Broadcom

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-40% YTD stock performance vs. S&P500 or semiconductor sector

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

Pros

This review is for mobile platform group.
Basically, work and life can be in balance, except during bring-up or critical issues
Nice campus in Irvine

Cons

If stock is -40% vs S&P500 index, usually the CEO and/or high-level management should take responsibility. The board should notice and do something.
Many critical and expensive mistakes by management, for example bad acquisition of a $400 million LTE company, which turns out to be a dud. To fix this, another LTE company was acquired. The mistake is probably reflected in stock price.
Not seeing any high-level management resigns or leaves over this mistake.

Now, in order to merge, they need to cut cost by letting go good existing people. How about the super top management?

A director also made bad decision over software integration strategy that was costly, but he is still hanging around.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve the decision making and avoid costly mistakes. You are late in mobile tech because of bad decisions.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    they do not care about their employees, very low salaries, long working hours, there is no family/work balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    good benefits, fsa for health and dependent care

    Cons

    low salary, no room for growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    Not good for junior engineers

    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Software Engineer II in San Diego, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance, decent pay

    Cons

    Lack of ownership (No comments in source code !!)
    Not much development opportunities for junior engineers.

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