Broadcom

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best place to work so far

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Technical Director in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Technical Director in San Jose, CA

I have been working at Broadcom

Pros

Broadcom is not very bureaucratic, it's OK to work with multiple business units, and the engineering/marketing division is less pronounced than most. There is very good internal communication, so various projects can share IP and ideas. Compensation (cash) is OK, but the equity-based compensation (RSUs mainly these days) is unusually good, and the patent rewards are generous. Perhaps the best part is the high quality of the rest of the staff.

Cons

It's a bit chaotic, so it takes a while to learn how things work. The company makes lots of acquisitions, and tries not to mess with the new group's internal processes too quickly. This means there are many different working styles and tool chains that need to be integrated over time.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

keep looking forward, don't be reactive

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    A good but not great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I worked at Broadcom

    Pros

    Innovative, good colleagues, nice benefits

    Cons

    Heavy work load, fair management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better project management

    Approves of CEO
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    Mixed review due to the big cons that offset the positives.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineering Manager
    Current Employee - Hardware Engineering Manager

    I have been working at Broadcom

    Pros

    One of the best semiconductor companies to work for, but that isn't saying much. The others that I consider in the same league are Nvidia, Qualcomm, Apple, Cisco. Opportunity to work on cutting edge products with relatively fast product cycles. Varies greatly depending on the many different groups within Broadcom.

    Cons

    Low salary, hard work, getting more corporate, uneven work distribution, poor communication between management and engineering. Career path and goals are not defined. There is a lot of title inflation, so when you join, make sure you fight for the highest title.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share information with your employees more often. Reviews and promotions are not handled well. You have too many non-technical people making important decisions (i.e., marketing) that they know little about.

    Approves of CEO
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