Sigma Designs
2.9 of 5 21 reviews
www.sigmadesigns.com Milpitas, CA 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Dec 26, 2013

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Sigma Designs Chairman, President, and CEO Thinh Q. Tran

Thinh Q. Tran

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40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Worked at Sigma when it was on its ascendency...

Financial Analyst (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Sigma Designs full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou get to interact with some really bright & smart people.

ConsHas it's fair share of nepotism.....also some wrong management decisions made Sigma go downhill!

Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the people who have been stagnating there without much contribution

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Sigma Designs full-time for more than 5 years

ProsCareer growth, work-life balance, employees are encouraged to innovate

ConsShaky management with less long-term focus

Advice to Senior ManagementShould be more assertive and should have a strong marketing team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Glad to part

Trade Show Manager (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I worked at Sigma Designs full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIf you are an engineer, this is a good starting point. If you are a professional - keep on going. Generally, lots of good people work here.

ConsPresident is a micro-manager. Staff is generally two faced. The culture is to go over anyone's head and get what you want. This does not mean it is for growth. Directors are typically poising themselves for promotions where the company is performing horribly....

Advice to Senior ManagementBe honest with yourselves and create a culture based on honesty.
Before laying people off, see what it is that they were offering. This is not necessarily done correctly through their direct managers.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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so so company

Engineering (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Sigma Designs full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFriendly culture and colleagues. Good for junior engineers to learn. Balance in working hours.

Consmanagement needs quick execution and direction to compete in this market segment.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work but not focused

Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I worked at Sigma Designs full-time for more than a year

ProsGood legacy product line
Diverse and balanced work force. (No one single dominant ethnic group with their own language wall. English is spoken here!)
Good IT support
Bagel Friday
Friendly knowledgeable people

ConsThe efforts to move into networking products have been faltering.
The CEO is a good man but the rest of the company doesn't seem to follow very well. Once directors and VPs are established they either intentionally or unintentionally exert force that does not help the overall unity or advancement of the company. This is seen many times in many companies.
While there might have been visions, bad economy diminished the chances of them being realized.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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firmware

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Sigma Designs full-time

ProsGood workmates, life and work balance.

ConsCompany is running down with no new product direction.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice but blurred future makes me worried........

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Sigma Designs full-time for more than 3 years

ProsNice people to work with
Flexible and friendly environment
good projects
subsidized lunch
It is easy to approach to higher management
Good for interns

ConsRecent down sizing head count
Reducing benefits
Already low compensation package compare to Bay area standards
Sigma lack of transparency

Advice to Senior ManagementMore open to employees

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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good place to work for

ASIC Design Engineer (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I worked at Sigma Designs full-time for more than 10 years

Prosgood atmosphere good relations between groups

Consrelatively low salary low benefits

Advice to Senior Managementbe more involved

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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a good place to work

Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Sigma Designs full-time for more than a year

Prosgood company to work for, no lay off, friendly people

Consdon't have enough cubicles for engineers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Bad management and mediocre employees

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Milpitas, CA

I have been working at Sigma Designs full-time for more than a year

ProsFairly stable co., no lay offs so far, Subsidized lunch, good 401K match.
Cannot think of any other pros

ConsMany...
No career growth, bad managers (micro managing, disrespectful of subordinates, inconsiderate, closed to suggestions and ideas, unreasonable demands/expectations, create a very stressful environment, meaningless processes) , no respect for meeting times, awful lunch with really small portion with no variety, many long time employees who are not very productive, bad appraisal process, no hikes, stock price going nowhere, they hire very average employees.

Advice to Senior ManagementFix the middle level management - happy employees are productive employees - even if they may be average ones!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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