has recently shifted to a new software process called Team Software Process but internally it is referred to as something else for licensing reasons.… Advice to Senior Management: Treat your employees like human beings instead of code monkeys. Just because you've outsourced 60… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Beware of this company, looks good but some managers are very hostile if you complain

    Engineer (Former Employee)
    Fremont, CA

    I worked at Xyratex


    Pros: If you have the right manager it looks like it… Cons: Some managers are so bad and some are micromanagers. Its a bad experience if you fall… Advice to Senior Management: none No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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