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LSI Reviews

Updated May 23, 2014
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3.4 410 reviews

27% Approve of the CEO

LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan

Hock E. Tan

(11 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is really very good and good compensation(in 64 reviews)

  • Work environment is pretty good, not much pressure either(in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is talked about, but never really something that existed(in 16 reviews)

  • The company stock price is not attractive(in 16 reviews)

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    Avago/LSI/Agere Allentown PA, a Sinking Ship

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Allentown, PA

    ProsUnder LSI, interesting work, good pay, flexible work hours, and good benefits.

    ConsOver 10 years of layoffs. Don't expect the division in Allentown to be around for a long time. I would definitely think twice before accepting a position here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdvice to Avago - replace top management in Allentown. Find some talent which can grow the business. Otherwise, just close the doors in Allentown.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sleepy. Do not work for a remote office!

    Principal Marketing Manager (Former Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsMust say my fellow engineers and managers were nice.

    ConsNo direction at all. You must be a self starter, and i would encourage you to work in Milpitas before going to any remote office.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTime for new blood! Some of you have been there over 30 years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Too much political intrigue.

    Senior Member Technical Staff (Former Employee) Denver, CO

    ProsSome compelling technical issues to solve in storage BU. Many smart, people-oriented, successful folks to work with, exchange ideas and learn from. Flexible work hours in most cases.

    ConsThere's a noticeable amount of "behind the scenes" maneuvering performed by management in every level from the bottom to the top. Instead of working together to find solutions, sometimes they work at cross purposes or fight turf wars.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAs the Avago merger settles and head count adjustments are made, think clearly about what you need to get done to meet first- and second-level goals. Don't worry about building an empire or fighting your old gun battles--you won't have time for that at Avago, since it's much more focused on components and the bottom line. Make your group more efficient (yes even if that means laying off some more).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Used to be good, now not so much

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe overall benefits package is really awesome.
    The pay is also very competitive.
    Low to mid level workers are all very skilled.

    ConsLSI used to be a great place to work until we got a new CEO who brought in all of his Intel cronies and changed the entire culture of the company.
    Career advancement is non existent.
    Too much time spent on making non value add presentation slides to appease upper level managment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Will not work there if any

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFew good people left in key positions

    ConsManagement just for a present "buck"

    Advice to Senior ManagementFind a better CEO

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    too much politics

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosit pays well, very well

    Constoo much politics, not a good place for career growth

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Full of Politics and Fights

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee) Milpitas, CA

    ProsBalanced work/life and some interesting challenging works. Engineers skills are excellent.

    ConsToo much of micro management and political fights. Some managers don't know when the day ends and the night begins. We suppose to be reached anywhere and anytime for any matters which can't wait until tomorrow?

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    Great work until the music stops and you don't have a chair

    Principal DSP Software Engineer (Former Employee) Allentown, PA

    ProsCostumers are the top in the industry

    ConsNarrow set of customers make company susceptible to wimps of customers.
    Median employee age is high since they haven't hired squat since the layoffs (when company was Agere) started 10 years ago.
    All layoffs look like age discrimination but aren't as nearly everybody is over 40.
    Talent or age are not an issue with layoffs, it's just about (lack of) money.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire when Avago buys the company. The industry can survive without you.
    Stop buying back stock (it hasn't helped)
    Make investments in new directions (much like you did with Storage but elsewhere).

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awful experience....mostly

    Quality Assurance (Former Employee) Pittsburgh, PA

    ProsTelecommuting and that's really it

    ConsI feel like 1st graders could have run this company better. Constant overstaffing, then layoffs a week later, rinse and repeat.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Static structures in general, I ended up with a bad manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsChallenging work, interesting problems to solve. There are a good amount of very capable engineers @ LSI, motivated, sharp go-getters

    ConsThe DC structure I worked in was (10 years ago) and still is static. There was no change in all this time. Same manager does same job with the majority of same people.
    There was no company culture of teamwork that I could find. Everyone JUST fights for him/herself. It ends up being a net loss in my point of view for the company as more knowledge could be generated and kept if there was more of a team culture present.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMix it up in ALL departments, not only a few. There are whole departments in your company that have not seen any change in 13+ years.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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