Broadcom Reviews

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Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor
Scott McGregor
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    Great technology company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working for broadcom, you experience the cutting edge technology. work load seems very difference between team to team, people to people. Total compensation is good, expecially before 2008. All in all, it is very good expierence.

    Cons

    With company today's size, the start up company rewarding style is disappearing very quickly. Significant reward can no longer be distributed to real significant contributors. While project schedule is seeming delayed, some teams are fighting for loading.

    Recent decision for handling mobile communication chip Bu may be good for businese but most probably not handling correctly, hurt many dedicated employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep team lean and sharp. Reward heavily on key contributors. Avoid mobile communication BU type bz failure.

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Broadcom Interviews

Updated Sep 25, 2014
Updated Sep 25, 2014

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    Senior Staff Systems Design Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It took a whole day. Each session 45 min with two persons. Mainly technical questions. The bar is pretty high and you'll need to be very clear about what you have in your resume. Also be prepared about the basics of the WLAN communications.

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Broadcom Awards & Accolades

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

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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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