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"Awful Company"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Sacramento, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

nothing positive about working for this company. Ok, it was good pay, but not worth it because of all the Cons. I couldn't get out fast enough.

Cons

I worked in the W. Sac office. Everyone was running scared, poor management, the worst I've ever experienced professionally. Overworked employees.

Advice to Management

Dump the VP/Senior management, dead wood.

Other Employee Reviews for Xyratex

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Has the potential for great things, but needs to execute"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - great technology
    - business has economies of scale to leverage
    - blue chip customers
    - good direct management
    - talented recent hires

    Cons

    - limited financial upside opportunities
    - does not invest in internal IT (7 year old email system!)
    - not a fun or cool place to work
    - executives not accountable for product slippage or deficiencies
    - UK based company does not have Silicon Valley drive!

    Advice to Management

    Hold senior executives accountable for their deliverables.
    Staff needs motivation, limited visibility of management does not help the situation. There is hard work ahead to reach the next level of success and there is little drive from management to motivate staff to go the extra mile.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Outdated and Out of Touch"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    decent pay
    great people to work and travel with
    lots of personalities to learn from
    great technologists who are willing to share and collaborate
    ample free lunches and dinners

    Cons

    sweatshop for all engineers and technicians
    no communication from senior management
    senior management lock themselves in their offices
    bicker with customer - philosophy of "customer is right only when they agree with us"
    do not understand the needs of the customer
    in-fighting between technical and marketing deparments
    poor market research / understanding
    loyalty is strictly a one-way street
    lead from behind

    Advice to Management

    understand the voice of the market
    understand the voice of the customer
    involve yourselves with the "common worker" at all levels at least once quarterly
    be as straightforward with the employees as you expect them to be with you
    in other words, follow the advice of the "best" CEOs, and follow the "Golden Rule"
    Think about how these things stifle innovation.

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