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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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    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. "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.


  5. "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.


  6. "Sr Production Planner"

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    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.


  7. "SGI"

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    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

  8. "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


  9. Helpful (4)

    "I'd like to see SGI get better"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The people I worked with were great and in my team, working from home was an option when you needed to be with kids or were out sick.

    Cons

    In the time I worked there, I felt like there were layoffs 1-4 times every year. It really didn't help morale to always wonder whether your job was safe. I felt like management wasn't sure which direction to go and was invested in too many different projects.


  10. "PM"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of potential in merging SGI and Rackable

    Cons

    Company is fractured into leaderless camps struggling to own the company. No good will come of it.

    Advice to Management

    Lead


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