Broadcom
3.4 of 5 734 reviews
www.broadcom.com Irvine, CA 5000+ Employees

Broadcom Reviews

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.4 734 reviews

                             

77% Approve of the CEO

Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor

Scott McGregor

(364 ratings)

71% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Industry leading company; work life balance is ok; the working environment is well equipted"
    in 25 reviews
  • "Dynamic work environment with multiple concurrent projects"
    in 42 reviews
Cons:
  • "so it is difficult to have a good work/life balance"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Can be long hours depending on project and product cycle"
    in 31 reviews
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Good environment to work in

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsGood learning curve, there's literall a lot to learn and for up to date technologies

ConsFinance get into the engineering workflow oftenly

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

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Very good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Broadcom

ProsPeople around here help so much

ConsThere are no cons at all

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Good Intern Expirence

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Broadcom

ProsSmart People,
Had my own project.
Ability to work in lot of different area.

ConsThey should hire their intern. None of the interns I know got full time job.

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Great breadth of technology in semiconductors

Senior Manager, Software Development (Current Employee)
San Diego, CA

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

ProsFast paced, collaborative environment, less politics and just get things done.

ConsBurn out, missteps in mobile and wireless

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

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Energetic and fast moving forward company

Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee)

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

Proslots of chance to learn and work together with many excellent engineers.
much information is open to all employee in case he tried find it.

ConsI don't think managing the organization is good because only partial people are contributing and there are not a few people hard to know what they are doing.
And a certain team seems to be sustained for a political reason.

Advice to Senior ManagementMost employee want someone responsible to acquire wrong company be punished.
Wrong decision in higher management made a lot of employee hard.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Very good

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Broadcom full-time

ProsCuttine edge technology, personal growth

ConsCompany has aggressive work environment

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

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Ok to work for for the time being

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Broadcom full-time

ProsDiversity business lines and some strength in network and wireless business

ConsManagement need to improve their way to run a conpany

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Friendly working environment, decreasing total compensation package

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Broadcom full-time

ProsPeople here are generally knowledgable. A lot of excellent IC designers. Innovation is encouraged.

ConsCompensation is steadily decreasing, becoming an average-pay company

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Not a very personal place to work

Senior Staff Verification Engineer (Current Employee)

I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 3 years

ProsRenumeration is pretty good
Devices are best in class in many fields, lots of excellent engineers to learn from.

ConsLack of variety or interesting work
Canteen is awful
Vacation is limited

Advice to Senior ManagementSpend more money on food services
Try not to keep staff members doing the same job functions constantly

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Challenging place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Broadcom full-time

ProsNice people to work with,

ConsA lot of re-org and politics inside.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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