LSI Reviews

Updated June 21, 2014
Updated June 21, 2014
423 Reviews

3.5
423 Reviews
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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
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19 Ratings

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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.  

    LSI Corporation, before it was acquired by Avago Technologies in May 2014, was a great company to work for.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at LSI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    LSI offered good benefits. LSI has very talented employees; the most talented of all the companies I've worked with. Employees are willing to work with you. Despite its size, LSI was able to adjust to changes in the market and industry to stay competitive. Middle management is very accessible.

    Cons

    Some groups lack organization and structure, which I think reduces their productivity. There is little communication between groups which causes some things to fall through the cracks. The "Cons" listed above were even more evident after the Avago acquisition. Avago business units seem to have little communication, let along coordination, between each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication and coordination between business units.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I loved working at LSI, I would have wanted to stay there but when they were acquired I was a temp so I was let go.

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    Former Employee - Staffing Coordinator
    Former Employee - Staffing Coordinator

    I worked at LSI as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good people and great complex with a cafeteria on site, great commute too!

    Cons

    I found no cons while I was working at LSI

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Director  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of excellent technical engineers. Well compensated.

    Cons

    Salary is above average but bonus level is lower. Overall compensation is competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Truly rewarding and a rich learning experience

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer

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

    Pros

    Leaders in technology, global player

    Cons

    Instability, growth prospects, and pay raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great intern experience!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at LSI as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -great team, great people
    -array of food in cafeteria
    -fitness center
    -very well-organized internship program

    I had an amazing manager so my personal experience was just excellent. Learned a ton and established some connections that will help me throughout my career.

    Cons

    NONE!! Never had issues with taking time off, balancing work/life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    Good career growth prospects for engineers

    Cons

    Limited parking at the new headquarters building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy the building across for additional parking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good work place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities
    Great culture & collaboration
    Interesting projects & assignments

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be challenging

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best company I ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Senior Employment Manager, Lead Recruiter  in  Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Employment Manager, Lead Recruiter in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Outstanding culture, wonderful people to work with, excellent management, work life balance. The quality of the working environment is unparalleled in my experience.

    Cons

    Few if any cons that I was ever able to identify during my tenure. This is a question I have racked my brain about, and really there is nothing to complain about.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Nice place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Very Talented People here
    Good enviroment
    Good HR/IT

    Cons

    Less work and life balance
    Less Career development and opptunities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great Place to Work

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    Former Employee - Electrical and Environmental Research Assistant  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Electrical and Environmental Research Assistant in Allentown, PA

    I worked at LSI as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    I applied for an internship position back in the Summer of 2011 and received the job after a few interviews. I worked with very friendly and helpful mentors that taught me a lot about integrated circuits and I also learned a lot about the importance of environmental compliance for electrical components.

    Cons

    I experienced no cons when working at this company. My experience was very positive and I would recommend this company to anybody.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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