Avago Technologies

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Best place to work if you are looking for a great work / life balance

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Design Engineer
Current Employee - Design Engineer

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

Pros

- very collaborative atmosphere
- very helpful colleagues
- small community so your achievements are very quickly visible

Cons

- Very flat org
- If you are looking to rocket to the top, sorry this is not the place
- 8 - 5 worker and extremely hard worker are both treated the same way when it comes to salary hikes or bonuses etc.
- There is no profit sharing concept so the money doesn't trickle down to engineers

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    No room to advance unless you pucker up

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I have been working at Avago Technologies as a contractor

    Pros

    Great place to learn from a wide base of talented techs and engineers.

    Cons

    Expects more than what they give in return for a company that has $2B in the bank.
    No one is held accountable in an individual level which allow certain workers to get away with doing the bare minimum and still get maximum reward.
    Supervisors play favorites.
    No room to advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't punish everyone for the actions of a few bad apples.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great engineers hamstrung by incompetent management.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Technical staff is very proficient at their work; you are working with experts in your field with state-of-the-art technology. Most colleagues are willing to help you out. Pay and benefits are reasonable.

    Cons

    Lower/middle management is comprised of many former technically-oriented engineers who do not understand the realities of business, resulting in major blunders when dealing with business-related issues. Engineers are then repeatedly forced to clean up their mess, often with unreasonable schedules and demands. Managers are not sympathetic to their plight and aggravatingly continue to commit the same errors again. And some of these "smart" managers lack people skills (they have high IQ but low EQ) and alienate their subordinates, resulting in significant employee turnover.

    Executive management makes decisions primarily based on numbers (financial) and tries to quantify all aspects of business. Intangible aspects are ignored during analysis, such as employee morale, despite the real effect it has on employee productivity and turnover. And the company tends to focus more on short-term profits rather than long-term investments.

    Career growth for employees is limited, and you likely will get stuck in one area without opportunities to expand into other areas. The company doesn't develop its technical staff; instead, it just hires (and fires) technical expertise as needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good engineers don't necessarily make good managers. Make sure you promote people with business-sense/common-sense so that they will make good decisions as managers. Don't be afraid to eliminate bad managers- they do more damage being kept around. And take into account employee morale when making decisions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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