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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "xyratex"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    super people to work with

    Cons

    bought out by seagate plc


  4. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "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.


  7. "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 !

  8. "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.


  9. "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


  10. "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


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