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Current Employee - Package in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Package in Irvine, CA

I have been working at Broadcom as an intern (less than an year)

Pros

Big Company, People are nice, comfort atmosphere is your preparation is good.

Cons

the process is already pretty good, I can not say something no good

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Mobile platforms is out of shape

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Within Broadcom, there are pockets of great people that it is a privilege to work with. Often, their managers don't get it however or they doing the wrong thing, but this doesn't stand in the way of enjoying working with them.

    Cons

    The infinite holiday policy that stops you taking off over 2 weeks without managers approval (and some managers are idiots and stop this from happening). Majority of the engineers are either not worthy of being employed or worse, doing mischief instead of real work. Its clear that rivalries between teams is very unhealthy and you end up with countries such as India being 'at war' with other engineering teams for interesting work, reqs or other medals that the company gives out to people with the best strategies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to cut the fat ASAP, including managers and other non-performers. Also, the corporate HR system put in place is very badly orchestrated at times and the majority of the people working here know it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    bad managers who favors relatives

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - it is a stable job

    Cons

    -When I ask to recommend a friend of mine into the group manager tells me that we are on a hiring "Freeze" and weeks later we hire more people and they are all related to the managers.
    - Managers tell me that vacation is not a benefit but a privilege.
    - Vacation takes months to be approved, vacation emails gets ignored even when they have company phones to check emails regularly.
    - Procedures are made on the spot. When I try to take a 2 week vacation manager tells me I need to put in the request 6m-1y in advance, when I did just that manager tells me my request is too long from now and wont approve.
    - Favors on top of favors on family related employees.
    - its not about skills but more about who you know and who you are related to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fairness goes along way, quit favoring and bringing people you know and are related to into the group, it makes it others work harder because you favor your buddies

    Doesn't Recommend
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