Avago Technologies

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Avago Technologies Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
111 Reviews
2.7
111 Reviews
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Avago Technologies President, CEO, and Director Hock E. Tan
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Learning quickly interactively, training, work-life balance (in 6 reviews)

  • Smaller company with professional work environment (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • work life balance is not there at all and its not at all an employee friendly company (in 4 reviews)

  • After being purchased by Avago, there was little information on direction by upper management (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    CMOS ASIC Design Center in Ft. Collins

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Comfortable office with a few nice bene's. Dates for deliverables clearly identified. Yearly bonus is generous.

    Cons

    Performance review is a joke - does not reflect employee's (required) self-evaluation; does not include goals set by employee. No salary increase for (5+) years citing "industry standards." But after a recent merger, it was learned that Avago paid well under what other companies paid. Forced to take new assignment well outside of field of expertise. Middle management are simply the ditch-diggers for upper management who don't value employees as persons. Layoffs involve persons over 50 almost exclusively.

    Work-life balance is a catch-phrase (only). Emails from customers, coworkers and managements at all times of the day, night, and weekends, suggest that 100% dedication weekdays is not nearly enough.

    Middle management does not have an independent thought - merely reflecting what upper managers dictate without any pushback. Outsourcing many jobs.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider an employee's background and interests when making assignments. Listen to employee's suggestions during performance review.

    Worst HR of any company I've ever worked for and not effective. Taking HR-mandidated training several times per year is not a replacement for a staffed HR department. Staff up HR and make it a real investment instead of token place-holder for handling layoffs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice pay, bonus and work environment

    Cons

    Teams are spread too thin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think long term and invest on future products

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    End Of An Era

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avago Technologies

    Pros

    While working for LSI Corporation, the overall compensation was competitive, the work environment was great, the perks were good, the leadership was good, in general, and the the best part was working was such a great and diverse employee base.

    Cons

    After being purchased by Avago, there was little information on direction by upper management. Morale was very low, and a lot of employees left, on their own accord, for better opportunities. There was mass layoffs on the legacy LSI side. Whole divisions were sold off for pennies on the dollar.

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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Harvesting purchased assets

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

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Portfolio of leading products with limited competition. This is the company strategy. It allows for strong prices and good operating income. The strategy has resulted in stock price improvements. Compensation is focused on long term components: weak salary; strong equity.

    Cons

    Extreme focus on short term revenue and minimizing costs. Absolute minimum of benefits possible to keep employees. Leadership is completely focused on operating income.
    Buying established product lines and milking them for profitability is not good for the customers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Enjoy your bonuses

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    All about the Stock Price

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avago Technologies

    Pros

    Company rewards those who generate positive revenue

    Cons

    Decisions are always about increasing the price of the stock.

  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Worthless management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort Collins, CO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good pay, great employees to work with

    Cons

    Management that doesn't listen, too much emphasis on production ($$$), refusal to grow resources and personnel during expansion, morale very low.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great enviornment as long as you're not a contractor

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Firmware Test Tech in Colorado Springs, CO
    Current Employee - Firmware Test Tech in Colorado Springs, CO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back environment, Local team was easy and fun to work with, flexable hours and time off

    Cons

    Low pay as a contractor, international team difficult to work with, very profit driven CEO

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop laying off the engineers with the most experience and knowledge. Improve comminucation with lower level employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    engineering manager

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

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    fast path, excellent management style from HP, open for learning

    Cons

    benefit is about average vs. silicon valley

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    continue to support learning experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It is a pretty good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Avago Technologies

    Pros

    Coworkers are really nice people

    Cons

    require some overtime here and there

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't work here

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

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nothing pro about this company.

    Cons

    Working 12 hour shifts and having no weekends off. There is not much communication in this place. The pay raise is dumb by a number system,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No communication on things like telling us 2 months before the end of the year we are going 12 hour shifts next year.

    Disapproves of CEO

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