Broadcom Reviews

Updated August 27, 2015
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is really different from group to group (in 47 reviews)

  • Great work environment at the company called Broadcom (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent (in 44 reviews)

  • More work less life - but this is probably typical of any big company in USA these days (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Senior staff

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    a very good working environment. Work with smart and competent engineers. The work load is reasonable not too much. The work is very interesting.

    Cons

    Still new to the company so may not be exposed to not so good things yet.


  2. Good working enviorment

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Most people including the manager are very technical and willing to share and help.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Making schedule realistic


  3. Director of Engineering

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    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Director of Engineering in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Highly talented team members. Excellent execution of projects.

    Cons

    No downtime between projects to recharge.


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  5. ASIC Design Engineer

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    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - ASIC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice people around. Good to learn

    Cons

    Very busy. Have to work extra time


  6. Good Company for now

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    the change on the road in next 4-6 months


  7. Senior Principal Scientist

    Former Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in Huntington Beach, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in Huntington Beach, CA

    I worked at Broadcom (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, very nice working environment and good salary compensation. Management gives time for employee to finish the project. Very relax working there.

    Cons

    Management had problem managing different groups in different parts of the world with different time zones. Someof the employees could not communicate fluently in English.

    Advice to Management

    Management had problem managing different groups in different parts of the world with different time zones. Some of the employees could not communicate fluently in English.


  8. Chip Design

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Broadcom is a chip design powerhouse, and has reasonable total compensation and benefits. We are around 75 percentile on the chip industry for total compensation.

    Cons

    As a semiconductor supplier that make many different chips, you could end up working on some very insignificant products.


  9. Awesome place to work

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer, Firmware in Matawan, NJ
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer, Firmware in Matawan, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance. Compensation and Benefits are very good. ESPP was one one of the best in industry. you would find very good engineering talent. Growth opportunities are awesome.

    Cons

    Some of the decisions are hard, but that's how businesses are run in public companies.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. Good Company

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some good people to work with

    Cons

    Bad executive management that has took down a once great company


  11. MBA Intern

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

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and Fortune 500 company. Very Knowledgeable people to work with and share experiences.

    Cons

    My current manager sits in other office, so at times its a bit of disconnect or I am not able to have an in-person whenever I am stuck with.



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