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LSI Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
455 Reviews
3.5
455 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to wok.

    • 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

    Pros

    -Work-life balance

    Cons

    -The free coffee really sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    too much politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    it pays well, very well

    Cons

    too much politics, not a good place for career growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Will not work there if any

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at LSI

    Pros

    Few good people left in key positions

    Cons

    Management just for a present "buck"

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find a better CEO

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Rewarding experience working across CFTs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Strong technical team, open culture

    Cons

    Need more interaction between teams

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Intelligent people, easy to work environment,

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

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

    Pros

    Work environment is pretty good, not much pressure either.

    Cons

    Work may not be interesting for some.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Thought it was going to get better

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

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

    Pros

    > Pay is very good
    > Most people are very knowledgeable, talented, helpful, and friendly
    > Great telecommuting policy

    Cons

    > Constant reductions in budget / staff
    > After Agere takeover, company was growing and aggressive in the marketplace, then kind of stopped moving forward
    > Too many locations - very few face-to-face meetings

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too late, LSI was bought by Avago

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was a nice place to work - looking back a few years

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT Individual Contributor in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - IT Individual Contributor in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Plenty of challenging work, employees took personal responsibility and delivered excellent work. Most decisions made by upper and middle management were sound and proved as good business choices.

    Cons

    The Agere acquisition was a huge mistake and the IT part of it was never integrated correctly. Global work very uneven. Hammer always hanging overhead- finally dropped on me after 16+ years

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy your retirement money! Don't spend it all in one place!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Full of Politics and Fights

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

    I worked at LSI full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Balanced work/life and some interesting challenging works. Engineers skills are excellent.

    Cons

    Too much of micro management and political fights. Some managers don't know when the day ends and the night begins. We suppose to be reached anywhere and anytime for any matters which can't wait until tomorrow?

    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was A good Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    There is a good work culture here where multiple cultures work together well.
    Low level management is competent and knowledgeable.
    Pay is good and benefits are reasonable.
    LSI is trying to innovate and they give awards for unique ideas.
    Senior management seemed to be doing a good job over the last year and we were positioned to really improve earnings in 2014.

    Cons

    Avago Aquisition looks like Greed^10
    They will cut 20% of the company
    LSI was doing quite well and we will have an outstanding first quarter.
    Avago cash balance and earnings declined from 2012 to 2013.
    Its an old story where you have a shrinking market and CEOs buy other companies to cover their incompetence at growing their own revenues.

    Greed, Fear, Intimidation != Innovation, Creativity, Growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really? Would they listen?

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Techie company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 8 years)

    Pros

    Colleagues with Strong technical skills
    Technically challenging research projects

    Cons

    Work life balance is not that great.
    Project schedules are pretty tight.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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