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Strong engineering focus, fast-moving, successful.

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Santa Clara, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Excellent engineering-focused environment. Broadcom started with a lot of core technical knowledge and has continued to acquire more every year. Large percentage of Engineers and PhD's in the workforce. Startup-like mentality means plans move ahead quickly for corresponding market success.

Cons

Risk of burnout; projects with less upside or longer payback have a hard time getting funded. Your experience may vary depending on which part of Broadcom emplys you - as an ongoing roll-up of many startups there is always cultural integration in process at various stages in various places. Another problem with the acquisition strategy is that founders or key members may leave the newly-acquired division quickly. Especially true now the share price is lower.

Advice to Management

Try to develop a brand identity at the retail level, e.g. a "Broadcom Inside" kind of campaign. Make people know the value of the excellent engineering they get with Broadcom-designed components included.

Other Employee Reviews for Broadcom

  1. Helpful (2)

    Long work hours

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Engineer in San Diego, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary, decent benefits, but long work hours and number of critical issues that always pop up really is not a mark of good organizing here. They need to change the work culture a little bit, atleast in my department.

    Cons

    Long work hours and so many times critical issues are always there. If you are in a support team be prepared for the constant spikes in work hours. Stock options are pretty bad, considering BRCM stock goes up and down so many tims, pretty much so many of them here ends up in a big loss as they keep on waiting for that golden price jump.

    Advice to Management

    Money is flowing so nobody would change I guess! Nobody is going to read this so no bother.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Broadcom needs significant restructuring to cut down overhead to restore competitive in market

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Systems Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    strong engineers, diversified portfolio, good reputation in this industry

    Cons

    poor marketing, bad strategy, inconsistent execution

    Advice to Management

    review portfolio, restructuring unsuccessful business, focus on profit instead of market share in downturn cycle, eliminate one middle layer management and restore innovation culture as before since efficiency has gone down a lot


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