Silicon Image Reviews

Updated March 15, 2015
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  1. Losing Its Way

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

    I have been working at Silicon Image full-time (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
  2. A great place...........

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity to make an impact on the products and the culture. There is some bureaucracy, especially in finance, but much more positive than negative aspects to this company. Recent improvements, like Unlimited PTO are great.

    Cons

    Too many layers of approval for some relatively simple tasks (ie. Purchasing)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pare down the need to have everyone approve everything - act more like a start up than a behemouth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. system engineering

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Image full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    some equipment are short to use

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. overall sucks

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

    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
  6. Good

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

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot from professional engineers.

    Cons

    Company does not provide as much benefit as other big company.

  7. 2 people found this helpful

    good technology, poor management, good people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (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
  8. A fabless Semiconductor company, which after Mr. Martino started work, many positive change took place.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Image full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The direction, it has taken after Mr. Martino it has taken a positive direction. His management style is very good. As long as he is there, one can expect company will be doing good.

    Cons

    Employee training does not have high priority and employee herself/himself needs to do this on their own.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employee's evaluation system improvement will increase employees' productivity.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. Repetitive design work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Silicon Image full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some very good and interesting new consumer electronics development opportunities. Good growth opportunities in high-end TV. HDMI, MHL are big wins. New management responsive to some problems.

    Cons

    The work can get repetitive and boring. Once you get a circuit to work you are the "Expert" and keep doing redesigns to port it to a new technology. Little chance for new innovation. Need to break into smartphones to be very successful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Very employee friendly company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice salaries, employee friendly and good technology.

    Cons

    shrinking market share and no new products.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on innovation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Not good place to work for Digital Design Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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

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