Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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3.5 824 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor

Scott McGregor

(409 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great technology, so many design wins, work-life balance, great managers(in 37 reviews)

  • Dynamic work environment with multiple concurrent projects(in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • High pressure environment, tough to maintain work-life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • In the past engineers were given preference but now it's more in line with a "Big Company" dynamic(in 21 reviews)

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    Overall positive experience

    Engineer, Principal Firmware (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsGood compensation, corporate culture, career advancements. Appreciated company provided resources for changing and advancing career within the company.

    ConsWork-life balance can be challenging at times. To often management infrastructure proved to be ineffective in dealing with crisis situations. Sites scattered all over the world, often felt like dealing with competitors.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove inter-site communication & responsibilities toward the rest of the company.

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

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    Good

    Principal IC Design Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsExciting challenges on cutting edge micro-electronic circuit design. Never a shortage of new design challenges to overcome.

    ConsA lot is expected from you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication.

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

     

    Lots of bright people and good work-life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are a lot of talented and bright people at this company and the management is also accommodating of time off and does not require very long work days.

    ConsProjects can have poor schedules leading to weak chance of success

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    It's OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood technology, work on high selling products. I found work life balance to be OK - sometimes you have to work extra hours, but typically not.

    ConsManagement is focused on the success of projects and are indifferent to their employees career. Their attitude is if you don't like it, leave. I also found it a rather joyless place to work - they cut all celebrations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to employees career advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good engineer

    Principal IC Design Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosvery technical driven, no BS

    ConsCEO is making wrong decision

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

     

    Rewarding and fulfilling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat place to work at
    internal transfers are weighed higher

    Consdifficult for promotions
    cafe down grades every new suitor

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood culture and lots of talent. Hours can be long a times. Compensation and benefits are good.

    ConsManagement lacks a long term vision for the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    IC Design Engineer, Staff II (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsSelf-motivated, hard-working engineers focused at delivering cutting-edge products in the low to high end cellular baseband division

    ConsWorking with people in different locations on different time-zones can be tricky and very stressful at times. You need to be flexible about your work hours at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    neutral

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscutting edge learning & working experience

    Conspower consumption optimization, resolve clock/deepsleep issues for handheld devices

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll positive words, I learned a lot from my manager.

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    Great place to work

    Product Applications Manager (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGreat training programs. Learning opportunities abound. Culture encourages lots of learning opportunities. Get to work on complex technical problems.

    ConsLack of engineering processes and procedures that are followed consistently between teams.

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

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