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LSI Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
464 Reviews
3.5
464 Reviews
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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
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37 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Before Avago: LSI was a respected place to work with a good work/life balance (in 70 reviews)

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


Cons
  • The work life balance is talked about, but never really something that existed (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management didn't trust any staff below them to make a decision (in 17 reviews)

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  1.  

    OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI

    Pros

    Schedule was Great and the hours

    Cons

    appointment based pay was not too fond of

  2.  

    Good

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

    I have been working at LSI full-time

    Pros

    Learning Curve, very good engineering staff

    Cons

    Too much middle management, sometimes information is not trickled down

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work and learn from the experts in the storage industry.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    1. Friendly colleagues.
    2. Opportunities to learn from experts.
    3. Work-life balance.

    Cons

    1. Location is not great
    2. Training, employee encouragement
    3. Perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    LSI Corp

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI

    Pros

    Good pay, good culture and good place.

    Cons

    It is being acquired, transition time.

  6.  

    good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer II in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    good environment. great colleagues. the manager gives you freedom to do the work. also very helpful if you encounter a problem.

    Cons

    management restructuring happened too often. poor design documentation on the engineer side makes it hard to understand the code and debug. avago acquisition makes everyone nerves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    people are working really hard. stop changing the structure every year.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good place to wok.

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

    I have been working at LSI

    Pros

    -Work-life balance

    Cons

    -The free coffee really sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a nice place to work - looking back a few years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Individual Contributor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Individual Contributor in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of challenging work, employees took personal responsibility and delivered excellent work. Most decisions made by upper and middle management were sound and proved as good business choices.

    Cons

    The Agere acquisition was a huge mistake and the IT part of it was never integrated correctly. Global work very uneven. Hammer always hanging overhead- finally dropped on me after 16+ years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy your retirement money! Don't spend it all in one place!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience

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

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

    Pros

    some great people in the trenches work there, very experienced and willing to share

    Cons

    constant death spiral in terms of trying to achieve targets - focus on driving revenue killed innovation and growth as opposed to getting the stock price and top management bonuses

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on what made LSI Logic and AT&T/Lucent/Agere great places to work - innovative and leading the way in so much

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a career-oriented organization

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Mendota Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Mendota Heights, MN

    I have been working at LSI full-time

    Pros

    Mostly senior-level staff with years of experience who know what they are doing because they have done it the same way for years. Good learning opportunity for 3-5 year experienced engineers.

    Managers and some directors who are talented and good to work for because they understand and emphasize with front line engineers.

    Cons

    Most of the corporate career development programs are just there to check boxes for the execs and HR. There is very little substance behind them and REAL development of employees is not made a priority with managers and directors.

    Lack of honesty in project scheduling. Early estimates are inflated by middle management just so that they can heroically "pull in" the schedule when asked by execs. In the end, the churn hurts overall performance of the front line engineers as plans are constantly changing unnecessarily during the development phase.

    Beware, if you get a manager or director who is not one of the good ones as they are only interested in old-school cold-blooded management principals where titles, rank, and superficial perceptions rule all.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you want to run a lean company, make that decision and move forward. The constant accordion of staff-up, then lay off is hurting morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good, but not stable

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at LSI full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Reasonable workload. Good live and work balance.

    Cons

    Frequent layoff. Uncertainty arises from time to time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stability is a must.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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