Broadcom

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Broadcom Reviews

Updated December 20, 2014
Updated December 20, 2014
978 Reviews
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Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    firmware engineer

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    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Firmware Engineer in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good office. good boss. nice coworkers.

    Cons

    sometimes too busy. a little bit boring.

  2.  

    Senior Systems Design Engineer

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    Former Employee - Senior Systems Design Engineer in Matawan, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Design Engineer in Matawan, NJ

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The managers are very highly technical and the colleagues are very dedicated and supportive. Good benefits and competitive compensation.

    Cons

    May get very busy due to project deadlines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    my experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    environment is just like a startup. flexible in working hours. employee stock purchase plan is very good with a locking period of 2 years for the least rate. Lots of opportunities to move around as they are spread across multiple locations in US.

    Cons

    There is no process. Things work like startup which sometimes attribute to poor quality. Management has no visibility on future and failed recently in cellular baseband business. No fixed number of vacation days. Though management says it is good for the employees, you dont accumulate any unused vacation and loose your rights.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    GPTW

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    Former Employee - Test Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Test Intern in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Lots of career opportunities. Lots of experienced engineers who help you out to start off with. All in all a decent experience.

    Cons

    Bad recruitment process. Most of the internships are not converted to a full time job. No other complains as such.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 7 people found this helpful  

    Evil Empire

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    The associates (most) are great people to work with.

    Cons

    It is a place that is managed through intimidation. Managers try and pit employees against each other. There is no doing “what’s right or best for the company”, more a power struggle between departments. There is a layer of management (Directors) that have been in power for too long. The swear and degrade employees to the point of tears. At Broadcom it’s all about lining the pockets of the executives, nothing else matters.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you try and hire the best and brightest, keep them away from your old school managment team and let these new employees do what they were hired to do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company with lots of oppotunity.

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    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Principal IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours. Good planning and document. A lot of training courses are provided. Engineers are motivated.

    Cons

    Less opportunity to get promotion.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 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. 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
  10. 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
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    A Company in Crisis!

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with!

    Cons

    No vision, leadership and accountability at the executive level!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Vision and leadership is the key to success!
    Outsourcing is the game for losers; the executive shall take a lesson from Apple's success!
    Regulate excessive executive compensation; even at their level the compensation shall be performance based!
    Deal with workplace favoritism; start from the executive level!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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