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Penguin Computing Reviews

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great Co-Workers and Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Developer in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Junior Developer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Penguin Computing (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Amazing co-workers, supportive and competent middle management.

    Cons

    The software team is geographically scattered with just about everyone working from home, typically on separate projects. This makes communication and "belonging" for lack of a better word a bit difficult. Development effort are often subordinated to helping push out large orders.

    Advice to Management

    Shift focus from hardware sales to POD. If possible, we need a dedicated position for deploying orders. The occasional double-duty for the dev team can hamper progress on product improvements.


  2. "wonderful"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Penguin Computing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    If you are willing to come up a solution to a problem you can get it implemented.

    Cons

    Sometime people do not take ownership of a problem and just pass the buck

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free soda
    Direct boss was smart and a go-getter

    Cons

    Rats, roaches, leaking ceilings
    The ceiling would leak in the factory where racks are built. One time there was a puddle on the floor with an extension cord in it.
    The factory and burn in room temp ranges from 80-90 degrees on an average day. We were building high tech equipment and not even taking care of it.
    CFO at the time ordered us to ship racks he knew weren't ready so he could take the revenue, saying he'd send a guy on site to fix them later.
    In fighting over POLITICS to the point of fighting between departments. Not company politics. Actual politics.
    No money to do anything at all. Company is so focused on sales they neglect to build up the infrastructure.
    Lot of people 'work from home' and are never in the office or available.
    Basic procedures are not in place. Most people thought it was a start-up.

    Advice to Management

    None. At a loss. Scrap it.

    Penguin Computing Response

    Oct 21, 2013 – HR Manager

    This review is inexplicable. The reviewer did not review his/her own years of gainful employment that Penguin Computing provided - including responsible work, autonomy, high pay, annual bonuses... More