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Updated Feb 13, 2018

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Avago Technologies CEO Hock E. Tan
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7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company but kind of stifling"

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    Principal Engineer in Costa Mesa, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies

    Pros

    Innovative products and technologies. Great engineering community. Fast paced and exciting projects.

    Cons

    Upper management can be stifling and not supportive. Feels like too much oversight from the main headquarters. Not much autonomy in local project and engineering decisions.

    Advice to Management

    Trust local management. Trust local engineers to make sound decisions. The more empowerment the better.

    Avago Technologies2016-02-11
  2. Helpful (3)

    "No Innovation, Only Focused on the Next Quarter"

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    Current Employee - Senior Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast work environment, smart people

    Cons

    This company doesn't care about one, two or 10 years in the future. The management is shortsighted, and can't see longer than 6 months in the future. They are hated by all of their customers (HP, Dell, Google) since they raise prices on a whim.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize that everyone hates you, and wants to jump ship as soon a new Ethernet/WLAN supplier is available.

    Avago Technologies2018-02-13
  3. Helpful (25)

    "Amazing company, ruthless that is"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    none, i haven't seen anything positive about this company yet, since officially we are not fully integrated (closed) with Avago as of Jan-27-2016

    Cons

    Amazing, that's the only thing i can say at this point. Not even Day 1 with Avago, they chopped off about 85% of our dept in Broadcom. They plan to ship all of our jobs overseas, outside of United States. Great strategy, buy and chop companies, slice and dice.

    Advice to Management

    Job well done.

    Avago Technologies2016-01-28
  4. Helpful (3)

    "Very aggressive, sole focus is stock price"

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    Principal Software Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    very aggressive, highly focused on stock price, not always a bad thing. Good processes, very fast actions.

    Cons

    People don't matter. Buying lots of companies and laying off lots of people from bought and original company. Singapore based. There is no income tax there.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people as assets,

    Avago Technologies2015-07-16
  5. Helpful (3)

    "submarine"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent educated co-workers; Flexible day schedule; CEO drives stock up and up; hence good stock options income. Good profit sharing bonus on a good year (like 2014).

    Cons

    Treated like mushrooms: kept in the dark and fed you-know-what; Info is shared on a need-to-know bases as managers feel insecure about their own role in the design process. Employees are very experienced and much of the time don't need managers' involvement. Micromanagement creates employees who just keep their heads down so not to annoy the boss. Very de-motivating environment overall. Opportunities for... growth are limited to non-existent.

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    Advice to Management

    Share info. Don't micromanage. Delegate.

    Avago Technologies2015-05-06
  6. "Not as bad as it sounds"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Aggressive management Cost focused Great stock value Rewards performance

    Cons

    Not so great benefits R&D investment is not promising

    Advice to Management

    Could consider rebranding to attract talent.

    Avago Technologies2014-12-24
  7. Helpful (1)

    "a bunker"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    stability is one pro. People work here for many years; many have started at HP.... The pay is good if you consider the annual bonuses, stock options, etc.

    Cons

    Very political environment; to navigate it, one should be politically savvy, careful not to step on anyone's toes, read the body language and other subtleties. At times, it feels like a tour of duty on a submarine under the orders not to surface for the next 6 months...

    Advice to Management

    Promote / demote based on merits alone. Make an effort to keep the rank-and-file appraised on your business plans. Give less independence to individual managers and make it a level field, where all play by the same rules.

    Avago Technologies2016-05-09
  8. "Principal Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Principal Engineer in Bangalore
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly profitable company, stock price going up. Good work culture

    Cons

    Hardware focused company, may not be ideal for software engineers. Very careful about investing in new technologies

    Avago Technologies2015-02-01
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great company if you do not aspire much in career advancement"

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    Former Employee - Principal Engineer in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Easy working environment. Mainly friendly middle management. Pay is decent.

    Cons

    Constant organization restructuring. Little internal promotion to higher management. Tend to bring in external talent who will then bring in more of their own lieutenants to fill in the higher post.

    Advice to Management

    Take a look into your own management team and groom from within. Don't take advantage of staff. We stick with company and made sacrifices during bad times, do give back during good times as well and not let it slide as if nothing had changed.

    Avago Technologies2013-06-22
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