Lattice Semiconductor
3.0 of 5 32 reviews
www.latticesemi.com Hillsboro, OR 500 to 999 Employees

Lattice Semiconductor Reviews

Updated Apr 2, 2014
Lattice Semiconductor – US – “Lattice Silicon Valley Offices”

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3.0 32 reviews

                             

38% Approve of the CEO

Lattice Semiconductor President and CEO Darin G. Billerbeck

Darin G. Billerbeck

(16 ratings)

40% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor full-time

Prosenjoy working with my team members

Consexpect more things to be learned

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Very unstable workplace, great people

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time for more than a year

ProsThere are some really great people that work for Lattice. It is a very tight community, and there are a lot of opportunities to learn and travel.

ConsThey have sent many jobs overseas. Management turnover is very high. It seemed like every quarter there were layoffs and it was very unstable and stressful. Darin (the CEO) had pretty much replaced every high level manager with someone else, many of whom he was buddies with from different companies. It really gave a message that it was more important who you were friends with versus how hard you worked. It's also not a great place to work as a female...

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Excellent work place

Design Engineering Manager (Current Employee)
San Jose, CA

I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery transperent management. There is energy at this place, no overheads in the team. Priorities are clear and everyone in the team counts.

ConsCompany does not always work on cutting edge technologies. Budgets are closely monitored to avoid any overheads, making it tight on resources sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementTries to be as transperent as possible

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fun at Laatice

Product Marketing Manager (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time for more than 3 years

ProsField technical people are some of the best in the world, especially in the European theater. The people that directly support that effort are all fun to work with and have top notch credentials to do so.

ConsDarrin Billerbreck (new CEO) is under direction of a mostly Intel schooled board to move all support services (even technical) offshore. Shrinking the company to 1/3 its former size. No one is safe from such cuts. Those remaining spend a lot of time helping replacements function.

Advice to Senior ManagementFind a way to keep morale from going any lower. Someone has to point out "The emperor has no clothes on" to the business community.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time for more than 5 years

ProsSmall Company Environment, people working for long time

ConsLimited budget to Compete with large competitors and technology node behind

Advice to Senior ManagementFocus, Execute, Move Management Closer to Customer. Sitting in remote palace.

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CEO Downsizes Too Far

Product Management (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

Pros- Portland area a good place to live
- Field sales and applications engineers are the best
- Nice home office building in Hillsboro

Cons- Latest CEO has a mission to move most functions offshore (Darin Billerbeck)
- People in support groups were great, but have ALL been laid off
- CEO last at Zilog where he was rewarded for doing the same thing (downsizing)

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is a difference between cutting fat and amputation of limbs. Company will never be the same as a result. Success is by no means assured.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Manager (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

ProsThe people you work with are friendly and are dedicated to the company.
The company work/life balance is good.
Ample opportunities for charitable work, and corporate social events.

ConsCompensation has remained stagnant for several years, with goal based bonuses meant to motivate.
Company has had 7-8 different CEO's and associated churn within ~10yr span.
Corporate slogans, but no corporate culture.
Market strategy for future growth uninspiring.

Advice to Senior ManagementCompanies require employees to achieve corporate goals. Too many expensive executive level hires occurred.
Eliminating positions to control costs is suspect following an expensive rebranding process.
Do more to keep your employees. Do more to keep them engaged. Keeping employees is less expensive than hiring and training new ones.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Nice place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor as an intern

ProsGood work environment. nice people with good experience and tech

Consnot a very bright future in my opinion

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Very High Executive Management turnover

Engineering Manager (Former Employee)
Hillsboro, OR

I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time for more than 10 years

ProsVery good group of people, engineers had expertise in many areas.
Very good team work within teams. More then willing to help each other when needed.
Very community related. Offer communitinvolvementnt time off

ConsLose of some very good people due to moving jobs off shore.
Executive Management turnover very highcausingg a lack of long term focus
7 different CEO's in the last 10 years
Below average compensation expect 1% - performancence increase annually

Advice to Senior ManagementInvest in US employees rather then moving more off shore.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good company, but lacking direction.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time

ProsLots of good people who really want to see the company succeed. The current products themselves are well positioned in a market niche, and the competition isn't really there.

ConsThere has been a lot of turnover in executive management, and it has become a company where execs bring in friends from the outside as opposed to promoting from within. The company has a whole has a difficult time taking an honest look at its products, practices and sales.

Advice to Senior ManagementLook to promote from within before bringing in "friends" from outside the company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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