Silicon Image Reviews

Updated April 4, 2015
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  1. overall sucks

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Silicon Image full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

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

  2. Helpful (2)

    good technology, poor management, good people

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

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

    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 Management

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

  3. Helpful (2)

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. Design Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silicon Image

    Pros

    Interesting projects and products.
    Potential to gain plenty of hands-on experience.

    Cons

    Hostile working environment. Unfriendly environment.

  6. Mix of Personalities

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    Former Contractor - Na in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Contractor - Na in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Image as a contractor (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Making efforts to become a better all around atmosphere.

    Cons

    Mix of personalities, experience with management was very negative.

    Advice to Management

    Please re-evaluate certain employees management style. Very negative experience, very displeased.

  7. Losing Its Way

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    I have been working at Silicon Image full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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".

  8. Ethic less company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Silicon Image full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    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 Management

    Hope Management(DVR) change will ramp company growth.

  9. Not good place to work for Digital Design Engineer

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

    I worked at Silicon Image

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

    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 Management

    - 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

  10. 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

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

    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 Management

    Please staff adequately

  11. Helpful (2)

    Good Company but upper management sucks

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Silicon Image

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

    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 Management

    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

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