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Struggling to hold things together and prevent bankruptcy.

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Current Employee - Engineering Tech Lead  in  Eagan, MN
Current Employee - Engineering Tech Lead in Eagan, MN

I have been working at Silicon Graphics International

Pros

Great product line potential with combination of Silicon Graphics high-end systems, SW, HPC customer base and experience brought together with Rackable's diverse commodity line, green computing, and data-center/web-provider installed base.

Cons

After exodus, layoffs, and massive internal politics, the ones now in charge just filling a vacuum, but don't have the leadership, innovation, or background to move forward at the pace SGI famous for in the past -- lots of land grabbing and empire building, reorganization generating lot of disorganization, behind closed doors plotting, and back stabbing. The ones around that 'do' have experience and vision are brushed aside since company wants followers not leaders. Company's struggling on the inside and dysfunctional. Glad I don't work there any more.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The executive management team and people the CEO would expect to trust provide input that sounds fine on the surface, but solving the either problems that don't really exist or the wrong ones -- their really doing what's best for themselves at the expense of what's best for the company almost always based on mis-perceptions and/or erroneous info. This had led to colossal mistakes and poor decisions.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Other Reviews for Silicon Graphics International

  1.  

    A great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator  in  Chippewa Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Chippewa Falls, WI

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International

    Pros

    My time with SGI was one of my favorite companies. SGI was the kind of company one could feel proud to be part of. The company atmosphere is one that made you feel the company really cared about you.

    Cons

    SGI's constant financial stuggle wears down one's patience. No money means no training, no new HW, now new Systems, no new opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's difficult time and circumstances. The guidance of good leadership can motive employees as well as customers. Keep the focus on finding how to recover.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Changing from SGI to Rackable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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