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Updated April 18, 2017
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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)

  • Great people, good salary, unlimited time off policy (in 7 reviews)

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

  • SGI was recently acquired by HPE (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work (prior to HPE acquisition)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, good salary, unlimited time off policy

    Cons

    SGI was recently acquired by HPE. If your job wasn't eliminated, you will become just a number.
    SGI "temporarily" discontinued 401k match months prior to acquisition, then never offered a retroactive match once acquisition was announced.


  2. "MTS"

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    Former Employee - MTS1 Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - MTS1 Software Engineer in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and benefits

    Cons

    Support of the management team for strategy

  3. "Poor Health Insurance"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology and fun people to work with.

    Cons

    Health Insurance options are less than stellar and often frustrating for internal HR staff.


  4. "Minimal Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible. Able to work remote and given plenty of development freedom.

    Cons

    Here are five words to fill this.


  5. "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Passionate hard working people who know ..

    Cons

    Really poor upper management. How do you go from $770 mil in sales to 500 ml in 1 year.

    Advice to Management

    Worst Board of Directors ever assembled in the history of IT Industry.


  6. "CREATIVE DIRECTOR/ART DIRECTOR"

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    Former Employee - Art Director in Menlo Park, CA
    Former Employee - Art Director in Menlo Park, CA

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility of owning my own business.

    Cons

    Need to find my own projects.


  7. "Sr Production Planner"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Planner/Master Scheduler in Newport News, VA
    Former Employee - Project Planner/Master Scheduler in Newport News, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great environment. An easy place to work. Very appreciative e-.staffing that rewards your effort

    Cons

    There are instances when the workload becomes overwhelming. Last minute changes to configurations in production tests your skills on a regular bases.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. It was great working there.

  8. "SGI"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Recruiter/On-Site Coordinator in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter/On-Site Coordinator in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International (More than a year)

    Pros

    SGI was ahead of its time

    Cons

    Haven't heard much in years

    Advice to Management

    Hard to say, they seemed to be doing the right things at the time


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Hope"

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    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is definitely some hope on the horizon with SGI. The last five years has been rough but with the UV product line, we have gained market share quickly with the HPDA products. This is finally looking for towards application specific systems which is where SGI got it's start back in the day.

    The quality of work is largely dependent on the manager, and the majority are good. There is little micro managing and a relaxed environment that focuses on getting things done, not hours. So I may work 34 hours one week but then 45 the next, which I will take.

    Cons

    People are coming out of their shell finally after the layoffs and they are innovating again, but not enough yet. In general, an old workforce that is stubborn to change.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on applications, we can't beat ibm at their own game. Stop promoting people to VP as well, we have enough...


  10. "Good Company , Poor management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Logic Designer in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Logic Designer in Tinton Falls, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Talented team to work with. Nice people.

    Cons

    Upper management took on too much debt. Limited product line.

    Advice to Management

    Diversify


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