Broadcom Reviews

Updated April 22, 2015
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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. Sr Principal Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very open upper management. VP keeps group informed of the challenges and opportunities. Several all-hands meeting to ensure employees are in-sync. New HR head striving to keep culture open and build trust.

    Cons

    Not very effective in inter-team collaboration. Lot of internal policies hamper cross team collaboration. 401K match is okay not excellent.

  2. Software Verification Intern

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learned a lot.
    Very cooperative.
    Flexible timings.

    Cons

    Interns are not given full time opportunities

  3. Sr stuff software engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Chance to learn,
    Good RSU structure

    Cons

    Weak Bonus structure
    Unfair management
    Good benefits

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  5. Good place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Technically, some of the best people around. This is a place to learn and grow your career. It has only been a few months - but I truly enjoy working here.

    Cons

    So far - not much!

    Advice to Management

    The biggest issue I see here is that the big picture vision seems to be missing.

  6. Sr Principal Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Consistently profitable, Good benefits, Good culture and people.

    Cons

    Uncertain business outlook due to increasing competition.

    Advice to Management

    Keep inventing!

  7. Intern-Software Development

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome team.
    Good work-life balance
    Nice work place where the students learn many things

    Cons

    Intern to full time conversion should be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Nice Management and always helps whenever we need some help.

  8. Fast paced, competitive, great learning

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to learn, reasonable pay, good reputation in Chip industry

    Cons

    No work life balance, does not promote innovation, old school enterprise thinking

    Advice to Management

    Create an environment for employee innovation and promote startup culture atleast 20% of employee time

  9. Intern

    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Irvine, CA
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    weather is good sunny all day everyday

    Cons

    weather too good to be interesting

    Advice to Management

    Please find a better campus for traffic

  10. Firmware Engineer

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talent people, fun work, good management

    Cons

    Not much, don't know what to say

  11. great

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    Current Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    an awesome pool of engineers and very technically knowledgeable people

    Cons

    not many outings for interns

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