Broadcom Reviews

Updated August 26, 2014
Updated August 26, 2014
880 Reviews

3.5
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Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Great technology, so many design wins, work-life balance, great managers (in 39 reviews)

  • Dynamic work environment with multiple concurrent projects (in 55 reviews)


Cons
  • High pressure environment, tough to maintain work-life balance (in 39 reviews)

  • In the past engineers were given preference but now it's more in line with a "Big Company" dynamic (in 21 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Broadcom created an atmosphere that enabled you to do your job.

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    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineer

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

    Pros

    The compensation and benefits were good. The teamwork at the company was very good and enabled us all to get our work done fast.

    Cons

    Broadcom didn't seem to know what the customers wanted. We were always developing product that was too late and didn't have the features to compete in the market.

    Recommends
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    Approves of CEO
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    Staffing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom as a contractor

    Pros

    Great work environment at the company called Broadcom

    Cons

    layoffs every year at the company called Broadcom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Very high end cutting edge technologies, Nice people

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    Current Employee - Staff II IC Design Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff II IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Values Employeed based on preformance, not attendance

    Cons

    a bit unorganized in terms of documentation

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Software Quality Engineer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    good working environment and good salary

    Cons

    there is no more full time position

  6.  

    DVT

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    Current Employee - Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    The company culture is excellent! Although it is does not accept too many people, it still worth working for it as an intern. Skills you can learn from it is much more than you get paid.

    Cons

    Good company culture, but not many return offer oppertunities. Best company of video and wifi/BT development group, as a intern you can learn a lot in relevent field.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent company!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Nice company to work for. Good benefit and compensation. It is a place where engineers are well respected.

    Cons

    The work was separated into too many locations at different time zone. It makes collaboration more difficult.
    Decision making processes take too long sometimes.
    Made several wrong decisions to acquire the wrong companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Distribute the work into different teams with the consideration of locations/time zones in mind.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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  8.  

    Great Company, Talented People, Amazing Environment!

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    Former Employee - Senior Staff Applications Software Engineer  in  San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Staff Applications Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    A very talented group of engineers whom I had a great pleasure to work with. Many of them I know from previous companies I worked before so it was a great environment to work.
    Company provides with best benefits, ESPP, RSU and stock options.
    Management is contributing in personal professional grow including internal and external courses.
    Lots of interesting projects on most recent wireless technologies.
    Nice office spaces, great kitchen and sport facilities on the campus.

    Cons

    Management spent too much money buying other companies so the own employees loosing their jobs...

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    Intern Experience

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    Current Employee - Networking for WLAN  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Networking for WLAN in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    1. Great work ethics
    2.Great colleagues to work with.
    3. Good salary.
    4. Chance to learn

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, need better perks and discounts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Job at Broadcom

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, Awesome technology. Basically you create the next technology.!

    Cons

    Sometimes you might have to work more.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good technical ladder path for individual contributors. A lot of cultural diversity, talent pool.
    Good internal transfer policy so one can have a lot of options to pursue different interests

    Cons

    As the company has grown, so have the hierarchy and layers in some organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strive to stay nimble and agile in order to be competitive

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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