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security and office services needs real leadership

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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 for 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Blood-sucking company

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time for 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
  2.  

    Good balance between Product and Research-Development.

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer  in  Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for 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
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