Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 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.  

    Awesome

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Highly competitive pay, tons of intern events for networking/fun. Standard office benefits like unlimited drinks and such.

    Cons

    Can be a little boring.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good work env and product development company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    * good work env
    * product development company
    * revenue focused

    Cons

    * more suited for wireless experts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    the payment of BRCM is good

    Cons

    the management of BRCM is not so good

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

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  5.  

    Good Experiuence

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

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Big company so good salary

    Cons

    Big company so you perform a specific work only

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More interactive programs for interns.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Evaluation

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Very technical people, great to learn.

    Cons

    Politics are over coming the performance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rank the employees based on performance not how many years they have spent or how political they are.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, slightly questionable leadership

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and facilities. Lots of great minds to learn from.

    Cons

    Questionable senior leadership all with background in chip design who doesn't understand clearly the role of firmware and software

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in software development and understand the development process. It is not enough to simply buy the next technology and integrate when the foundation was already shaky,.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Broadcom systems sr principal engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Engineer oriented company operation and high quality support

    Cons

    Unstable business can be closed easily

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Your job can be as much or as little as you want it to be. Be in control of your own destiny. ESPP and benefits are phenomenal in comparison to other companies. Some supervisors are better than others but if you try hard enough you will always find someone that is willing to listen and be your advocate if needed. Great perks like family day, gyms and cafe's.

    Cons

    Sometimes for the higher engineers the work/life balance is not that great. I watched many people cancel preplanned/paid vacations because of a glitch and they needed to stay and it was expected. Be more proactive in determining the outcomes and possible problems that could come up so you can plan ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "boys club" the employees all know and don't respect them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    its a good place to learn, office is really nice

    Cons

    salary is not competitive to pure software company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Good experiences in this company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Working efficiently in this company

    Cons

    Not much to complain of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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