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Silicon Graphics International Reviews

Updated August 27, 2014
Updated August 27, 2014
51 Reviews

3.2
51 Reviews
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Silicon Graphics International President & CEO Jorge L. Titinger
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  1.  

    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

    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
  2.  

    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 for 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    In over their heads

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Longmont, CO

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

    Pros

    There are some great people there, technically and personally.

    Cons

    They have spent much of my time there trying to decide what they want to build and changing their minds. As a result, they've not done much.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being creative, make a minimum viable product, and sell it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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    • 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 for 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
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rackable/Sgi reorganization

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    Former Employee - Field Logistics Specialist  in  Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Field Logistics Specialist in Fremont, CA

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time for 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Interesting time of transition at SGI

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time for 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Technical Lead  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Lead in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time for 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great technology and team member, need more staff for field work.

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    Current Employee - Systems Support Engineer  in  Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Support Engineer in Reston, VA

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

    Pros

    High end products are industry leading and innovative
    Direct report manager one of the best I've had in my career.
    Plenty of work with many customers
    Different product mix to work on everyday.

    Cons

    Need more field engineers to keep up with install base and new install base
    Need to update processes and support documentation library.
    Need to new install process for more timely information on shipping and installing and technical end user information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upper management needs to remember that Field Engineers see the customer more than Sales and provide the majority of the customer experience. thus customers have a reason to keep buying and trying our gear.
    Keep giving recognition, not just to big sales side of the house. It helps to be seen even trying.

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

    Good, but it could be so much more

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chippewa Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chippewa Falls, WI

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture, people and work/life balance. Good pay and benefits, for the area.

    Cons

    Cash flow, sales and revenue is up and down. It's very dependent on one large customer and government business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We have people that can do the job, we just need the direction and follow through from the excutive team. Hold the "worker bees" more accountable and give them the responsibility to help move the company forward. SGI used to be "the company to work for," but it seems times have changed.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Support Engineer

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist II/III  in  Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist II/III in Mountain View, CA

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great company to work. Great people.

    Cons

    Was going under so can't say much when things were not going well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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