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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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    BOD and Senior Management team going in the wrong direction

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    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
  2.  

    Rollercoaster

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    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
  3.  

    Friendly and good benefit

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor

    Pros

    1. Friendly, and relaxing;
    2. Stable, and good benefit

    Cons

    1. No career fast track
    2.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Wonderful place to work.. if you like extreme micromanagement

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    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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lattice Semiconductor, 'more of the best'

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    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive (even though benefits are sub-par), business outlook is improving with new FPGA product mix as older PLD products are phased out, FPGA market as a whole is relatively robust and growing even if Lattice has a tiny slice of a huge pie.

    Cons

    We need to find a permanent CEO to replace the interim CEO, asap. The company is just coming out a two year slump and several cycles of cost-cutting and consolidation. There's not much fat left to cut.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More focus and investment on sales and marketing. Maintain commitment to new product development.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lattice poised for growth

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Hillsboro, OR
    Current Employee - Director in Hillsboro, OR

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor

    Pros

    Lots of upside for new products and an increasingly high profile blue chip customer base. Lattices's proprietary embedded flash CMOS process developed with foundry partner Fujitsu is not available to competitors and represents a major barrier of entry for them. Lattice will continue to optimize product development around this process down to 65nm and 45nm nodes.

    Cons

    There is relatively high risk at Lattice given its financial resources and market share in comparison to its larger competitors Xilinx and Altera. Currently, the company is operating at around the breakeven point but will continue to have strong cash flows from its prepaid wafer agreement with Fujitsu

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lattice needs to continue to increase resource deployment in differentiated products where they have a clear technological advantage over their competitors

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    small company promising future. The culture is similar with Intel as most of the manager came from intel.. They value ba

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Alabang (Philippines)
    Current Employee - Research and Development Engineer in Alabang (Philippines)

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

    Pros

    the company is still small and possess big opportunity to grow specially with incoming new product. Lattice gave bonuses according to company's performance. The culture is similar with Intel as most of the manager came from intel.. They value balance life effectively

    Cons

    limited resources specially for technical growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    invest in employees tecnical growth and exposure.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Dec 15, 2014HR Team Member

    Thank you for your encouraging feedback! We are also very excited about the growth taking place. It sounds like you are enjoying our pay for performance culture and positive work environment. We are ... More

  9.  

    it is OK but can be better

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    technology, working enviroment, flexible work time, nice cafeteria, vacation plan

    Cons

    current management, company long term strategies, weired relationship between divisions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    know what you are doing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Massive disappointment

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    • 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intel light

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Nice facilities, decent work/life balance compared to other tech companies, good pay and benefits, relative lack of bureaucracy, quick decision making. Lots of smart people at all levels of the company.

    Cons

    Turnover in executive management over past 5 years, the current team has lots of ex-Intel execs who seem dismissive of employees with non-Intel backgrounds. The hackneyed stories that pass as motivational tools at all employee meetings. Career opportunities somewhat limited due to size of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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