Xyratex Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
65 Reviews
2.3
65 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great people to work with, very talented in the mid-level of the organization (in 9 reviews)

  • It was close to home, but that has changed with all the reorganizations (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management are dreadful and completely out of touch with their employees (in 7 reviews)

  • Incompetent upper management that cover up their mistakes by blaming underlings (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    I had a lot of experience in xyratex I was started line assembly, configurations and inspector.

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    Former Employee - Production Line/Inspector/Sorter  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Production Line/Inspector/Sorter in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Xyratex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    First of all I love to my work there, I do all the challenges and opportunity they give me a chance to be inspector .

    Cons

    My challenges to work is I work in different lines and everytime they need my help i do all my best. regarding the benefits I am satisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To continue to serve the clients and satisfactions and go for the goal a ssccessfull.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Failure Analysis

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    Former Employee - Failure Analysis
    Former Employee - Failure Analysis

    I worked at Xyratex full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    .25 snacks from the vending machine

    Cons

    No values to workers, no growth, no raise, no bonus, especially to those who were "temp" workers. 7 days a week shift, had no outside life.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Enjoyed working for a fast pace and growing company started in 2003 it was very small company about 50 people.

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    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Xyratex full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of overtime great place to work many job tasks to perform lots of production order to be filled and shipped out around the world

    Cons

    There were lots of different tasks that needed the be performed and in lots of cases the supervisor were not capable of getting the job done on time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    work on production line,assembler,inspection.

    Former Employee - Hangingclothing&Inspect  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Hangingclothing&Inspect in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Xyratex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good benefits and friendly people.clean work and good management.

    Cons

    some time work seven day week.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Work

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    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Xyratex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    My days were always packed with tasks and deadlines to meet. I learned to multi task effectively and to prioritize my work flow for best efficiency. Our management was very hands off allowing us wide breadth of autonomy to achieve our metrics. New field for me.

    Cons

    This company could care less about it's employees! And it is just a job. Everyone wants out of the place but economy is still sucks. disjointed organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    look out for emplyees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Incompetent dullards at the helm.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xyratex

    Pros

    Opportunity to create semblance of order out of chaos. Lots of low hanging fruit to pick. Easy to be a star amidst glaring mediocrity. UK full of dim bulbs.

    Cons

    No regard for employees outside the UK. Lots of L1's sent to the US from the UK who were far less qualified or educated than the Americans (total immigration fraud). Blatant violation of employment laws, e.g., keeping temps for over 2 years and many up to 5. Lousy technologists. Incompetent upper management.

  8.  

    Great people and benefits, but no accountability for Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Xyratex full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Employee's were willing to go above and beyond the daily necessities of business. As much over-time as one person could possible take. I made more in over-time than I did as a base salary.

    Cons

    Production would sometimes work weeks without a day off. Repetitive and meaningless motions for most of the employee's. Management would hide problems from UK. Customers wait extraordinary amounts of time for new projects. UK is slow to react to problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Over-time is not also good if you are wanting to produce a great product. Planning was horrid and needed to be over seen by someone with more experience. Wty manger needs communication classes. Very rude individual. She could be a drill Sargent for the Army, with her attitude and total disregard for employees/co-workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Dissolving

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xyratex full-time

    Pros

    Working with select, respected co-workers.

    Cons

    Lack of communication. Under Acquisition. UK blocking meaningful access on the integration team to other regions. No retention strategies communicated in over 4 months since announcement. Extremely UK-centric, keeping Seagate from seeing talent in other regions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Seagate needs to ensure that the intellectual capacity they are purchasing is not lost before the proposed acquisition closes. If acquisition does not go through, too much damage has been done to the business for a positive outlook.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    I worked there for many years.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Heathrow, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Heathrow, FL

    I worked at Xyratex full-time

    Pros

    Pay was good - for certain people.

    Cons

    Incompetent upper management. Too many VPs with high pay who did very little but point fingers. No appreciation for the "worker bees". Had to be part of the clique to get ahead. Management very reactive, not proactive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the high paid dead wood.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    If you have goals and are a really hard worker, you can move your way up in the company.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  West Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA

    I have been working at Xyratex as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A lot of nice people to work with. I was there 5 years and became part of a very important team with in the Sacramento operations.

    Cons

    They don't give out raises, and don't convert great employees to permanent.

    They treat non-Xyratex employees like shlt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doesn't matter, the Sacramento location moved to Mexico.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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