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"Software Engineer"

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

No layoff since they are very Chinese

Cons

No career growth as management is very marcom management

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

  1. Helpful (7)

    "A place to test and train your EQ, do not try if you think you do not have clear mind."

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

    Pros

    Typical Chinese (Taiwanese) company

    Med/dental/vision/401k

    Free breakfast daily, free fruit mid-week

    Free lunch buffet Saturday (only if you OT on Saturday of course)

    Free dinner box (but only if you stay till 8 PM.)

    If you are a Chinese who needs an H1B visa, please try Super Micro.

    Job secures which they barely fire people. (That is why hardly can motivate people and there is not reward system)

    There are a lot of opportunities for professional growth in SuperMicro which because people in SuperMicro just way too outstanding that they are not quite sure what they are doing actually. (Either work long enough to earn the all benefit already and just waiting for retirement or no professional skill at all and just try to fool around)

    If you want to work in a quiet environment, please join SuperMicro that there is no information sharing at all. There are no communications between departments but rather pointing fingers. (Management people not even want to sharing information to the team which he is afraid to lost their superiority)

    If you love to show off and exciting meeting as always, SuperMicro is a good stage for you. There is not respect but only yelling, point finger. After meeting that you may lose your direction and feel frustrates but without any solution.

    Cons

    You can not find any leadership that most of leaders are without management skill and without directions. They work as management is because they work for SuperMicro long enough even thou their minds are not clear.

    There are not many promotions. Even thou there is but will not be base on your performance but how much your leader likes you or how hard you kissing ass. (Management positions are holding by most of people that waiting for retirement; you will not have chance before their retirement. Let’s say 5-10 years.)

    Long hours, not required but it is expected. (not sure if there are so busy like this but they just want you to show up)


  2. Helpful (9)

    "Typical Asian company with vision but no direction"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Med/dental/vision/401k and life insurance (just in case a truck or forklift hits you, no kidding)

    Free breakfast each weekday, free dinner if you stay until 7pm, free fruit mid-week, free lunch buffet on Saturdays - also all-hands Christmas party at end of the year

    Most people here are pleasant and good to work with

    Fast-paced work environment with many opportunities to learn technology or build up network

    Automated tools online such as dinner ordering, IT and purchase desk, benefits and pay management and so on

    Sprawling campus gives lots of chances to get exercise (and you will... because you need to walk building to building quite often)

    Plenty of job security, for both good and bad reasons

    Cons

    Many functions which appear to be automated are actually not... definitely not a paper-less office

    Long hours... not really required to work on some Saturdays or past 7 pm, but its kind of expected

    Some people are tough to work with (may be personality disorder)

    If you speak Chinese good for you - if not, good luck!

    Resources constrained, some people are assigned to do jobs they are not really skilled to do or doing too many jobs at once

    Company thinks it knows what it wants to become, but has no idea how to get there

    Advice to Management

    If you want to build value for the investors, start looking at better automation tools and stop nurturing the old guard who can't evolve with the times (even become hostile when change is mentioned)

    Do something about the infrastructure, its obviously crippled and burdened as you add people to it

    Competitors are starting to dig into the little share you own by developing the same products (but better) and using their efficient business practices/channels against you

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