Broadcom

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Blood-sucking company

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • 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 balance between Product and Research-Development.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Less Hierarchical Structure. Technical expertise of Managers. Mostly Circuit Designers. Good freedom.

    Cons

    A Bit Aggressive and gets stressful during Deadlines. Less Cash Bonus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job with good benefits

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Hardware Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Mid size company, stable operation. Plenty of diversity and internal opportunities. Good core competencies. Great facilities. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Long work hours, demanding schedules, short staffed. Potential for growth is there, but management does not seem to nurture or reward talent. Positions and work can stagnate, and there is hardly any engagement with developing career path.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more engaging with employees / engineers. Assemble cross collaborative teams. Reward success more often than yearly review. Provide more feedback and institute greater accountability and drive schedule. HIre, restaff, and train new employees. Setup channels to have experienced senior employees mentor junior or newly hired.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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