Xyratex Reviews

Updated May 15, 2015
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Pros
  • You get to work with some great people, who work hard in their jobs, even though they will get no appreciation or recognition from management (in 9 reviews)

  • I learned to multi task effectively and to prioritize my work flow for best efficiency (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Builder

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Builder in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Builder in West Sacramento, CA

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    12hr shifts, 25 cent brake room.

    Cons

    Work was cut do to bad economy.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  2. Helpful (1)

    Stay away from xyratex side of Seagate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    None. There is literally no pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    Delays... Xyratex team gives out commit dates as if the commit dates mean nothing. Commit dates are
    Moving target. Worst & unprofessional. Seagate will be better of spinning off xyratex. The whole xyratex business runs off escalations.

    Advice to Management

    Seagate management should spin off xyratex or move development and mfg from UK to Asia.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Image Going Down

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xyratex

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Good Leave Policy
    For those who don't wanna work

    Cons

    Old possible technology
    Poor appraisal
    Its degrading in all aspects now

    Advice to Management

    Value associate else you are gone


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  5. Helpful (1)

    Failure Analysis

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Failure Analysis
    Former Employee - Failure Analysis

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than 8 years)

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

    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.


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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Production Line/Inspector/Sorter in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Production Line/Inspector/Sorter in Sacramento, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

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


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Warehouse Associate in Sacramento, CA

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

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

    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 Management

    Keep up the good work


  8. Work

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

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

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

    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 Management

    look out for emplyees


  9. 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 (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

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

    Cons

    some time work seven day week.


  10. Helpful (1)

    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.


  11. Great people and benefits, but no accountability for Management

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA

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

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

    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 Management

    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.



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