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Engineering-focussed , with great growth potential

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Current Employee - Engineering Manager  in  Santa Clara, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Manager in Santa Clara, CA

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

Pros

- Engineering-focus makes decisions a lot faster
- Easy to get access to tools needed to develop products
- Exposure to fast-growing Mobile market

Cons

- HR policies need to be more formalized and driven
- Company needs to move from "startup" mode as it grows
- Company needs to invest in community relationships and charity

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Communication to lower levels needs to be through formal means, rather than cofee-machine talk
- Invest in development processes and soft skills development
- Invest in Community, outside of Science & Technology. e.g. reward volunteering, reading to kids

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    Good place to work on latest technology

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    Current Employee - Senior Staff IC Design Engineer  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Staff IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    This review is for the Analog Group @ broadcom
    1. Opportunity to work on a variety of circuit blocks - ADCs, DACs, filters, power management ICs within the same group.
    2. Good interaction with system guys
    3. Latest CAD tools and awesome support
    4. Highly risk tolerant -- size up engineers and give them opportunity to shine without them having to put in years of grunt work.

    Cons

    1. Aggressive schedules - designer expected to do layout as well.
    2. No sense of chip ownership since group delivers only IP.
    3. Group operates like a service group and doesn;t share in the profits of the final product. (the system team does).
    4. No ethnic diveristy in group - 90% asian.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please improve share holder value. The RSU bonus you give us is a pittance.

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    application s/w engineer

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer  in  Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Santa Clara, CA

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

    Pros

    many opportunities to work with several sw stacks using opensources and system drivers.

    Cons

    less holidays and reduce some benefits

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