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Interesting fast paced work, not always current technology

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Former Employee - Senior Principal Scientist  in  Santa Clara, CA
Former Employee - Senior Principal Scientist in Santa Clara, CA

I worked at Broadcom full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Broadcom has a huge breadth of technology. They do everything from tiny bluetooth to massive networking chips. There's a lot of interesting stuff going on. The folks tend to be smart and competent. It's great to see products you've worked on in the store.

Cons

I found personal advancement slow there. Because there's so much legacy product in a lot of the company, I also was working on not-quite-current technology. Since I've been laid off, it's a liability that I wasn't working on the latest methodology in my field.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Work harder on moving methodology to the latest. It's a hard balance between legacy stuff that works and jumping into newer technologies, but once they're adopted industry-wide there's no excuse not to.

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company with driven leadership team, trying its hardest to be the best

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    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources
    Current Employee - Director, Human Resources

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Compensation generally competitive
    Broadly leading edge technologies
    High amounts of trust
    Management team is visible and highly driven to succeed
    Financial leadership has dramatically improved in the past 5 years

    Cons

    Difficult to transfer between business units or departments to develop skills
    Insufficient focus on technical training
    Educational reimbursement $ should be increased to encourage longer term development

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide incentives to management team to encourage training and development / cross BU training / internal transfers. It won't happen by magic - people don't want to let go of good people.
    Don't start going into markets without wanting to win them. This is not what Broadcom's about

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    good

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    Current Employee - Engineering Intern  in  San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Engineering Intern in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    great place to work with lot of friendly people around

    Cons

    no customer base for wireless modems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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