Stream Processors Inc

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Stream Processors Inc Reviews

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  1.  

    great startup company

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

    I worked at Stream Processors Inc

    Pros

    smart team, bright people, interesting technology

    Cons

    business has evolved, may have closed doors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    it is all about execution

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great tech -- tough business

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

    I worked at Stream Processors Inc

    Pros

    Working at SPI provides a chance to develop cutting-edge high-performance digital signal processors that people can actually program efficiently.

    Cons

    The company has since gone out of business, which makes it hard to continue to work for them. Semiconductor time to revenue is brutal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company in general could do a better job communicating overall business strategy and important events to personnel, to build feeling of inclusion.

  3.  

    decent place to work if you like the technology, but check out where they are at financially.

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Stream Processors Inc

    Pros

    interesting next-gen technology startup. Came out of stanford research. top tech guys are very motivated and competent. lifestyle attitude is good.

    Cons

    already big for a startup -- some internal politics. Nasty deadlines, not great communication back to upper mgmt. Middle mgmt a pain -- not a very flat structure. Motivation can be difficult. It's a heavily capitalized VC company, and one gets the feeling the VC's are micromanaging. They seem to stress out the top managment regularly with changing goals and hoops and barrels. Lots of firefighting and jumping on hand grenades.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to communicate the company vision better. Need to stand up to VC's and base decisions on reality, not wish lists or arbitrary metrics.

    Recommends
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    incompetent software organization

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff

    I worked at Stream Processors Inc

    Pros

    Offshoot of Stanford research holds promise of interesting work.

    Cons

    Software organization was a train wreck. Too many management positions were held by Stanford PhDs with no industry experience, decision making was incompetent. Bug rate of software was in the stratosphere, customers (of which there were few) were very dissatisfied.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your heads out of the clouds, solve operational problems, and make sure middle management is competent.

    Doesn't Recommend

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