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  1. "Programmer.med"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good management, good benefits nice job

    Cons

    No room.to grow. Smelly bathroom

    Advice to Management

    Bhggh:ggffddfffffffffffff


  2. "Finding growth"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    mature company with basic large company systems in place

    Cons

    company is declining as squeeze from declining enterprise storage market. Looking for growth areas

    Advice to Management

    take the risk and just execute on growth areas

  3. "Production Electronic Technician Lead"

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    Former Employee - Production Electronic Technician Lead in Elk Grove, CA
    Former Employee - Production Electronic Technician Lead in Elk Grove, CA
    Recommends

    I worked at Xyratex (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are lots of opportunity for you to grow. Good benefit

    Cons

    Too much OT in the past, but it improve over time.


  4. "Sr. Director"

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

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good team to work with in CA.

    Cons

    UK based company with little interest in change.


  5. "Contract positions do not put employees anywhere near a top priority."

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    Former Employee - Final Test Technician in Valencia, CA
    Former Employee - Final Test Technician in Valencia, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for team building and impressive technology to work with. Very nice management.

    Cons

    Contract job which really causes one to feel used and unappreciated.

    Advice to Management

    Try to change the business philosophy away from contract utilization.


  6. "Hard transition from Contract Engineering to Product based org"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Xyratex (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good team, very dedicated, had numerous growth opportunities

    Cons

    Management instability, hard transition form contract engineering to product based


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Stay away from xyratex side of Seagate"

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

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None. There is literally no pros that I can think of.

    Cons

    Delays... Xyratex team gives out commit dates as if the commit dates mean nothing. Commit dates are
    Moving target. Worst & unprofessional. Seagate will be better of spinning off xyratex. The whole xyratex business runs off escalations.

    Advice to Management

    Seagate management should spin off xyratex or move development and mfg from UK to Asia.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Image Going Down"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexibility
    Good Leave Policy
    For those who don't wanna work

    Cons

    Old possible technology
    Poor appraisal
    Its degrading in all aspects now

    Advice to Management

    Value associate else you are gone


  9. "Builder"

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    Former Employee - Builder in West Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Builder in West Sacramento, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    12hr shifts, 25 cent brake room.

    Cons

    Work was cut do to bad economy.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Failure Analysis"

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    Former Employee - Failure Analysis
    Former Employee - Failure Analysis
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    .25 snacks from the vending machine

    Cons

    No values to workers, no growth, no raise, no bonus, especially to those who were "temp" workers. 7 days a week shift, had no outside life.


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