Lattice Semiconductor Reviews

Updated April 13, 2015
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  1. Fun at Laatice

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    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Product Marketing Manager in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Field 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.

    Cons

    Darrin 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 Management

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

  2. Director

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Small Company Environment, people working for long time

    Cons

    Limited budget to Compete with large competitors and technology node behind

    Advice to Management

    Focus, Execute, Move Management Closer to Customer. Sitting in remote palace.

  3. CEO Downsizes Too Far

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

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    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)

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

    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 Management

    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.

  6. Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor as an intern

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work environment. nice people with good experience and tech

    Cons

    not a very bright future in my opinion

  7. Very High Executive Management turnover

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Hillsboro, OR

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

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

    Pros

    Very 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

    Cons

    Lose 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 Management

    Invest in US employees rather then moving more off shore.

  8. Good company, but lacking direction.

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

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time

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

    Pros

    Lots 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.

    Cons

    There 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 Management

    Look to promote from within before bringing in "friends" from outside the company.

  9. Engineering Intern

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    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Intern - Engineering Intern in Hillsboro, OR

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent boss, environment, and group.

    Cons

    Occasional lack of organization and communication

  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)

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

    Pros

    Reasonbale working hours and culture

    Cons

    Compenation is not good, future is uncertain

  11. Great Experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very good work environment, very good learning experience, Competitive salaries, Awesome people to work with having loads of experience in the fpga semiconductor industry.

    Cons

    Company restructuring puts some positions in risk for job security, till the managemnet is very well estabhlished should not be a long term problem

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