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Engineering director

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Current Employee - Engineering Director in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Engineering Director in San Jose, CA

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

Pros

New technologies. Good opportunities. Great engineering talent.

Cons

Semiconductor chips do not have high margins when it goes in consumer products.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Sunnyvale, CA

    I worked at Broadcom full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You get to work on advance technology in the mobile division.
    There are plenty of technical fellow-peer webinar training and tool training classes you can take if you can find time outside of your work to participate.
    Plenty of corporate simulation tools available.
    Excellent Help and IT support department.
    Very structured documentation process.

    Cons

    Company mobile phone technology is behind its competitor...always trailing.
    Some managers need training on soft skills, especially those the just moved up into management or moved in as a manager from a recent acquisition.
    Poor collaboration and communication between departments during chip development.
    No regular corporate vision casting down line.
    No vacation hour accumulation and no sabbatical.
    No team building activities. Employee can become individualistic when they are busy.
    Poor food quality at the Sunnyvale site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve on technology vision in the phone mobile space and its leadership team.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. It was my first internship experience and I learnt about how things work in a technical company.

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    Former Intern - Software Drivers Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Intern - Software Drivers Intern in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Friendly and helpful managers and staff
    - Pays overtime if you stay late to finish urgent tests, etc.
    - Flexible timings. I interned while going to school and I was able to take time off during finals, midterms.
    - Learnt about latest developments in the field.

    Cons

    - Currently going through budget cuts. Makes it hard to convert an intern position into a full time offer.

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    No opinion of CEO
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