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Changing from SGI to Rackable

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Silicon Graphics International

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

When joining Silicon Graphics inc's visualization group, I was impressed by the future vision on visualization products, and the road map.

Cons

Once acquired by Rackable, everything changed. No more supports on visualization products. Cutting payment and planed to shift all job to oversea.

Advice to Management

Can you image how difficult to visit 50 customers world wide in 3 months? Could the number become 100 next Q?

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  1. SGI experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time at SGI.
    Good people and great place to work - until the layoffs start and ...

    Cons

    Layoffs.
    I really enjoyed my time at SGI
    Good people and great place to work - until the layoffs start and ...

    Advice to Management

    Thankfully there is a new CEO now. Never had much faith in the old crew. The Viz path seemed too expensive

  2. SGI used to be the company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed working for a company that was on the cutting edge of technology. I was proud to tell people where I worked and share with them some of the things our company accomplished and what our customers were using our systems for. SGI make some huge investments in tools and systems in order to enable us to become a very competitive Global player. These tools really allowed us to become very efficient and effective in our day to day routine. The other key factor was the support for training and mentoring to ensure that we were the best we could be.

    Cons

    The biggest down-side of working for SGI was the fact that for many years you were always looking over your shoulder and hoping not to be caught up the next round of a "Reduction in Force". SGI has been burning through cash at good clip for many years and it was dishearting when we all felt we had some solid products available. In my opinion we carried too many underproductive product sales reps for way too long, instead of cutting ties and bringing new talent. This also lead to SGI stock becoming worthless causing customers and employees to become upset with SGI management that allowed this to happen!

    Advice to Management

    SGI has always been top heavy, some tough decisions need to be made to address the perception of reality of too many chiefs watching over the Indians.

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