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Updated December 29, 2017
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  1. Helpful (5)

    "White boy's club, struggling to survive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


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

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

  3. "Regional Sales Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Italy, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Italy, NY

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

    Pros

    Historical good working team with passion to win

    Cons

    Focus in the niche products development

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Feb 29, 2016 – HR Team Member

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are proud of our passionate teams who embrace the vision of Lattice, and continue to run fast to achieve our goals. The challenge for Lattice... More


  4. "Too many changes"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not as great as it used to be"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  7. "Poor leadership"

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    • Senior Management
    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

  8. "Lots of potential"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology and Great people. Challenging projects and Fun events. Some of the Mgmt team is stronger than others but they are in it for the right reasons.

    Cons

    I don't mind working hard but fewer resources means I can't get it all done. Not sure when that will change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent. The semi industry is tough these days and we want to hear your perspective.

    Lattice Semiconductor Response

    Feb 2, 2016 – HR Team Member

    We are thrilled to hear about your enthusiasm toward the challenging and rewarding opportunities Lattice has to offer. We understand that while our employees work hard, we can’t get it all done... More


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Engineer"

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    • Senior Management
    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. "Lattice - Thumbs Down"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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


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