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Nothing fancy, but has some upside

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Milpitas, CA

I have been working at LSI

Pros

Getting better about recognizing achievements. Compensation is fair/reasonable.
Company seems headed in the right direction.
Ability to maintain a work/life balance is very good, usually no issues with taking vacation time.

Cons

Not a name brand, products that I work on are buried in another company's device.
The office is a sea of cubicles, plain and boring.
Company is focused on lowering unnecessary cost, helps the bottom line - but also means no parties or team building events.

Approves of CEO

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    A Black Hole for Your Career

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    Coworkers are good people
    Work life balance is good
    I don't have to work there anymore.

    Cons

    Glass ceiling for promotions in the US/CO.
    Continuous Layoffs and outsourcing of US technical staff for over 12 years.
    Company has never fully recovered from dot com bust.
    Company lacks traction in the marketplace in all but a few areas.
    Constant layoffs encourage employees to protect information and expertise.
    Resources are always scarce because costs are always being cut and budgets always shrink.
    Technical groups reorg about every 18 to 24 months as the company tries to figure out how to make money. This is incredibly disruptive for individual technical contributors.
    Generally feels like working at a dying company which makes it difficult to self start.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Outsourcing is a reality of the marketplace, but you have to take care of the technical staff in the States, too, if you ever hope to succeed. If you can't get traction here and you can't get a solid direction for the company, you should try to prepare it for sale to a larger corporation that can provide a more solid footing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Satisfied, but could be much better

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

    I have been working at LSI

    Pros

    Niche markets, great and improving products, medium company size, learning and teachings through collaborations within diverse groups, somewhat realistic schedules. People.

    Cons

    Product ownership and support for the same needs to be carried out all the way through the remotest group involved.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maintain focus on collective responsibility of a product to achieve success.
    Encourage technical learning for adjacent/advanced topics as much as management ones.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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