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"System Engineer"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I have been working at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Company paid medical/dental insurance.
Free food in the morning

Cons

No flexible working hours. You have to sit there for 8 hours.
Even though it is a profitable company, no 401 K match
Sick time is accured with working hours. 5 days per year.
Vacation is 10 days per year no matter how many years' service

Very old infrastructure. Resistance to change.
A lot of stupid manual work even though most of those work can be automated.
There is no opportunity to learn new skills.

Advice to Management

The management like this cannot keep the talents.

Other Employee Reviews for Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro)

  1. Helpful (8)

    "Culture Shock, Work Hard not Smart"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Writer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Free breakfast (but only enough for half the building).

    Paid benefits.

    It's a job.

    No one gets fired, they just hire more people.

    Great if you're looking for somewhere to work until you retire.

    Cons

    No opportunity for professional growth, gaining new skills or learning anything really.

    Salary is way below average.

    Vacation is accrued slowly and caps out lower than other companies in the area. People rarely take vacation.

    Female employees beware: Company policy says that if you take maternity leave they will not guarantee you your same position will be there when you come back or that you'll be paid the same wage as before. This is illegal.

    You must be at work by 9am and stay until 6pm. You cannot work through lunch and leave early. You cannot negotiate a different schedule. No work from home. IT professionals who work more than 8 hours a day are not paid overtime. This is illegal in California.

    You will only be promoted if you work Saturdays. Most people working Saturdays aren't really doing anything but being seen at work on a Saturday. The CEO takes note of this.

    If you are female, some employees may not take you seriously.

    No innovation. No new ideas. No changes if it means spending money instead of saving.

    Advice to Management

    Hire competent, forward thinking executives to move this company towards a more progressive American culture. Reward smart work. Be the best, not the cheapest.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Discrimination if you are not Taiwanese"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They rarely actually fire people, unless (as in the case of the HR department, they replace all of the Caucasians with Taiwanese personnel that are unfamiliar with U.S. employment laws). They give "token" yearly bonuses to avoid having to pay overtime to salaried employees.

    Cons

    Creativity is stifled. Opinions from anyone other than the CEO are not considered. CEO keeps information from suppliers (e.g. Intel) to himself to avoid having his pronouncements contradicted.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify. Add a real customer service and support program to allow the company gross margin halt it's precipitous decline over the last 5 years (see the annual reports!).

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