Broadcom

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satisfying but puts stress on family time

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Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in Irvine, CA

I have been working at Broadcom

Pros

Can grow within the company.
Compensation is good.

Cons

work load/hours are can be difficult to handle at times

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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    Hard work will generally get recognized and rewarded.

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    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Principal Software Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    Excellent executions.
    Engineers are well treated.
    Smart engineers to work with.
    Broad range of products.
    Strive to be #1 in every field.

    Cons

    Long work hours.
    Could have been more organized.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    No job satisfaction, but good benefits package

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Principal Design Engineer in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Good benefits and compensation package, but no job satisfaction. Even the equity compensation is gradually taken away from engineers and assined to executives and managers instead.

    Cons

    The company is moving towards the two-tear system where stock options and RSU's to engineers is reduced and is given to managers and executives instead. The bonuses and stock options for the company executives and officers has been doubling year over year in 2008, 2009, 2010 while engineers have seen cuts and reductions in their equity compensation during the same period of time.

    Newcomers to Broadcom are treated as second-class citizens and are assigned to the most tedious and undesirable tasks no matter how much experience they have had outside. Any assignment that would be helpful to advancing ones knowledge/career is surrounded by circles of nepotism, politics, and a culture of exclusivity. If you would want to advance in this company, you should learn how to play the politics, join the right gang, and step on someone else's head. The spirit of mentorship and knowledge sharing is non-existent. Lack of documentation is used as means of creating job securities.

    There is not much internal technology development. Most of the new technologies are acquired by purchasing start-ups and other small companies and integrating them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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