Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews

Updated January 25, 2015
Updated January 25, 2015
1,003 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Industry leading company; work life balance is ok; the working environment is well equipted (in 47 reviews)

  • The company provides a good work life balance and good work environment for it's employees (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life balance not always respected, principally due to multiple leaderships (in 44 reviews)

  • People here will do work which some other big company have several people do (in 22 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Fast moving company with technical strengths across the board - rewarding and satisfying place to work at

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    - Less bureaucratic, gives engineers and managers lot of responsibility and decision making authority
    - Engineering employees are very technical and technical skills, hard work and team work is rewarded well
    - Great insurance plans, RSUs, and ESPP make compensation top notch
    - Great products, with enormous satisfaction to engineering community

    Cons

    - Very little or no cons if working in business unit which is highly profitable
    - Work-life balance is not optimal

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Internship experiences at Broadcom

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - RF DVT Intern in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - RF DVT Intern in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    A good place to start your career

    Cons

    They don't have too much openings for the interns

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should give more openings to the Interns

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company in terms of execution and production

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist Design in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Scientist Design in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    learning and experiencing the true A class engineering world

    Cons

    The model should be more rewarding to people who contribute more and bring innovation and new technology

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Good.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    The technology is cutting edge.

    Cons

    The Long hours can get you down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay raise

  6.  

    Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Program Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Great management
    Decent Pay
    Flexible Hours
    A lot of learning opportunity

    Cons

    Sometimes get stuck with doing repetitive tasks
    No real perks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    excellent place to work @

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    very nice people , great technology.

    Cons

    do not have any cons, is it 5 words?

  8.  

    Intern Review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - Intern in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The work balance is truly exceptional. The deadlines are particular but once the work has been submitted its a very relaxing environment..

    Cons

    The work is pretty tight scheduled and u are required to be on your toes till its completed

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Broadcom has very good compensation and benefits and overall the best company that I have every worked for.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Broadcom is a great place for career development. Work schedule is very flexible for good balance of personal and work life. Compensation and benefits are very good. People are friendly and professional. Broadcom appears to be a very ethical company.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes approval systems for getting work done can be a bit cumbersome.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    excellent tech company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Independence
    Technically very strong
    good work life balance

    Cons

    None
    Maybe some more perks :)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work.. Cheers!!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Challenging yet satisfying

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Professional in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Professional in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Broad product portfolio, opportunities but you need to take control of your own career here. Willing to invest in employees, annual tech conference, tech seminars, travel as needed. Good comp and benefits. Lots of flexibility on work hours and time off.

    Cons

    Not many. Improve managers and cooperation across units. Hours can be long during peak project times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less consensus and more leadership. Hold people accountable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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