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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 Management

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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  1. flex schedule.

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flex schedule. good managers. easy going co-workers.

    Cons

    operation overhead is too high.

    Advice to Management

    none.


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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

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

    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 Management

    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.


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