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Constant layoffs and restructurings. No job security.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Allentown, PA
Current Employee - Staff Engineer in Allentown, PA

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

Pros

The salary and benefits are good.

Cons

Top management is primarily interested in the bottom line quarter-to-quarter.
Yearly or bi-annual layoffs. Entire products and groups. Constant re-structurings.
Very few opportunities for career advancement.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop laying off the engineers. Instead, put them on new projects that can grow the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Your success depends on how well you work with the people above you

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    The company has a strong combination of benefits that can make the total compensation package more attractive than a straight salary comparison would indicate.
    One of a shrinking number of companies with a sabbatical program.
    The CTO has brought some new vision to the company.

    Cons

    Becoming an increasingly political environment in the upper levels of the organization.
    There has been some kind of "restructuring" every year for as long as I can remember.
    When they try to enter a new market or customer base, they try to build it with insiders with limited experience in the new area. It means the learning curve is long and can be frustrating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look past what your being told and speak to the employees again. The CEO frequently did skip levels and sessions with the rank and file when he first started but that has stopped. The connection between the top and bottom of the organization needs to be restored.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Confused and mediocre at best

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Norcross, GA

    I worked at LSI full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    At least in sector doing good (Storage controller)

    Cons

    Leadership is too erratic in the sense that the primary goals change too often.
    Too many acquisitions and lay offs.
    Work is not challenging at all (from software engineering perspective)
    Salary is not competitive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am not an expert. As an employee (software engineer) I have observed the above mentioned issues. That does not necessarily imply I have to have a solution for that.
    There is obviously a reason why the management is failing like it is. And I don't think there is any simple enough solution that even lay person (me) can see. The only general advice (which applies to anyone at any level) would be, make sure you have a mechanism to recognize your own faults.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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