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Updated August 3, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Incompetent Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Getting salary without doing any work

    Cons

    First level managers are incompetent. They just say big words and dont have any knowledge.
    Employees are forced to leave as their salaries are not based on performance.

    Advice to Management

    Replace first level and middle managers and hire from outside.
    Learn what is pay for performance.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "good technology, poor management, good people"

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    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Silicon Image full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good technology
    flexible working time
    nice and smart colleague.
    easy parking,
    convenient location, benefit is OK, pay is not bad, this company has niche products.

    Cons

    Managers pay more attentions on playing political games than on products. don't respect engineers and their work. steal engineers' credits. the culture of this company is not healthy, some managers don't want follow not professional ethics.

    Advice to Management

    this company future relies on leading technology, respect engineers, really need changing company culture. get rid of some bad, arrogant managers.

  3. "overall sucks"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    colleagues are great, paid not bad

    Cons

    upper management put the wrong people in charge, no long term vision, technology doesn't align with product

    Advice to Management

    get some outsiders to change the middle management culture. Need some solid leadership and cut the politics


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great technology, terrible senior managment"

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    Former Employee - Sys Administrative in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Sys Administrative in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent technology - leader in Video Standards and design. Extremely bright engineers, but the Operations side is staffed by incompetents who sometimes don't even know how to use a computer.

    Cons

    Company is run by short-term focused CEO mainly concerned with building his own wealth. This culture trickles down into management. Upper management disconnected from workers.

    Advice to Management

    Listen more to engineers and other technical people. Don't commit to projects when you don't know what's invovled. Don't assume things will get done just because you say they should. Less arrogance.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "The direction of company is not well-defined."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Overall compensation is good compared to other company.

    Cons

    Not good for career development.

    Advice to Management

    Project defining process for future project is not good, and this causes unclear company future.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great working team, horrible management"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Talented engineers and a good working working environment. Information within local branch can be shared verbally and assistance is provided when dealing with difficult issues.

    Cons

    This is company that has been plaqued by leading the race in new HDMI feature introduction rather than actual sustenance of product sales. Job responsibility is spread too wide. It is essentially a startup company in guise of a public one. Management is heavily dependent on execution rather than getting the job right. Upper management seems to think that IP is more valuable than employee contribution. Priorities and project management is a joke, all projects have deadlines within the same time period. Some departments have too many line level managers. Hardly any proposition for job improvement laterally or vertically.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees. Get a real Product Management and Marketing team.


  7. "Too much work, too many projects but not the compensation"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Join here if you don't have a personnel life.. its an exciting company working on leading edge protocols like HDMI, MHL etc..

    Cons

    Consumer electronics companies need to compete on penny basis and this puts lot on pressure on employees to meet the aggressive schedules with absolutely with no additional resources.
    You may end up working on Christams, Thanksgiving and even on Jan 1st...This is very routine for engineering staff..

    Advice to Management

    Please staff adequately

  8. "Not good place to work for Digital Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - ASIC Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - ASIC Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Reasonable work hours
    - Not too bad compensation overall

    Cons

    - Middle management as well as senior management (related to my field) sucks big time as far technical decisions/review process are concerned
    - Compensation need to go with technical skill set (for technical positions)
    - Highly biased ethnically e.g stupid and in competant people but of same ethnicity at decision making positions
    - Upper management working just for their personal gains and not for company's

    Advice to Management

    - Do complete overhauling of some of middle level management based on skill set and not based on ethnicity
    - Reward right people professionally as well as money wise if you want to see company grow


  9. "Losing Its Way"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good cooperation among peer individual contributors.
    Pay and benefits are good for this size company.

    Cons

    The medium-term and long-term mission is very confused: in product plans and technology roadmaps, the company has lost its way. Senior management does not convince the working people that there is a cohesive plan. Resources are used in non-profitable areas, without a plan to make them profitable,

    Advice to Management

    Return to the company's roots, with great technology implementations, even if it's not in high-volume, commodity products. Stop betting on contradictory product plans. Reorganize senior management toward more decisive choices, and move the focus from "this quarter" to "the next 5 years".


  10. "Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Interesting projects and products.
    Potential to gain plenty of hands-on experience.

    Cons

    Hostile working environment. Unfriendly environment.


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