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Broadcom Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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3.4 79 reviews

78% Approve of the CEO

Broadcom President & CEO Scott McGregor

Scott McGregor

(36 ratings)

67% 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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    Excellent company!!

    Senior Principal Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsNice company to work for. Good benefit and compensation. It is a place where engineers are well respected.

    ConsThe work was separated into too many locations at different time zone. It makes collaboration more difficult.
    Decision making processes take too long sometimes.
    Made several wrong decisions to acquire the wrong companies.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDistribute the work into different teams with the consideration of locations/time zones in mind.

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

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    Intern Experience

    Networking for WLAN (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Pros1. Great work ethics
    2.Great colleagues to work with.
    3. Good salary.
    4. Chance to learn

    ConsPoor work life balance, need better perks and discounts

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    It's OK

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsGood technology, work on high selling products. I found work life balance to be OK - sometimes you have to work extra hours, but typically not.

    ConsManagement is focused on the success of projects and are indifferent to their employees career. Their attitude is if you don't like it, leave. I also found it a rather joyless place to work - they cut all celebrations.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay more attention to employees career advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice work environment

    Principal Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsThe colleagues are nice and hard working. Environment is nice and not much politics. People are working together to get the job done.

    ConsThere is no PTO any more and vacation requires management approval. Schedules are tight and pressure from customers is high. Need to find work and life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementVision and execution required.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Test Engineer

    RF Test Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsBest place to improve knowledge on the latest technologies in Wi-Fi.
    The hierarchy is transparent and easy to meet any one of them with no effort.

    ConsFood services are not great.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone.

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    good engineering company

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsIt's good company I like to work with. Work environment is good, and time is flexible. Manages and engineers have good relationship.

    ConsCompany provide good benefit except no PTO vacation. All vacations and time off need manager approve which depends on project schedule.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPOT vacation.

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

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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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    A very different company

    Engineering Manager (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    ProsCan get good technical work depending on what BU and group you belong to

    ConsOverall benefit has diminished over the years. It is no longer what it was known for in terms of compensation and technological advances

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    wlan test

    WLAN Test (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Prosgood pay, good work life balance

    Constoo many people for the same work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    Test intern

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    Proslatest technology, smart people, good work culture, good perks, good pay

    Consnot much work for interns

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing

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