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Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

Benefits, cafeteria, diversity, industry, work environment.

Cons

work-life balance and stock price

Advice to ManagementAdvice

retention incentives for employees

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Former Employee - Support Role in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Support Role in San Jose, CA

    I worked at LSI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Nice new facilities, fun activities like ping pong. People are nice.

    Cons

    The silicon valley culture is not embraced by all managers. Some people enjoy a great work / life balance and flexible schedules whereas others are faced with managers who cling to a more rigid work-day environment.

    This is attributed to the fact that 1/2 of the US based company is on the East Coast and they are either unfamiliar with the cultural difference or flat out resent it.

    I would be very sure to ask which flavor of management style your manager will embrace otherwise you may have a bad time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the performance review model. Lumping outstanding employees in with under-performers simply because you can only give so many "Outstanding" or "Exceeds Expectations" out is ridiculous. This prohibits you from finding your talented workers before they high-tail it out the door.

    Make the corporate culture uniform across all sites. You can't have 2 people sitting next to each other dictated by different work-environments and perks. It breeds discontent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Quality is an afterthought

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at LSI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to work on many varied projects.

    Cons

    Disconnect between management and engineering and between development and test. There are too many projects with too many engineers not having any dedicated focus. I would expect this from a small company or a startup, but not a medium company like LSI. Quality is an afterthought instead of a forethought (continuous integration, continuous deployment, developer driven unit testing, documented processes, and sane SCM are all alien to this company)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more engineers and don't be afraid to end-of-life products. %80 of the lifetime of a product is in maintenance and debug, but you barely have enough engineers to work on current and new projects. When an employee wants to transfer to another group or division, let them know whether they will be considered and if not...what they need to work on. This is an internal transfer, not an outside hire. You should want to keep your employees and make them have diverse skills.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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