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Strong engineering focus, fast-moving, successful.

Principal Design Engineer (Former Employee) Santa Clara, CA

ProsExcellent 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.

ConsRisk 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 Senior ManagementTry 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Principal Systems Engineer (Current Employee) Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom


    Pros: strong engineers, diversified portfolio, good reputation in this industry Cons: poor marketing, bad strategy, inconsistent execution Advice to Senior Management: review portfolio, restructuring unsuccessful business, focus on profit instead of market share in downturn cycle, eliminate… More
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    a faded former star company that has grown into a massive company

    Staff Engineer (Current Employee) Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom


    Pros: opportunity to learn; new facilities at work Cons: long working hours; not much visibility from upper management; benefits keep getting cut back year-over-year because… Advice to Senior Management: be more openness to employees and value them more; if employee benefits are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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