LSI Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
422 Reviews

3.5
422 Reviews
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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
18 Ratings

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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  1.  

    Yeah they are hiring, beware

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    Current Employee - Segment Marketing  in  Atlanta, TX
    Current Employee - Segment Marketing in Atlanta, TX

    I have been working at LSI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Used to be a great company to work for, yes we worked hard, but it always paid off and people were recognized

    Cons

    No telecommuting, no 360 reviews of management, people chosen alas leaders for storage, majority don't know the business and could care less about employes. Hock being given a snow job by marketing where SW test/dev is upfront and truthful. Customer marketing is a joke, little to no training, customers demand people to be removed from their accounts. Retaliation and discrimination is allowed, those involved get promoted instead of shown the door

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do more skip level one on ones, have anonymous suggestion boxes, start reviewing management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good technology company, misleading management

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    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Allentown, PA

    I worked at LSI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on leading edge technology.

    Cons

    Management is not honest with employees or customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty is the best policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was an experience unforgettable

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary, flexible, Friendly employees,

    Cons

    too many meetings, no decision makers, don't trust employees to make decision without approval, top heavy.. Acquired by Avago ,, a company that is even worst. CEO approval for everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice because they don't listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Was good while it lasted

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    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer

    I worked at LSI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Freedom to work on difficult problems.

    Cons

    Developement spread across many locations, made communication challenging

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to learn new skills, not a good place for career advancement

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    - Great work-life balance
    - Very talented people
    - Solid products

    Cons

    - People work in silos and it is very difficult to advance or to work in a different team
    - English appears to be second language in the office. It helps if you know Hindi if you want socialize
    - Projects can become repetitive and complexity multiplied by aggressive road maps
    - Future is uncertain after the Avago takeover

  7.  

    Not such a good idea

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer  in  Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at LSI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Travel and compensation was good.

    Cons

    No transparency from upper management
    layoffs couple times a year(small)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Exciting work with great people, but lacking upper management and leadership

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    Current Employee - ASIC Verification Engineer  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - ASIC Verification Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at LSI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers and good work/family balance. Several senior engineers available for support and resource for knowledge. Benefits are pretty good.

    Cons

    Upper management lacks leadership, vision, and direction. Constant changes in org, and pretty much everything else. Decisions made with little or no information.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to low level managers, they know more than upper managers.

  9.  

    Not good experience after the Avago acquisition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Used to have good work life Balance .Looks like it is changing with the new management.

    Cons

    Avago does not seem to value the R & D strength LSI had.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are loosing a lot of valuable resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good and bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    technology is the best here

    Cons

    culture has been improving here

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    validation engineer

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    Current Employee - Hardware Validation Engineer II  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Validation Engineer II in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LSI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Compensation is good and benefits are good

    Cons

    layoff frequently, not safe place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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