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LSI Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
449 Reviews
3.5
449 Reviews
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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
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34 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Before Avago: LSI was a respected place to work with a good work/life balance (in 70 reviews)

  • Lot of opportunities to learn and grow in a good work environment (in 34 reviews)


Cons
  • The work life balance is talked about, but never really something that existed (in 15 reviews)

  • Upper management didn't trust any staff below them to make a decision (in 17 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Company overall

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI

    Pros

    LSI was a great place to work

    Cons

    Avago acquisition and job cuts

  2.  

    Staff design engineer review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI

    Pros

    Good place to work. Flexible timing. Friendly work environment.

    Cons

    Some inside politics in management level.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Advanced technology access.

    Cons

    Buy out. Purchase removed employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    ReOrgs?

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Engineer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    I was with LSI for more than 7.5 years. It was best company I have ever worked with. Very employee friendly, research oriented, Good technical knowledge building and sharing, nice work environment.

    Cons

    Local management in INDIA centers have some biasing toward particular individual. This affected hard working individual contributors with technical ladder path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    LSI was never "an Avago Tech Company". This name was chosen for temporary duration (Deal announcement to day one at Avago). Please revert back to LSI on all website. Let Avago carry their own name.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    awesome place to work/learn until acquired by avago

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Senior ASIC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    good compensation, lot of experienced folks to learn from, design tools training sessions as needed, awesome people

    Cons

    as said before, acquisition by avago is the worst part of this company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a experience in the last seven years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    great Benefits, flexibility, able to work remote. some of the people was nice but upper management took awhile getting use too.

    Cons

    Upper management didn't trust any staff below them to make a decision. Too many meetings and powerpoint presentations. Never enough time to get your work done.
    The company was sold to the nearest buyer and staff not located in CA was screwed. The rich upper management left with a lot of money in their pocket. We lower class was left looking for employment and living off of cheese.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look out for the worker better in your next job....

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    It was a great company to work for; too bad they were acquired.

    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Assistant in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Great company, employees worked as a team. Employees had flexibility for work life balance.

    Cons

    Too bad the Company was aqcuired

  9.  

    Well known for brushing aside hostile work environments/harassment in CO

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Line Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Line Maintenance in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

    can't think of any. This was a horrible work experience. I experienced it first hand and only heard more stories after I left.

    Cons

    Worst 2 years of my life!!! Sued many times for harassment/hostile work environment. Its been years since I worked there and I still hear new stories from previous female employees. Always settle out of court with gag orders to prevent anyone testifying to just what is really going on there. Horrible workplace. Couldn't trust anyone. Production environments were the worst but it carried through to test and engineering. One group of test engineers were running a porn site from the company computers when I worked there. To be fair, they bought this problem from Symbios Logic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire the whole management staff and start over. You're spending huge amounts in attorney fees for defense cases that could be profit for your business. Hire people who know how to treat others with respect and dignity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great place until acquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Local group is filled with great people to work with, management below Avago senior staff are engaged and friendly. Work is challenging.

    Cons

    Pre-takeover statements that no major changes in organization or personnel expected, and that benefits would improve or be no worse than pre-Avago, all lies. Major organizational changes, many layoffs company wide, and virtually every benefit has been cut (sabbaticals, vacation, reward programs, and lately vacation annual accrual and caps were cut with many people losing days to a week or more of vacation). We had among the best medical benefits in the industry; everyone is expecting the worst. The oft-repeated promise that all benefits would remain the same for a year after the acquisition was broken in the first month.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Wouldn't matter, they don't care. In 30+ years and six companies (couple of short ones thanks to the big crashes in the 80's and 90's) this is only the second company I have worked for that apparently puts zero value on employee moral and retention.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Technical Support Engineer 2

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Technical Support Engineer in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at LSI full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great team and Manager. It was great being able to work the controllers Great benefits.

    Cons

    There was not any formal training for new products. There was not a formal up line support for the products. Takes development 6 months to years to resolve issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the customers or they will show their purchasing power.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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