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LSI Reviews

Updated November 25, 2014
Updated November 25, 2014
450 Reviews
3.5
450 Reviews
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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
35 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2.  

    validation engineer

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    Current Employee - Hardware Validation Engineer II in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Validation Engineer II in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at LSI full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation is good and benefits are good

    Cons

    layoff frequently, not safe place to work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    Sleepy. Do not work for a remote office!

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    Former Employee - Principal Marketing Manager in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Principal Marketing Manager in Colorado Springs, CO

    I worked at LSI full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Must say my fellow engineers and managers were nice.

    Cons

    No direction at all. You must be a self starter, and i would encourage you to work in Milpitas before going to any remote office.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time for new blood! Some of you have been there over 30 years.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    A good place to start career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI full-time

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities to learn, You will be given a lot of responsibility, irrespective of seniority levels

    Cons

    Very frequent changes in the org structure, Unpredictable on the outcomes of the org changes

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    It is a great place to work. family friendly.

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    work-life balance is very good. very flexible schedules. time-off policies are also very good.

    Cons

    you are constantly on the verge of layoffs and fear of losing job. constant reorganizations and moving of work to overseas.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Goodbye old LSI

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits, but that may be changing with the acquisition. The coffee is still free. Challenging work in the area I was in.

    Cons

    Layoffs, Layoffs, Layoffs. Google 'layoffs LSI', and see what you find. Bottom line focus. The upcoming acquisition may change things radically.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop talking about being innovative. Innovation requires taking risks. Bottom line accountant-run companies do not take risks, do not innovate, they just milk the existing products for all they're worth.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great intern experience!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at LSI as an intern (less than an 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
  10.  

    soon to be gone

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    Current Employee - Senior Director in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Director in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Depth of experienced engineers. Long history. Engineering driven.

    Cons

    Has struggled to make money for the past several years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    nothing to say...the company is sold.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good company with solid people

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at LSI full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good people, everyone works well together, compensates well, and cares about employees.

    Cons

    Some old timers who do not want to change the way they do things

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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