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Efficient execution at terrible costs in line management and ethics

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Former Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA
Former Employee - Principal Engineer in San Diego, CA

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

Pros

Good execution in top management and good corporate efficiency overall, especially on a low program budget. Showy inflated position titles but not necessarily also compensations.

Cons

Low standard in line management. Manipulative, verbally abusive, trick-playing, and over-powering practice of team management seen with an infamous individual manager. Cheap, harsh, and cow-boy style of management which fooled or took advantage of employees. Managers happily took away innovative, diligent, and quality contributions often at employee's extra sacrifice of personal time and life, but hesitated to compensate back, eating free lunch with selfish personal career advancement while breaking fundamental trust with employees. Denied mistreatment to last minute, and for years took no meaningful action to recognize employees until employee resignation. Precious years of career unfortunately spent with such manager/employer.

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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 (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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    Became the victim of an acquisition

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They have a good benefits package.

    Cons

    It seems to take 20 people to get one thing done.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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