Broadcom Reviews in Irvine, CA

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
895 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great technology, so many design wins, work-life balance, great managers (in 39 reviews)

  • Dynamic work environment with multiple concurrent projects (in 55 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)

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  1.  

    Broadcom was fast pace and learned alot

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    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Communication is very good at Broadcom

    Cons

    Their was a lot of meeting for my supervisors.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Professional players only.

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    Current Employee - Sales  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great technology. Way ahead of the competition. Great customer base. Great Sales Team. Always looking for ways to beat the competition.

    Cons

    Guarded technology. Need to share documents more easily with customers and partners. More selector guides and sales collateral for ease of use and faster turn around with sales.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the technology secrecy to customers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    staff scientist

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    Former Employee - Staff Scientist  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Scientist in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good environment and good work culture

    Cons

    mostly dependent on senior employee work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better recognition

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    High technology company.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Many talented and friendly engineers to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Engineers are expected to work lots of overtime to "do the impossible". The "unlimited vacation" policy sounds great but actually have to get VP approval for anything over 10 days duration, which means very few people can take long vacations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Set more reasonable deadlines to prevent engineer burnout. Go back to the previous vacation policy of a set number of weeks vacation depending on number of years worked.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Happy to work here

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    Former Employee - RF Engineering Co-Op  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - RF Engineering Co-Op in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    the work environment is nice

    Cons

    There is no drawback here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company

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    Former Employee - Foundry Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Foundry Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Large company with everything you need. Good work environment. Good people there. So many activities.

    Cons

    Work is more narrow range. Not a good place to learn more for intern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some intern rotation program

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good city to live in

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    Current Employee - Staff I  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Staff I in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Irvine is a great city to live.

    Cons

    No live for the young

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Applications Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Engineers are highly technical and smart. Management knows the market well. Pay is above average for the market. Best-in-class solutions for the markets they participate in.

    Cons

    Not easy for upwards mobility or switching to different departments. They tend to hire very experience people that do not require more training. Layoffs are sudden.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    My experience in Broadcom

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    Current Employee - Scientist, Senior Staff  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Scientist, Senior Staff in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good place to gain technical experience.

    Cons

    No hope to get rich :-)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    mask designer

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    Current Employee - Mask Designer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Mask Designer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    good health benefits, steady paycheck, telecommuting

    Cons

    working on most holidays, no career path

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    allow carrer advancement, give more rsu,s to typycal employees. cafeteria has bad, expensive food.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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