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Silicon Graphics International President & CEO Jorge L. Titinger
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Pros
  • Great culture, people and work/life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Wonderful place to work with great people (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Upper management took on too much debt (in 6 reviews)

  • Unfortunately, SGI has lost the original spirit (in 13 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Rackable/Sgi reorganization"

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    Former Employee - Field Logistics Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Field Logistics Specialist in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time (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 Management

    if we're doing the talk to talk ,do the walk to walk!!!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting time of transition at SGI"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    change breeds opportunity and change is underway

    Cons

    will the company get the strategy correct and execute?

    Advice to Management

    listen to the new hires with new perspectives


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible management, tumbling margins, lost customers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Fremont, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    They had some very nice golf caps and shirts. Other than that the company is essentially dead men walking

    Cons

    From the CEO to the VP of Sales, these individuals have absolutely no clue on running a company and have proven this quarter over quarter. This is one of the most dysfunctional companies a person could work for. They are slowly losing market-share, customers and employees and will eventually go bankrupt (Again). Third time's a charm

    Advice to Management

    Quit. You have no clue with what it takes to run a publically run corporation and am sure the shareholders and VC people will kick you to the curb anyway


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  5. "SGI was the best place I ever worked."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative company with very talented engineering team. The company is not as innovative as it once was, but still has good memory system architecture.

    Cons

    Management made poor decisions during the late 1990's that hurt the company for the next decade. It remains to be seen if a turnaround can be achieved after the acquisition by Rackable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the engineering team challenged with new innovations. Avoid commodity technology. Focus on memory system technology and large scale data processing.


  6. "Okay at employee level - shark infested waters at the executive level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fremont, CA

    Pros

    Good cooperation between organizations at the line manager level
    Flexible work schedule
    Generous stock awards
    Opportunity to expand career into new areas

    Cons

    Excessive amount of overtime
    Accountability is inconsistent
    Poor communication of the overall business plan
    Conflict and back stabbing at the executive level

    Advice to Management

    Executive conflict creates an environment of fear
    Plan and manage significant initiatives better
    Hire (pay) for growth and not just to meet today's needs


  7. "flex schedule."

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Fremont, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    flex schedule. good managers. easy going co-workers.

    Cons

    operation overhead is too high.

    Advice to Management

    none.



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