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Avago Technologies Reviews

Updated Sep 19, 2019

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2.9
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Avago Technologies CEO Hock E. Tan
Hock E. Tan
149 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast work environment, smart people(in 19 reviews)

  • "The company does support its employees and allow them freedom to do thier best work with a good work/life balance(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "This is not a R&D or a cutting edge product development company any more; just focused on increasing margins(in 15 reviews)

  • "Some excellent people left after the LSI acquisition and Broadcom acquisition(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Sales in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cutting edge technology, fast pace, challenging

    Cons

    No yearly cost of living raises

    Advice to Management

    More job related training.

    Avago Technologies2017-06-22
  2. "Strong Company with Solid Leader"

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    Former Employee - Vice President/GM 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Hock know how to make money and not waste on too many projects.

    Cons

    Be prepared to follow, not lead. It is Hock's show

    Avago Technologies2019-09-19
  3. "Good company if the upper management sees value in your team"

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    Former Employee - Systems Applications Engineer in Allentown, PA

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and stock options

    Cons

    You may be laid off at any time

    Avago Technologies2019-08-22
  4. "Process Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Process Analyst in Breinigsville, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, on-site gym and cafeteria

    Cons

    Terrible management, bad and/or incompetent employees get away with almost anything, yet are viewed on the same level as people who work hard and consistently do their best, little to no recognition of hard work or accomplishments, inadequate training, little to no room for advancement, frequent politicking and animosity between departments, a pattern of the parent company of poaching other companies for their IP,... and then doing mass layoffs, low pay.

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    Advice to Management

    Recognize good workers from bad workers, view employees as human beings as opposed to commodities.

    Avago Technologies2018-09-27
  5. Helpful (1)

    "For pay and benefits, good company; expect nothing more"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent pay and stock (as long as the price stays up, its ok.).

    Cons

    Quarter earnings/profit focus and no real R&D. Management ladder valued than individual contributors (obvious when you don't want R&D but want to make earnings/profit) Pathetic cooperation/services from non-engineering support services (HR, IT, IP everything else); so bad that you don't expect it in a big company like this

    Avago Technologies2018-06-09
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Focused on profit"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    The company has been very successful.

    Cons

    Profit seemed to be the prime motivation.

    Avago Technologies2018-04-11
  7. "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Colleagues were reasonable people to work with.

    Cons

    Hock. What I have to say you probably already heard before.

    Avago Technologies2018-05-04
  8. "ok place to work"

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    Former Employee - CAS in Columbia, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Leaned a lot - had a good boss - established good relationships with other employees

    Cons

    You do more than one job - wear more than one hat.

    Advice to Management

    ease up -- let people do their jobs, and feel good about it.

    Avago Technologies2018-01-29
  9. 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
  10. "Smart Business Focus"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Avago Technologies full-time

    Pros

    Profits. Focus. Business Perspective.

    Cons

    Some management is poor. Not fair to some people from merger.

    Advice to Management

    Some management is not looking out for the company's best interest.

    Avago Technologies2017-11-16
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