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LSI Reviews in Milpitas, CA

Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
419 Reviews

3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is really very good and good compensation (in 64 reviews)

  • Work environment is pretty good, not much pressure either (in 30 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is talked about, but never really something that existed (in 16 reviews)

  • The company stock price is not attractive (in 16 reviews)

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  1.  

    LSI IT - Great People. Great Environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - IT Business Analyst in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    People, people, people. At LSI, the people make the difference, especially in IT. From the CIO down, the IT staff were very knowledgeable and very easy to work with. And we were always provided with the latest and greatest technology, whenever it was needed to perform our functions.

    Cons

    There were many times when vacation balances stopped accruing because there was rarely a good time to take time off. When that happened, it felt like you were losing money...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When times are profitable, consider increasing IT staffing to adequate levels...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Full of Politics and Fights

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    Balanced work/life and some interesting challenging works. Engineers skills are excellent.

    Cons

    Too much of micro management and political fights. Some managers don't know when the day ends and the night begins. We suppose to be reached anywhere and anytime for any matters which can't wait until tomorrow?

    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place to work, if you can survive the lay-offs

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

    Pros

    Good Pay and Benefits. Flexible work schedule to better balance work & Life. Good growth opportunity.

    Cons

    Recurrent restructuring efforts and changes in strategies and directions. Limited long term view for overall company growth. Rapid changes in management at all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    After spending lot of time and effort, it will be better if you stick to a strategy you came up with for quite some time before giving it up and changing to a new one.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Most departments - great, Marketing is a nightmare

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong team of engineers

    Cons

    Marketing dept SVP has no direct marketing exp and not a strong leader, completely silo org, disconnected with the business units. Lot's of capable people - but absolutely no leadership. In addition, the entire team is confused as to their roles and responsibilities. A few legacy staff make everyone's life miserable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strong leaders provide vision and coaching - not simply "hire and fire" mentality. There should be clear roles and responsibilities. BUs are best served by having outbound marketing as part of their team - not by outsourcing it to corporate marketing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

    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
  7.  

    Marketing

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

    Pros

    Great People and culture
    Generous Compensation - Very Fair
    Excellent Benefits - The HSA is great, Always looking to improve.
    Very Cool Technology

    Cons

    Sometimes requires more travel than I would like

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue your excellent continuous improvement efforts. The Spark recognition program is wonderful.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Analog Design Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analog Design Engineer  in  Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Analog Design Engineer in Milpitas, CA

    Pros

    1. Benefits above average in the industry.
    2. Technology is up to date
    3. Flexible work schedule with work from home options

    Cons

    1. too many layoffs, some of which were never announced
    2. Meetings are redudant and lengthy, and bring down the efficiency at work
    3. Management doesn't care what your career development or professional ambition is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend more time connecting with engineering development, rather than talking and playing politics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Solid company, some good people, lots of politics, severe lack of process within marketing

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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

    Pros

    Great benefits package and employee perks, competitive salary, good/solid/steady company

    Cons

    politics, lack of process, management is hesitant to instill change

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    instill process implementation with a firmer hand

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Friendly work environment

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

    Pros

    The colleges are mostly friendly; the working space is large with enough privacy; the business is stable, and the salary is ok.

    Cons

    The benefits are not very good, very little bonus and almost no team building activities; No training for the new employees; The interaction between management team and engineers is very limited.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more team building to motivate the employees; need more interaction between higher level management team with engineers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Best place to work

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

    Pros

    Good work culture and members of HR function are very supportive

    Cons

    Building infrastructure could be better

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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