Broadcom
3.5 of 5 812 reviews
www.broadcom.com Irvine, CA 5000+ Employees

Broadcom Reviews

Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.5 812 reviews

                             

73% Approve of the CEO

Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor

Scott McGregor

(404 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
812 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good work/life balance; good pay and benefits, onsite gym and caf"
    in 23 reviews
  • "Very flexible with work from home option, nice work environment with not overloaded work pressure"
    in 50 reviews
Cons:
  • "so it is difficult to have a good work/life balance"
    in 36 reviews
  • "In the past engineers were given preference but now it's more in line with a "Big Company" dynamic"
    in 20 reviews
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    Proscutting edge learning & working experience

    Conspower consumption optimization, resolve clock/deepsleep issues for handheld devices

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll positive words, I learned a lot from my manager.

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    Great place to work

    Product Applications Manager (Current Employee)
    Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGreat training programs. Learning opportunities abound. Culture encourages lots of learning opportunities. Get to work on complex technical problems.

    ConsLack of engineering processes and procedures that are followed consistently between teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company for learning

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Opportunity to learn
    - Growth Opportunity
    - Good leave policy

    Cons- Bad people managers
    - No job security

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    RF Test Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsBest place to improve knowledge on the latest technologies in Wi-Fi.
    The hierarchy is transparent and easy to meet any one of them with no effort.

    ConsFood services are not great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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    Many intelligent and smart persons company

    Principal IC Design Engineer (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    Pros1. Have much latest knowledge and know-how.
    2. Almost unlimited resource to engineers.
    3. Work and life balance.
    4. Not too bad pay.

    Cons1.Bad market strategy.
    2. Too many politics.
    3. Worse and worse benefit since 2008.
    4. Communication when remote site cooperation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about what is the best to company. And most important thing, do not cut off benefit anymore.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good tech.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood technology and talented people around.

    ConsToo many titles and hierarchy, every group follow their own policy on titles. Lost the startup culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't get into habit of firing people whenever there is a quarterly loss. Solution for a failed attempt is NOT giving up or selling the business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    good engineering company

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsIt's good company I like to work with. Work environment is good, and time is flexible. Manages and engineers have good relationship.

    ConsCompany provide good benefit except no PTO vacation. All vacations and time off need manager approve which depends on project schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPOT vacation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent Place to Work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFriendly Environment and decent place to work. Knowledge sharing between groups.

    ConsBig Company that has locations everywhere and some group not organized based on geographical so can be 24 hour job with tons of emails and conference calls.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging

    Senior Principal Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsCutting edge products in latest nodes.

    ConsPoor roadmap choices by management in certain teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good engineers but incompetent marketing and biz dev. people. murky hiring practices.

    Principal Software Ingineer (Current Employee)
    Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgood engineers, (mostly), they can pay you are willing to sacrifice your personal life.

    Consenormous pressure on s/w engineers to get those damn chips to work, too many chips to support.
    they have very few competent marketing people.

    Advice to Senior Managementengineers who work for you are not robots!

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