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A good place to work, warts and all.

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Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wichita, KS
Current Employee - Software Engineer in Wichita, KS

I have been working at LSI

Pros

The work environment is fairly casual. There seems to be a genuine desire to be on the cutting edge of technology. In my personal experience, salary compensation seems to be fair. The people who work at LSI tend to be proud to be part of the company, and proud of the products that the company produces. There is a sense of camaraderie that binds individual teams together. It is also a diverse workforce, and seems to be supportive of employees from all walks of life. During the recent economic downturn, the management team has been open about the companies position and strategies.

Cons

At times, internal teams do not do the best job of communicating with each other. Middle-level management does not always have the technical acumen need to be successful in their positions. At times, work/life balance issues arise, as the desire to meet customer deadlines result in management pushing teams far beyond their endurance, resulting in morale issues. The stock price has rendered the incentiveness of stock options as next to nothing. Sometimes, there seems to be a "buddy" system among management, where all of the managers seem to be close friends outside of work, which leads to impressions that they would be more willing to please or impress their "friends", as opposed to properly leading their teams.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be as transparent as possible.

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    Good work, decent work/life balance; but not somewhere to be if you want to advance and be well compensated.

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    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff (Digital Design Engineer) in Longmont, CO
    Former Employee - Member of Technical Staff (Digital Design Engineer) in Longmont, CO

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    Interesting business, exciting industry. Decent work/life balance. Decent compensation for higher level engineers. Nice and friendly environment, people in the Longmont office are nice. Typically there are nice holiday parties and summer outings.

    Cons

    Longtime (tenured) AT&T/Lucent/Agere holdouts. Slow to adapt to changing market conditions. Too many managers, no room for advancement. Politics factor into technical promotions rather than technical merit. Nonexistent raises, no corrections for market rates during promotions. It would be nice if the senior management would respond to market conditions more quickly, and reward hard work more effectively. Layoffs often times appear to be chosen without regard to ability, schedule impact, or what makes sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward good engineers better.

    Approves of CEO
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    Don't work for LSI for more than 2 years. They don't worth the time you put in there.

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    Life and work balance. Big company culture, used to be relatively stable. Good benefit plans.

    Cons

    Too many meetings. Job functions are very narrow. This caused many coordination needed between groups. No or little bonus. Poor stock plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be nice to employees. When you get $100 as reward for job well done by employees, at least give them 1 cent.

    Disapproves of CEO
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