Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
977 Reviews
3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Industry leading company; work life balance is ok; the working environment is well equipted (in 47 reviews)

  • The company provides a good work life balance and good work environment for it's employees (in 65 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-Life balance not always respected, principally due to multiple leaderships (in 44 reviews)

  • People here will do work which some other big company have several people do (in 22 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good culture and teams, bad high management

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    • 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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Lots of talented people to work with. The work schedules may be tight but it is also a friendly and flexible environment

    Cons

    Career growth can be a big challenge

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Nice place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Decent company to work for to develop your career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Full time IC Designer

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    It is an awesome company to begin with

    Cons

    nothing too bad to say about

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are going pretty good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Learning Experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer Intern in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning environment. Team was always willing to answer questions and help out. Team took me out to lunch and introduced me to different disciplines. Great Manager. Culture was very cooperative and treated me well even though I was an intern

    Cons

    Bloated company with a high level of bureaucracy so tough to get some things done. Hourly pay for interns was below average.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Connecting Everything

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology is the plus point to work here. The available resources and flexibility is enough to progress your career. The work life balance is very good.
    Salary wise the overall package is satisfactory. The RSU get at every year's review comes out to be good amount if stocks rising.

    Cons

    People are quite in Santa Clara. Little more procedures for product engineer role that takes time from engineering efforts.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Company's decision are based on stock price rather than proper evalauation

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    The company provides a good work life balance and good work environment for it's employees. Employees usually get a lot of freedom to implement their ideas and thoughts. Not too much workplace politics and engineers are usually busy with projects to work on

    Cons

    Lacks good top leadership. Some decisions don't make sense like acquiring the LTE assets and then shutting down the unit within 9 months of it's acquisition. Seems like the unit was just bought to jack-up the stock price after it took a plunge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on value generation and don't change leadership very often the mistake made in MPG. Create a clear mission statement that the managers can share with their teams.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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