Stratus Technologies Reviews

Updated April 20, 2015
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Stratus Technologies President, CEO, and Director David J. Laurello
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Steady as she goes

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Stratus Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The company always tries to "do the right thing," This is true in regards, to suppliers, partners, customers, and employees.

    Cons

    Personal growth can be limited. Age of average employee is quite high, especially for the industry. The company struggles to find direction in its quest to transform itself from a hardware to a software and services company. Work/Life balance can be good but death-marches are not uncommon.

    Advice to Management

    If I had all the answers, I'd give them but I don't. Advise to upper management: listen to what your employees are telling your, rather the the people to you put directly below you because their opinions matched your own.


  2. Good place to work. Great people, no complaints

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Test Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Quality Test Engineer in Maynard, MA

    I worked at Stratus Technologies

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flexible schedules and career opportunities

    Cons

    Tend to run lean, could use a few more employees to help with work loads


  3. Helpful (1)

    Run I mean RUN! Dont even think about it no matter how desperate your situation is. RUN THE OTHER WAY.

    • Culture & Values
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Stratus Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    If you are good at being unaccountable. Its for you!

    Cons

    Tired, Lethargic, dishonest, deceitful and brutally childish.

    Advice to Management

    There will come a day when you will face your creator, I wonder what kind of BS you have to provide then. NONE.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    It was mostly positive, primarily because of my wonderful manager for 8 years and other great colleagues

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Maynard, MA

    I worked at Stratus Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Freedom to do what is best for the company / dept.

    Cons

    Senior management, especially the CEO sucks

    Advice to Management

    Get out of here and let the able people lead the company to profitability


  6. Solid company that is struggling to evolve

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Maynard, MA

    I worked at Stratus Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Relative freedom & autonomy to pursue objectives as you see fit, many bright and talented co-workers, ability to express ideas and be heard, initiative takers are allowed to run with their ideas if they are approved, many long term friendships - decent social environment, employees take pride in customer service and delivering quality products

    Cons

    Lack of coordination at the senior level - multiple business objectives pursued at once without a controller/governor role in place to oversee and prioritize projects, new product lines lack market definition and actualized customer base, lack of a single process - each business unit or region runs things their own way

    Advice to Management

    Be more cutthroat and decisive with regard to killing off unnecessary products and projects, streamline the business


  7. A mature company with some new growth areas

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Stratus Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great team of employees, many that have been around for a while. Good work/life balance. There are opportunities to work on newer technologies. Good pay and vacation benefits.

    Cons

    The company has been attempting to transform itself from a legacy hardware company for a while, with limited success. Downsizing over the years has left some areas understaffed.


  8. A company in transition - moving in the right direction.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Stratus Technologies full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of really talented people. Great technology -- Stratus products work. Focus on software and cloud products infuse new buzz and excitement both internally and externally. Flexible and supportive work environment. Debt issue addressed with recent acquisition by Siris Capital -- viewed as positive among employees. Great place to work.

    Cons

    Transition issues as expected in a company 35+ years in business moving from hardware to software/cloud, and newly acquired. Some uncertainly for those working on legacy products as to how they fit in the new strategy. Some people deal with change better than others.

    Advice to Management

    Be more accessible to employees. Truly empower the great talent that exists.


  9. New management starting last year, no longer an enjoyable place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Stratus Technologies full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Co-workers, those that are left.

    Cons

    Management, hell bent on disposing of talent($).

    Advice to Management

    Resign


  10. A long standing company in the course of a transition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Maynard, MA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Maynard, MA

    I have been working at Stratus Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company is in the midst of transforming itself into more of a software company. This promises to open up new markets for products and opportunities for employees.

    Cons

    The transition at times has caused frustration for the folks working in the more traditional spaces of the company as the company has focus more staffing and funding to these newer areas.

    Advice to Management

    Work more to demonstrate the new opportunities the new product lines and new markets will open up for employees. The changes have a tendency to disenfranchise the tradition workforce as they do not recognize the possibilities it may for them.


  11. Good people

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Maynard, MA
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Maynard, MA

    I worked at Stratus Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Stratus has a good open door policy with management, and there are opportunities to talk to all levels of management ad well as work cross functionally and get exposure to different departments. Very good benefits and very good pay.

    Cons

    The company is not growing and moral and opportunity for advancement is suffering as a result.

    Advice to Management

    Buy some technology from another company and try to leverage i nto some other products to grow the company



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