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Lattice Semiconductor Reviews

Updated July 24, 2017
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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. "SW R&D"

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    Former Employee - Senior S/W Engineer
    Former Employee - Senior S/W Engineer

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor (More than a year)

    Pros

    People friendly, close to my home

    Cons

    tech is old, cannot learn much

    Advice to Management

    sell the company, be well


  2. "Supply Chain Logistics Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Many good people work there

    Cons

    Many jobs from the US outsourced overseas

  3. "Eyes open wide..."

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    Former Employee - Prior Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Prior Manager in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company's key asset is their employees, generally from Directors on down and some VPs who were "home grown". The people are smart, friendly, and helpful. However, due to recent many RIFs, many are keeping information close to their vest for their own protection, but not to the point of not being helpful.

    Cons

    Upper management outside of the population I mentioned in the PROS, Directors on down and some VPs who were "home grown", you'd have to make sure you're on "their side of the fence", otherwise you will be part of the short straws during turmoil time. The current executive team seems to be looking out more so for themselves now with the rumor that the company has been on the shopping blocks since late last year.

    Advice to Management

    Decide whether or not you're going to continue to make the products successful. Don't leave these loyal employees hanging for their last years. I started with this company when it was a small startup and would still love to see Lattice be successful once again. But it takes full commitment and a solid product strategy and execution of that strategy to completion. Take advantage of the Agile methodologies and make on-time course corrections to meet market demands as product development schedule unfolds.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Jul 13, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Lattice is committed to a solid strategy, we are executing against it, and we are making adjustments as we hit bumps in the road. Lattice has a track record of delivering key products to our... More


  4. "Decent Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging technical issues to overcome. Flat organization, easy access to people and information.

    Cons

    Process and feedback loops are a rarity. Applications and tech support have their work cut out for themselves.

    Advice to Management

    "Run fast" is a recipe for "stumble fast."

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Jul 13, 2016 – HR Team Member

    At Lattice, our employees do work hard to solve our industry’s biggest challenges in order to create better solutions, faster. We encourage our teams to take calculated risks for the sake of... More


  5. "company in consolidation and transformation 2015~2016"

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

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

    Pros

    Management values process. Execution is systematic.
    Plenty of training classes tailored for team building.
    Top management is easily accessible/available for communication.
    If you want to go up managerial ladder or improve managerial skill. I would recommend this company.
    You can learn a lot from your bosses, colleagues and from the courses the company offers.

    Cons

    Too much procedures to follow. Too bureaucratic.
    Many training courses tailored for team building and productivity are made mandatory. Courses are like how to resolve conflict at work with colleague, how to build leadership ...etc.
    If you want to go up technical ladder. I would not recommend this company. The top management value and focus more on management / process than technical expertise. You will not have time to satisfy your strong desire to in-depth technical skills/knowledge. In yearly focal reviews, you are required to spend meaningful amount of time writing so-called "360 feedbacks" for 5~10 of your colleagues.
    At last, the business is tough. Company has been searching for new direction. Low visibility to future. That is a big uncertainly.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Apr 27, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to share your review of the company. Thank you for your positive recognition of our training initiatives, and our culture of transparent communication. At Lattice, we... More


  6. "Fine"

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    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Test Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Good employees and engineering talent

    Cons

    Management runs much smaller company the "Intel" way.

    Advice to Management

    Smaller company cannot afford redundancy and management layers like Intel.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Feb 29, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and would like to add that while Lattice is smaller than Intel, we are growing and need to build the processes and systems to support continued... More


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Not as great as it used to be"

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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

    - Lot of talented and motivated employees to work with.
    - Has good products and a loyal customer base.

    Cons

    - There has been too many changes in the management and too frequent reorganizations to be productive.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to grow in the proven FPGA market. Avoid continuous changes to the management and let employees be productive.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Feb 16, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to write this review. We agree with you that organizational change can hinder productivity. However, we also view change as an opportunity for... More

  8. "Great people"

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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

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

    Pros

    i worked with some great people at Lattice. This used to be an excellent working environment and some of the old timers are still there.

    Cons

    No raise for 5 years, running on 10 year old systems. No training. Outsourced IT. Management encouraged an " it can wait until tomorrow" attitude. Systems would be down for hours and nobody would care, apart from the customer. Move from an pleasant rural location near Intel to a dirty city location downtown. Didn't even care enough to give an exit interview. No work from home policy.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Jul 29, 2015 – HR Team Member

    It sounds like you enjoyed the environment and working with Lattice team members. We agree that Lattice is an enjoyable place to work which is reflected in our high retention rate. As part of our... More


  9. "ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    people here are very nice

    Cons

    projects are not so interesting

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    May 27, 2015 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for sharing your experience. We are glad to hear you appreciate the people at Lattice as much as we do. We strive to create an environment where team members feel they are appreciated and... More


  10. "HW-centric company with its quirks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, which means great manager and great mentor

    Cons

    Business depends on a few key customers.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    May 27, 2015 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Lattice is a success because of the great people who work here. We take great pride in our people. At Lattice we have a formal mentor program... More


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