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sTec Reviews

Updated November 24, 2014
Updated November 24, 2014
22 Reviews
3.3
22 Reviews
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sTec Chairman and CEO Manouch Moshayedi
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  1.  

    Research and Development

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    Former Employee - Vice President of Operations in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President of Operations in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at sTec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Highly technical staff in R & D

    Cons

    Product Life Cycle too fast engaging engineering in many projects

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Tech company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at sTec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cool technology
    Free beverages
    Great management
    Friendly workers
    Flexible hours
    Easy going environment
    Became causal attire toward the end of my stay

    Cons

    The biggest negative for me was the pay. I was definitely under the average pay scale. Long term employees don't get rewarded well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a better effort to keep your existing employees and improving annually reviews.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    A struggling company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at sTec (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Cutting-edge technology, exciting products, plenty of new territory to exploit. Decent free benefits.

    Cons

    Messy technical management. A lot of turf fight going on between groups. A lot of left-over heritage and senior employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It was a great ride!

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    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Technical Recruiter in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at sTec full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of autonomy to do my job well. Great coworkers and very interesting products. Fabulous location with wonderful benefits, but the smart people are what really made it a great experience.

    Cons

    It ended too soon. The HR team was was laid-off with the HGST acquisition. So it goes.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Nice company to work with

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at sTec

    Pros

    Nice working environment, nice colleagues, nice boss. Challenging environment.

    Cons

    Salary range is a little bit low, less holiday and less event.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Poor Management

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer II in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at sTec full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They offer a good salary and also great benefits. It is easy to move from a team to another and learn a lot in a very agile environment.

    Cons

    Chaotic management. The projects get canceled and new projects become high priority very often! Hard to focus on one project/product. Also it does not have the best work environment. No game room, showers, rest area whatsoever.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire better managers!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    I loved working here

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I have been working at sTec full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The senior executive staff are all fantastic - some of the best bosses I have ever had. The CEO especially knows what he is talking about. He may not always say it the nicest way, but who cares - he is right! The products are great, executive and senior management are top notch, and there is a lot of opportunity here

    Cons

    hard to think of any - I guess the stock isn't doing so well, and maybe some of the procedures that the Malaysia facility use are different which can be confusing when we get their spreadsheets and reports.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep doing what you are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engineer

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    Current Employee - Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    -Small dynamic company, energetic env
    -Overall good compensation

    Cons

    -The company has many dash-rash type of people, who are neither technically strong nor managerially smart

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consolidate main office instead of going out of town.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great opportunities!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Firmware Engineer in Santa Ana, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Firmware Engineer in Santa Ana, CA

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

    Pros

    I've been with STEC for 1.5 years and continue to be challenged and given new opportunities. My projects are meaningful and help move our technology forward. I have full access to all of the tools and people I need to get my job done. My manager listens and removes any potential roadblocks.

    Cons

    A few of my colleagues are disgruntled. They seem stuck in the past and I don't get it. We're designing new technology so what's with this ancient history? Maybe its time for them to move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't really interact with the VP and C-level folks which means I don't hear from them very often. More communication might be helpful. My director and manager are great!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not an inspirational company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at sTec

    Pros

    Good engineering capability, early entry into the market, stable market outlook in 2-3 years, relatively fair pay for engineers, 5% 401K match.

    Cons

    No personal respect, no cooperation from different departments, no communication and feedback from management, no career growth, no chance to use your ideas

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't treat your employees as people who are not trustworthy. They can bring you much more than you think if they are motivated.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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