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. Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Broadcom (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, strong technology, great management

    Cons

    I can't think of any, management is very thoughtful and takes care of things well.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. 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


  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. 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.


  6. 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


  7. 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.


  8. Great company

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work-life balance is really different from group to group, Top 5 semiconductor company by revenue. Lots of smart and talented engineers

    Cons

    Big corporation with a large hierarchy, slow promotions and small raises Semiconductor industry having a difficult time these days, Broadcom either


  9. Quality Assurance Intern

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    Former Intern - Quality Assurance Intern in Yorba Linda, CA
    Former Intern - Quality Assurance Intern in Yorba Linda, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get to learn a LOT and are exposed to a multitude of different levels of product development and maintenance.

    Cons

    Not enough time with the actual engineer to learn as much as possible - wish there were projects to work on.

    Advice to Management

    Make more time to teach interns about product development as well as processes.


  10. Senior Manager, Talent Solutions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Leading edge technology and career advancement opportunities. Great place to learn and grow. Tremendous opportunity to take on greater responsibilities for those with drive and initiative.

    Cons

    None in the past 10+ years. It is a technology company that rewards hard work and innovation. Not the right company for those looking for a 9 to 5 job.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that you are always a market leader in developing new technologies and continue to invest in your individual contributors. Keep it a technology and engineering oriented company.


  11. Intern

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    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Irvine, CA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had fun working here. Boradcom exposed me to real work and experience

    Cons

    None that i can think of currently

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. I hope all goes well with the new acquisition



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