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Lattice Semiconductor Reviews

Updated March 21, 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. "Wonderful place to work.. if you like extreme micromanagement"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Hillsboro, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Consider having actual software people running your software groups


  2. "Rollercoaster"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bethlehem, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Wide ranging set of designs to work on

    Cons

    Short turn-over in upper management creates utter chaos throughout the company


  3. Helpful (2)

    "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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Run run run run run run run run run run run run run run away"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Severance Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Severance Analyst in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    + executives striving to refocus Lattice on programmable ASSPs but lack the ability to pull in the talent and capital required to pull it off

    + subsidized public transportation, employees can nominate each other for $25 to $100 gift cards, 1 personal day-off + 2 volunteer days, taxable giveaways

    Cons

    - executive cronyism and 3rd place in a stagnant industry helps ensure mediocrity against a line-up of tough, battle-hardened, savvy competitors

    - no growth means no merit increases, no promotions, no 401k matching, no career growth, no talent, no sustained competitive advantage

    - outdated and uninspired tools, methods, practices, and ideas

    Advice to Management

    * update your ideas, policies, and benefits... quit trying to recreate Intel circa 1984

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    May 13, 2015 – HR Team Member

    We appreciate you sharing your experience. Transparency is a key element of our culture and we promote like thinking. It’s great to hear that you’re enjoying several of our workplace perks such as ... More


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Clueless Management"

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

    Pros

    no pros at all at this company

    Cons

    New management team clueless regarding programmable logic business

    Advice to Management

    Resign

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Oct 15, 2015 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for your feedback. It is very unfortunate that you feel negatively about your employment at Lattice. There are plenty of positives about our company. To name just a few, we have ... More


  7. "ASIC Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Lattice Semiconductor (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    interesting projects and intelligent engineers

    Cons

    The revenue is not going up

    Advice to Management

    Do more products

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Nov 9, 2015 – HR Team Member

    We appreciate you taking the time to write this review. We are glad to know you enjoy the projects you work on. It is important to us that you not only enjoy your work, but also your work environment ... More


  8. "Lattice - Thumbs Down"

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

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Long suffering nice good people.

    Cons

    Incompetent executive staff. Weak business sense.

    Advice to Management

    Advice to the Board - Replace the incompetent executive staff. Why is Billerbeck still CEO? How much more money has to be lost?

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Feb 29, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Lattice has recently suffered a few tough quarters, as have many of our competitors. The overall history of Lattice however has been one of success and resilience. This success was thanks to the ... More


  9. "Poor leadership"

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

    I worked at Lattice Semiconductor full-time

    Pros

    Management has done a good job getting the company ready for sale. It will be a steal for any company who can figure out how to salvage the technology and make it valuable in the market.

    Cons

    The culture of any company is driven down from the top. When you have CEO that admits that he isn't good at the people side of things then you know there will be issues. At Lattice this is exactly the case. The business teams are a tattered mess having to deal with continual increases in pressure to deliver on an irrelevant niche strategy.

    Stay far away from Lattice.

    Advice to Management

    Give up and sell the company before you cause anymore damage.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Mar 8, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to share your opinions of the company. While there is admittedly pressure within our marketplace today, we believe that our CEO and leadership team have delivered a ... More


  10. "Massive disappointment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    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.


  11. "Not Good hyderabad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hyderabad (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Less work or no work incase of analog department . Good managers for digital and char departments.US team very proactive and wants individual development of each employee

    Cons

    Micro management , No proper work life balance, Indian management does not treat well and a hostile environment . Any counter ideas or arguments are subjected to heavy criticism. The learning curve and career path goes down.HR has no role in the company .

    Advice to Management

    Please hear what the junior employees have to say and let there be an active role of hr department , where they should also take feedback from juniors about their seniors.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Apr 8, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for providing your feedback. Hyderabad is one of our newest sites and it is a world-class team in both performance and culture. Looking forward, we are building on strengths and ... More



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