Xsigo Systems

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Xsigo Systems Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
12 Reviews
3.1
12 Reviews
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  1.  

    Senior SW Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xsigo Systems full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good working culture. Knowledgable people.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to post

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Nothing worth having comes easy

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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 Xsigo Systems

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology. Product continues to amaze customers with its simplicity in solving complex problems. Good growth and in a very hot space (datacenter, cloud). Opportunities abound to get involved on a wide range of projects and responsibilities.

    Cons

    Xsigo is a fast paced environment. Expectations of workload are high (as they should be). Small companies ask a lot but offer a lot in return.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communication throughout the organization is a key ingredient to success. Employees want to know what's going on, what to expect and what not to expect.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Would turn you off ever doing another startup....

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Xsigo Systems

    Pros

    really really awesome engineering. Some really great folks, working really hard.

    Cons

    As good an engineering is, sales and execs are as bad. Really disfunctional. Hurting any chance product has of ever really going anywhere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave. Never manage again. You are probably very good at something. Management is not it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Growth company in hot space

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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 Xsigo Systems

    Pros

    Well managed. Good investors. Hot space. Lots of potential.

    Cons

    Still early. Must keep executing.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A Goundbreaking Company in a Rapidly Emerging Space

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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 Xsigo Systems

    Pros

    A very talented team producing the next hot data center technology. It is rare to find a company on the ground floor of something that has true potential to grow big, but this is it. The technology will become pervasive in enterprise data centers, and Xsigo's solution really works. The management has gotten way past the start-up phase and is now a mature, stable team with eyes focused on the things that matter: the customer experience, product quality, and driving continuous growth.

    Cons

    It is hard work and people are expected to know their jobs, be good at them, and be willing to play a variety of roles. Not everyone wants to be flexible, but that's an essential characteristic to succeed in a start-up such as this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue with the push to the top. This is a tough market going up against the toughest players in the industry. But Xsigo has the talent and the technology to win with continued drive and determination.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Misleading Interview and Product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Xsigo Systems

    Pros

    Cool concept, poor delivery, execution and cyclical management

    Cons

    Misleading interview process on the status of the product and the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be truthful and realistic - deliver a better working product with reliability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Proceed with extreme caution

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Xsigo Systems

    Pros

    Met some of the best employees I've met in my entire career. The company recruiter was amazing at bringing in extremely bright & talented employees. The company's technical solution may or may not be accepted by the market.

    Cons

    I've also met the nastiest, meanest, and most destructively political employees in my entire career while working here. While the recruiter was fantastic at bringing in talented people, he didn't screen for cultural fit. Thereby, many unpleasant people made their way in.

    While there is a possibility that the technology might fly, I doubt that it will. There is a great deal of internal skepticism on that note.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I'm pretty skeptical that the management care about anything but the loud echo of their own voices. There's a real 'emperor's clothes' situation going on here. They are blinded by their own unwavering belief that they are destined for greatness.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Like so many things, a GREAT idea very very poorly executed.

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    Former Employee - Senior SE in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior SE in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Xsigo Systems

    Pros

    Very Bright engineers. Amazing board. Great contacts, and some very kind people. Great product idea. One of the best hardware teams in the valley.

    Cons

    Management does not want to listen to the market. Founders still have to much say, and can't detach from the product. Marketing was basically eliminated, product marketing was slaughtered. A very ill company that could have been amazing, but was basically destroyed by some very bad management choices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let someone more competent take over. Morale at company must be taken more seriously. Data received from employees must be measured equally. Just because he's been your friend for 10 years does not make him an expert.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Saved by acquisition before it imploded

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xsigo Systems full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great, hardworking, creative, people and great technology. Outstanding support. Vendor nuetral.

    Cons

    Poor leadership. Questionable book-keeping at best, no effective go-to-market strategy. Oracle will of course change that. Lots of repetitive problems with hardware defects. Loooooong sales cycle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Negotiated deal with Oracle to save company but not employees. Of course, top 3 execs made their millions but many of the rest were left without jobs. I suppose thats business right?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Internal Politics are stopping the growth of an interesting product

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xsigo Systems

    Pros

    Pay is not bad. Product is very ground breaking and could change I/O Virtualization

    Cons

    Internal power struggles and politics control this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop the product set the customers and virtual space want. Not just execs ideas that suck the company into a black hole with no sales. Also reduce the number of conditional PO's. The rumor in the office is last QTR was 70%

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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