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Updated June 21, 2017
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  • Work/Life balance can be challenging (in 17 reviews)

  • lack of top line growth resulted in the company being acquired by Avago, which has been good for shareholders but not as good for employees (in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Too much political intrigue."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Senior Member Technical Staff in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LSI full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some compelling technical issues to solve in storage BU. Many smart, people-oriented, successful folks to work with, exchange ideas and learn from. Flexible work hours in most cases.

    Cons

    There's a noticeable amount of "behind the scenes" maneuvering performed by management in every level from the bottom to the top. Instead of working together to find solutions, sometimes they work at cross purposes or fight turf wars.

    Advice to Management

    As the Avago merger settles and head count adjustments are made, think clearly about what you need to get done to meet first- and second-level goals. Don't worry about building an empire or fighting your old gun battles--you won't have time for that at Avago, since it's much more focused on components and the bottom line. Make your group more efficient (yes even if that means laying off some more).


  2. "Great place to work; will I say the same after the acquisition?"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Mendota Heights, MN
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in Mendota Heights, MN
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people while significant experience. Plenty of opportunity for both growth and advancement. Great benefits and excellent pay. Let's hope the same is true after the acquisition

    Cons

    Too much time spent presenting to upper manager for decision making. Empower employees.

    Advice to Management

    Enable decision making at lower levels. Empower leaders below senior management to make decisions.


  3. "Good work place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities
    Great culture & collaboration
    Interesting projects & assignments

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be challenging


  4. "Best company I ever worked for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Employment Manager, Lead Recruiter in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Senior Employment Manager, Lead Recruiter in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Outstanding culture, wonderful people to work with, excellent management, work life balance. The quality of the working environment is unparalleled in my experience.

    Cons

    Few if any cons that I was ever able to identify during my tenure. This is a question I have racked my brain about, and really there is nothing to complain about.


  5. "Great place to work and learn from the experts in the storage industry."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - ASIC Verification Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - ASIC Verification Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Friendly colleagues.
    2. Opportunities to learn from experts.
    3. Work-life balance.

    Cons

    1. Location is not great
    2. Training, employee encouragement
    3. Perks

    Advice to Management

    None.


  6. "Anonymous"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    LSI has strong leadership in storage technology.
    The work your involved will be leading the industry, and your co workers are very technical savvy.
    They promote that you expand your breadth into different areas.
    They have very good training program.
    Vacation is three weeks starting, then four weeks after five years. I believe the pay is consistent with its peers, and pay raises and reviews have occurred just about every year I been here.
    There is onsite cafeteria and gym+showers at my location.

    Cons

    There is a pending purchase of the company, so there is some uncertainly.
    Some managers are not technical savvy, and rely heavily on leads.
    Layoffs happen all the time, so you can't go into cruise control.
    The yearly reviews seemed to be scripted.
    You have to walk on water to get promoted past staff engineer.

    Advice to Management

    Need innovative thinking outside the box to come up with product which will grow company into expanding segment which is not already saturated.


  7. "Nice place to work....but lacks direction due to Avago acquisition"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good office campus and facilities, great work culture and people

    Cons

    Uncertainity and job insecurity due to being acquired by Avago


  8. "good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Digital Design Engineer II in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good environment. great colleagues. the manager gives you freedom to do the work. also very helpful if you encounter a problem.

    Cons

    management restructuring happened too often. poor design documentation on the engineer side makes it hard to understand the code and debug. avago acquisition makes everyone nerves.

    Advice to Management

    people are working really hard. stop changing the structure every year.


  9. "Rewarding experience working across CFTs"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Program Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong technical team, open culture

    Cons

    Need more interaction between teams


  10. "too much politics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it pays well, very well

    Cons

    too much politics, not a good place for career growth


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