Broadcom Reviews

Updated September 29, 2014
Updated September 29, 2014
915 Reviews
3.5
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Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is really different from group to group (in 44 reviews)

  • challenging work environment if working in leadership segments (in 62 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life balance not always respected, principally due to multiple leaderships (in 41 reviews)

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

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great technology company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working for broadcom, you experience the cutting edge technology. work load seems very difference between team to team, people to people. Total compensation is good, expecially before 2008. All in all, it is very good expierence.

    Cons

    With company today's size, the start up company rewarding style is disappearing very quickly. Significant reward can no longer be distributed to real significant contributors. While project schedule is seeming delayed, some teams are fighting for loading.

    Recent decision for handling mobile communication chip Bu may be good for businese but most probably not handling correctly, hurt many dedicated employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep team lean and sharp. Reward heavily on key contributors. Avoid mobile communication BU type bz failure.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great Learning Experience

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Team was always willing to answer questions and help out. Team took me out to lunch and introduced me to different disciplines. Great Manager. Culture was very cooperative and treated me well even though I was an intern

    Cons

    Bloated company with a high level of bureaucracy so tough to get some things done. Hourly pay for interns was below average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Connecting Everything

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology is the plus point to work here. The available resources and flexibility is enough to progress your career. The work life balance is very good.
    Salary wise the overall package is satisfactory. The RSU get at every year's review comes out to be good amount if stocks rising.

    Cons

    People are quite in Santa Clara. Little more procedures for product engineer role that takes time from engineering efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Systems Design Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Design Engineer  in  Matawan, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Design Engineer in Matawan, NJ

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

    Pros

    The managers are very highly technical and the colleagues are very dedicated and supportive. Good benefits and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    May get very busy due to project deadlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    firmware engineer

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    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    good office. good boss. nice coworkers.

    Cons

    sometimes too busy. a little bit boring.

  7.  

    Senior Principal Software Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    Company is struggling in future business direction

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    my experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    environment is just like a startup. flexible in working hours. employee stock purchase plan is very good with a locking period of 2 years for the least rate. Lots of opportunities to move around as they are spread across multiple locations in US.

    Cons

    There is no process. Things work like startup which sometimes attribute to poor quality. Management has no visibility on future and failed recently in cellular baseband business. No fixed number of vacation days. Though management says it is good for the employees, you dont accumulate any unused vacation and loose your rights.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    GPTW

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    Former Employee - Test Intern  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Test Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of career opportunities. Lots of experienced engineers who help you out to start off with. All in all a decent experience.

    Cons

    Bad recruitment process. Most of the internships are not converted to a full time job. No other complains as such.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good Company with lots of oppotunity.

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    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Good planning and document. A lot of training courses are provided. Engineers are motivated.

    Cons

    Less opportunity to get promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Company has not heart and soul

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Company treats workforce as disposable items

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people, invest in making quality of work/life balance a priority

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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