Silicon Graphics International

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SGI was the best place I ever worked.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

I worked at Silicon Graphics International

Pros

Innovative company with very talented engineering team. The company is not as innovative as it once was, but still has good memory system architecture.

Cons

Management made poor decisions during the late 1990's that hurt the company for the next decade. It remains to be seen if a turnaround can be achieved after the acquisition by Rackable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep the engineering team challenged with new innovations. Avoid commodity technology. Focus on memory system technology and large scale data processing.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Its a job

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International

    Pros

    Good people
    company finally making money
    Offices for most engineers
    Pretty much make your own work schedule

    Cons

    Work lots of hours
    Understaffed
    Many layoffs
    benefits are below average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire back some of the folks you laid off over the past couple of years. Better benefit package.

    Doesn't Recommend
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    Okay at employee level - shark infested waters at the executive level

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International

    Pros

    Good cooperation between organizations at the line manager level
    Flexible work schedule
    Generous stock awards
    Opportunity to expand career into new areas

    Cons

    Excessive amount of overtime
    Accountability is inconsistent
    Poor communication of the overall business plan
    Conflict and back stabbing at the executive level

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive conflict creates an environment of fear
    Plan and manage significant initiatives better
    Hire (pay) for growth and not just to meet today's needs

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