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Broadcom Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated November 23, 2014
Updated November 23, 2014
959 Reviews
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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.  

    Broadcom is great company to work with smart brains in Bay area !! You always hit challenges .

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Applications in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Software Applications in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work policies. Great technologies to work on. Broadcom always thrives to be on cut-edge technology in semiconductor.
    You can openly share your ideas to work on the problems and have ample opportunity to keep learning new stuffs.

    Cons

    Work pressure is very high in Broadcom. You may be handling ~ 3 to 4 projects at a time and may need to work on it on same day.
    Employee should be given more chance to select their area of interest to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to focus on committing more individuals on specific projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Great Place to work, Good experience,

    Cons

    Had to work late hours, No proper standard followed.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's OK, but could be better.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are pretty good. Employees are great to work with.

    Cons

    No growth, pay is horrible (for non-engineering roles). Titles/promotions given for "who" you support, not for your skill level. Favoritism is obvious. No rewards, freebies, give aways for employees. If you reward your employees, you will find that they will work harder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your employees more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good culture and teams, bad high management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  6.  

    intern

    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern

    Pros

    It is a very good company to learn. All the employees are very friendly. You can reach out to any employee and they will explain you for what ever doubt you ask.

    Cons

    I cannot think of any cons. Overall I had a good experience. I felt they can increase the pay for interns. I am not saying it based on my own salary.

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managers not good especially the newly hired managers

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Good technology, Good core people in some of the BUs

    Cons

    The company seems to have hired managers recently, say 2-3 years ago, who are neither technical nor have any management skills. Lots of politics and influence for which wrong candidates get hired for managerial role.
    Not all groups comprise of good people. If you want to get into this company, try to get into the core teams which have excellent technical expertise and management. all other groups be it hardware or software comprise of not so skilled people. Anyways, core technical ppl will definitely not join the support teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to be skilled enough to hire someone fit for the managerial roles...no doubt company had to shut off so many BUs due to lack of good products and lack of competent and skilled technical ppl. Not just enough to throw money on the new hires seeing their resume, need to have the ability to evaluate the candidates in the most effective way else company is going to continually run into loss by giving joining bonus to the new hires and than laying them off after 6months.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    GPTW

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  9.  

    Sr Staff Scientist

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Systems Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Systems Design Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technologies. People are nice to work with. Good procedure both in terms of development and debug to grantee it's success.

    Cons

    Too much history to start as a new person. No systematic document. Salary is not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation to let the smart ones stay.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    senior staff hardware engineer

    Current Employee - RF Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - RF Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good training, no busy, kind engineer

    Cons

    bad management, wrong direction, do not care customer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Nice place to work

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

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

    Pros

    Great compensation. Leader in wireless connectivity.

    Cons

    Not an easy job, changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be very stressful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Doing good.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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