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Avago Technologies CEO Hock E. Tan
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5 Ratings
  1. "Good Tech Company"

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    Current Employee - Expert IC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance and good compensation

    Cons

    No telecommuting and not much vacation for new employees

    Avago Technologies2014-06-08
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Stingy, but competitive"

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    Senior IC Design Engineer in Fort Collins, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good, skilled people to work with. Company is growing. Stock awards have grown. Donuts and coffee are provided at work. Local recreation center (shared with HP).

    Cons

    Base salary seems low. Poor planning of physical placement of people. Cuts to workforce are deep during acquisitions. Too many requirements for people left.

    Advice to Management

    Low-level management has little say in anything, which should change. Division-level management accepts top-level requirements with little push-back.

    Avago Technologies2015-11-19
  3. Helpful (6)

    "very political environment"

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    Former Employee - Senior IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    the stock price is good and the company is growing

    Cons

    1, Benefit is bad. There's no perk other than 401k 2, very political and finger pointing environment. If you are unlucky and led by a bad manager, life will be very tough and uneasy. Job security is not high. If the manager is unhappy about you, you may be let go. 3, lots of old people in wireless division. Other than the filter technology, circuit design knowledge is very old. the main design team is at Korea... and not many profitable projects at San Jose In a word, if you have a better opportunity at apple, google, join them.

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    Avago Technologies2015-11-22
  4. Helpful (5)

    "I'm so happy that I'm moving on to another (better) job very soon!"

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    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Only if you or your dad is a big investor to this company -- their stock prices are moving up these days.

    Cons

    This is a company that considers R&D professionals as liabilities instead of assets. It doesn't work like a technology company. Instead it is like an Asian sweat shop run by ruthless accountants.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing to say about the management. Don't work here if you are an engineer!

    Avago Technologies2015-03-28
  5. Helpful (19)

    "Avago masquerades as a tech company"

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    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good bonuses. A lot of good people haven't left yet.

    Cons

    Avago wants to be a private equity firm: buy up companies, rip them up, squeeze all the profits out, and ignore the long term. No investment in future technology, no investment in employees' careers.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep doing what you're doing - I'm sure Wall Street will love it and you'll be very succesful. My advice to employees wanting a career in technology: get out now.

    Avago Technologies2015-01-04
  6. "Ok company, ok outlook, ok benefit and compensation"

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    Current Employee - Senior IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Midsize to big company, will not go bankrupted anytime soon

    Cons

    Subpar benefits, company too focused on operating margins rather than retaining employees

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with the compensation they deserved!

    Avago Technologies2014-06-25
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Avago is better than a sharp stick in the eye,....just barely"

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    Former Employee - Analog IC Design Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Sometimes interesting work, and sometimes monetarily if you are the select few and play the politics well.

    Cons

    High stress working on projects where the engineering direction is set by non-engineering management. I agree that it is a highly political work environment where the CEO gleefully manages by fear, and middle managers are selected for ruthlessness instead of competence. Engineers are not allowed to use their creativity or intelligence, and can't deviate from the manager's instructions. The stress comes from not... being allowed to make decisions to achieve successful products, but knowing that you will likely be scapegoated and blamed for failure.

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    Advice to Management

    Don't fire the employees that offer advice.

    Avago Technologies2013-07-18
  8. "Very Good Company"

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    Current Employee - IC Design Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Better Worklife balance compared to other big players in VLSI. Best Stock value and annual RSU payout. Good learning and exposure.

    Cons

    Nothing much. But Employees have to stay long in the company to reap the benefits of RSUs.

    Avago Technologies2016-08-21
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Its ok company"

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    Senior IC Design Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies

    Pros

    Work timings, time to time activity, no need to work too much from home.

    Cons

    No friendly atmosphere, no proper employee treatment, just everyone works as single not like team. Employee to employee relations is not good. No outing after project completion, not paid good compare to market standards.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing much to say to management, since it is very big organization, base level management should take care of those things.

    Avago Technologies2010-10-21
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