sTec Reviews

Updated June 8, 2015
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sTec Chairman and CEO Manouch Moshayedi
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  1. Research and Development

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Highly technical staff in R & D

    Cons

    Product Life Cycle too fast engaging engineering in many projects


  2. Finance

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Financial Analysis in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - Financial Analysis in Santa Ana, CA

    I worked at sTec

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Pushed solid-state technology for the storage ahead

    Cons

    a lot of outside distractions for company management and employees


  3. Tech company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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  5. A struggling company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at sTec (More than 3 years)

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

    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.


  6. It was a great ride!

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  7. Nice company to work with

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at sTec

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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


  8. Poor Management

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Hire better managers!


  9. I loved working here

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    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    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 Management

    keep doing what you are doing


  10. Helpful (1)

    Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at sTec full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    consolidate main office instead of going out of town.


  11. Great opportunities!

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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 Management

    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!



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