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 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

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    ASIC Designer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Broadcom in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    45 minutes talking, only ask me about my background and make me explain my projects. During the explanation, ask me several questions about design skills, i have capability to most of them. However, the Interviewer seems disappointed once he heard that i don't know about post silicon validation, they after several days, he told me that my background might not be a good fit to the skill sets expected of their open position. And they will not proceed with the next interviewing step.

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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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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