LSI Reviews

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
440 Reviews
3.5
440 Reviews
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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
31 Ratings

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Pros
  • Work life balance is really very good and good compensation (in 68 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff Engineer

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    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
  2.  

    awesome place to work/learn until acquired by avago

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    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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It was a experience in the last seven years

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    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
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    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

  6.  

    Technical Support Engineer 2

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    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
  7.  

    Company knows what it is doing...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Engineer
    Current Employee - Product Engineer

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

    Pros

    Focused on products the company specializes in. Good benefits package and nice work life balance.
    Allows working from home depending on the type of project your are involved in. In my job, did not have much work related travel.

    Cons

    Small company mentality... ultra careful in spending money to develop. No room for career advancement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to developing employee skills.

    Recommends
  8.  

    Sandforce - LSI company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI

    Pros

    Work on Flash storage products

    Cons

    Management is very clueless and never share wealth with employees.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Good work ethics.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    Good pay and work ethics.

    Cons

    Work is not so challenging.

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mixed

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Milpitas, CA

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

    Pros

    Working with the right team, they make me feel like i have a second family. Colleagues worked hard and knew when to play. Have work and life balance when i seek for it.

    Cons

    Company is too focus in cost cutting and not revenue generating activities. Too many layoffs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on revenue generating activities and take bigger risks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A once great company torn apart

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    Current Employee - St Technical Manager in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - St Technical Manager in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Salaries are very good and the engineers are excellent

    Cons

    A great heritage from AT&T, Lucent and Agere is being ripped apart by Avago who purchased the company in 2014. The groups that aren't being sold off (the lucky ones) are being laid off to increase profit margin. So long to a great and proud company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of Hock Tan as soon as you can before there is nothing left but a shell.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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