Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews in Irvine, CA

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
1,002 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Industry leading company; work life balance is ok; the working environment is well equipted (in 47 reviews)

  • The company provides a good work life balance and good work environment for it's employees (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life balance not always respected, principally due to multiple leaderships (in 44 reviews)

  • People here will do work which some other big company have several people do (in 22 reviews)

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  1.  

    Internship experiences at Broadcom

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RF DVT Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - RF DVT Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    A good place to start your career

    Cons

    They don't have too much openings for the interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should give more openings to the Interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company in terms of execution and production

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist Design in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist Design in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    learning and experiencing the true A class engineering world

    Cons

    The model should be more rewarding to people who contribute more and bring innovation and new technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    good work env and product development company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Firmware Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    * good work env
    * product development company
    * revenue focused

    Cons

    * more suited for wireless experts

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Employment at Broadcom

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The position was interesting and challenging. Most of the engineering staff is talented and supportive. The company keeps the employees informed of broad company issues.

    Cons

    Work/life is difficult to manage. Management on lower levels is subjective and tends to be heavily influenced by personal preferences and biases.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Executive management should take a closer look at the practices of middle and lower management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great benefits, slightly questionable leadership

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and facilities. Lots of great minds to learn from.

    Cons

    Questionable senior leadership all with background in chip design who doesn't understand clearly the role of firmware and software

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more in software development and understand the development process. It is not enough to simply buy the next technology and integrate when the foundation was already shaky,.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Broadcom has very good compensation and benefits and overall the best company that I have every worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Broadcom is a great place for career development. Work schedule is very flexible for good balance of personal and work life. Compensation and benefits are very good. People are friendly and professional. Broadcom appears to be a very ethical company.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes approval systems for getting work done can be a bit cumbersome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Your job can be as much or as little as you want it to be. Be in control of your own destiny. ESPP and benefits are phenomenal in comparison to other companies. Some supervisors are better than others but if you try hard enough you will always find someone that is willing to listen and be your advocate if needed. Great perks like family day, gyms and cafe's.

    Cons

    Sometimes for the higher engineers the work/life balance is not that great. I watched many people cancel preplanned/paid vacations because of a glitch and they needed to stay and it was expected. Be more proactive in determining the outcomes and possible problems that could come up so you can plan ahead.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the "boys club" the employees all know and don't respect them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    IT department JOBS

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Agile and Xtreme Programming experience
    E2E SDLC management

    Cons

    No processes, no planning, no formal qa and no PM support

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Manage as per industry standard leave start up thinking behind if you want to stay competetive

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not my favorite

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Financial Analyst in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Financial Analyst in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation
    Good benefits
    On site perks

    Cons

    Terrible culture in which employees don't help each other
    Most top down organization I've encountered
    Poor employee moral
    No eagerness to engage employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit focusing on benefits and start actually caring about employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Product Line Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Time off and perks are pretty decent

    Cons

    workload and worklife balance is not very good. Promotions dont come easy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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