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Stratus Technologies Overview

www.stratus.com
Maynard, MA
501 to 1000 employees
1980
Company - Private
Information Technology
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
If “always-on” is a requirement, Stratus has a solution that fits.

In today’s always-on world, applications run under increasingly demanding circumstances. With these escalating demands comes greater pressure to prevent even the ... Read more

Stratus Technologies – Why Work For Us?


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At Stratus, the environment is innovative and collaborative. Our employees are passionate, and we believe in what we are doing and where we are going. At Stratus, you have a voice, and your contributions are recognized and valued. You’ll work with motivated and talented people, do some really interesting things… and you might even have a little fun!

Our Culture

At Stratus you’ll find a collaborative, passionate environment that is fueled by creativity. Hear what some of the team have to say about life at Stratus. Stratus is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that values diversity.

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At Stratus we value the health and quality of life of our employees and their families. We offer U.S. employees comprehensive, competitive benefits including:

Financial Benefits

  • 401(k) Savings Plan & Company Matching Contribution with Immediate Vesting
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Financial Advisor consultations & seminars
  • MetLife’s Discount Auto & Home Insurance

Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision Care
  • Basic Life, AD&D and Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Health Savings Account &  Flexible Spending Accounts
  • AFLAC Voluntary Accident, Hospital and Cancer Insurance
  • Long-term Care Insurance
  • Onsite Fitness Center and Wellness Classes
  • Employee Activities & Wellness Programs:  Volleyball/Basketball/Bocce, Walk/Run Race, Summer Outing, Health Screenings, Flu Shots, Weight Watchers

Work/Life Programs

  • 15 Vacation Days Per Year to Start
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Educational Assistance
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Volunteer Day
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Onsite cafeteria
  • Employee Game Room with free snacks
  • Flexible work schedules

A shared set of beliefs, values and practices are driving our culture

Customer Focus

  • Ensure our products, services and business practices reflect “the voice of the customer”
  • Demonstrate a solutions mindset in solving problems and responding to the needs of customers

Collaboration

  • Operate with integrity and trust
  • Openly share information to grow our business
  • Use cross-functional relationships and teamwork to drive results

Urgency

  • Operate at all times with a sense of urgency to get things done
  • Take an entrepreneurial approach to operations and processes
  • Embrace dynamic and changing business conditions

Results

  • Meet our commitments
  • Take personal responsibility for actions and be accountable for results
  • Value impact over effort

If “always-on” is a requirement, Stratus has a solution that fits.

In today’s always-on world, applications run under increasingly demanding circumstances. With these escalating demands comes greater pressure to prevent even the smallest amount of application downtime. Companies are responding to this need for always-on solutions by searching for technologies that either conform to or enhance their current IT infrastructures.

Stratus’ solutions enable rapid deployment of always-on infrastructures, from enterprise servers to clouds, without any changes to your applications. Our products – software and platforms – combined with our people and services enable us to prevent downtime before it occurs and ensure uninterrupted 24 x 7 x 365 performance of essential business operations.


Flexible

Our products range from software solutions for your choice of industry standard servers, to turnkey platform solutions, support and services. Whether you’re looking to protect your always-on applications in demanding virtualized and cloud environments, or in a traditional data center, we have a solution that will integrate into your chosen environment.

Our solutions ensure continuous operation of your applications and work with the major operating systems and hypervisors including Microsoft Windows, Linux and VMware.

Easy

Our products are easy to deploy and manage, allowing your existing applications to run without the risk and expense associated with modifications or complex scripting. Our high availability solutions integrate into your existing operating system environments to deliver always-on performance quickly and simply, eliminating the need to separately manage downtime prevention tools for each OS.

Comprehensive remote monitoring services find and fix problems before they occur so that you don’t have to deal with outages and data loss. Continuous application monitoring detects, analyzes, manages and reports issues automatically to Stratus service experts located around the world, resolving most issues before our customers know there is a problem.

Trusted

Our customers, from Global Fortune 500 companies to small and medium-sized businesses and municipalities, rely on Stratus to keep their most critical operations up and running. Our platform and software solutions are backed by a global team of engineers who provide immediate support no matter where in the world your system is located.

Providing the highest levels of customer service is at the heart of our culture, reflected in our 97% customer satisfaction rate. Our team of availability experts are on hand 24/7/365 and are alerted to any potential problems before they impact the continuous running of your applications. System monitoring and diagnostics are active continuously, not just after an event has caused a problem, assuring your operations are always on and eliminating the time, revenue, reputational, life and resource risk factors associated with operational failure.

 

History

Stratus Technologies is a privately held company, owned by Siris Capital Group. The parent company, Stratus Technologies Bermuda, Ltd., is incorporated in Bermuda. Originally founded in the computer heydays of the 1980s as “Stratus Computer,” the company has been committed to the art and science of always-on computing from the start.

Our corporate vision and mission reflect our aspirations and strategic direction, as well as who we are and what’s important to us

Our Vision:

To be the de-facto standard for availability solutions in an Always On, connected world.

Our Mission:

With our people and partners we invent flexible solutions that power business continuity creating trusted and loyal customers.

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    "Strong customer/partner base and product vision. New working environment. Leadership changes have made a difference."

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    I’ve worked at Stratus for three years and I’ve been here through much of the turmoil that has been mentioned in some of the other reviews. A lot of it was true - no question. What is important to note is that Stratus has gone through a bunch of changes – leadership, products, industry needs, technology onslaught – and over 35 years the value of what Stratus has provided has not changed. While hardware has led the way for the last 30 years the company is now finding its way with software and Cloud offerings that have changed the way Stratus goes to market. Has hardware taken a back seat? Not in any way!! In fact, hardware in some ways has found a new markets – the Cloud and infrastructure at the edge – so working at Stratus has never been a more interesting environment.

    As for the culture, our old building was just awful. Very dry, bland, without much life. The new building has been quite a change to the workforce because we’ve moved from the old environment to the newly renovated mill buildings in Maynard. The new facility is absolutely incredible. The technology in the conference rooms blew me away and the collaboration within departments and between departments is through the roof. There are new activities for the employees, a great lounge area and with the building in downtime Maynard it’s very appealing to those of us that don’t get the appeal of two hour commutes to Boston – especially since Stratus salaries seem competitive with downtime organizations.

    The work is heavy hitting. We’re small teams and there’s a lot of work to go around. Multiple products, partners, verticals and more to support around the globe keeps things interesting. I’ve learned a ton at Stratus, and with the small teams I’m able to have an impact on multiple projects every day. Like every place, it’s fast paced, challenging, and always changing. Right now is a great time to be at Stratus.

    Cons

    Tech can seem pretty boring and the competition is tough. In addition, because Stratus does what it does so well the products and value we provide doesn't feel like it changes much. But, I guess it doesn't have to because it works and continues to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing forward. The location, new life, and new markets are helping the culture, and the new employees that have been brought in to help lead some of the newer initiatives are bringing innovation and positive changes.

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    Straight forward interview process. They were great at communicating up-front their process and following up throughout (most companies are not good at this). Met with different people across the organization. They were diligent in reference checks.

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