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Silicon Image Reviews

Updated September 9, 2014
Updated September 9, 2014
31 Reviews
3.1
31 Reviews
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Silicon Image Chief Executive Officer Camillo Martino
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  1.  

    overall sucks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    colleagues are great, paid not bad

    Cons

    upper management put the wrong people in charge, no long term vision, technology doesn't align with product

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some outsiders to change the middle management culture. Need some solid leadership and cut the politics

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    good technology, poor management, good people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    good technology
    flexible working time
    nice and smart colleague.
    easy parking,
    convenient location, benefit is OK, pay is not bad, this company has niche products.

    Cons

    Managers pay more attentions on playing political games than on products. don't respect engineers and their work. steal engineers' credits. the culture of this company is not healthy, some managers don't want follow not professional ethics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    this company future relies on leading technology, respect engineers, really need changing company culture. get rid of some bad, arrogant managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent Management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Image

    Pros

    Getting salary without doing any work

    Cons

    First level managers are incompetent. They just say big words and dont have any knowledge.
    Employees are forced to leave as their salaries are not based on performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Replace first level and middle managers and hire from outside.
    Learn what is pay for performance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Losing Its Way

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Very good cooperation among peer individual contributors.
    Pay and benefits are good for this size company.

    Cons

    The medium-term and long-term mission is very confused: in product plans and technology roadmaps, the company has lost its way. Senior management does not convince the working people that there is a cohesive plan. Resources are used in non-profitable areas, without a plan to make them profitable,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Return to the company's roots, with great technology implementations, even if it's not in high-volume, commodity products. Stop betting on contradictory product plans. Reorganize senior management toward more decisive choices, and move the focus from "this quarter" to "the next 5 years".

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Ethic less company

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silicon Image full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    No work (sit idle & Earn lot)
    Management friendly system (If you close to management you will benefit alot)

    Cons

    Bad work culture
    No Career growth
    Bad appraisal system
    No job satisfaction
    They will Treat Indians like cheap labour
    Learning & development is less.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hope Management(DVR) change will ramp company growth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Not good place to work for Digital Design Engineer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ASIC Development Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Image

    Pros

    - Reasonable work hours
    - Not too bad compensation overall

    Cons

    - Middle management as well as senior management (related to my field) sucks big time as far technical decisions/review process are concerned
    - Compensation need to go with technical skill set (for technical positions)
    - Highly biased ethnically e.g stupid and in competant people but of same ethnicity at decision making positions
    - Upper management working just for their personal gains and not for company's

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Do complete overhauling of some of middle level management based on skill set and not based on ethnicity
    - Reward right people professionally as well as money wise if you want to see company grow

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Too much work, too many projects but not the compensation

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Image

    Pros

    Join here if you don't have a personnel life.. its an exciting company working on leading edge protocols like HDMI, MHL etc..

    Cons

    Consumer electronics companies need to compete on penny basis and this puts lot on pressure on employees to meet the aggressive schedules with absolutely with no additional resources.
    You may end up working on Christams, Thanksgiving and even on Jan 1st...This is very routine for engineering staff..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please staff adequately

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good Company but upper management sucks

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silicon Image

    Pros

    Great Working environment among engineers. Things get done.

    Cons

    Upper management only cares about their own career path. Direction is not transparent to employees. Back stabbing is a daily tasks for management level. No risk taking from upper management, only care about not making mistakes. Some upper management doesn't even have the "technical knowledge" to run the department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't listen to your direct reports, talk to the lower level management as well as employee to get a "feel" of the "real" culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great working team, horrible management

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Image

    Pros

    Talented engineers and a good working working environment. Information within local branch can be shared verbally and assistance is provided when dealing with difficult issues.

    Cons

    This is company that has been plaqued by leading the race in new HDMI feature introduction rather than actual sustenance of product sales. Job responsibility is spread too wide. It is essentially a startup company in guise of a public one. Management is heavily dependent on execution rather than getting the job right. Upper management seems to think that IP is more valuable than employee contribution. Priorities and project management is a joke, all projects have deadlines within the same time period. Some departments have too many line level managers. Hardly any proposition for job improvement laterally or vertically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Value your employees. Get a real Product Management and Marketing team.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    The direction of company is not well-defined.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Image

    Pros

    Overall compensation is good compared to other company.

    Cons

    Not good for career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Project defining process for future project is not good, and this causes unclear company future.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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