LSI Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Had a great experience as a Design Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Boulder, CO

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    This was my first job out of school and gave me the building blocks to become a great engineer with plenty of latitude to make my own decisions.

    Cons

    Not many cons while I was working there other than they made a business decision to cut 2,000 employees in the consumer space and I was one of them.

  2. A very good company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI

    Pros

    Great people and technology, good benefits, nice working environment.

    Cons

    Less than a month left before the company is acquired.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it the way it has been.

  3. Goodbye old LSI

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Serf in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Serf in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.

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  5. Has talent, needs direction

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Multiple good business areas allowing potential technical challenges to tackle. Maintained technical teams through ups-and-downs.

    Cons

    Senior management has no idea about the talent in the company, and does not seem to want to know or care. Surprised that it fashions itself as technology innovator when management is focused on get-the-work-done rather than get-the-work-done-correctly.

    Advice to Management

    Technology innovation is not a buzz word from few chosen ones, but comes from the rest the of the talent. Invest in them and reap rewards. Management cannot recognize non-customer facing technical challenges, but cares only the customer facing interaction--strange for a management of a technology company.

  6. Working on bleeding edge technology with great engineers

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - ASIC Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO

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

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

    Pros

    1. Experienced, yet down to earth engineers.
    2. Great atmosphere to learn.
    3. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    1. Confused management.
    2. Wavering top level decisions.
    3. No innovation.

    Advice to Management

    None.

  7. Great place to work; will I say the same after the acquisition?

    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Mendota Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Mendota Heights, MN

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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people while significant experience. Plenty of opportunity for both growth and advancement. Great benefits and excellent pay. Let's hope the same is true after the acquisition

    Cons

    Too much time spent presenting to upper manager for decision making. Empower employees.

    Advice to Management

    Enable decision making at lower levels. Empower leaders below senior management to make decisions.

  8. Good

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI full-time

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning Curve, very good engineering staff

    Cons

    Too much middle management, sometimes information is not trickled down

  9. Too much political intrigue.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in Denver, CO

    I worked at LSI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some compelling technical issues to solve in storage BU. Many smart, people-oriented, successful folks to work with, exchange ideas and learn from. Flexible work hours in most cases.

    Cons

    There's a noticeable amount of "behind the scenes" maneuvering performed by management in every level from the bottom to the top. Instead of working together to find solutions, sometimes they work at cross purposes or fight turf wars.

    Advice to Management

    As the Avago merger settles and head count adjustments are made, think clearly about what you need to get done to meet first- and second-level goals. Don't worry about building an empire or fighting your old gun battles--you won't have time for that at Avago, since it's much more focused on components and the bottom line. Make your group more efficient (yes even if that means laying off some more).

  10. OK

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at LSI

    Pros

    Schedule was Great and the hours

    Cons

    appointment based pay was not too fond of

  11. Good work place

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities
    Great culture & collaboration
    Interesting projects & assignments

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be challenging

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