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Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) Reviews

Updated July 16, 2018
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Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) Chairman, President, and CEO Charles Liang
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Pros
  • "health insurance; free breakfast; free coffee; some discount on offsite fitness" (in 37 reviews)

  • "Many great products, smart people, friendly working environment and free breakfast and dinner" (in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "SDE"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Job security, smart people, excellent business strategy

    Cons

    different teams don't really collaborate


  2. "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great to start your career with, start up like env. that allows you to wear multiple hats at the same time enriching your skill set.

    Cons

    No Work from home policy even for emergency situations.

  3. "BDM business development manager"

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    Current Employee - BDM
    Current Employee - BDM
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of freedom, no micro management, company relies on employee expertise, specially if you work abroad.

    Cons

    Lack of planning or strategy, no set goals or objectives. You are pretty much on your own without any management direction

    Advice to Management

    Need a go to market plan, define goals and track progress with indicators. Define better Roles and responsabilities, and in general, have some kind of employee management!


  4. "account manager assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    A good place to entry-level

    Cons

    very micro-management company


  5. "Product engineer"

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    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of new technologies to learn

    Cons

    Super busy all the time

    Advice to Management

    Implement more automated processes. For certain employees, please respond to emails and calls. Show some work ethics.


  6. "Legal Department, which is small"

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    Former Employee - Legal Department in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Legal Department in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing. Nada. Zilch. Maybe a lunch hour 12-2 where everyone is MIA.

    Cons

    A now Taiwanese GC weasel that acts military style and questions your every move. You must be controlled, mocked and ridiculed. Why? Because it is the Super Micro way. Ask Charles. The Chinese forget that they are in America. Your S$&t doesn’t fly. It’s reverse discrimination. If you are Chinese and a bonehead (no brain), you will get hired, maybe even promoted one day. If you were raised in the US and Chinese with a whiter voice than the typical white, you are just super f$&”:& special. Golden child.

    Back stabbers. Cover your heart.:(

    Advice to Management

    You are not a Google, so don’t even compare yourselves to that. Get rid of all management and see what happens.

    With so much lack of regulation and infrastructure, it boggles me how this company is still in existence.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad but can be better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free breakfast and coffee. Cafeteria has cheap food and the products sold are pretty good. Health insurance and other benefits. Coworkers are cool but not a good place for people younger than 30 as everyone here has a family

    Cons

    Could be much better. Upper management is stubborn about old fashioned things that make some processes much slower. Employee benefits are nice but not amazing, no 401k matching. A bit disorganized, but they are getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Work on modernizing and not staying stagnant. All the new companies are adopting new systems and we should too to keep up with competitors

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Overall working environement"

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    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of learning opportunity on Server Hardware and Server System on fast growing IT / Cloud /DC/AI industry. Great chance working and developing server solution for first tier companies.

    Cons

    Conservative culture, inefficient communication between BUs, unclear career path for talent PM.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more on internal PLM system and software integration, and project management system between BUs. Lead by professionalism than seniority !!!


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time

    Pros

    SMC has carved out a competitive position as the "go to" generic alternative.

    Cons

    High turn over rate of employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Executive"

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    Former Employee - Senior Executive
    Former Employee - Senior Executive
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Hiding in big crowd no one knows the actual performance

    Cons

    Never ending working hours and always chasing revenue goal to wall street

    Advice to Management

    Educate and be real management


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