Silicon Graphics International Reviews

Updated July 6, 2015
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Silicon Graphics International President & CEO Jorge L. Titinger
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Pros
  • Wonderful place to work with great people (in 4 reviews)

  • The products - SGI still has a few cool products, and cool customers (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Some upper management strategy issues (in 5 reviews)

  • This totally misses the point that employees have made investments in SGI also (in 10 reviews)

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  1. System Administrator

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    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Administrator in Milpitas, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work environment, and great co-workers, many challenges

    Cons

    Company is not growing currently, so opportunities for advancement are more difficult.

    Advice to Management

    There are a lot of top notch, high quality talented individuals and it can be a great place to till for talent.


  2. Good company to work for.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International

    Pros

    Many challenges and new products.

    Cons

    Growth depends on sales and competition.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to support the field.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Incredibly fun place to work!

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    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Design in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Member of Technical Staff Design in Eagan, MN

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My coworkers are the cream of the crop. Everyone's happy to sit down with you and explain or discuss an issue. It's very laid back and some meetings are 90% jokes. The schedule is very relaxed and everyone comes and goes as they please. There's a great walking path near the office. There's also an ergonomics specialist that comes by once a quarter who helps you adjust your work space and address any issues you have. As well, the desks and chairs are fully customizable. Time off is goal oriented and there's no limit outside of reasonable frequency restrictions.

    Cons

    The work is challenging, but rewarding. There're no free drinks or snacks in the break areas.


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  5. Excellent management, great products, easy to work remote, good compensation. Overall great place to work at.

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    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The technology is great, people are smart and fun to work with, many are long time very experienced employees. The company invests in constant training and supportive of the workforce.

    Cons

    Overall the focus is HPC, that market isn't growing and also constantly becoming more competitive. So it was hard to close deals and make good money as a sales rep, especially for those not focused on FED market.

    Advice to Management

    The only way to justify the premium prices is to have premium products. Keep investing in the hardware and software and listen to your customers and employees.


  6. Great company, cool products, with customers that do interesting things!

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    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Cool products, and interesting customers. Smallish in size, which means you can make an impact on a daily basis, there's plenty of work, and a nice variety of work to be done. Enjoyed everyone I worked with and reported to. Great experience!

    Cons

    Their reputation in Silicon Valley. I don't know why they can't overcome their 'has been' reputation. They still make great HPC products that are extremely competitive and relevant.

    Advice to Management

    Benefits package was not competitive when I was there, and I think they need to spend some serious money to turn around their brand image.


  7. One of the best companies I've ever worked for...

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    Current Employee - Digital Media Solutions Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Media Solutions Engineer in Mountain View, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Though I missed the "Golden Age" at SGI, it was still going strong(ish) when I arrived, seemed like every single person I met there was brilliant and industrious, just a great environment...

    Cons

    Well I don't really know what was up, but it seemed there was some lack of vision or something in upper management, the company seemed to just crumble in a matter of a couple years.

    Advice to Management

    I suppose the same advice you can give to all upper management, money is not the focus, clearly seeing and adapting to the future is the priority, if you can't do it, move aside...


  8. Field Service review

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Warwick, RI

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible schedule allows for balanced work / family life. Always had the backing of management. Committed to continued training. Customer first attitude. Leading edge technology.

    Cons

    Can be some long hours for difficult situations.


  9. A great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Administrator in Chippewa Falls, WI

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company to work during during the hay day

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International

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

    Pros

    cutting edge technology, a lot of smart people

    Cons

    The leadership cannot delivery financially


  11. Helpful (2)

    Great place to work and build a business

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Complete autonomy in your position

    Cons

    Lack of clear vision on products

    Advice to Management

    Focus on something and stick to it



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