Avago Technologies

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Avago Technologies Reviews

Updated November 11, 2014
Updated November 11, 2014
111 Reviews
2.7
111 Reviews
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Avago Technologies President, CEO, and Director Hock E. Tan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Learning quickly interactively, training, work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

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


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

  • work life balance is not there at all and its not at all an employee friendly company (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice pay, bonus and work environment

    Cons

    Teams are spread too thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long term and invest on future products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    engineering manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    fast path, excellent management style from HP, open for learning

    Cons

    benefit is about average vs. silicon valley

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to support learning experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    I contracted for 9 weeks and loved it

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Mask Layout Designer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Mask Layout Designer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Avago Technologies as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people were great, low pressure environment

    Cons

    I wanted to stay there but was limited by my contract

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice because I was not there as a full time employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Professional environment with plenty of interesting projects

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Smaller 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have a good thing going here. Don't forget who got you there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time

    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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great opportunity to grow and develop in a high tech environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - Process Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Older 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    I wish I were still working there.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Equipment Improvement Technician in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Equipment Improvement Technician in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Avago Technologies

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your commitment to continuous improvement. You seem to be doing all the right things.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Solid company that still has a ton of upside

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Avago Technologies

    Pros

    The 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!

    Cons

    As 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    work life balance, decent pay

    Cons

    not much career path, lack of mentorship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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