Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
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3.5 827 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 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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    Excellent Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLow key, can concentrate on getting the work done. The engineering staff is extremely talented, hard-working, and well trained. Almost everyone has a masters or PhD degree.

    ConsIn my department, the managers are weak. They are poor at motivating the engineering staff, poor at decision making, and slow to make decisions.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI have concerns about the performance of senior management, especially related to the mobile phone group. Decisions need to improve in both speed and quality.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Intern (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsThe company culture is excellent! Although it is does not accept too many people, it still worth working for it as an intern. Skills you can learn from it is much more than you get paid.

    ConsGood company culture, but not many return offer oppertunities. Best company of video and wifi/BT development group, as a intern you can learn a lot in relevent field.

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

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    Excellent company!!

    Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNice company to work for. Good benefit and compensation. It is a place where engineers are well respected.

    ConsThe work was separated into too many locations at different time zone. It makes collaboration more difficult.
    Decision making processes take too long sometimes.
    Made several wrong decisions to acquire the wrong companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDistribute the work into different teams with the consideration of locations/time zones in mind.

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

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    Great Company, Talented People, Amazing Environment!

    Senior Staff Applications Software Engineer (Former Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsA very talented group of engineers whom I had a great pleasure to work with. Many of them I know from previous companies I worked before so it was a great environment to work.
    Company provides with best benefits, ESPP, RSU and stock options.
    Management is contributing in personal professional grow including internal and external courses.
    Lots of interesting projects on most recent wireless technologies.
    Nice office spaces, great kitchen and sport facilities on the campus.

    ConsManagement spent too much money buying other companies so the own employees loosing their jobs...

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

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    good engineer

    Principal IC Design Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    Prosvery technical driven, no BS

    ConsCEO is making wrong decision

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

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    Good

    Principal IC Design Engineer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsExciting challenges on cutting edge micro-electronic circuit design. Never a shortage of new design challenges to overcome.

    ConsA lot is expected from you.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore communication.

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

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    Intern Experience

    Networking for WLAN (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros1. Great work ethics
    2.Great colleagues to work with.
    3. Good salary.
    4. Chance to learn

    ConsPoor work life balance, need better perks and discounts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Lots of bright people and good work-life balance

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are a lot of talented and bright people at this company and the management is also accommodating of time off and does not require very long work days.

    ConsProjects can have poor schedules leading to weak chance of success

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    It's OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood technology, work on high selling products. I found work life balance to be OK - sometimes you have to work extra hours, but typically not.

    ConsManagement is focused on the success of projects and are indifferent to their employees career. Their attitude is if you don't like it, leave. I also found it a rather joyless place to work - they cut all celebrations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to employees career advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Rewarding and fulfilling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat place to work at
    internal transfers are weighed higher

    Consdifficult for promotions
    cafe down grades every new suitor

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