LSI Reviews

Updated April 14, 2015
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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
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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 35 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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  1. Senior Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. Great environment. Flexible hours.

    Cons

    You need to either avoid, or kiss the ring, of the old engineers who personally knew Hewlett and Packard. Typical good ol' boy network. If you can't handle good ol' boy networks...why are you working in Semiconductors?

    Advice to Management

    You fired me, which was justified. But you are doing great work.

  2. I was the Prototype/Samples Manager for LSI, delivering industry leading computer chips to every computer company.

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    Former Employee - Sample Coordinator in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Sample Coordinator in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at LSI full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leading edge technology, and a fast paced environment.

    Cons

    Senior management overcommitting to customer requests. While not necessarily a bad thing, it dissolves the need for Program Management's schedules.

  3. student test engineer

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at LSI as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Time is flexible. Big cafeteria.

    Cons

    no free coffee, salary is under the market

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  5. Job is good, great insurance, decent pay and good people. Average job

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    Current Employee - Print Operator
    Current Employee - Print Operator

    I have been working at LSI

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good overtime, calm management. Work is fun and fast paced, keeps you moving around

    Cons

    People suck, and it can be a little frustrating at Times that the blame is passed down.

  6. One of the finest companies I've had a chance to work for!

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    Former Employee - Executive in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in San Jose, CA

    I worked at LSI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, leadership investing in technology and not afraid to stand back and let employees do the work. People oriented company with great benefits, competitive pay, and an understanding for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, LSI was purchased back in May of 2014, and the new management has made some changes...

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great people, not many opportunities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great team. Best in class designs

    Cons

    Not many career opportunities for promotion etc

  8. Helpful (1)

    Desktop/Network Support

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    Former Employee - Desktop/Network Support in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Desktop/Network Support in Allentown, PA

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

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

    Pros

    LSI was a great place to work, with ample compensation and the opportunity to work with talented employees

    Cons

    Corporate downsizing and lower compensation

  9. Helpful (1)

    Days are numbered when you're hired

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paycheck nothing else

    Cons

    They lay people off in groups of ten, soon as 11/1 rolls around.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe organize the company better so you don't need to do that.

  10. Depends upon your immediate Management Environment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    Good company all around for caring about employees

    Cons

    There are pockets of bad management in certain divisions

  11. Sr. buyer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI

    Pros

    Nice people to work with and work for

    Cons

    Most of the buildings in San Jose are updated, but the one that I work in is out dated.

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