Broadcom Reviews

Updated June 29, 2015
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Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor
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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. Helpful (13)

    Such a shame

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Love the company. Maturity has helped with the work/life balance. Good benefits package. Flexible working hours and work from home policy. Base pay with strong ESPP program helps.

    Cons

    Change from equity compensation to bonus comp is terrible. Equity use to be a significant contributor to overall comp. Now bonuses are given, which is less than 5% and not guaranteed!
    Top level management is overpaid. Look at the CEO. How the hell does he reap $20M in 2014 after failing to deliver on a multi-year, multi-billion dollar program. No accountability with previous failed acquisitions; the board is overpaid and weak to the whims of the E level execs.
    Too bad they drove this company into the hands of Hock Gecko, who will undoubtedly slice and dice the company and employees.

    Advice to Management

    You got your money, now get out! It's unbelievable how many top execs kept their job after failing on the mobile effort. Due to your poor management, we are now being the ones that are being acquired.


  2. Intern

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Good place for interns to start their career

    Cons

    Less Full time conversions to look out for


  3. Good pay for entry/intermediate

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Great compensation, benefits and perks

    Cons

    None that I can think of at this time


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Broadcom 2.0 is outstanding, 3.0 will be ???

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Durham, NC

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

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

    Pros

    Run by engineers, healthy percent of profit directed back to R&D, founders involved day to day operation, wonderful family day, amazing yearly technical conference.
    Engineers feel like hero's.

    Cons

    Remote sites treated like second class citizens. Huge concern about future under Avago - all the Pros in this review are in jeopardy.

    Advice to Management

    I would never have chosen to work for Avago, why would one expect current Broadcom employees to choose to continue their career here?


  6. Operations Specialist

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    Current Employee - Operation Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Operation Specialist in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Approves of CEO
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great group to work with! Able to work with all groups within the company. Good balance of working with people and technology

    Cons

    Not much room for growth opportunities for management

    Advice to Management

    More recognition and team building activities would be great.


  7. Broadcom intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

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

    Pros

    great cafeteria and facilities at the HQ

    Cons

    too zoned into specific duties as an intern and not really much to do except update reports.


  8. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Very flexible schedule, good travel opportunities

    Cons

    At times, working across different geographies can be challenging


  9. Great R&D company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (More than 10 years)

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    There is great collaboration among groups.

    Cons

    The Avago buyout is concerning. The culture at Avago is more compartmentalized structure, with no collaboration.


  10. Intern experience review

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Learn the cutting edge technology from Broadcom and pay for intern is great

    Cons

    A little disorganized for the IT work


  11. Helpful (5)

    It's been a great run, until now

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    Current Employee - IT Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - IT Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great overall benefit, good leadership, lean environment.

    Cons

    Management agreed to be acquired by a another company that has much lower approval rating in Glassdoor. The future is great for the stock price, but not for the employees, it seems.

    Advice to Management

    Employees is company's #1 asset? Really? Apparently that's not 100% true.



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