Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) Reviews

Updated March 13, 2015
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Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) Chairman, President, and CEO Charles Liang
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  1. Just Started

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    • Senior Management
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    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 (less than a year)

    Pros

    Growing organization, lots of knowledgable people here

    Cons

    Qualified mixed with unqualified people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sales need to have English Fluency

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful

    AVOID, AVOID this messed up, crooked, Chinese Taiwanese sweat shop

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro)

    Pros

    Come find out for yourself if you must!! Learn about Chinese Asian ethics ...Place for a desperate recent Chinese grad desperate for an H1B Visa.

    Cons

    Everything, start with the CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn ethics and business manners for starters, treat fellow workers and others the way you want to be treated, take English as Second Language classes and training on rules of business and professional ethics in California.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    Sales Manager

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    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    1.-Weekly meetings to drive the future of the company
    2.-Year after year growth
    3.-Clear product strategy

    Cons

    as a team a very competitive sales environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it works don't change it

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    okay company among Chinese corporated companies

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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 a 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
  6. Good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  7. 8 people found this helpful

    Not a great company to work for

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    • 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
  8. 11 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
  9. 5 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 a 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
  10. 6 people found this helpful

    one man show leader

    • Comp & Benefits
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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
  11. 4 people found this helpful

    Worst work experience ever!

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    • 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 a 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

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