Silicon Graphics International

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Silicon Graphics International Reviews

Updated January 8, 2015
Updated January 8, 2015
55 Reviews
3.1
55 Reviews
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Silicon Graphics International President & CEO Jorge L. Titinger
Jorge L. Titinger
11 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great culture, people and work/life balance (in 5 reviews)

  • SGI is a great place to work if you like to be on the edge of supercomputing (in 5 reviews)


Cons
  • we felt that upper management slightly lost control for a bit (in 5 reviews)

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

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Data entry level

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Customer Services in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Services in Santa Monica, CA

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International part-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    would to grow with company

    Cons

    to see myself as team player

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    assistant to the manger

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    It's a bumpy road forward

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time

    Pros

    Compelling and interesting work. Culture is hard working but down to earth. Great folks.

    Cons

    Financial setbacks during current business turnaround have led to staff reductions.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Really taking down spiral!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chippewa Falls, WI

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some very great knowledgeable people and great teamwork to meet deadlines and difficult situations.

    Cons

    SGI has gotten very heavy in the upper management and keep bringing in more execs than focusing on the employees and business direction. With the sale of SGI Manufacturing to Jabil Circuit there doesn't appear to be a solid future left for the remaining SGI people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start cutting from the top down...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Field Service review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Quality in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Quality in Chippewa Falls, WI

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work with great people

    Cons

    Upper management getting heavy in numbers again

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the people that do the job

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rackable/Sgi reorganization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Field Logistics Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Field Logistics Specialist in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    there was a lot of work but team work was there

    Cons

    we felt that upper management slightly lost control for a bit!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if we're doing the talk to talk ,do the walk to walk!!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting time of transition at SGI

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

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

    Pros

    change breeds opportunity and change is underway

    Cons

    will the company get the strategy correct and execute?

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    listen to the new hires with new perspectives

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The treated me well. Worked there for over a decade.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Good coworkers. Interesting products.

    Cons

    Some upper management strategy issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    360 reviews are vital!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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