Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
977 Reviews
3.5
977 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great benefits, slightly questionable leadership

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    • 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
  2.  

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

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    • Senior Management
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    • 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
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Company

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    • 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
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  5.  

    good place to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    its a good place to learn, office is really nice

    Cons

    salary is not competitive to pure software company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good experiences in this company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Working efficiently in this company

    Cons

    Not much to complain of it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Principal ASIC Design Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal ASIC Design Engineer
    Current Employee - Principal ASIC Design Engineer

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

    Pros

    Flexible work hour. Unlimited vacation. Strong engineering culture that values innovations.

    Cons

    Weak compensation. Not many perks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide good salaries to retain employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  8.  

    excellent tech company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Independence
    Technically very strong
    good work life balance

    Cons

    None
    Maybe some more perks :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.. Cheers!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Broadcom sunnyvale

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People are friendly, sunnyvale is a good place and the company near downtown. Good restaurants there.

    Cons

    Not as I can think.

  10. 1 person 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.  

    Engineer I

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer I in Denmark, KS
    Former Employee - Hardware Engineer I in Denmark, KS

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Wide diversity in products, many interesting costumers

    Cons

    Their work life ballance policy is poor, their treatment of employees are poor, too profit oriented with no respect for the individual and if they shut down an office, as they did here in CPH, their treatment of resigned personell is extremely bad...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The quickest and easiest way to good products and happy costumers, is happy employees !

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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