Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 824 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor

Scott McGregor

(409 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great technology, so many design wins, work-life balance, great managers(in 37 reviews)

  • Dynamic work environment with multiple concurrent projects(in 54 reviews)


Cons
  • High pressure environment, tough to maintain work-life balance(in 39 reviews)

  • In the past engineers were given preference but now it's more in line with a "Big Company" dynamic(in 21 reviews)

824 Employee Reviews
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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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    Good company to work for

    Test Engineer (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsCompany seems to care about their employees. Lots of social support as needed. Great coworkers who seem genuinely interested in what they do.

    ConsI gained a lot of weight because the cafeteria was so good. Sometimes it gets too hot in the summertime.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great location , inelegant employee

    Test Engineer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsWork anytime from anywhere, You are not limited to Monday-Friday, 8-5. get the job done come when ever you want to come to work

    ConsCan't think of one, its all go0d

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

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    Pretty good for tech company

    Senior Principal Field Applications Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsI feel like I get respect from management, and we communicate pretty well about what's going good and bad. I get to meet many different people from different companies and get a good sense of product development from concept to production.

    Consobviously crazy work hours...very hard to balance things sometimes, although it has come in spurts.

    Advice to Senior Managementhire more.

    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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    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

     

    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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    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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    good company

    Senior Staff Software Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    Prosdecent pay, perks, and time-offs

    Consnot a good business strategy

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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