LSI Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
7 Ratings

Pros
  • good work life balance is there (in 70 reviews)

  • Lot of opportunities to learn and grow in a good work environment (in 35 reviews)

Cons
  • Freshers can't maintain the work life balance (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management has completely lost sight of its employees (in 17 reviews)

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  1. July 2015

    Former Employee - Senior Network and IT Security Manager in Macungie, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Network and IT Security Manager in Macungie, PA

    I worked at LSI (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    pays well. Outside of that there are no pros..

    Cons

    Soul crushing, I've seen a lot experienced folks replaced by cheaply paid visa holders who are unless.


  2. Great if you're not a person

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Longmont, CO

    I have been working at LSI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Very good monetary compensation. That's it.

    Cons

    Avago medical worse than LSI's. CEO is all about stock and investors, which is great for monetary compensation, but they don't care about people as individuals. They drop people for a little more profit. 40% OM? If they don't hit it they lay off? Really? They kill all telecommuting employees, no matter how good they are. If you're a person, don't work here.

    Advice to Management

    Give a crap about people. They're people. What you do to them will happen to you. Do you get that?


  3. Helpful (4)

    Was a good company - now under foreign management

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Was a good, progressive company
    Had telecommuting for all
    Flexible work hours

    Cons

    All of the "pros" are gone - administrative support was eliminated and senior management expected to make their own travel arrangements, calendaring, expense vouchers, etc.
    Current CEO is from a different culture than American/Western culture - micromanages EVERYTHING, even office supply purchases!
    No telecommuting at all
    No investment in research and development

    Advice to Management

    This Avago management does not care for the LSI employees and is actively ridding itself of all personnel it does not deem necessary. Selling off parts of the company to show a great end of year bottom line for its investors.


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Great place until acquisition

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Local group is filled with great people to work with, management below Avago senior staff are engaged and friendly. Work is challenging.

    Cons

    Pre-takeover statements that no major changes in organization or personnel expected, and that benefits would improve or be no worse than pre-Avago, all lies. Major organizational changes, many layoffs company wide, and virtually every benefit has been cut (sabbaticals, vacation, reward programs, and lately vacation annual accrual and caps were cut with many people losing days to a week or more of vacation). We had among the best medical benefits in the industry; everyone is expecting the worst. The oft-repeated promise that all benefits would remain the same for a year after the acquisition was broken in the first month.

    Advice to Management

    Wouldn't matter, they don't care. In 30+ years and six companies (couple of short ones thanks to the big crashes in the 80's and 90's) this is only the second company I have worked for that apparently puts zero value on employee moral and retention.


  6. Helpful (1)

    A once great company torn apart

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - St Technical Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - St Technical Manager in Allentown, PA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries are very good and the engineers are excellent

    Cons

    A great heritage from AT&T, Lucent and Agere is being ripped apart by Avago who purchased the company in 2014. The groups that aren't being sold off (the lucky ones) are being laid off to increase profit margin. So long to a great and proud company.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of Hock Tan as soon as you can before there is nothing left but a shell.


  7. The recent company buy out makes Mendota Heights facilty difficult to review.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Test Engineer in Mendota Heights, MN
    Former Employee - Principal Test Engineer in Mendota Heights, MN

    I worked at LSI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Avago Tech seems to be committed to it's business model.

    Cons

    Reduced investment in research and developement and the outsourcing of skilled jobs makes LSI a hard company to work for.


  8. Avago/LSI/Agere Allentown PA, a Sinking Ship

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at LSI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Over 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 Management

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


  9. Sleepy. Do not work for a remote office!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal Marketing Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Principal Marketing Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at LSI full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Must say my fellow engineers and managers were nice.

    Cons

    No 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 Management

    Time for new blood! Some of you have been there over 30 years.


  10. Too much political intrigue.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in Denver, CO

    I worked at LSI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some 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.

    Cons

    There'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 Management

    As 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).


  11. Used to be good, now not so much

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    LSI 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.



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