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
Hock E. Tan
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.  

    Great First Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Intern in Allentown, PA

    I worked at LSI as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Gained a lot of experience in tech as a business student

    Cons

    Avg age of employees was pretty high so not the best place for someone who is young - could be a little off-putting. Also - recently got acquired.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    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 Employee - Staffing Coordinator
    Former Employee - Staffing Coordinator

    I worked at LSI as a contractor for 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
  3.  

    decent employer

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    Former Employee - Design Engineer  in  Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Design Engineer in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology and flows. Decent employer

    Cons

    Intensely aggressive schedules. Merger fallout.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good luck.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

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

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    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

  6.  

    Not such a good idea

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    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer  in  Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at LSI full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Travel and compensation was good.

    Cons

    No transparency from upper management
    layoffs couple times a year(small)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - ASIC Verification Engineer  in  Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - ASIC Verification Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to low level managers, they know more than upper managers.

  8.  

    Not good experience after the Avago acquisition

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You are loosing a lot of valuable resources

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Good and bad

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    technology is the best here

    Cons

    culture has been improving here

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Avago/LSI/Agere Allentown PA, a Sinking Ship

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Under LSI, interesting work, good pay, flexible work hours, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Over 10 years of layoffs. Don't expect the division in Allentown to be around for a long time. I would definitely think twice before accepting a position here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to Avago - replace top management in Allentown. Find some talent which can grow the business. Otherwise, just close the doors in Allentown.

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

    Great intern experience!

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

    I worked at LSI as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    -great team, great people
    -array of food in cafeteria
    -fitness center
    -very well-organized internship program

    I had an amazing manager so my personal experience was just excellent. Learned a ton and established some connections that will help me throughout my career.

    Cons

    NONE!! Never had issues with taking time off, balancing work/life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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