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

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Has the potential for great things, but needs to execute

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Fremont, CA

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 Senior ManagementHold 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Outdated and Out of Touch

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Fremont, CA

    I worked at Xyratex


    Pros: decent pay great people to work and travel with lots of personalities to learn… 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… Advice to Senior Management: 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… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    Inconsistent

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Xyratex


    Pros: Great opportunity to learn how to deal with difficult people The individual contributors are a joy to… Cons: Cannot rely on the word of senior management too many offices with doors - closing the door is common practice, where passive-aggressive battles are waged by… Advice to Senior Management: learn the true meaning and value of these three words: honesty, integrity, honor not the dictionary meaning, and not to use as devicive tools, but as… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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