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LSI President and CEO of Avago Technologies Hock E. Tan
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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. "HR Director"

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

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

    Pros

    great corporate culture based on core values. Transparent executive communication. lots of opportunities to grow and develop your career. benefits were world class, almost always in top 10 in the valley

    Cons

    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.

    Advice to Management

    remember that a company is as good as its people and to be world class you need to take care of people and what motivates them. it isn't all about stock price


  2. "good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - good life/work balance
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - need better management to understand projects and team work

  3. "Lab Support"

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    Former Employee - Lab Support in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Support in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LSI (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Best ever for family life

    Cons

    can not work from home


  4. "Solid company, not so stellar pay"

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    Former Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - California in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Solid company with sound business plan

    Cons

    frequent layoff or spinoffs, quarterly profit driven


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Company Overview"

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    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Development Engineer in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at LSI full-time

    Pros

    LSI offers excellent health benefit. Cafeteria offers healthy food for lunch and snack and the people who work there are friendly. The LSI building complex is new and beautiful. The gym is clean and has all new equipments.

    Cons

    The stock price is too low for all the great products LSI is designing, developing, and selling to big OEMs. The parking lot is a bit small for the size of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Recommend executive management to do some research to find out why the stock price is low and what they will need to do to raise the stock price.


  6. "Management"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Milpitas, CA
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peer group, state-of-the-art products with diverse applications, global presence, rapid growth led to lots of opportunities for advancement

    Cons

    Lots of re-organizations, many acquisitions in a short time-span taxed infrastructure, processes and resources


  7. "Was a great place to work and grow"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director Eng in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director Eng in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at LSI (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent engineering environment. technical focus and bottom line. Best place i had a chance to work in.

    Cons

    At the later year the culture changed not for the better

    Advice to Management

    Management all changed not sure I can provide any to the new team

  8. Helpful (3)

    "One of the finest companies I've had a chance to work for!"

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    Former Employee - Executive in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Executive in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, leadership investing in technology and not afraid to stand back and let employees do the work. People oriented company with great benefits, competitive pay, and an understanding for work-life balance.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, LSI was purchased back in May of 2014, and the new management has made some changes...


  9. Helpful (3)

    "32% approval rating for the CEO, there's you sign"

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    Former Employee - Management in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Management in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    LSI was well known for being a result oriented work environment. They trusted their employees to get the job done, and meet their deadlines, all while treating them respectfully. They had a flex work environment which balanced the chaos of being a global company with global demands.

    Cons

    Benefits have been stripped away. Make sure you ask about them during your interview. Absolutely no telecommuting. The CEO personally sent out a company wide email on the topic. They check who is badging in everyday. Don't be polite or hold the entrance door open for anyone, because then you won't get credit for showing up for work. They do not trust you to work remote. This part is nice,because you won't need to take early morning calls, or late night emails, because it's actually against their policy to do so. You won't be calling China from your home phone, and you won't have a mobile phone to do it either, unless you are on 'the list' to have a company mobile phone.

    Advice to Management

    Stop this behavior. You are losing your top talent in a market where everyone is in high demand. The truth is being communicated externally, and creating a reputation for your leadership team which will be extremely difficult to reverse.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed"

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    Former Employee - Project Lead in Milpitas, CA
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Milpitas, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with the right team, they make me feel like i have a second family. Colleagues worked hard and knew when to play. Have work and life balance when i seek for it.

    Cons

    Company is too focus in cost cutting and not revenue generating activities. Too many layoffs.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on revenue generating activities and take bigger risks.


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