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Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
32 Reviews
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Silicon Image Chief Executive Officer Camillo Martino
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  1.  

    Good internship program

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Image as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working schedule. Technologies are really cool and promising. Everyone here is so friendly and helpful. You can get help from anyone and anytime.

    Cons

    Tasks not so challenging. It's a fun place for interns. You'll learn something, but not so much.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
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    Not bad at all I loved my years at SIMG

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    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Image full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great people and fun environment.

    Cons

    too many promises and not enough delivery of promotion

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Realize the value of IT to help retain talent

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place...........

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to make an impact on the products and the culture. There is some bureaucracy, especially in finance, but much more positive than negative aspects to this company. Recent improvements, like Unlimited PTO are great.

    Cons

    Too many layers of approval for some relatively simple tasks (ie. Purchasing)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pare down the need to have everyone approve everything - act more like a start up than a behemouth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A fabless Semiconductor company, which after Mr. Martino started work, many positive change took place.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Image full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The direction, it has taken after Mr. Martino it has taken a positive direction. His management style is very good. As long as he is there, one can expect company will be doing good.

    Cons

    Employee training does not have high priority and employee herself/himself needs to do this on their own.

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    Employee's evaluation system improvement will increase employees' productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Silicon Image

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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Image

    Pros

    Design contribution into HDMI , MHL Standards is SUPER!

    Cons

    Somehow no enthusiasm and happyness seen in employees, as it goes for GOOGLE employees. I would like to get some innovation that no other companies do. God Bless Silicon image! It gives us the "bread"!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bring Silicon Image to #1 leading company in semiconductor field... :-)

    Approves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Senior Engineer  in  Hyderābād (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Hyderābād (India)

    I have been working at Silicon Image full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working on fast growing technology HDMI

    Cons

    System verilog verification with OVM

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    So far I got to do the widest range of projects compared to any other company. Great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silicon Image

    Pros

    At least for me. I worked on many different technologies so I've been quite happy. This company has been best for my resume.

    Cons

    So far, not much in the way of career growth, though monetary compensation has been good. Some middle management appears to stifle communication.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sensitivity training necessary for all managers, especially a few middle managers. Time is not so critical that only managers get to talk. Allow a few minutes for employees to communicate as well. This is not asking too much and will improve the overall understanding and performance.

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  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was a nice time at SIMG Germany

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    Former Employee - Software Staff Engineer  in  Hamburg (Germany)
    Former Employee - Software Staff Engineer in Hamburg (Germany)

    I worked at Silicon Image

    Pros

    A good organized company with a good infrastructure and skilled engineers in Germany and Sunnyvale. Good work was rewarded with RSUs.

    Cons

    The site was closed during the crises at the end 2009 which was a radical but necessary move. SIMG lost lots of know how and the company is lacking architects now...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop looking only for short-time profit. Invest more in science and research and let the engineers inventing new edge-cutting products.

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