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Terrible management, tumbling margins, lost customers

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

I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time (more than 5 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

They had some very nice golf caps and shirts. Other than that the company is essentially dead men walking

Cons

From the CEO to the VP of Sales, these individuals have absolutely no clue on running a company and have proven this quarter over quarter. This is one of the most dysfunctional companies a person could work for. They are slowly losing market-share, customers and employees and will eventually go bankrupt (Again). Third time's a charm

Advice to Management

Quit. You have no clue with what it takes to run a publically run corporation and am sure the shareholders and VC people will kick you to the curb anyway

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  1. Great while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Member Technical Staff in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work-life balance
    Fair to staff
    Frank about problems

    Cons

    Downsizing and bankruptcies- not what it used to be

  2. 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

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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