Broadcom Reviews

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
895 Reviews
3.5
895 Reviews
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Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor
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455 Ratings

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.  

    think about

    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    good salary and benifits, good location

    Cons

    bad management team, culture; over time work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    It's ok, nothing special. Broadcom doesn't do much for personal growth

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

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    It's slow, and easy, not that fast paced. Good for family oriented people. Coworkers are in general nice and mellow.

    Cons

    Again, too slow, not too much personal growth. Not a lot of excitement going on.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Aggressive, technology company.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Has a reasonable benefit package. It offers opportunities to climb hierarchical ladder.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance not always respected, principally due to multiple leaderships. Management pushes employees hard without rest periods.

    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    better than nothing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    pay is OK and work load is OK and healthy insurance is better than 80% company. Lots of smart guys who are working for this company.

    Cons

    down the hill with the culture of inner core decision making style. So many smart buys who are feeling not fully engaged to do meaningful things. They are doing whatever be asked to do or just because of fear of lose job, They pretend work hard and not speak anything.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    "innovator's dilemma" is happening inside this company. The historic top contributor becomes the biggest road block for new comers. Company is going down the hill now.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    It went OK

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom for less than a year

    Pros

    People were smart.
    Processes were simple enough and small
    Irvine is a great place to be in

    Cons

    Cut throat environment
    People were getting fired

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    overall 6 yrs in brcm

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

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

    Pros

    good benefit comparing with others in the area

    Cons

    bad management and not that efficient.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

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

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Staff SW Engineer

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

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

    Pros

    Good work environment and benefits, work can get crazy when it comes to those days. Overall a decent company.

    Cons

    The engineers are being treated with less and less importance after the management is taken over by the professional managers.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good experience as an intern

    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with, lots of new things to learn, cutting edge technology

    Cons

    Possibility of getting a job here after internship is almost none, unless you are proactive in learning new things, you may end up doing some odd jobs that might not add to your skills

  11.  

    Staffing

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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

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