Avago Technologies

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Updated Jun 23, 2014

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2.8 83 reviews

52% Approve of the CEO

Avago Technologies President, CEO, and Director Hock E. Tan

Hock E. Tan

(54 ratings)

46% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Smaller company with professional work environment(in 7 reviews)

  • The work is challenging but not overwhelming(in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • Senior management only care about profit/loss, not treating employees as asset(in 5 reviews)

  • Upper management with no empathy towards employees(in 4 reviews)

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    I contracted for 9 weeks and loved it

    Senior Mask Layout Designer (Former Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsThe people were great, low pressure environment

    ConsI wanted to stay there but was limited by my contract

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have no advice because I was not there as a full time employee.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Plenty of opportunity to grow if you have the stuff in you

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Surrounded by some brilliant people
    - Very collaborative atmosphere
    - Laid back yet leaders in the market

    Cons- Difficult to implement a new or novel idea
    - Kinda stuck with that hp thing

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Professional environment with plenty of interesting projects

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Fort Collins, CO

    ProsSmaller company with professional work environment. Managers try to clear roadblocks from you getting your job done. Plenty of interesting technical projects to work on. Great location.

    ConsEquipment set has a lot of older tools. Equipment engineer and technician staffing is very lean. Tough to get a promotion.

    Advice to Senior ManagementYou have a good thing going here. Don't forget who got you there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great opportunity to grow and develop in a high tech environment

    Process Engineer (Current Employee) Fort Collins, CO

    ProsSupportive, facilitating managment helps you perform at a high level. Combination of production and development work keeps life interesing. Professional, respectful work environment.

    ConsOlder systems means you have to interface with several tools to get information rather than a more integrated approach. Lots of customized, in-house management and engineering programs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I wish I were still working there.

    Equipment Improvement Technician (Former Employee) Fort Collins, CO

    ProsManagement actually listens to the workers and shows that they value their input by acting on it.
    Excellent benefits.
    Great talent pool to learn from.

    ConsIt's not a job I could take with me when I relocated.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep your commitment to continuous improvement. You seem to be doing all the right things.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Solid company that still has a ton of upside

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsThe company structure, from what I know of my division, seems great, especially compared to the last division I worked in at another company in the same business. Resources seem to be focused on the right projects, which means your work is not wasted on projects that don't go to market. There are not a lot of bureaucratic roadblocks to getting what you need and what you need done to do your job. The technology in my division really provides a competitive advantage in cost to performance ratio and being on the leading edge of the industry is quite rewarding. I have also found that there is great support from management and other employees in getting what you need and what you need to know. The group events and potlucks every once in a while are good for morale, and also ... there are barely any meetings!

    ConsAs an individual contributor, I don't get much information about what is going on with the business and customers in general. It allows me to be focused, but doesn't allow me to see the big picture. Even with the recent layoffs there wasn't any "waterfalled" information down to my level on if my group would be affected or not. Had to search out information through the rumor mill to get any word that we weren't affected. Also, there seem to be hangers-on from the HP/Agilent days that may lack the motivation to contribute at the same level as more recent employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the company lean and mean. Make sure we stay flexible and have the ability to move as the markets demand in order to stay competitive. Use the management chain to more effectively communicate company strategy and directives down to individual contributors. People will do their jobs better if they know why they are doing what they are doing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Product Engineer (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Proswork life balance, decent pay

    Consnot much career path, lack of mentorship

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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