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Silicon Graphics International Reviews

Updated April 18, 2017
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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. "SGI provides leading edge technology in hardware and software and storage."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Eagan, MN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hardworking and talented teams of software folks with a good environment for technical work.

    Cons

    Raises and compensation for employees has been disappointing the last several years.
    There have also been work force reductions and pay cuts in the past.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know that I agree with some of the changes management has made. You end up with something different, but not necessarily better. Seems like some large investments
    have been made in process changes, acquisitions, outsourcing, facility moves, layoffs, new executives, and other fads and we will all have to trust that the decisions are sound and will benefit SGI in the end?


  2. "A very troubled company with a great storied past. SGI has spun off more billion dollar than any other failing company."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great customers very poor management and no business process. Product quality is declining rapidly.

    Cons

    Poor, autocratic management that has no respect for the employees. The standard answer to complainers these days is 'If you don't like it then leave.' This totally misses the point that employees have made investments in SGI also.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the management overhead to reduce costs. Start listening to what employees have to say. Develop some respect for others in the company and come to the realization that you are not the only valuable employees in the company.

  3. "Excellent management, great products, easy to work remote, good compensation. Overall great place to work at."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The technology is great, people are smart and fun to work with, many are long time very experienced employees. The company invests in constant training and supportive of the workforce.

    Cons

    Overall the focus is HPC, that market isn't growing and also constantly becoming more competitive. So it was hard to close deals and make good money as a sales rep, especially for those not focused on FED market.

    Advice to Management

    The only way to justify the premium prices is to have premium products. Keep investing in the hardware and software and listen to your customers and employees.


  4. "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


  5. "It's a bumpy road forward"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Silicon Graphics International full-time

    Pros

    Compelling and interesting work. Culture is hard working but down to earth. Great folks.

    Cons

    Financial setbacks during current business turnaround have led to staff reductions.


  6. "Great company, cool products, with customers that do interesting things!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Manager
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cool products, and interesting customers. Smallish in size, which means you can make an impact on a daily basis, there's plenty of work, and a nice variety of work to be done. Enjoyed everyone I worked with and reported to. Great experience!

    Cons

    Their reputation in Silicon Valley. I don't know why they can't overcome their 'has been' reputation. They still make great HPC products that are extremely competitive and relevant.

    Advice to Management

    Benefits package was not competitive when I was there, and I think they need to spend some serious money to turn around their brand image.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Really taking down spiral!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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...

  8. "Field Service review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Warwick, RI
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Warwick, RI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule allows for balanced work / family life. Always had the backing of management. Committed to continued training. Customer first attitude. Leading edge technology.

    Cons

    Can be some long hours for difficult situations.


  9. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Current Employee - Quality in Chippewa Falls, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Graphics International full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful place to work with great people

    Cons

    Upper management getting heavy in numbers again

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people that do the job


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Rackable/Sgi reorganization"

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


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