Broadcom Reviews

Updated August 24, 2014
Updated August 24, 2014
879 Reviews

3.5
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Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Staff engineer

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    People and environment are nice, good place to learn

    Cons

    Resources were inadequate, too many ongoing project

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more focus on feature products and stick with it

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    overall 6 yrs in brcm

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    good benefit comparing with others in the area

    Cons

    bad management and not that efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Broadcom created an atmosphere that enabled you to do your job.

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer

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

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits were good. The teamwork at the company was very good and enabled us all to get our work done fast.

    Cons

    Broadcom didn't seem to know what the customers wanted. We were always developing product that was too late and didn't have the features to compete in the market.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Senior Staff SW Engineer

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and benefits, work can get crazy when it comes to those days. Overall a decent company.

    Cons

    The engineers are being treated with less and less importance after the management is taken over by the professional managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Good experience as an intern

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, lots of new things to learn, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Possibility of getting a job here after internship is almost none, unless you are proactive in learning new things, you may end up doing some odd jobs that might not add to your skills

  7.  

    Staffing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom as a contractor

    Pros

    Great work environment at the company called Broadcom

    Cons

    layoffs every year at the company called Broadcom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Very high end cutting edge technologies, Nice people

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    Current Employee - Staff II IC Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff II IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Values Employeed based on preformance, not attendance

    Cons

    a bit unorganized in terms of documentation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place for new hire

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    Current Employee - Engineer Staff I - IC Design  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Engineer Staff I - IC Design in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Get a low of experience here
    2. Learn everything every day
    3. Good benefits
    4. People are nice here
    5. Learn the chip design flow

    Cons

    People here will do work which some other big company have several people do. Management sometimes seems bad. Mis-communication between groups.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting the LTE group means less oppotunity in future, though the ING group is still making profit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Product Engineer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    The time to market push for important clients is one of the most gratifying and yet worst experiences in my career. It has shaped me as an engineer. A majority of the engineers are above average and you can learn alot if yountake the time to ask.

    Cons

    Management are a bunch of good ol boys. Managers generally assign projects and you can easily get pushed into low quantity low visibility products if you aren't friendly. Once, during a business trip, I was reminded that we could all get fired if we didn't succeed, which was extremely demotivating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create better career paths for employees. Young engineers want a better idea/control of their next step.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent working team with motivated and very talented engineers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Very good company to work for in terms of team culture.

    Cons

    Compensation needs to be better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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