Broadcom

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Blood-sucking company

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

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

Pros

1: Stable, large company
2: Above-average total compensation.
3: Company doing good in all business lines.
4: Good office facilities, location, and cafe.
5: Good travel benefits if your job involves travel.

Cons

1: Be prepared to work like a dog with long hours and weekends.
2: Work on 2-3 projects simultaneously.
3: As is common to all semi industry, lots of work are tedious and purely "mechanic", not very intellectual.
4: Compensation & benefits are decreasing fast year by year. It was good a few years ago, but now
    it is only about average, and is still dropping every year.
5: High peer pressure, and mean, "blood-suckingr" boss.
6: Stay away from any customer-facing role. The company is very humble to the customers.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Stop cutting employee's benefits. Stop the most unpopular PTO policy.

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Nice work environment
    appreciate good engineering

    Cons

    compensation can be on the low side
    the company competes in brutal markets which makes the job a bit stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    security and office services needs real leadership

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - If I Told You, I Would BE Fired in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - If I Told You, I Would BE Fired in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    pay
    there are some good benefits, but they do not make up for not getting a lunch and being forced to work 10-12 hr days

    Cons

    security and office services leadership has no clue how to define the word leader . they believe leading people means micro managing and bullying them via their crony leutenant. speak up for yourself and your group will be "reorganised" and your position will no longer be needed.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    security leadership is arrogant and will never change their stripes. they may go to corrective classes and coaching, but its only a show to appease their critics. the only hope for this department is gutting their department director and manager, and replacing them with completely new, educated, and experienced individuals who have a proven history of successful proactive leadership within the security industry.

    Broadcom has been able to do this within other supporting departments that were legacy holdovers from its days as a start up company, and as Broadcom is close to announcing it's first 2B qtr Security needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.

     management refuses to use new software and technology and still thinks hard copies of word docs and contract security Officers being paid $13/hr are how you should manage confidential information and how you should secure a most critical semiconductor project.

    For a company that defines cutting edge technology, it's security leadership remains in the 80s.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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