Avago Technologies Reviews

Updated March 18, 2015
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Avago Technologies President, CEO, and Director Hock E. Tan
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  1. Helpful (3)

    Positive outlook for stockholders, negative outlook for employees

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Allentown, PA

    I have been working at Avago Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great bonus and equity potential, good co-workers, was a better company prior to merger. Stock price is increasing rapidly.

    Cons

    Culture split between legacy LSI and classic Avago is stark - classic Avago staff seem to go out of their way to be unhelpful. Frequent layoffs and skeleton crew staff levels. East coast is expected to be on a west coast/asia schedule for meetings.

  2. Helpful (3)

    Bare bones operating philosophy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Finance in Allentown, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager, Finance in Allentown, PA

    I worked at Avago Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice co-workers, good local management team

    Cons

    Expects employees to give their all. Many feel the need to work while they are supposed to be on personal time (after hours, vacations, holidays).

    Advice to Management

    Sacrificing employees to obtain a better bottom line isn't always the correct path.

  3. Helpful (2)

    Its all about the stock price.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - R&D Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Stock options make staying worth it until they vest. Managers are more flexible than the official policies require. Generally competent co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay is targeted to be below average. This is supposed to be balanced with a stock and bonus plan, but the stock option plan has been replaced with something that has less upside and the bonus plan requires a great year to make up for the salary. Benefits are below average, and getting reduced.

    Advice to Management

    Buying companies and cutting costs is a good short term strategy but continuing to cut will kill long term profits and viability.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    Some people do well, others get laid off.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer

    I have been working at Avago Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice bonus, fellow employees are exceptional.

    Cons

    Layoffs that you can set your watch to.

    Advice to Management

    Money isn't everything.

  6. Helpful (4)

    Not a nice company any more

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avago Technologies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    LSI used to be very good company to work for. Good working environment. Good product and profit margin. Work and life balance

    Cons

    Since acquired by Avago, it is a completely different company. New management only care about sheet balance and paper number. Force everyone come to office no matter if the work can be remotely done or not

    Advice to Management

    keep talent people not only look at the paper sheet balance

  7. Helpful (2)

    Focused on test storage system with a directly on performance measurement MegaRAID Products.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Systems Performance Analyst/Software Test Engineer in Norcross, GA
    Current Employee - Systems Performance Analyst/Software Test Engineer in Norcross, GA

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Avago Technologies is a global company and semiconductor industry. It is over 10,000 employees in world wides.

    Cons

    After the transition LSI merged to Avago, The company work style is terrible. Many people had feeling insecurity about their personal info may be shared to outside.

    Advice to Management

    The management system is unclear. The management levels are driving for project so confusion. workload sometime got overlap to other teams.

  8. Helpful (6)

    End Of An Era

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avago Technologies

    Pros

    While working for LSI Corporation, the overall compensation was competitive, the work environment was great, the perks were good, the leadership was good, in general, and the the best part was working was such a great and diverse employee base.

    Cons

    After being purchased by Avago, there was little information on direction by upper management. Morale was very low, and a lot of employees left, on their own accord, for better opportunities. There was mass layoffs on the legacy LSI side. Whole divisions were sold off for pennies on the dollar.

  9. Helpful (6)

    Harvesting purchased assets

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Portfolio of leading products with limited competition. This is the company strategy. It allows for strong prices and good operating income. The strategy has resulted in stock price improvements. Compensation is focused on long term components: weak salary; strong equity.

    Cons

    Extreme focus on short term revenue and minimizing costs. Absolute minimum of benefits possible to keep employees. Leadership is completely focused on operating income.
    Buying established product lines and milking them for profitability is not good for the customers.

    Advice to Management

    Enjoy your bonuses

  10. Helpful (3)

    New management seems focused on the trivial

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Avago purchased LSI earlier this year. Good news was that some of the less productive employees and managers were left go.

    Cons

    Bad news is that new managements focus seems to be on trivia. They let good people go, but they have manpower enough to monitor who badges in every morning or works from home. Seems like management has more important issues to deal with

    Advice to Management

    You've said multiple times that your people are your greatest resource but haven't done anything to show that yet.

  11. Helpful (1)

    Field Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable payout and bonuses. Some divisions are very supportive.

    Cons

    Middle sales management is taking the company down. They work towards their benefits, not the company and upper management actually listened to them.

    Advice to Management

    Upper management needs to listen to the people who are actually doing the work.

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