Broadcom Reviews

Updated August 24, 2015
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is really different from group to group (in 47 reviews)

  • Great work environment at the company called Broadcom (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent (in 44 reviews)

  • More work less life - but this is probably typical of any big company in USA these days (in 22 reviews)

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  1. A possibly uncertain future

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Software Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The salary and benefits are good, no micromanaging and work hours are flexible depending on your immediate management.

    Cons

    The company is very bottom line Darien and that seems to color a lot of the companies business decisions. At times it seems like a startup without the upside of working for a startup. Sometimes the work can push you to the edge of burnout.

    Advice to Management

    Like a startup, it's important to realize your assets walk out the door every day. Recognition of the limitations of people's need for some downtime between projects to recover a bit would go a long way in keeping people happy and productive.


  2. Work environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great working environment with good visibility

    Cons

    Long working hours and short project cycles


  3. General

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance is good

    Cons

    compensation is very bad. Way below average


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  5. Helpful (7)

    Great company to work for (before Avago acquisition)

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This review is for Broadcom before the Avago acquisition. BRCM has been a great place to work. People are generally helpful. Good work/life balance. Great medical benefits. Good pay.

    Cons

    Now that we have been bought by Avago, the morale is very low. With so much uncertainty, people are losing their motivation. Everyday there is a new rumor. We are not looking forward to the deal closing and the new management. I do not recommend BRCM to anyone now because of the M&A. Up until now, BRCM has been a good company to work for.

    Advice to Management

    There's not much to do now since Avago will take over. Based on Avago's reviews, the future of the company doesn't look good.


  6. engineer

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Broadcom as a contractor

    Pros

    Easy, not too much politics

    Cons

    it could get repetetive and boring after a year


  7. Uncertain times

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    good work-life balance; leader in many products

    Cons

    company sold; layoffs coming; uncertain future

    Advice to Management

    none


  8. Helpful (1)

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Smart people working there Cutting edge projects

    Cons

    Unknown future Compensation goes down year over year


  9. Had an okay experience, nothing particularly stood out

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    Former Intern - Intern Programmer in San Jose, CA
    Former Intern - Intern Programmer in San Jose, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good access to computing resources. My project gave me some freedom to study up on web technology.

    Cons

    Didn't seem like there were many experienced programmers there, so mentorship was a bit lacking Not many perks to working there. Very corporate environment.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not very qualified to give any advice. I only interacted with my manager really and didn't have a clear picture of the management hierarchy.


  10. Overall a good place to work

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good team to work with. A lot of smart and very capable engineers. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    Upper management does not make right decision.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Senior staff

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

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary; challenging job; flexible work hours

    Cons

    lack of training program for career development



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