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Good but not that Great!

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Xyratex full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Challenging, Fun, good colleagues, Pro Family

Cons

Always Changing and lack of empowerment

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more transparent
Stop trying to Justify some political actions, be open and I believe there will be more support

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    A real meat grinder environment

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    Former Employee - Quality Engineer  in  West Sacramento, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Quality Engineer in West Sacramento, CA (US)

    I worked at Xyratex full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free pizza. Free trips to Mexico.

    Cons

    Search madly to find great talent with know how and then demand you do it their sorry way.
    Abuse the temporary workforce and guest workers.
    Incompetent upper management that cover up their mistakes by blaming underlings
    Inconsistent pay practices: Pay some people far below market and others far above depending on their degree of desperation
    Unethical and mean-spirited
    Limited mobility opportunities for women unless they're willing to do unethical things
    Not really a tech company --- more of a tricky accounting firm
    Treat non UK employees like second class citizen
    Hire their own kids
    Lots of lying to the CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Steve Barber, you've got a bloated Finance group who interfere with technology requirements and a lot of lazy back-stabber executives who fail to put in a full day's work. Several of them get in late, leave early, and hide their screw ups from you. You need an entirely new executive team. Wonder why they point their fingers at each other? Because they are all dead wood milking the company for all they can get. Your HR Department sucks and sits back watching you flounder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Was a great company, however ego and short sighted thinking have brought it short of its potential

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Xyratex full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits. Some managers provide great support.

    Cons

    Management has trouble getting out of its own way.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look beyond your ego. Plan to be a legacy company not a flash in a pan. Should have spent more time and money raising the bar internally than on lowering it on the logo.

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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