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Lattice Semiconductor President and CEO Darin G. Billerbeck
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  • Short turn-over in upper management creates utter chaos throughout the company (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Life at Lattice"

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    Former Employee - Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For the most part, the people who work there are great to be around and I consider friends. The product line is interesting and the company has the potential to be great.

    Cons

    Management is a revolving door. Silos are common. Favoritism runs rampant. Unlimited PTO only if a favorite. No appreciation for accomplishments with focus only on faults. Lack of support on virtually every level. Management is difficult to trust and adds little value. Fear of layoffs is a constant concern for everyone. The overall vibe is one of depression.

    Advice to Management

    Get it together and assure employees that the company is moving forward in the right direction. Get the right combination of management and perhaps perform background checks on them. Do the best to retain talent... so many great employees have either been laid off or left for better opportunities.


  2. "Marketing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company is well managed in some respects. They are very good with managing by the numbers. That provides a certain amount of stability and confidence,. There were a few talented people that were helpful, Plus I enjoyed the company's product lines and markets.

    Cons

    Despite what Lattice says, the company is not totally dedicated to its employees. Like many employees. I felt the guys at the top managed the company for their own benefit. This selfishness permeated the attitude of many of my colleagues. Rather than cooperating on projects, they were more interested in managing their own time and keeping their head down to focus on their own objectives.

    Advice to Management

    Since much time has passed since I was there, I am not certain what I would tell managment now. Hopefully they are not managing like it is Intel in a bygone era.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Nov 2, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for providing your input. There are many aspects of our work culture at Lattice that appeal to our employees; you mentioned our great people and the interesting product lines. We agree... More

  3. "Management"

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    Current Employee - Director of Digital Design in Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Digital Design in Los Gatos, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Relaxing, no rush, new building, donuts and bagel on Fridays , useless meeting every week during which you can meditate

    Cons

    Very slow, old technology, huge management overhead, old infrastructure, underpaid, acting like a big company at the expense of execution

    Advice to Management

    Less talk more work. Just do it

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Oct 26, 2016 – HR Team Member

    We support and thank you for taking the time to express your views of the company direction. We will pass your views along to the management team but also encourage you to reach out to your... More


  4. "Staff Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    unlimited PTO , you can take as many as you want if your manager agrees

    Cons

    no replacement after an employee left

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Oct 25, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to hear about your satisfaction with our recently enhanced policies regarding paid time off. We truly believe that our flexible policy... More


  5. "Lattice"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    In general, and especially below the VP level, there are good people dedicated to the product and the success of the company.

    Cons

    Most of the senior execs are beholden to an ego-driven CEO and won't rock the boat even when they know he's making another big mistake. The Board is spineless and is unwilling to hold him accountable for serial strategic errors and the overall dismal performance of the company, so the littler guys get the blame. Sad end to a once very interesting and dynamic company.

    Advice to Management

    Remember how to make FPGAs or find another CEO who does.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Oct 3, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for acknowledging that Lattice has many good people who make this a great place to work. Teamwork and camaraderie are frequently mentioned as a “Pro" in Glassdoor reviews and are cited as... More


  6. "Engineer"

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

    Pros

    Working hour usually ok but not include tight schedule in product tape out phase

    Cons

    Not fair to treat the employees; low end technology not good for career potential
    developoment, pay may be low

    Advice to Management

    Need pay more attention to the employees

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Jun 8, 2016 – HR Team Member

    We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. Several years ago Lattice made the strategic decision to competitively differentiate by focusing on the low end of the market. We feel that... More


  7. Helpful (5)

    "White boy's club, struggling to survive"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Awesome people, particularly below Director level. Competitive benefits including 401k match and commuter program. Facilities and offices well designed, well maintained

    Cons

    If you are female or non-white, you will not advance past middle engineering or management levels. Company is struggling to be profitable and truly integrate after purchase of Silicon Image - so bonus and raise don't exist. Worst, they tolerate some truly awful managers - people are fleeing in droves right now

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people! Get rid of the bad managers, especially at high levels - they are running morale and driving good talent away.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    May 11, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for your feedback, for recognizing the robust and competitive benefits program Lattice offers, and its great people. Lattice’s history is one of success and resilience. We have just... More

  8. "Too many changes"

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

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

    Pros

    Nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Too much restructuring, hence layoffs. Innovation is almost dead.

    Advice to Management

    Replace current management.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Mar 8, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed your colleagues during your time at Lattice. We believe that Lattice had a full innovation pipeline before the Silicon... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The working environment space is huge.

    Cons

    Too much work and only few employee.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Feb 5, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for sharing this review with us. As we complete the integration with Silicon Image, we are working hard to align our tasks and company goals with our resources. Our management teams are... More


  10. "Staff Design Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice company to work for if you like extreme micromanagement. Despite that I got a chance to work on a couple of interesting projects.

    Cons

    You will not have a chance to advance your skills such as learning new tools due to extreme pressure to complete the ongoing projects. You will spent time in a lot of useless meetings.

    Advice to Management

    Set realistic time schedules to complete the projects.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Oct 20, 2015 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad that you enjoyed the projects you worked on during your time at Lattice. Here at Lattice, we focus our energy on speed, efficiency and quality results. It... More


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