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Lattice Semiconductor Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
37 Reviews
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37 Reviews
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Lattice Semiconductor President and CEO Darin G. Billerbeck
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  1.  

    Massive disappointment

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

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

    Pros

    Relatively good STARTING salary, beautiful building and facilities, subsidized cafeteria

    Cons

    Completely disconnected management - all the signs of desperation, chasing after any opportunity that may come the company's way in order to hopefully save it from impending failure - while at the same time providing NO corporate guidance, or worse yet, consistently wrong decisions. The company is attempting to cut all engineering and operations costs by way of layoffs and outsourcing, while at the same time continuing to bring in high paid upper management. There is only so far that the "soft economy" argument can go. At some point you have to have a solid plan to deliver to your customers. And this company does not have it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This is not a private company and you should not be allowed to continue to line your pockets at the expense of the employees busting their rears achieving results that will never see the light of day because this company has no clue what to produce or who it can sell it to. Resign. You've done enough damage.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    BOD and Senior Management team going in the wrong direction

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor

    Pros

    Many dedicated people in all areas of the company continue to try and deliver results with little appreciation from management.

    Cons

    New management team seems focused on short term cost reduction by outsourcing of jobs to foreign locations. CEO has not delivered on promises to improve pace of new product introduction and it has actually gotten worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The new management team seems to be doing exactly what is wrong with corporate America today
    in making the US unemployment situation worse. They need to focus on building the company rather than tearing it down.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Rollercoaster

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor

    Pros

    Wide ranging set of designs to work on

    Cons

    Short turn-over in upper management creates utter chaos throughout the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful place to work.. if you like extreme micromanagement

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor

    Pros

    I really cant think of any..

    Cons

    I was possbily the worst place I have ever worked in my life... I didnt even make it a year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider having actual software people running your software groups

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    No confidence in an ever-changing management.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The benefits are good and the facilities are very well maintained.

    Cons

    There were many cliques. It was difficult to have a clear vision when the management structure changed at least twice per year. Human resources was downsized, then they brought in a new employee? Worked an excessive amount with very little recognition.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sending jobs offshore has had a detrimental effect on the ability to react quickly. The efficiency of the staff did not meet expectations. No opportunities for professional training due to workload.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Dec 15, 2014HR Team Member

    Hello and thank you for taking the time to review our company. Lattice prides itself on having a competitive benefits package and a positive work environment for our team. Transforming the company ... More

  7.  

    Very unstable workplace, great people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    There 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.

    Cons

    They 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...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Dec 15, 2014HR Team Member

    We are glad your time here was spent in friendly environment and had the opportunity to learn and travel! We strive to build a strong, supportive, and exciting workplace for all of its employees. At ... More

  8.  

    CEO Downsizes Too Far

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Product Management in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Product Management in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time (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 ManagementAdvice

    There 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.

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

    An opinion from a former employee

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Manager in Hillsboro, OR

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

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Compensation 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 ManagementAdvice

    Companies 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Working experience at my compnay

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

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

    Pros

    Reasonbale working hours and culture

    Cons

    Compenation is not good, future is uncertain

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good place, however organization changes too frequently

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor

    Pros

    Most of the people are good to work with

    Cons

    Organization changes too frequently recently

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to retain good talents who are impacted by organization changes

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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