Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro)

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Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) Reviews in San Jose, CA

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
80 Reviews
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Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) Chairman, President, and CEO Charles Liang
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Free breakfast (but only enough for half the building) (in 18 reviews)

  • gt;> Free Breakfast and Dinner (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours to cover management incompetency (in 17 reviews)

  • Non-flexible working hours, have to be there no later than 9am, and if you leave right at 6pm you get dirty look (in 12 reviews)

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  1.  

    okay company among Chinese corporated companies

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Account Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    stable, nice office, free breakfast

    Cons

    laid- back environment, some people works extremely hard but some people just be there to kill time. too much office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no management skills at all. they don't speak English

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compare to other companies, average good

    Cons

    not too many growth opportunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not a great company to work for

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Never got fired, don't worry about doing right or wrong, just be there on time and leave late, you are the one of the good employee.

    Cons

    No career path or any work and life balance thing here, the asian to see culture, need to be there from 8 - 8 everyday nomatter you have task or not, can't go home after finish your job, it turned out you just play game or browsing internet to kill time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 6 people found this helpful  

    You are on your own and be humble

    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free breakfast, and free supper if you stay beyond 7:30pm.
    The CEO is very smart and has the intuition toward computer technology and the chief architect for all products. He . makes all decisions big or small. Without him, the company will come to a halt in no time.
    No need to worry about job security.

    Cons

    No management at all. The company grew from small to this big and the management team are the old people who do not know how to manage. They all just follow the eyes of the CEO and want to know what is in his mind and where he attention is.
    Company treat a few old employees as treasure despite incapability, give power to manage and good compensation..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good pay to the few old incapable employees show the CEO has deep feeling towards their past contribution. but giving the management power will do company more harm than good, their inability to management causes company loss and many people just relax and stay without doing anything, which in turn harm all employees' enthusiasm to contribute and cause low spirit and attitude towards work.

    No opinion of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Very Traditional Chinese/Taiwanese culture

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast and dinner boxes

    Cons

    Micromanage everything, no flexibility at all

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people who have U.S work experiences

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    one man show leader

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Validation Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    free dinner, good health insurance, good learning experience for fresh grad

    Cons

    work like horse, low salary, poor management quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    appreciate employee more

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Worst work experience ever!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can't think of a single thing that I would consider as a pro

    Cons

    Office and management culture is awful. English language is barely used among most employes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Inside Sales

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Inside Sales in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    No quota pressure
    No one will get fired

    Cons

    Very unorganized upper management
    Managers of each department dislike each other which makes it difficult to work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to your employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Assembly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assembler/Tester in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Assembler/Tester in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    + Overtime almost every week + on Saturday with lunch buffet.
    + Friendly coworkers. I still have contacts with most of my coworkers including my supervisor.
    + This gave me a boost to my bank to continue my education after working there for a year.

    Cons

    Hourly paid is lower than others, but still acceptable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to give promotion to active employees

    Recommends
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Learn and Leave

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - Great opportunities to learn, hands on for the latest tech in server industry.
    - Plenty of resource for work functionality.
    - Some nice and smart coworkers.
    - Up to standard medical plans.
    - You get a job to feed your own.

    Cons

    - Management is horrible, most of the reviews below stated the bullet points already.
    - No career achievement and satisfaction when you get your work accomplished, which is a big let down.
    - Unclear career advancement and development, high possibility of idleness on growth.
    - Performance review based on OT but not your actual performance. Expect you to stay late to look good in front of upper managers. Work late but not work smart. People who stay late always get good impression from manager.
    - Micromanagement issues, but this depends on the team you work in.
    - Below average compensation and benefits.
    - Work contribution for the company will get you nothing but just to let your manager's team look better in front of others.
    - Free dinner if you stay after 8pm, they will broadcast warning email if they caught someone getting dinner and left at 7:30pm. Level up on skills to sneak out dinner boxes if you want to leave earlier.
    - Typical Asian/Taiwanese company culture, avoid at all cost.
    - CHEAP on everything, last year CEO cancelled annual Christmas party, reason is to focus on generating more revenue even the company already reached record high.
    - Advice to all, come work for them if you desperately needed a job, because it is not hard to get in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Major reconstruction on management style and company culture, then you get a highly potential company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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