Broadcom Reviews in Sunnyvale, CA

Updated September 11, 2014
Updated September 11, 2014
891 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    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 for less than a 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
  2.  

    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 for more than 5 years

    Pros

    good training, no busy, kind engineer

    Cons

    bad management, wrong direction, do not care customer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Nice place to work

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

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for 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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  5.  

    Nice work environment

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    There 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 ManagementAdvice

    Vision and execution required.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Excellent company!!

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    The 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 ManagementAdvice

    Distribute the work into different teams with the consideration of locations/time zones in mind.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    It's OK

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Management 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 ManagementAdvice

    Pay more attention to employees career advancement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Intern Experience

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    Current Employee - Networking for WLAN  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Networking for WLAN in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, need better perks and discounts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Test Engineer

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

    I have been working at Broadcom as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Best 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.

    Cons

    Food services are not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    good engineering company

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    POT vacation.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    good engineers but incompetent marketing and biz dev. people. murky hiring practices.

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Ingineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Ingineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

    Pros

    good engineers, (mostly), they can pay you are willing to sacrifice your personal life.

    Cons

    enormous 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 ManagementAdvice

    engineers who work for you are not robots!

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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