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LSI Reviews

Updated January 22, 2015
Updated January 22, 2015
464 Reviews
3.5
464 Reviews
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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
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37 Ratings

Review Highlights

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.  

    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

  2.  

    Not such a good idea

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Wichita, KS
    Current Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Wichita, KS

    I have been working at LSI full-time (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
  3.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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  5.  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    Good career growth prospects for engineers

    Cons

    Limited parking at the new headquarters building

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Buy the building across for additional parking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Truly rewarding and a rich learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer

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

    Pros

    Leaders in technology, global player

    Cons

    Instability, growth prospects, and pay raises

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Was great until it got bought out by Avago Technologies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer

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

    Pros

    Good 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 ManagementAdvice

    Convince your boss, the new CEO, to invest some money and confidence into the employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Sinking ship after aquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dust off your resumes and find new jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (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.

  10.  

    Not good experience after the Avago acquisition

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI full-time (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
  11.  

    Good and bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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