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  1. "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.


  2. "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

  3. "Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    My days were always packed with tasks and deadlines to meet. I learned to multi task effectively and to prioritize my work flow for best efficiency. Our management was very hands off allowing us wide breadth of autonomy to achieve our metrics. New field for me.

    Cons

    This company could care less about it's employees! And it is just a job. Everyone wants out of the place but economy is still sucks. disjointed organization

    Advice to Management

    look out for emplyees


  4. "If you have goals and are a really hard worker, you can move your way up in the company."

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in West Sacramento, CA
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in West Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Xyratex as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    A lot of nice people to work with. I was there 5 years and became part of a very important team with in the Sacramento operations.

    Cons

    They don't give out raises, and don't convert great employees to permanent.

    They treat non-Xyratex employees like shlt.

    Advice to Management

    Doesn't matter, the Sacramento location moved to Mexico.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Overall a great time"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xyratex full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great starting point for me to learn and practice my trade. Very knowledgeable people.

    Cons

    Way to cliquish. Too much like junior high school. at times


  6. "Great co-workers, reasonable compensation"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Current Employee - Project Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some very talented, savvy people work here

    Cons

    Benefits are not as good as they should be for a company with a US base in California.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your teams. I can count significant training opportunities offered over the past ten years without having to take off my socks.


  7. "Xyratex"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xyratex (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good learning experience the time i was there, was able to interact with colleagues from different offices

    Cons

    Upper Management didn't know how to expand and improve the company, hence the buyover by Seagate.

  8. "Great people but too many cooks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Xyratex full-time

    Pros

    People were the greatest asset at Xyratex. Highly committed, hard-working and talented workforce with good benefits and work-life balance for most (but not all).

    Cons

    Senior Management communication lacking, with limited strategic direction. Too many Director-level and above Management made for a top-heavy organisation. Regular lay-offs rapidly followed by bursts of hiring made it a culture of uncertainty.

    Advice to Management

    Sell up !


  9. "Good People and Interesting Work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Havant, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Havant, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Knowledgeable and good people to work with
    - Interesting work
    - Good work / life balance
    - Supportive of training and education

    Cons

    - Bonuses small and very few and far between
    - Not many opportunities for promotion and advancement
    - Projects usually under-resourced

    Advice to Management

    Value employees and ensure opportunities are available especially for those who have been tied into certain programs and projects for a number of years


  10. "OK place to work"

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

    Pros

    Benefits and salary, people are great and teams pull together to get the work delivered. People feel that they are all in this together.

    Cons

    Pressure and constant changes of direction is a cause for huge frustration. Long hours culture is a problem in some teams.

    Advice to Management

    Management need more people skills as many are engineers at heart and need to be trained. HR need to be given more resources to be proactive in their approach, it would help having an HR director on the Board to promote a good people culture.


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