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Updated December 5, 2016
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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. "Poor Health Insurance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    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.


  2. 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.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Direction is in flux"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    My local management was great. The work was good and they gave us what we needed.

    Cons

    These are difficult times and the execs are having difficulty finding the right direction.


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  5. "Data entry level"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Services in Santa Monica, CA
    Former Employee - Customer Services in Santa Monica, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    would to grow with company

    Cons

    to see myself as team player

    Advice to Management

    assistant to the manger


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Really taking down spiral!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some very great knowledgeable people and great teamwork to meet deadlines and difficult situations.

    Cons

    SGI has gotten very heavy in the upper management and keep bringing in more execs than focusing on the employees and business direction. With the sale of SGI Manufacturing to Jabil Circuit there doesn't appear to be a solid future left for the remaining SGI people.

    Advice to Management

    Start cutting from the top down...


  7. 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!!!


  8. 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great technology and team member, need more staff for field work."

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    Current Employee - Systems Support Engineer in Reston, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Support Engineer in Reston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    High end products are industry leading and innovative
    Direct report manager one of the best I've had in my career.
    Plenty of work with many customers
    Different product mix to work on everyday.

    Cons

    Need more field engineers to keep up with install base and new install base
    Need to update processes and support documentation library.
    Need to new install process for more timely information on shipping and installing and technical end user information.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to remember that Field Engineers see the customer more than Sales and provide the majority of the customer experience. thus customers have a reason to keep buying and trying our gear.
    Keep giving recognition, not just to big sales side of the house. It helps to be seen even trying.


  10. "Support Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist II/III in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Specialist II/III in Mountain View, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work. Great people.

    Cons

    Was going under so can't say much when things were not going well.


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

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


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