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
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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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    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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    Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsVery aggressive schedule. Lot of opportunities to work and learn.

    Conscompany vacation policy is not good for people who need longer vacations. It's not unlimited vacation, it is hardly any vacation..

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange vacation policy. Keep an attitude of employee first.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWork-life balance, opprtunity, technical skills, visibility

    Consstability, always catch up mode, not great vision

    Advice to Senior ManagementShould have to good vision

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Questionable Exec Management

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    ProsUpdated IT tools, nice office facilities

    ConsQuestionable Exec and Sr Management decisions

    Advice to Senior ManagementHave a clearer picture of the long-term goals and opportunities

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Finance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible work hour and unlimited vacation. Bright and motivated people to work with. Fast paced and great amount of challenge

    ConsWork load and not clear on future career development

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    Great company

    Technical Director (Former Employee)
    Irvine, CA

    Prosupside potential with more downside though

    Constoo many changes with mgmt teams

    Advice to Senior Managementstay connected

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineering-driven company

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee)
    San Jose, CA

    ProsVery engineering-driven working environment. Broadcom has enjoyed success in various segments of the market. There are a lot of smart people around who are very dedicated to technologies. Innovation is highly valued here.

    ConsThere has been questionable directions on the investment on the cell phone baseband business (finally they decided to get rid of it). The whole company is dragged down even when all the other BUs are doing quite well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should be more closely tied to the success of each BUs.

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

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    Senior Software Engineering Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood teamwork environment. Not much of office politics. If you are proactive, you can accomplish a lot by yourself and your team. You are also exposed to a broad range of technologies.

    ConsHigh management lacks of visions and they do not pay too much attentions on getting the employees' feedback. They makes decisions without good reasons. Some decisions were apparently ill-advised from the very beginning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hear more from the employees. I mean, really listen to them instead of just playing lip services.

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

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    Good Engineering Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFast paced learning and high standards for engineering. Lot of talented people who are hardworking.

    ConsTight schedules and not much work/life balanace. Needs to encourage shifting roles to have more wider experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    System Design, Cellular baseband

    Senior Staff Systems Design Engineer (Current Employee)
    Matawan, NJ

    ProsMeet some highly skilled people here. Nowadays working for the system algorithm in any communication system is a privilege.

    ConsOffice culture and politics some times make people uncomfortable.
    Products Roadmap changes too frequently, create unnecessary pressure on scheduling and work load.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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