LSI Reviews

Updated March 16, 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. 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)

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. 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

    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...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful

    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
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    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
  6. 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 a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too bad the Company was aqcuired

  7. LSI Corporation, before it was acquired by Avago Technologies in May 2014, was a great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

    LSI offered good benefits. LSI has very talented employees; the most talented of all the companies I've worked with. Employees are willing to work with you. Despite its size, LSI was able to adjust to changes in the market and industry to stay competitive. Middle management is very accessible.

    Cons

    Some groups lack organization and structure, which I think reduces their productivity. There is little communication between groups which causes some things to fall through the cracks. The "Cons" listed above were even more evident after the Avago acquisition. Avago business units seem to have little communication, let along coordination, between each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve communication and coordination between business units.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. I loved working at LSI, I would have wanted to stay there but when they were acquired I was a temp so I was let go.

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    Former Contractor - Staffing Coordinator
    Former Contractor - Staffing Coordinator

    I worked at LSI as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good people and great complex with a cafeteria on site, great commute too!

    Cons

    I found no cons while I was working at LSI

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Very good company but not exist any more.

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    Former Employee - Firmware in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Firmware in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Very good high technology company. Good culture. It never asks employee to work overtime.
    It has good quality sense.

    Cons

    Nothing to say. I think everything is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Why sold the company to Avago?

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. good

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    Current Employee - Project Trainee in Pune (India)
    Current Employee - Project Trainee in Pune (India)

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

    Pros

    good office culture batter company values

    Cons

    training with good learning

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. Good experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of excellent technical engineers. Well compensated.

    Cons

    Salary is above average but bonus level is lower. Overall compensation is competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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