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Broadcom Reviews

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
1,008 Reviews
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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.  

    Netlogic group sucks !!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Great co-workers and Very good technical stuff to work on

    Cons

    I have no pros for the netlogic group inside brcm,BRCM as such is a leader in switch market,But their poor acquisitions cost them dearly, Either Renesas(Mobile division) or Netlogic(embedded network processors) both proved to be disastrous.
    No clear direction in these groups, No process followed ..No Timeline management..some junk management at top who do nothing other than saving their jobs
    I believe Top management has already looking into it and cleaned up Mobile group and and cleaning up of Netlogic is under process
    But pity thing here is Affected will be tech engineers who works like dogs and try themselves to align with groups worst process,All top Management will be still either there or moved to some other group and still doing wrong things

    Other part is they lack innovation,They Have a stable switch market but how long it will survive if you have lack of innovation.I beg the top management to try something new buy starting a new team instead of doing some junk acquisitions which costed them so dearly

    Last but not least HR people dont react even you give multiple complaints on Your manager behaviour or giving some counselling for a manger when people complaint constantly about him

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please dont do any mindless acquisitions ,If you want to try some thing New do a proper research before going a head

    Alsoplease cleanup the Junk

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Employment at Broadcom

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

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

    Pros

    The position was interesting and challenging. Most of the engineering staff is talented and supportive. The company keeps the employees informed of broad company issues.

    Cons

    Work/life is difficult to manage. Management on lower levels is subjective and tends to be heavily influenced by personal preferences and biases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management should take a closer look at the practices of middle and lower management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Very well operated company to work for.

    Cons

    I can't think of it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Experience working for broadcom has been wonderful. One of the best companies to work in the bay area. Salary is average

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

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Excellent work envirmonment. Exciting new technology and constant challenges to work your mind.

    Cons

    Average growth. Too much turn over of projects, over emphasis on execution with out regard to personal time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    pretty good, people here are very nice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    get more experience on EE field

    Cons

    something new have to learn

  7.  

    Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work, Good experience,

    Cons

    Had to work late hours, No proper standard followed.

  8.  

    Open resources, not very communicative

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  9.  

    Good but Hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company is moving sideways

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  11.  

    Great company to work on cutting edge technologies

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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