Broadcom Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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  1. Intern-Software Development

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    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

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

    Pros

    Awesome team.
    Good work-life balance
    Nice work place where the students learn many things

    Cons

    Intern to full time conversion should be improved.

    Advice to Management

    Nice Management and always helps whenever we need some help.

  2. A very dynamic and driven environment with focus on execution and differentiation

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    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Director Marketing in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Neutral Outlook
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Often best-in-industry in many of their businesses
    have large company scale but retained small company agility
    relatively flat organization with clear decision making

    Cons

    Pay scale average at best
    frequent Irvine (HQ) trips

    Advice to Management

    Stay focused on differentiating products and engineering execution

  3. Very nice place to work.

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    Former Intern - Software Engineer, Intern in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Intern - Software Engineer, Intern in Santa Clara, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Nice atmosphere, nice manager, nice colleagues.

    Cons

    Limited kinds of food in cafeteria.

    Advice to Management

    More food supply.

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  5. Contracting with Broadcom

    Former Employee - Lab Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    It seems like a great place to work, but, as a contractor (for a short span), I have met some "happy" campers and also "non-happy" campers.

    Cons

    As a contractor, I felt as if I was not a part of the team. I never really had a chance to grasp, or belong to the culture of what Broadcom that I have heard of. I suppose it's because I was just a "contractor". :(

  6. Helpful (1)

    Netlogic group sucks !!!!

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great co-workers and Very good technical stuff to work on

    Cons

    I have no pros for the netlogic group inside brcm,BRCM as such is a leader in switch market,But their poor acquisitions cost them dearly, Either Renesas(Mobile division) or Netlogic(embedded network processors) both proved to be disastrous.
    No clear direction in these groups, No process followed ..No Timeline management..some junk management at top who do nothing other than saving their jobs
    I believe Top management has already looking into it and cleaned up Mobile group and and cleaning up of Netlogic is under process
    But pity thing here is Affected will be tech engineers who works like dogs and try themselves to align with groups worst process,All top Management will be still either there or moved to some other group and still doing wrong things

    Other part is they lack innovation,They Have a stable switch market but how long it will survive if you have lack of innovation.I beg the top management to try something new buy starting a new team instead of doing some junk acquisitions which costed them so dearly

    Last but not least HR people dont react even you give multiple complaints on Your manager behaviour or giving some counselling for a manger when people complaint constantly about him

    Advice to Management

    Please dont do any mindless acquisitions ,If you want to try some thing New do a proper research before going a head

    Alsoplease cleanup the Junk

  7. Great learning opportunity

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    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 a year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity - lot of smart people to work with

    Cons

    Decent pay, but considerably more work

  8. Netlogic groups is a disaster

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    Current Employee - Senior Product Line Manager in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Product Line Manager in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time

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

    Pros

    good benefits
    strong products, stable company

    Cons

    Netlogic group is a disaster. Engineering group decides what product to build and which features to use.
    No clear direction from management. Power struggle in the marketing group nobody talks to anyone everything is kept as a secret..

    Advice to Management

    Clear up the mismanaged Netlogic group. Improve the culture of communication and sharing there

  9. Connecting Everything

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    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)

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

    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.

  10. Decent company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff II Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff II Software Development Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Has strong technical skillset, excellent higher management

    Cons

    poor compensation compared to other companies in Bay Area

    Advice to Management

    great management

  11. Very high end cutting edge technologies, Nice people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff II IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Staff II IC Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Values Employeed based on preformance, not attendance

    Cons

    a bit unorganized in terms of documentation

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