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Updated September 11, 2017
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Cray President, CEO, and Director Peter J. Ungaro
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Pros
  • Great people and a true feeling that company ares about employees (in 8 reviews)

  • Cray is a fast paced company and always on the cutting edge of technology (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Good company, great work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cray full-time

    Pros

    Discretionary time off is a big plus. Take as much vacation as you need, with your manager's approval. Iconic company with almost a (positive) cult image. People are very fond of Cray. Showers and facilities for bike commuters in downtown Seattle.

    Cons

    Current market may affect job security.


  2. "QA engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Cray full-time

    Pros

    interesting deep HPC technology; smart, well-balanced people to work with.

    Cons

    upper management leadership and business direction

  3. "Decent company with a lot of potential"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Cray full-time

    Pros

    Flexible work environment. Diverse culture based on talent, service, and adaptability. Awesome benefit package.

    Cons

    Typical corporate B.S. - lack of communication from the top down. Fear of change from the long standing employees. Unnecessary and exorbitant spending. Lack of job security and stability.

    Advice to Management

    Trust your employees enough to confide in them. Transparent communication is valued.


  4. "DC Hardware Support IV Lead"

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    Former Employee - DC Hardware Support IV Lead in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Former Employee - DC Hardware Support IV Lead in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cray is a fast paced company and always on the cutting edge of technology. If you enjoy learning on your own, this place is for you.

    Cons

    Company is a little two diverse, would suggest focusing on Super computing.

    Advice to Management

    Next time you have a lay off, first offer early retirement. There are a number of employees that are very close to retirement and would take the severance package to leave early.


  5. "Overall, A Pretty Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cray full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere, relaxed dress code, not overly stressful, the work is fun and challenging

    Cons

    Management isn't always responsive to ideas, communication between groups could be better, not much upward mobility


  6. "Can't beat the technology and work culture"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cray full-time

    Pros

    Best in class technology and a non political environment unlike bigger companies.

    Cons

    You won't want to work elsewhere after working on the peak of the pyramid.


  7. "Test Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Pleasanton, CA
    Current Employee - Software Test Engineer in Pleasanton, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, flexible, latest tools and technology

    Cons

    Poor product vision
    Poor PM team

  8. Helpful (4)

    "A company in decline"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Saint Paul, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cray full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Challenging, interesting work. Co-workers are some of the best and brightest.

    Cons

    Product management is weak or non-existent. Direction of the company is not clear


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good people, poor management"

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer II in Orlando, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cray full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Knowledgeable​ and enjoyable coworkers. Amazing hardware. Engaging problems. Exciting environments. Opportunities for travel. Wide array of technologies available. Very few boring problems.

    Cons

    Poor upper management support. Poor training. Poor level 1 support from above levels. Poor career advancement opportunities. Non-competitive salaries. Many sites are not in areas you would want to live.

    Advice to Management

    Level 1 needs better support from upper levels.


  10. "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cray full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work-family balance, some travel, friendly work environment, lots of talented employees, everyone seems to want to help one another

    Cons

    multiple reorgs, slow growth,


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