Broadcom Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
931 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

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

  • challenging work environment if working in leadership segments (in 63 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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    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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    Challenging work, good engineers, have to live with tight resource and personnel budgets

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Exciting work, especially in networking space, good friendly coworkers

    Cons

    tight budget controls, cost conscious attitude

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    better promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Exceptional run with the company. Recently left

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Marketing in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Director of Marketing in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Good working level people. Talented people in many facets. Decent work environment. Good training plans available.

    Cons

    Strategies always changing. Exec management caught up in politics and posturing. Previous failures not well reviewed so did not learn from mistakes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should have taken the bitter medicine much earlier or given more time for the strategy to play out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Firmware engineer

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    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Pros

    1. Office is good.
    2. Coffee machine is above average.
    3. Unlimited soft drinks.

    Cons

    1. Very tight schedule.
    2. Low pay.
    3. Kept costing down.
    4. No career development.
    5. Expected to work long hours and always urgent issues coming.
    6. Higher managements not willing to change.
    7. Engineers lack of new knowledge.
    8. Routine and tedious works even in development roles.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good engineers but not so good upper management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Strong technology, good engineers, high energy culture

    Cons

    Management is a mixed bag, especially higher management

    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Company has not heart and soul

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Company treats workforce as disposable items

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on the people, invest in making quality of work/life balance a priority

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    higher managers perspective is bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Have lots of talented enginers. you can get rich experience during the daily work with thhose smart people

    Cons

    compensation becomes not so excited as before comparing to hard working effort. higher managers dont have good sight of future tech. trend. the recent ending of cellular bb is a proof

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to keep awake when they make a decision

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    higher managers perspective is bad

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

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Have lots of talented enginers. you can get rich experience during the daily work with thhose smart people

    Cons

    compensation becomes not so excited as before comparing to hard working effort. higher managers dont have good sight of future tech. trend. the recent ending of cellular bb is a proof

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    to keep awake when they make a decision

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Decent company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff II Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff II Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Has strong technical skillset, excellent higher management

    Cons

    poor compensation compared to other companies in Bay Area

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    great management

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    A constructive review on Broadcom

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst, Principal in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Business Systems Analyst, Principal in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Compensation and technology innovation and market leader attitude. You can work anywhere if you survive here for a couple of years.

    Cons

    Very very competitive atmosphere. You need to have a lot of skills to survive in the atmosphere.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Sometimes look down to the employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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