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Broadcom Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 833 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor

Scott McGregor

(410 ratings)

72% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Test Engineer

    RF Test Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsBest place to improve knowledge on the latest technologies in Wi-Fi.
    The hierarchy is transparent and easy to meet any one of them with no effort.

    ConsFood services are not great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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    Many intelligent and smart persons company

    Principal IC Design Engineer (Former Employee) Irvine, CA

    Pros1. Have much latest knowledge and know-how.
    2. Almost unlimited resource to engineers.
    3. Work and life balance.
    4. Not too bad pay.

    Cons1.Bad market strategy.
    2. Too many politics.
    3. Worse and worse benefit since 2008.
    4. Communication when remote site cooperation.

    Advice to Senior ManagementThink about what is the best to company. And most important thing, do not cut off benefit anymore.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    good engineering company

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsIt's good company I like to work with. Work environment is good, and time is flexible. Manages and engineers have good relationship.

    ConsCompany provide good benefit except no PTO vacation. All vacations and time off need manager approve which depends on project schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPOT vacation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good tech.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood technology and talented people around.

    ConsToo many titles and hierarchy, every group follow their own policy on titles. Lost the startup culture.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't get into habit of firing people whenever there is a quarterly loss. Solution for a failed attempt is NOT giving up or selling the business.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

     

    Rewarding and fulfilling

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat place to work at
    internal transfers are weighed higher

    Consdifficult for promotions
    cafe down grades every new suitor

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    Great place to work

    IC Design Engineer, Staff II (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsSelf-motivated, hard-working engineers focused at delivering cutting-edge products in the low to high end cellular baseband division

    ConsWorking with people in different locations on different time-zones can be tricky and very stressful at times. You need to be flexible about your work hours at times.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsGood 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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementStrive to stay nimble and agile in order to be competitive

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    neutral

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proscutting edge learning & working experience

    Conspower consumption optimization, resolve clock/deepsleep issues for handheld devices

    Advice to Senior ManagementAll positive words, I learned a lot from my manager.

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    Good Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood culture and lots of talent. Hours can be long a times. Compensation and benefits are good.

    ConsManagement lacks a long term vision for the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Product Applications Manager (Current Employee) Santa Clara, CA

    ProsGreat training programs. Learning opportunities abound. Culture encourages lots of learning opportunities. Get to work on complex technical problems.

    ConsLack of engineering processes and procedures that are followed consistently between teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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