Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews

Updated Jul 30, 2014
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3.5 830 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor

Scott McGregor

(409 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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    Good company for learning

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Pros- Opportunity to learn
    - Growth Opportunity
    - Good leave policy

    Cons- Bad people managers
    - No job security

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Engineering-driven company

    Principal Engineer (Current Employee) San Jose, CA

    ProsVery engineering-driven working environment. Broadcom has enjoyed success in various segments of the market. There are a lot of smart people around who are very dedicated to technologies. Innovation is highly valued here.

    ConsThere has been questionable directions on the investment on the cell phone baseband business (finally they decided to get rid of it). The whole company is dragged down even when all the other BUs are doing quite well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCompensation should be more closely tied to the success of each BUs.

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

     

    How would the future of the company pan out...

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThis company is good place to work at, and it has stable market share in many business where the company is playing at.

    Consthe company stock price went up after announcing the company's exit from cellular modem business. will need to see how the future would pan out... guessing new investment would be used for other businesses in the company. will need to see what would be the return on these investment.

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    Good Engineering Company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsFast paced learning and high standards for engineering. Lot of talented people who are hardworking.

    ConsTight schedules and not much work/life balanace. Needs to encourage shifting roles to have more wider experience.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    System Design, Cellular baseband

    Senior Staff Systems Design Engineer (Current Employee) Matawan, NJ

    ProsMeet some highly skilled people here. Nowadays working for the system algorithm in any communication system is a privilege.

    ConsOffice culture and politics some times make people uncomfortable.
    Products Roadmap changes too frequently, create unnecessary pressure on scheduling and work load.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Senior Software Manager

    Senior Software Engineering Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGood teamwork environment. Not much of office politics. If you are proactive, you can accomplish a lot by yourself and your team. You are also exposed to a broad range of technologies.

    ConsHigh management lacks of visions and they do not pay too much attentions on getting the employees' feedback. They makes decisions without good reasons. Some decisions were apparently ill-advised from the very beginning.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to hear more from the employees. I mean, really listen to them instead of just playing lip services.

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

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    Great location , inelegant employee

    Test Engineer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsWork anytime from anywhere, You are not limited to Monday-Friday, 8-5. get the job done come when ever you want to come to work

    ConsCan't think of one, its all go0d

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

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    Challenging

    Senior Principal Design Engineer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    ProsCutting edge products in latest nodes.

    ConsPoor roadmap choices by management in certain teams.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    good engineers but incompetent marketing and biz dev. people. murky hiring practices.

    Principal Software Ingineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgood engineers, (mostly), they can pay you are willing to sacrifice your personal life.

    Consenormous pressure on s/w engineers to get those damn chips to work, too many chips to support.
    they have very few competent marketing people.

    Advice to Senior Managementengineers who work for you are not robots!

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    Principal Engineer (Current Employee) San Diego, CA

    ProsVery aggressive schedule. Lot of opportunities to work and learn.

    Conscompany vacation policy is not good for people who need longer vacations. It's not unlimited vacation, it is hardly any vacation..

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange vacation policy. Keep an attitude of employee first.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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