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

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  • 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.  

    Great company to work provided you end up in a good team under a good manager.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Broadcom full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Exposure to cutting edge technology provided you end up in a good team.

    Cons

    See comments in "Advice to Management".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There are many groups within group with almost no diversity causing significant discrimination.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Started great, ended with a fizzle.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Network Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Pros

    Good compensation. Good fringe benefits working at HQ, Gyms, Cafes, etc. Extremely talented staff. Always working on the next generation of every technology.

    Cons

    Too thinly staffed. Steadily got cheaper and eliminated flexibility: expected to be in the office more than should be required for a 24X7 job. Clear message from upper management was lacking.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To run a lean staff, flexibility is required. To have a traditional 9-5 office, people can't be expected to be on-call 24x7.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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