Broadcom Reviews

Updated October 23, 2014
Updated October 23, 2014
935 Reviews
3.5
935 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work-life balance is really different from group to group (in 46 reviews)

  • The company provides a good work life balance and good work environment for it's employees (in 64 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life balance not always respected, principally due to multiple leaderships (in 42 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.  

    intern

    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern

    Pros

    It is a very good company to learn. All the employees are very friendly. You can reach out to any employee and they will explain you for what ever doubt you ask.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons. Overall I had a good experience. I felt they can increase the pay for interns. I am not saying it based on my own salary.

  2.  

    It's OK

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer - Electronic Design in Barcelona (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer - Electronic Design in Barcelona (Spain)

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

    Pros

    Well payed. Has some pretty smart people.

    Cons

    Difficult inter-department comms and co-operation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning opportunity

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff IC Design in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff IC Design in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity - lot of smart people to work with

    Cons

    Decent pay, but considerably more work

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  5.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Many talented and qualified people who are wonderful to work with

    Cons

    No career growth in remote sites

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    compensation is ok. culture is also ok.

    Cons

    product not well managed. business going down

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Decent company to work for to develop your career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours and tools are available for you to design and develop products.

    Cons

    Long hours and it is worth it when products are launched in the market.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good engineering-centric workplace.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Cool products, good benefits, smart and talented engineering workforce.

    Cons

    Too many technical people in managerial positions and not doing a competent job. Distribution of same project across different locations and each location periodically clamoring for good work. Need to be in right group at right time. Big inconsistencies in technical ladder across groups and locations.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good culture and teams, bad high management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Software Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Manager in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Always encouraging good teamwork. People work together well and solve problems. People are professional and kind to each other.

    Cons

    Top down management and high level management is very poor. Lack of leadership and made quite a lot of strategic mistakes. The worst part is: they are not accounted for their mistakes! Even with huge damages (> $1 Billion) due to their bad decisions, they are still around to pick up pay checks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find someone who really has a vision and the will to clean up the garbage at the top.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Learnt a lot

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)
    Former Employee - IC Design Engineer in Bangalore (India)

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Highly experienced staff.
    Filled with PhD scholars.

    Cons

    Didn't diversify the product range.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    ...

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Product Marketing is better than engineeribg

    Cons

    Engineering is bad as they merged too many small companies

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