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LSI Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.4 411 reviews

27% Approve of the CEO

LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan

Hock E. Tan

(11 ratings)

66% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Great place to learn new skills, not a good place for career advancement

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Great work-life balance
    - Very talented people
    - Solid products

    Cons- People work in silos and it is very difficult to advance or to work in a different team
    - English appears to be second language in the office. It helps if you know Hindi if you want socialize
    - Projects can become repetitive and complexity multiplied by aggressive road maps
    - Future is uncertain after the Avago takeover

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    Not such a good idea

    Senior Firmware Engineer (Current Employee) Wichita, KS

    ProsTravel and compensation was good.

    ConsNo transparency from upper management
    layoffs couple times a year(small)

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience

    Senior Director (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsLots of excellent technical engineers. Well compensated.

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Truly rewarding and a rich learning experience

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee)

    ProsLeaders in technology, global player

    ConsInstability, growth prospects, and pay raises

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Was great until it got bought out by Avago Technologies.

    Senior Software Engineer (Former Employee)

    ProsGood legacy LSI people (other than the ones in management, new upper management is terrible)

    Cons- New CEO is a power freak and tries to monitor and control every little thing in the company, himself. Even managers seem to be scared of taking initiatives.
    - The new corporate management is hostile and threatening t.
    - Live and work with the fear of being laid-off any day.
    - No free snacks or coffee anymore, a very rare phenomenon for a tech company.
    - The company (new CEO mostly) now considers itself a Singapore company, not an USA company. Tries to force Singaporean work culture on American employees.
    - Company mindset has now changed to save money to show investors that they are making profits. This translates directly into NO R&D funding. So no real technological growth anymore.
    - In reality company is now very stagnant without any innovations, profitable (on papers) only due to the new aggressive cost-cutting measures.
    - No bonus or perks anymore. Be happy that they pay for health insurance (partially).

    Advice to Senior ManagementConvince your boss, the new CEO, to invest some money and confidence into the employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sinking ship after aquisition

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsUsed to be technology and work life balance. Neither exists or will exist.

    ConsNew CEO is a bean counter, who runs the company by micromanaging and intimidation. The entire work force is demoralized and upset.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDust off your resumes and find new jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exciting work with great people, but lacking upper management and leadership

    ASIC Verification Engineer (Current Employee) Colorado Springs, CO

    ProsFriendly co-workers and good work/family balance. Several senior engineers available for support and resource for knowledge. Benefits are pretty good.

    ConsUpper management lacks leadership, vision, and direction. Constant changes in org, and pretty much everything else. Decisions made with little or no information.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen to low level managers, they know more than upper managers.

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    Not good experience after the Avago acquisition

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsUsed to have good work life Balance .Looks like it is changing with the new management.

    ConsAvago does not seem to value the R & D strength LSI had.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou are loosing a lot of valuable resources

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good and bad

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prostechnology is the best here

    Consculture has been improving here

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    validation engineer

    Hardware Validation Engineer II (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsCompensation is good and benefits are good

    Conslayoff frequently, not safe place to work

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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