Broadcom Reviews

Updated July 26, 2015
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is really different from group to group (in 47 reviews)

  • Great work environment at the company called Broadcom (in 65 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is non-existent (in 44 reviews)

  • More work less life - but this is probably typical of any big company in USA these days (in 22 reviews)

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  1. Principal fw engineer

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Highly qualified people, good management

    Cons

    I don't like the current vacation policy


  2. Senior staff

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    competitive salary; challenging job; flexible work hours

    Cons

    lack of training program for career development


  3. fair internship experence

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Intern in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Broadcom (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provide a lots of internship opportunities.

    Cons

    Lack of well planned internship projects.


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  5. Firmware Engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Talent people, fun work, good management

    Cons

    Not much, don't know what to say


  6. Nice place to work.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Transparent and quick management direction.

    Cons

    IT dept was too conservative ( I was forced to use Office 2003 until 2011, because they thought Office 2007 is too new. So as Windows XP till 2012.


  7. It's a good company and provides comfortable environment.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    It respects employees give them opportunities to do what they want to do.

    Cons

    It gave up baseband business and it made me concern.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Long hours, good pay, repetitive projects, not the most interesting work for a software engineer

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Firmware Engineering Manager in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation even though they keep reducing equity allocations, flexible working hours, awesome vacation policy. Very competitive company. Generally makes wise business decisions. Fast to address issues...usually.

    Cons

    Long hours. Company is very hardware focused. As a software engineer work is not very interesting or challenging. Software engineers tend to be viewed as 2nd class citizens. Majority of time is spent testing and can be very repetitive. Difficult to find opportunities to grow either technically or professionally.


  9. Helpful (3)

    the top management don't care the employees

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    Former Employee - Staff II Hardware Development Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Staff II Hardware Development Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    the office area is new, and usually two people share one room

    Cons

    they just laid off the whole group due to their own strategic mistakens


  10. good place to learn

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    its a good place to learn, office is really nice

    Cons

    salary is not competitive to pure software company

    Advice to Management

    none


  11. Helpful (4)

    Firmware engineer

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    • Senior Management
    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)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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.



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