Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
979 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Industry leading company; work life balance is ok; the working environment is well equipted (in 47 reviews)

  • The company provides a good work life balance and good work environment for it's employees (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life balance not always respected, principally due to multiple leaderships (in 44 reviews)

  • People here will do work which some other big company have several people do (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Intern

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Place to work, Good experience,

    Cons

    Had to work late hours, No proper standard followed.

  2.  

    Good but Hard

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People were nice to work with and very helpful. Pay and benefits were really good.

    Cons

    You were expected to finish no matter what. This means long and hours and often a lot of stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better planning and organization.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Open resources, not very communicative

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    Former Employee - Engineer, Staff Systems Design in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Engineer, Staff Systems Design in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good resources, nice office, smart people, very good health insurance(attractive if you're a family)

    Cons

    Wireless groups didn't have a clear direction and know what to do
    People is support teams(hardware, software, systems) are not well managed and given good work. A lot of positive energy loss due to terrible missmanagement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on get support teams on the level of core teams

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company is moving sideways

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work is usually challenging, and always very technical.
    Most people are smart and skilled.
    Personal relationships are good.
    Good pay and benefits.

    Cons

    Management seems more focused on saving money than making it. It has little appetite for risk and for doing new things.
    HR has introduced an endless list of soft-skill training, when people asked for training that will help them advance their careers. What engineers wanted was technical training, not training in how to handle cultural diversity...
    It looks like someone at the top is completely disconnected from the engineers.
    Work-life balance is non-existent. it's work-work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company's decision are based on stock price rather than proper evalauation

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    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company provides a good work life balance and good work environment for it's employees. Employees usually get a lot of freedom to implement their ideas and thoughts. Not too much workplace politics and engineers are usually busy with projects to work on

    Cons

    Lacks good top leadership. Some decisions don't make sense like acquiring the LTE assets and then shutting down the unit within 9 months of it's acquisition. Seems like the unit was just bought to jack-up the stock price after it took a plunge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on value generation and don't change leadership very often the mistake made in MPG. Create a clear mission statement that the managers can share with their teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Great company to work on cutting edge technologies

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    You get opportunity to work on advanced technolgies and with experienced and helpful people

    Cons

    off late some instability is seen in various sections

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    needs more investment and time on R&D

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    ...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Product Marketing is better than engineeribg

    Cons

    Engineering is bad as they merged too many small companies

  9.  

    review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    compensation is ok. culture is also ok.

    Cons

    product not well managed. business going down

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good engineers but not so good upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong technology, good engineers, high energy culture

    Cons

    Management is a mixed bag, especially higher management

    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging work, good engineers, have to live with tight resource and personnel budgets

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Exciting work, especially in networking space, good friendly coworkers

    Cons

    tight budget controls, cost conscious attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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