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Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor
Scott McGregor
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    Such a shame

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

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the company. Maturity has helped with the work/life balance. Good benefits package. Flexible working hours and work from home policy. Base pay with strong ESPP program helps.

    Cons

    Change from equity compensation to bonus comp is terrible. Equity use to be a significant contributor to overall comp. Now bonuses are given, which is less than 5% and not guaranteed!
    Top level management is overpaid. Look at the CEO. How the hell does he reap $20M in 2014 after failing to deliver on a multi-year, multi-billion dollar program. No accountability with previous failed acquisitions; the board is overpaid and weak to the whims of the E level execs.
    Too bad they drove this company into the hands of Hock Gecko, who will undoubtedly slice and dice the company and employees.

    Advice to Management

    You got your money, now get out! It's unbelievable how many top execs kept their job after failing on the mobile effort. Due to your poor management, we are now being the ones that are being acquired.


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    Senior Linux Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Broadcom (Irvine, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Sr Manager emailed me and scheduled a call to discuss. He called and asked what I do and what he needs. Asks some technical questions. They wanted someone more experience. Interviewer was helpful and nice. explained my why I don't fit their needs and he wanted to give me a chance.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me How your experience fit out needs.
      2. How RTOS achieve real time requirement.
      3. Diff between mutex and semaphore
      4. What is the function call that ISR make at the end when it is done in linux.
      5. which one would you use from strD or strP
      #define strD char*
      typedef strP char*
       
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Broadcom Awards & Accolades

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America's Top Companies, Forbes, 2009
World’s Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2008

Additional Info

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Website www.broadcom.com
Headquarters Irvine, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Public (BRCM)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $5 to $10 billion (USD) per year

Broadcom harbors broad ambitions for its semiconductors' impact on broadband communications: it wants them to drive every part of the high-speed wired and wireless networks of the future. The core applications for its integrated circuits (ICs) are digital set-top boxes, cable modems, servers, and networking gear for homes and offices. Broadcom also makes semiconductors for carrier access, DSL, and wireless communications equipment, including mobile phones. Customers include Apple (13% of sales), Samsung Electronics (10% of sales) Cisco, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, LG, and Nokia.

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