LSI Reviews

Updated September 13, 2014
Updated September 13, 2014
432 Reviews
3.5
432 Reviews
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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
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24 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at LSI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    LSI provides many opportunities, and tools for employees to improve on their career.
    People are very friendly and nice. Benefits are excelletn

    Cons

    Company future direction is not solid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes there are too much politics

    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    good company but going down

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at LSI full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice people. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Higher management are not doing their jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Select directors carefully.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    The recent company buy out makes Mendota Heights facilty difficult to review.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Test Engineer  in  Mendota Heights, MN
    Former Employee - Principal Test Engineer in Mendota Heights, MN

    I worked at LSI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Avago Tech seems to be committed to it's business model.

    Cons

    Reduced investment in research and developement and the outsourcing of skilled jobs makes LSI a hard company to work for.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Leading storage semiconductor company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    Industry leading technology with associated talent to remain competitive. Retain top customers from the addressable market.

    Cons

    Strong time to market pressure. Very compressed product development cycle. Long hours and high pressure environment.

  6.  

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at LSI full-time for 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
  7.  

    Good technology company, misleading management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Allentown, PA

    I worked at LSI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Opportunity to work on leading edge technology.

    Cons

    Management is not honest with employees or customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Honesty is the best policy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It was an experience unforgettable

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good salary, flexible, Friendly employees,

    Cons

    too many meetings, no decision makers, don't trust employees to make decision without approval, top heavy.. Acquired by Avago ,, a company that is even worst. CEO approval for everything

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no advice because they don't listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Was good while it lasted

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer
    Former Employee - Staff Engineer

    I worked at LSI full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Freedom to work on difficult problems.

    Cons

    Developement spread across many locations, made communication challenging

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Design Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at LSI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice place to work and good work life balance.

    Cons

    No Career advancement. No proper career advancement training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide career advancement training to employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    great place to learn

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Product Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at LSI full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Extremely competent Engineers. Good place for a NCG. Very good health benefits and compensation. Excellent RSU plan. great location in San Jose. Good cafeteria and Gym. Lots of company perks.

    Cons

    Acquired by Avago. Culture is bound to change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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