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Current Intern - Intern in Andover, MA
Current Intern - Intern in Andover, MA

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

Recommends
Recommends

Pros

Talented set of people
Challenging work
chance to work on cutting edge IC technologies

Cons

None that i know of

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  1. Helpful (2)

    very limited promotion

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    company name recognition in the industry

    Cons

    -a lot of old timers, having like retired jobs
    -very limited upward promotions
    -very hard to move into different groups
    -stock has negative sentiment in investment, the trend is always in the downside, up and down stock movement, like gambling. Cannot be too greedy, or you end up missing a selling point
    -a lot of politics, indian engineers protect each other; chinese engineers beat each other, white people still dominate the top mgmt

  2. Helpful (1)

    High technology company.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Many talented and friendly engineers to work with and learn from.

    Cons

    Engineers are expected to work lots of overtime to "do the impossible". The "unlimited vacation" policy sounds great but actually have to get VP approval for anything over 10 days duration, which means very few people can take long vacations.

    Advice to Management

    Set more reasonable deadlines to prevent engineer burnout. Go back to the previous vacation policy of a set number of weeks vacation depending on number of years worked.

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